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Sojourners Magazine: May 2017

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In this issue we asked six Christian writers: What does your body tell you about God? Not bodies in the abstract, but your body: pimples, dreadlocks, muscles, wrinkles, thighs, and all. We also worked with Minneapolis-based photographer Katie Koranda, who introduced us to Saciido Shaie, a Somali Muslim refugee. Shaie's story is also about bodies--those of people who were forced to flee the country where they were born, who often wear hijabs of their brown or black skin, and in whom our nation seems to be having particular trouble seeing the image of God.

Cover Story

Saciido Shaie, a Somali refugee living in Minneapolis, just wants to be part of the American fabric. 


What do our bodies—dreadlocks, muscles, thighs, and all—teach us about God?
Seven in 10 Americans don't discuss global warming with family or friends. It's time to start. Here's how. 


Accompanying Jesus in Trump's America.
Image via Bradley Siefert / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Black and Latino churches are becoming strong voices for people and creation. 
The goal of education reform should be to create opportunity for every child. 

Culture Watch

At first my 'resistance library' was a protective wall. But is that really what books are made for?
The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us, by Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger. Brazos Press. 
thierry ehrmann / Flickr
Saint or Sinner? Three new books examine the life of Martin Luther. 
Ruined, by Ruth Everhart. Tyndale House. 
An excerpt from Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life, by Joan Chittister, OSB 
A more powerful corporate establishment is not exactly what Rust Belt Trump voters were looking for. 
Four May cultural recommendations from our editors. 
Perhaps we need to turn our attention to beauty even more than opposition.


Letters to the editor from Sojourners readers
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A


To see blooms adorning a church on Ash Wednesday—instead of at Easter—scrambles the spiritual metaphor.
The fossil-fuel industry has been running a disinformation game for more than a quarter centry. 
Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.
JP Keenan / Sojourners
Thousands of people of faith have decided to act. 
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'I never saw the image of God in myself before.'