July 2005

Cover Story

With hope and a prayer, young Christians explore how marriage between two can build community for many.

Feature

German Theologian Ulrich Duchrow tells how a visit to an African slave castle - and the movement of the Spirit - created a "transforming moment" for Reformed Christians.
An interview with South Africa's Anglican Archbishop Njonkulu Ndungane on Oprah, AIDS, and how Christians are battling international debt.
A global campaign to mobilize Christians against poverty.
A Nicaraguan church helps its community build for the future.
Uncut Sojourners interview with Desmond Tutu's successor, South African Archbishop Njonkulu Ndungane.

Commentary

This is a historical moment of unique potential.
Deaf Christians find liberation in Jesus' declaration.

Columns

This is probably the biggest moral story of the year that went unnoticed.
We must never claim that those who disagree with our judgments are not people of real faith.
John Bolton again failed to win.

Culture Watch

Many people of faith sense that these are trying times.
Noreena Hertz is an economist whose writing is not only clear -
The particular truth of the North Mississippi Allstars.
Feed the World Feed the World
For novelist Graham Greene and his characters, corruption could be a path to salvation.

Departments

Brazilian churches have taken on that country'
Talking Bible Dolls has released its newest product -
I appreciated Scot DeGraf'
Three hundred Israeli high-
Always Low. The Wal-Mart clan-America's wealthiest family with $84 billion-joined forces with 65 other "high-wealth families" organized by the Policy and Taxation Group in Santa Ana, California, to seek a permanent repeal of the estate tax.Abolish Me.
Watching for Seeds and Pearls
Contrary to popular belief, teenagers actually do care-about religion.
Against the ugly annals ofBible-thumper politics bounce the echoesof Bad-Eye Thomas' lonesome cry.His tears collect against thecoffers engineered by Robertson's broadcasts;the retention walls defined by Falwell's broadsides.Such rhetoric trickled down from

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