Can getting to know people on the "other side" help tear down the walls between us? It already has.
Victor Mughogho works with local churches in southeast Africa to address the effects of climate change. But is it enough?
Villages in Senegal put an end to female genital cutting—and show the power of communities learning together to change.
Thermal mass: More than 30 tons of plaster and other mass on the inside of the house collects and stores heat from sunlight.Forest-certified lumber: Along with local posts and beams, we used wood certified as sustainably harvested.
Those who study together can also change together. Here are our recommendations for good books, videos, and online resources for stepping forward to reverse climate change.
The heart of our faith calls us to attack poverty, the "cruel thief of dreams."
A recent agreement between U.S. churches marks important ecumenical progress.
"This is not merely a philosophical enterprise; it is an urgent matter that requires moral courage."
We can see in our mind's eye all the generations to come, and so we know why we fight.
"Richard Twiss was willing to step out for what he believed in."
Everyone can use guidelines—and repair manuals—for living in Christian community.
The new Criterion BluRay edition of On the Waterfront not only offers the crispest representation of the 1954 New Jersey dockyard visuals any of us have ever seen, it also illustrates the sociopolitical and creative context in a manner richer than any previously released.
Whether you're preaching the Bible, teaching it, or reading it on your own, there are always new facets to be revealed. Here are a few books that may refresh your perspective.
"It's time to declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture."
Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture. Westminster John Knox
Just Lead! A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church by Sherry Surratt and Jenni Catron / 99 Blessings: An Invitation to Life by David Steindl-Rast / The World is Not Ours to Save: Finding the Freedom to Do Good by Tyler Wigg-Stevenson / Life after Death: Practical Help for the Widowed by Elizabeth Bookser Barkley
"Finding God in the Depths of Silence," (March 2013) by Richard Rohr was a thoughtful reflection. Japanese theologian Kosuke Koyama said late in life that we need to shift to spatial images of God.
Bill McKibben's "Top-Notch Theology (or Not)" brings to mind how, in many hunting/gathering traditions, the artist shows hands with holes in them to signify that we should take only the resources that we nee
Leonard Cohen ("Can You Hear My Song?") has a loving, loyal fan base here in Ireland.
Thank you for spotlighting, in your Short Takes interview with Frank Mugisha (by Elizabeth Palmberg, March 2013), efforts by progressive and life-affirming Christians and other human-rights advocates.
IThe crumpled woman pushes through the doorand sees your plump limp limbsheld tight in my buckled arms.She remembers holdingsuch sweet eternity.IIHis temple:life's bright beating softens here.Some say it holds the place of time,
I don't read many reviews with the depth of perception in "Can You Hear My Song?" by Shefa Siegel (March 2013).
While many people continue to believe there is no climate crisis, those most affected by global warming—particularly in the global South—know otherwise.
With its earth roof, straw bale walls, and cordwood construction, Woodhaven is a beauty to behold.
Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “For God So Loved the World,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate change.