November 2009

An excerpt from Joan Chittister
Take a look inside some of the graphic novels featured in Van Jensen's article, "


How the Israeli media cover the occupation
Why George Shultz wants to ban nuclear weapons


What will it take to build a sustainable peace in Afghanistan?


The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, is over. For me, as for other Muslims, it has been challenging, and beautiful. But the purpose of the month—retreat—is not meant to last forever.
In recent days, people of faith have raised their voices in the health-care reform debate and started talking about moral values.
While purchasing a slingshot recently, I began to wonder what message this might be sending to my credit card company, a business that pays special attention to my spending habits out of what I use
During health-care reform efforts this summer, it was suggested that pastors preach on the topic. This sounds like such an easy and simple thing to do—if you are not a local church pastor!

Culture Watch

Can an author save her parents though her books?
Creating a better world first requires an act of imagination.
Graphic novels tackle the tough issues of our times.
Science and religion books explore the "seen and the unseen."
Check out these resources on worship and liturgy.


Thanks for the timely and encouraging article by Keith Graber Miller, “Sex Without Shame” (September-October 2009).
I read with interest Elizabeth Palmberg’s “How to … Find a Social Justice College” in the September-October 2009 issue.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B & C
I found “Sex Without Shame” very disturbing.

Web Extra

Remember your loved ones this month with this beautiful prayer altar
In 2009, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson took to a darkened stage at the Q Conference-a gathering of prominent, forward-thinking evangelical Christians-to demonstrate what would happen if a relatively small a
Editor’s Note: For this web extra, we asked readers to respond to Robert Hirschfield’s article "
Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American novelist, is a 2009 MacArthur genius grant recipient and author of Brother, I'm Dying.