June 2017

Cover Story

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An interview with Father Benjamin E. Alforque, convener of the church-based Filipino group Rise Up for Life and for Rights. 
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President Duterte has been called the 'Filipino Trump.' He's worse. But resistance is growing. 


According to current U.S. policies, white wealthy homeowners deserve government support on housing. Low-income renters of color? Not so much.
Against the odds, transgender Christians persevere. 


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Grassroots leaders from around the world gather in California in response to Pope Francis' call. 
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And why they're a bad model for the social safety net.
U.S. military strikes in Yemen are feeding the rise of al Qaeda. 


Your new black, white, Asian, Latino, or Native friend doesn’t give you a pass.
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Trump's 'Muslim ban' institutionalizes America's majority anti-Muslim sentiment. 
The seemingly pathological lying of the president is a moral and a religious crisis. 
False hope is found in a thousand Facebook posts. 

Culture Watch

How Wall Street raiders helped create small-town despair. 
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Spiegel & Grau.
A review of 'Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual (For a Sexist Workplace),' by Jessica Bennett. Harper Wave.
Excerpt from When God Was Flesh and Wild: Stories in Defense of the Earth by Bob Haverluck. 
Public broadcasting has become a crucial part of the national supply system for real news. 
Four June cultural recommendations from our editors.
Hirokazu Koreeda's films have skirted magical realism. His most recent film portrays cosmic and serving love. 


Notes on making the June 2017 issue of Sojourners.
Letters to the editor from Sojourners readers
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Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A