September 2004

Cover Story

You don't need to be partisan to be prophetic.


Volunteers from around the world work for peace in Palestine simply by being there.
Even as atrocities in western Sudan have drawn the world's focus in recent months, there are signs of hope elsewhere in the nation, which has been ravaged by civil war for three or four decades.
Words of wisdom for a devil-in-training


You are what you drive.
by: Jim Ball
Should embryos be created for stem cell research?
Every culture needs a scapegoat.


The best contribution of religion is precisely not to be a loyal partisan.
Funerals need to be a little more balanced, with time for rebuttal.
by: Ed Spivey
Don't 'whistle while you work'; just whistle because it makes you happy.
E-voting may make us nostalgic for hanging chads.

Culture Watch

When one of this nation'When one of this nation’s most provocative theologians publishes his reading of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, those who count
Who'Who’s Saving Whom?
It's the stuff the mainstream mass media won't tell you.
More than four decades ago,More than four decades ago, Michael Harrington held a mirror up to America’s self-image of affluence with his searing
Liberals rediscover their moral backbone.


Wal-Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. With 1.4 million workers (all non-union), it’s also the largest
Our travel fund for editorial staff is fairly modest.
North Carolinians take pride in their "North Carolinians take pride in their "First in Flight" license plates. Now they can claim another
Less Talk,Thanks so much for publishing the Wendell Berry interview ("Heaven in Henry County," by Rose Berger, July 2004),
Nonviolent Superheroes?I was interested in your article reviewing comic books ("Holy Warrior Nuns, Batman!" by David Wade, July
In September,In September, cities on the Atlantic seaboard between Boston and Charleston, South Carolina, will host a dramatic journey of
One-I’ve been "checking in" with Sojourners off and on for a number of years. I appreciate and strongly
Untitled Normal Page"…as if religion were a state of shock, deep, peaceful shock, that…men like these
White evangelicals in the United States are living a paradox,White evangelicals in the United States are living a paradox,
Kiwi Ban.Kiwi Ban. New Zealand’s National Party gave up an attempt to rescind that country’s anti-nuclear