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Sojourners Magazine: May 2021

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Lessons for our future from bodies in pain.

Features

An graphic illustration of human body chest-up that looks like a statue. The statue body has cracks in it, and in the cracks are growing white flowers and moss and green grass.

Sharon V. Betcher on hope for souls and societies once the pandemic ends.

by
Sharon V. Betcher
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Features
An illustration of an Aristotle bust among a machine used for deforestation.

Our environmental crisis is rooted in a European worldview. The cure will require white humility.

by
Randy Woodley
Illustration of peace activism Dan Berrigan's face. He is wearing a golf cap and behind him is the New York City skyline with a red ribbon for AIDS awareness.

The well-known peace activist spent much of his life bringing comfort to the dying.

by
Patrick Henry

Voices

Voices
Hearts & Minds
Jim Wallis and Ed Spivey Jr., 1976 / Sojourners archive photo

Thinking of Ed Spivey will always make me smile.

Founder and Ambassador
Voices
From The Editors
An illustrated portrait of Vic Barrett, a young Honduran climate activist. In the background are mountain silhouettes at sunset and ocean water.

Vocation is connected to the vision of helping to make the world a more just place.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
Illustration of a village with red airstrikes flying over it in both directions.

As tensions worsen between Iraq, Iran, Syria, and the U.S., the threat of extermination rises again.

by
Mae Elise Cannon
Illustration of nuclear weapons being deconstructed and rebuilt into a house.

The U.S. should join them and sign the new treaty.

by
Beatrice Fihn
Illustration of a parent with one hand caring for a child in a crib and one hand typing on a laptop.

Many nations have great family plans, except the U.S.

by
Rachel Anderson
Voices
Columns
A hand is holding a pen made out of a bouquet of flowers.

My mother's offering of her gifts invited and cultivated my own.

by
Jeania Ree V. Moore
A graphic of the Earth. The bottom half dissipates into a bunch of little stick figures of green and blue, the same colors as the globe.

It keeps instructing us to do things we don't want to.

by
Bill McKibben
Voices
Eyewitness

Navigating COVID-19 separation in a Felician Catholic community.

by
Mary Elizabeth Mackowiak

Vision

Vision
Culture
A scene from 'I May Destroy You' features a woman with pink hair looking into the camera frame with a pink sky behind her.

The HBO series I May Destroy You is a champion of nuance.

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé
The box of the board game Wingspan has a white bird with outstretched wings on it.

Expanding our spiritual and ethical imaginations through play.

by
Ashley Noelle Ver Beek
A scene from Nomadland features a woman leaning on the hood of her car.

In Nomadland it's about sharing each other.

by
Abby Olcese
The cover for 'Concrete Kids' features an illustration of a teen with an afro and roses placed throughout it. The scene from 'Nasrin' is a photo of a march for human rights in Iran.

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
Vision
Books
The cover of "Healing Resistance" features the words "healing resistance in bright orange and black lettering.

It's both a philosophy and a toolkit.

by
Jon Little
The cover of "United States of Grace" has an American flag that looks like it is emerging from shadows and is rough around the edges.

An excerpt from United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope.

by
Lenny Duncan
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Gretchen Bartels-Ray
Vision
Living The Word

May reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Isaac S. Villegas
Vision
H'rumphs

From our humor columnist.

by
Ed Spivey Jr.