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Sojourners Magazine: March 2010

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A list of books written by and about Daniel Berrigan.

After Haiti: Read our full interview with Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat.

A list of books written by poet Meena Alexander.

Watch a video about a family of immigrants fighting to stay together in the face of deportation.

A reading and interview with poet Mary Anne Reese.




When those who feel accursed come to our door, are we ready with something holy?
A veteran activist speaks with a new generation of Christian justice workers.


Three decades later, the slain archbishop’s memory continues to inspire.
The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge.
The Court promotes corporate rule over healthy democracy.
Long-term partnerships and deep relationships must be at the heart of the rebuilding effort in Haiti.
What happens when your world comes to an end? A Haitian-American writer reflects on the earthquake and its aftermath.


It was a very special day, and I chose my necktie accordingly, a selection made easier by the fact that I only have two.
'Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together.'
The banks must be sent a message: We find their behavior unacceptable.

Culture Watch

After Hurricane Jeanne struck Haiti in 2004, people gave abundantly from what little they had.
Poet Meena Alexander and the shifting terrain of the migrant experience.
There's evidence that popular cinema is taking real life seriously.
Spirited Women with Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical
With God on Our Side, directed by Porter Speakman Jr. (Rooftop Productions)
My oldest child is applying to colleges, so there’s been a lot of talk around my house this year about the underlying purpose and real value of education.


I look forward to each issue of Sojourners, but I must admit dismay when I started to read the articles by James Jones (“Priests in God’s Garden”) and Ched Myers (“Pa
Does “awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead!” (Ephesians 5:14) describe your Monday morning?
I’m profoundly grateful to Dr. Vincent Harding for such a heart-rending, prophetic letter (“Our Children are Waiting for the Music,” January 2010).
After the failed Christmas bomb attack on a U.S.-bound plane in which the prime suspect admitted that he’d been trained at an al Qaeda boot camp in Yemen, President Obama doubled U.S.
Alb: A white liturgical tunic worn as prayer for a heart protected from all stain and washed in the Blood of the Lamb.
I was glad to read the review of the United Farm Workers story (“Becoming David,” by Kevin Lum, December 2009), but I was dismayed that nothing was said of the deepest, clearest source
In “Offensive Medicine” (January 2010), Ed Spivey Jr. suggests that President Obama’s next book will be titled The Audacity of Gradual Change.
It was a remarkable moment in November when Johnny Lee Clary, a 50-year-old white Oklahoman, knelt before Bishop George D.
Bravo for finally addressing climate change head-on (December 2009).
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Two days after his inauguration, President Obama signed orders to end the CIA’s use of torture as an interrogation tool and to close the notorious Guantánamo Bay detention center withi
“The problem facing American journalism is not fundamentally an audience problem or a credibility problem,” according to the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.
The award-winning environmental ministry of Haygood United Methodist Church in Atlanta got started in 2007, when the climate gave congregant and stay-at-home mom Willa Paton-Smith a wake-up call.

Web Extra

In this video, Eileen Mignoni tells the story of an immigrant family struggling with the arrest of their son, John.
Here is a list of books written by and about Daniel Berrigan. This list is by no means exhaustive.
Listen to this reading and an interview with poet Mary Anne Reese.
Editor’s Note: Edwidge Danticat, author of six books including
Both churches described in the March 2010 article, How To… Green