Sojourners Magazine: June 2019
As Will Young reports in “Who Built Your Pew?” prison industries are complicated. While the programs can help reduce recidivism, the use of prison labor is rooted in the system of “convict leasing” developed after chattel slavery was abolished. Today, inmates working in state-operated prison industries earn an average of 87 cents an hour, which raises the question: How do we measure the worth of a human life?
What the sport can teach us about the greatest gift of Christianity.
Donald Trump does not have the wellbeing of the Venezuelan people in mind.
The moral imperative behind the California moratorium on the death penalty.
From ‘From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness,’ by Denise Uwimana.
Four June culture recommendations from our editors.
We've allowed Big Tech to create a world that enriches a very few, very wealthy investors.
Looking back at how movies have transformed for the better.
Nine works of literature by black authors reveal the character of white Christian racism.
A review of ‘The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System,’ by Jacy Reese.
A review of ‘Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do,’ by Jennifer L. Eberhardt.