June 2010

Cover Story

Christians battle King Coal to save Appalachia.
What does it mean that planet Earth is jeopardized by its supposed stewards, who fail even to wince at our species' cumulative threats to life?


At the end of life, how can people of faith prepare for a good death?
Churches in Dallas engage in the hard work of transformation in the wake of last year's Justice Revival.


Will economic conservatives join with social conservatives -- or racist extremists?
The bounty of a small plot is not so small.
D.C. Catholic Charities has taken the cheap -- and uncharitable -- way out.


Frank Luntz sees things differently than the rest of us.
We need to behave differently, for the sake of our spiritual integrity and the health of our democracy.
The nice vendor who sells aromatic oils in front of Speedy Liquor on 14th Street got stabbed the other day. Word on the street is he “got sliced with a machete.”
Virtue is the road map for answering the question, How are we to live?
If there is one commodity we should think about collectively, it's water.

Culture Watch

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. The New Press.
The multiplex stabbing is the consequence of a dehumanized culture that defaults to sarcasm and nurtures angry condemnation.
The Future of Faith, by Harvey Cox. HarperOne.
The Virtual and the Divine
The man in black shows us how to die.
Cross-generational blogging about faith and feminism.


Just months after a 9,000-pound atomic bomb known as “Fat Man” exploded over Nagasaki, Japan, the city’s current Catholic archbishop was born.
Somebody noticed this quaking purplish spray hung incongruous on late-winter's bough, and tied a festive bow of multicolored yarns to cheer the anomalous blossoms,
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
When Handel’s Messiah was first performed in London in 1743, it is said that King George II leapt to his feet when the “Hallelujah” chorus began.
In “God’s Two Books” (February 2010), Joel Hunter says: “Remind me again: Why are we afraid of the facts of evolution, instead of drawn to the picture God paints with them?&
Every summer, with bags packed and immunization shots received, thousands of hopeful short-term “missionaries” from the United Sates venture to distant lands with a vision to change the
“Time to Move Your Money?” combines a pastoral heart with prophetic passion.
In March more than 70 organizations, including churches, labor unions, and civil society groups, met for the first European conference on work-free Sundays.
I very much appreciate Jim Wallis commentary ("Time to Move Your Money?" March 2010).
A denominationally and politically diverse group of more than 100 U.S.
Younger generations are less concerned and preoccupied by global warming than older generations, according to a new study by American, Yale, and George Mason universities.

Web Extra

Richard Schiffman is a poet and writer who splits his time between New York City and New Mexico. In the audio below he reads and shares about his poem, Flimsy Ribbon.
Here is a list of resources from Sojourners that will help further develop an understanding of Christian ethics and the environment. Articles:
These resources on the intersection of faith and feminism were compiled by Kimberly B.