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Sojourners Magazine: July 2021

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Time for a new paradigm in Palestine/Israel? Why settlements have made a two-state solution impossible.

Features

Israeli settlements have made a viable Palestinian state impossible. Finding a new path to peace in the Middle East.

by
Jonathan Kuttab
Magazine
Features
A black and white photo of a family in Palestine.

The untenability of the two-state paradigm necessitates a shift in our thinking.

by
Oriel Eisner
Many paint colors are swirled together.

You don’t even have to be good at it.

by
Julia Alvarez
A worker hands a bag of groceries to a woman at La Casa in Mt. Pleasant, Washington, DC.

The process of giving away La Casa was both highly logical and deeply mystical.

by
Amanda Huron

Voices

Voices
Hearts & Minds
An illustration of three people holding up a giant gavel that is making a noise.

Justice requires transformation.

Founder and Ambassador
Voices
From The Editor
An illustration of poet Marianne Chan with her eyes closed and flowers behind her head

Israeli settlements have made the two-state approach impossible, and thus made clear the need for a shift in our thinking.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
A wrench used in manual labor creates a shadow of a cross.

For church and labor alike.

by
Heath W. Carter
Illustration of people holding up stars and colorful building blocks.

We are more than inherited doctrines and practices.

by
Easten Law
Paper cut outs of people hold hands, but one in the middle is ripped apart from the others and is falling.

Emergency relief isn't enough to counter decades of poverty.

by
Starsky Wilson
Voices
Columns
A map is cut out to look like a pac man with chomping, sharp teeth.

Future change begins with present navigation.

by
Jeania Ree V. Moore
A science beaker is engulfed in a flame.

Attacks on science are dangerous.

by
Bill McKibben
Voices
Eyewitness
Photo of a gathering of Episcopal leaders outside St. John the Divine Cathedral.

On facing a pandemic of anti-Asian violence.

by
Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin

Vision

Vision
Culture
In this Chloe Wise painting, a man is hugging and touching the hand of a person with sterility gloves and purrell hand sanitizer..

Gallery hopping in a pandemic. 

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé
Parker Millsap sits on a rock in the forest.

The singer-songwriter finds a great deal of hope in the hymns he grew up with.

by
Chuck Armstrong
In this vintage photo, a bishop of a church stands among Indigenous children, a scene from 'Exterminate All the Brutes.'

Reclaiming history in Exterminate All the Brutes.

by
Abby Olcese
The cover of Laura Mvula's album is a photo of her dancing among stars and galaxies, and the cover of 'Muslim Writers At Home' is a blue background with a pen.

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
Vision
Books
The cover of 'Borders and Belonging' has a map in the background.

Amid all this noise, the quiet biblical Book of Ruth has something to say.

by
Julie McGonegal
The cover of 'Living Brave' has a photo of Shannon Dingle and her husband hugging and smiling.

An interview with Living Brave author Shannon Dingle.

by
Liuan Huska
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Elisabeth Ivey
Vision
Living The Word

July reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Isaac S. Villegas
Vision
H'rumphs

From our guest humor columnist.

by
Jenna Barnett