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Sojourners Magazine: June 2019

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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?

Features

In some Iowa churches, the Sunday offering supports the prison industrial complex.

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Will Young
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Features

How do we measure someone’s worth under a market morality?

by
Keri Day

By forcing migrants into the barren wilderness, U.S. Border Patrol lets heatstroke and dehydration do the deadly dirty work.

by
Isaac S. Villegas

Voices

Voices
Hearts & Minds

What the sport can teach us about the greatest gift of Christianity.

President and Founder
Voices
From The Editors
Voices
Commentary

How to stop undermining the leadership of women.

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Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Donald Trump does not have the wellbeing of the Venezuelan people in mind.

by
Lisa Sullivan

The moral imperative behind the California moratorium on the death penalty.

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Voices
Columns

Why do we act as if a building “over there” is more sacred than our own black, immigrant, and refugee churches?

by
Kathy Khang

How we spend our money is a topic for Christian discipleship.

by
Rose Marie Berger

Progress needs concrete movement, not grand ideological gestures.

by
Eboo Patel
Voices
Eyewitness

Vision

Vision
Culture

From ‘From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness,’ by Denise Uwimana.

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Denise Uwimana

Four June culture recommendations from our editors.

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The Editors

We've allowed Big Tech to create a world that enriches a very few, very wealthy investors.

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Danny Duncan Collum

Looking back at how movies have transformed for the better.

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Gareth Higgins

Nine works of literature by black authors reveal the character of white Christian racism.

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David P. Gushee
Vision
Books

A review of ‘The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System,’ by Jacy Reese.

by
Avery Davis Lamb

A review of ‘Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do,’ by Jennifer L. Eberhardt.

by
Whitney Parnell
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Ronnie Sirmans
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Living The Word

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

by
Martin L. Smith
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H'rumphs

Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.

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Ed Spivey Jr.