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Sojourners Magazine: July 2018

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What does Christian nonviolence look like in the context of resurgent neo-Nazis and violent white supremacism? In this issue, Andrew Klager explores some of the most common questions about Jesus' most controversial teaching. Is nonviolence the same as pacifism? What makes nonviolence Christian? Does it even work? When we posted a similar question on social media"Is it okay for a Christian to punch a Nazi?"the range of responses we recieved suggest that this is a converstaion worth having.

Cover Story

...and other questions about Jesus' most controversial teachings.
Misconceptions and musings on nonviolence.


Why Christians in the Middle East aren't celebrating the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
Sojourners honors five leaders who are working to make our world a more just and peaceful place.
Carol Kuniholm is pushing the boundaries of disfigured voting districts in Pennsylvania.


The trendy aesthetic often means giving up everything ... except privilege. 
What "realism" looks like in the age of nuclear weapons. 
Some churches have embraced Cuba's revolutionary socialism more than others.

Culture Watch

Three new books--and well-funded research--plumb better living through gratitude.
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, by Jennifer Harvey. Abingdon Press.
I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown. Convergent Books.
Southernmost, by Silas House. Algonquin Books.
In music and in life, Old Crow Medicine Show is still following that less-travelled path they set out on 20 years ago.
Four July culture recommendations from our editors.
Fred Rogers made kindness look easy.


Jesus, nonviolence, and justice. 
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.
Four Questions for Gail Hyder Wiley


Isn’t there more than a little hypocrisy among progressives on the subject of the pop culture we love?
Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.
Why aren't more male clergy preaching about domestic and sexual violence?
No one is voiceless.