June 2008

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We asked 10 next-gen leaders to tell us about their hopes, challenges, passions -- and favorite ways of getting their hands dirty.
Young Christians -- mainline and evangelical, Catholic and Protestant -- are seeking new ways to connect their faith to action ... and in doing so [drum roll] change the world.


Opportunity International takes microfinance to the next level.


Rampant military spending is making us less secure.
Apologies for slavery must be followed by steps to justice.
Faith-based groups fight violence against women.


These young evangelicals refuse to reduce the gospel to a "fire-insurance" salvation pitch.
Pondering the rights of the poor while in line at Dunkin' Donuts.
The Supreme Court is about to rule on guns. Be afraid.

Culture Watch

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas. Baker Academic.
In the coming technological revolution, will there be space for the common good?
This spring, when inflammatory comments by Rev. Jere­miah Wright—Sen.
The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin; Lord, Save Us From Your Followers, directed by Dan Merchant; The Poverty and Justice Bible; Founding Faith, by Steven Waldman.
In early 1940, just months before he would die while fleeing the Gestapo in Spain, the Jew­ish-German literary critic Walter Benjamin assembled his “Theses on the Philosophy of History,&r


We have returned now to what some churches call “ordinary time,” a designation more to do with the numbering of weeks than a plain or mundane time.
I have seen that I must Confess to ignorance I do not know you, although I have loved you twenty years The lifting of your lashes
[Regarding “Being There,” by Jim Rice, March 2008], I met Brother Andrew when I was a recent “Jesus Freak” convert in 1971.
“Without corn there is no country” is the slogan tens of thousands of small farmers in Mexico are using to protest the full implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NA
In March, advocates from Peruvian human rights and environmental organizations met in Washington, D.C., with representatives from the Inter-American Com­mission on Human Rights and the Peruvian
We're fortunate at Sojourners in that we receive regular infusions of energy and enthusiasm from the many interns who contribute to our work.
For the first time in history, more people live in urban than rural areas, according to a 2007 U.N.
Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform a Sojourners supported project hosted a dialogue in March with 40 Latino and Anglo evangelical pastors at Iglesia El Calvario, a 5,000-member Latino