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Sojourners Magazine: May 2019

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Our Enlightenment-bound Western worldview has distorted our relationship with the earth, divorcing spirit from land, soul from body, the mind from the material. But Jesus didn’t think about the world this way, writes Randy Woodley in this issue. “He thought more like today’s premodern Indigenous people.”

Cover Story

How Indigenous worldviews offer hope to a besieged planet.


Reading the resurrection with those who have served time.
A church in that nation’s capital uncovers its white supremacist roots.
The shame of being poor can linger long after poverty is left behind.


How a right-wing Pentecostal media empire won the Brazilian presidency.
Seeing the 2020 census as a moral document.
Trump Prophecy
Is the Religious Right giving up on democracy?

Culture Watch

A play gains new significance in a grieving city during troubled times.
A review of ‘Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God’s Shalom,’ by Adam L. Gustine.
A review of ‘Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others,’ by Barbara Brown Taylor.
A review of ‘What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance,’ by Carolyn Forché.
A.I. is taking over America’s workforce. What should we do about it?
Four May culture recommendations from our editors.
How ‘Faces Places’ teaches us to see miracles.


What is our role, as human beings, to creation?
Letters to the editors from Sojourners readers.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C


Baby Boomers are leaving the world worse than how they found it. Young people are fixing the problem.
The midterms spurred new discussions on healthcare and climate change. Now, we must act.
I dug into my family’s past, and now it haunts me.