Sojourners Magazine: March-April 2000
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Memories of the archbishop on the 20th anniversary of his assassination.
The East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC) literally have rebuilt an entire community by securing the funding to erect 2,300 single family homes in a devastated section of Oceanhill-Brownsville...
Actually, even in Nicaragua, revolutionary fervor isn't what it used to be.
E.J. Dionne talks about God, politics, and the American experiment.
Faith-based community organizing is taking off---with benefits for both community and church.
The real story in Seattle was not the violence of demonstrators nor the misbehavior of police.
A recent consultation among United Methodist Church officials on the "authority of scripture and the nature of God’s revelation" acknowledged that the most divisive debates of the church hinge largely on one’s view of the nature and authority of the Bible.
I am concerned with Will O’Brien’s article "Dare to Preach this Gospel."
In the new millennium, faith will be known by action. We need to break through the individualistic and privatized approach to spirituality and reconnect with real community.
I READ THE ARTICLE by Michael L. Westmoreland-White, "Life on the Auction Block" (November-December 1999), with some concern.
WHILE I FOUND MUCH commendable in Will OBriens essay "Dare to Preach this Gospel," his Herculean efforts to be as radical as possible finally degenerated into just one more of the now
U.S. military assistance to Colombia is reaching levels comparable to the aid given El Salvador in the 1980s, as the Drug War replaces the Cold War in the rubric of national security.
I very much enjoyed your last issue, especially the article about urban contemplatives, "City Lights."
I WAS VERY TOUCHED and moved by Will Campbells "Feeding the Gods of Unfreedom" (November-December 1999). I am not a Christian.
On New Year’s Eve, 310 of the more than 500 activists gathered at the Nevada Test Site committed civil disobedience, calling for the abolition of nuclear arms.
THIS MORNING I READ Wilfred Manyango’s letter to the editor about how the Congo’s late president Mobutu was worth $4 billion, and whether the level of corruption entitled some countries to debt relief.
Ninety-eight people were executed in the United States last year30 more than in 1998 and the most since 1951.
THANKS SO MUCH for the article "City Lights" by Edward J. Farrell (January-February 2000).
THE JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2000 issue of Sojourners is without a doubt the best one ever.