March 2005

Cover Story

Challenges to the church in the global South.
Sex abuse scandal, priest shortages, celibacy, ordaining women: The issues roiling the Catholic Church offer challenges - and hope? - for the future.
The vatican's management problem.

Feature

The timeless and timely vision of William Stringfellow
Anunciation House reaches out to the undocumented with faith and hospitality.
With fierce faith, Julia Bonds works to save the land and people of West Virginia.

Commentary

The Micah Challenge calls evangelicals to get serious about bringing good news to the poor.
Dim visions of a redeemed military
If a lie is repeated often enough, it becomes accepted wisdom.

Columns

Fortunately, social structures are well established. If you're cool.
If the war in Iraq is the 'practical' expression of George Bush's theology of liberty and freedom, the world is in serious trouble.

Culture Watch

A review of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2
A review of Gilead, by Marilyn Robinson
A review of Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, by Ann Lamott

Departments

I was afraid to read David Batstone'
I applaud Larry Rasmussen'
The resurrection makes hope a permanent and immovable feature of the new creature in which we now dwell.
West Virginia activist Julia Bonds has been interviewed many times, especially after winning the 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize.
The earth is eating all the little birds. It feasts, grows fat. Their eyes are stones, black jewels we rattle in our pockets. Mouths are blurred
The Church of the Brethren Service Center in Maryland,

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