May 2004

Cover Story

The gospel provides an antidote to the abuses of the global economy and invites us to act for justice wherever - and whoever - we are.

Feature

The Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war has opened up a new front in the debates over "just war" theory.
These paintings were part of an exposition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was no ordinary exposition.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez stirs up fierce criticism - and hope.
Venezuela's constitution is more than a political document.

Commentary

Churches shouldn't ignore the meetup phenomenon.
You wouldn't know it by the candidates, but Christians form the base of the party.
50 years after Brown, segregation remains in force.

Columns

To focus on the suffering of Christ apart from Jesus' way of the kingdom misses the central point of the gospels.
Can we talk about leaf blowers?
I pulled dramatically into the office parking lot, turned off the ignition and coasted to a stop, the powerful engine reluctantly emitting its final throaty rumble.
by: Ed Spivey

Culture Watch

Change AgentsChange Agents
The 'adult' standards of cable have seeped into the groundwater of broadcast television.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of James Cone'This year marks the 35th anniversary of James Cone’s
Iranian women experience the transformative power of fiction.
Several times during the tumultuous events leading up to the Iraq war,Several times during the tumultuous events leading up to the

Departments

Consider the TurtlesI wanted to say a special thank you for the last issue, "Down-to-Earth Theology" (March 2004), and make
With 35,With 35,000 churches and monasteries and 500,000 clergy in Ethiopia, the Orthodox Church is poised to send messages into the
Venezuelan Vice President José Vicente Rangel (Venezuelan Vice President José Vicente Rangel (left), in a
In the diocese of Rapid City,In the diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, a group of
Consider the TurtlesElizabeth Palmberg’s "Don’t Trade Away the Farm" (January 2004) neatly sums up many of
Untitled Normal Page"State of the Dream 2004: Enduring Disparities in Black and White," released in January by United for a Fair
Associate editor Rose Marie Berger joined a January delegation to Venezuela organized by Marie Dennis of the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns.
Protesters converged on Managua in February with brooms in hand to "Protesters converged on Managua in February with brooms in
EuroVision.EuroVision.
Likening the possible split in the Presbyterian Church (Likening the possible split in the Presbyterian Church (USA)
More than 100 church and grassroots organizations from the United States,More than 100 church and grassroots organizations from the

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