November 2016

Cover Story

Jim Crow's five-point plan for the 21st century. 


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... and other phrases Monica Coleman thinks the church should erase from its vocabulary. 
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Absent a social revolution, reducing the demand for abortion is the only meaningful path forward.
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Ever wonder why things in the local mall are so cheap? Prison labor may be part of the answer.
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Lessons from Desmond Tutu on working for justice and waiting for God. 


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The question is not if we will abolish the death penalty, but when.
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A Korean American on filling in the gaps of our collective history. 
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The election of our first black president shone a light on racism. Is it misogyny's time next?

Culture Watch

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People are creatively digging into justice issues while celebrating food as a gift. 
Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith, by D.L. Mayfield. HarperOne.
The Secret Chord
The Secret Chord: A Novel, by Geraldine Brooks. Penguin Books. 
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she: robed and wordless, by Lou Ella Hickman. Press 53. 
Roger Ailes helped give us a world in which people are entitled not just to their own opinion, but to their own facts. 
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Four November culture recommendations from our editors. 
Image via Hell or High Water Facebook
Hell or High Water is a great American film because it reaches into the past and says something new, something that might help us live better.


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Letters to the editors from Sojourners readers
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Reflections of the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycles C & A 


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The moral of the story? We're working on it. 
Indigenous people have been at the forefront - all over the world - of the fight for a sane environmental future. 
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 It is time for Sojourners to issue a clear endorsement of one candidate, regardless of the consequences.
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People of faith, like the country, are divided politically as to who and what will best serve the range of issues we care about.