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Sojourners Magazine: July 2020

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Christians have been deeply culpable of perpetuating white supremacy; reparations must not only compensate for past harms, but also chart a pathway to a just future.

Features

Christian theology has been used to legitimate white supremacist realities. We must tell that truth and push forward.

by
Kelly Brown Douglas
Magazine
Features

Revelations about Jean Vanier’s abuse threaten our confidence in determining good and evil.

by
Natalie Wigg-Stevenson

Finding God in a detention center.

by
Annette Jiménez

Voices

Voices
Mobilizing Hope

COVID-19 presents us with a historic opportunity—and responsibility—to heal inequities.

Executive Director
Voices
From The Editors

Progress doesn't happen by itself, but only by intentional choices, sustained will, and a commitment to action. 

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary

"Presenting race as a risk factor is erroneous, cultivates bias, and can be harmful to patients."

by
Kierra Jackson

The Holy Land is not a “Zionist fairyland.”

by
Munther Isaac, Jamal Khader

The COVID-19 crisis places faith communities and the state in a unique relationship—connected by mutual vulnerability and massive need.

by
Rachel Anderson
Voices
Columns

In the sixth century all worship was suspended, people hoarded, and survivors bore the economic burdens.

by
Rose Marie Berger

If we listen to our bodies, they will tell us where God wants to heal our souls. 

by
Lisa Sharon Harper
Voices
Eyewitness

As told to Sojourners

by
Judith Siambe

Vision

Vision
Culture

What's taken with an artifact? Transgenerational identity, memory, knowledge, ritual, inspiration, self-esteem, and agency. 

by
Andrea M. Couture

Portrait of a Lady on Fire reminds us what it's like to be on the margins; we make our own way together.

by
Chris Karnadi

Three culture recommendations from our editors. 

by
The Editors

Four presidential administrations have acknowledged the necessity of universal internet access, but none of them have made it happen.

by
Danny Duncan Collum
Vision
Books

A review of Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century, by John Loughery and Blythe Randolph.

by
Rosalie G. Riegle

A review of Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents, by Octavia E. Butler. 

by
Jeania Ree V. Moore

An excerpt from Becoming Brave: Find the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now.

by
Brenda Salter McNeil
Vision
Poetry

A poem. 

by
Jes Simmons
Vision
Living The Word

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A.

by
Valerie Bridgeman
Vision
H'rumphs

Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr. 

by
Ed Spivey Jr.