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Sojourners Magazine: May 2022

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Mutual aid in an age of estrangement. How do we build communities of care and concern?

Features

Illustrated quilt-like collage of people of many races helping each other

From the book of Acts to Mennonite solidarity, mutual aid has long been a way to create networks of communal care.

by
Isaac S. Villegas
Magazine
Features
Across the Deep South, Hope Credit Union provides more than investments for communities of need.
by
Olivia Paschal
Illustration of groceries, including produce, bread, and dairy products

Faith groups offer access to food and a model of sustainable solutions to food insecurity.

by
Olivia Diaz

Voices

Voices
Mobilizing Hope
Illustration of a multiracial group of people with their fists raised

Let’s honor working people by advocating for policies that put workers over greed.

Voices
From The Editor
Illustration of Dean Spade with quote "Elite solutions to poverty are always about managing poor people and never about redistributing wealth."

Mutual aid helps us to live out the central commandment: "Love one another as I have loved you."

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
Illustration of a small red umbrella in the arch of a yellow stiletto

Four things an advocate wants you to know about sex workers. 

by
Hannah Estabrook
Illustration of an eye where the pupil is an empty tomb with the stone rolled back

The resurrected body of Jesus becomes the Way by which his life force moves forward.

by
Jung Eun Sophia Park
Illustration of a Cypress tree with a bulldozer coming up behind it

On a 100-acre farm southwest of Bethlehem, a Palestinian family lives out a commitment to reconciliation and nonviolence.

by
Jonathan Kuttab
Voices
Columns
Illustration of a nightingale singing on top of a missile against a red background

“Our churches must become centers of service to our people in times of adversity.”

by
Rose Marie Berger
Illustration of round, flat stones in the shape of a question mark

How the theologian and mystic called the American church back to Jesus.

by
José Humphreys III
Voices
Eyewitness

A relationship with God means our bodies and the earth are not separate.

by
Mallory McDuff

Vision

Vision
Culture
Illustration of a man standing on top of a hill looking off into the sunset

Two big things have happened that exploded many of my expectations and drastically altered the cultural landscape.

by
Danny Duncan Collum
Photographers take the picture of a group of white professionals in 1980s era clothing in front of a government building

This 2015 HBO miniseries' title is a hint. “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy” is how the full F. Scott Fitzgerald quote goes.

by
Da’Shawn Mosley

An excerpt from The Hidden Order of Intimacy: Reflections on the Book of Leviticus.

by
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
Vision
Books
A group of people wearing white stand on the edge of the land where it meets the sea

Three culture recommendations from our editors. 

by
The Editors

In Deep Waters prompts us to jump in and imagine a better future we can all swim toward together.

by
Liuan Huska

Amy Kenny’s My Body Is Not a Prayer Request — part memoir and part disability justice hermeneutic — is a challenge the church desperately needs.

by
Elisa Rowe
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Laura Reece Hogan
Vision
Living The Word

May reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. 

by
T. Denise Anderson
Vision
H'rumphs

If you have any questions, please address those to your parents on the car ride home. 

by
Joey Chin