Sojourners Magazine: September-October 1994
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Labor Day: Justice. Workers. Solidarity. Sweat of the brow. Sixteen tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.Or...Picnics. Beaches. Hot dogs. TV telethons.
Four women sit, faces buried deeply in their hands, visibly anguished.
Indonesia’s brutal 19-year occupation of East Timor has caused the deaths of one-third of the island’s population—some 200,000 people—and shows no sign of letting up soon.
Rufina Amaya is one of the few survivors of the 1981 massacre in the Salvadoran village of El Mozote.
Im not sure why I turned on the television that Friday night. Mountains stand between me and most airwaves, and my old TV set tunes into only two channels.
People dont always say what they mean (I meant to say that). And this past summer brought several examples of the daily "little white lies" we tell each other.
As I yelled at Melissa and Gabriel for disobeying, a terrible contradiction flashed before me, but I beat it down, intent on winning this battle of wits.
"I am mooring my rowboat at the dock of the island called God." Anne Sexton The Awful Rowing Toward God
Every so often, movements and communities, churches and societies (and individuals), need to pause and assess who they are and how to move forward. Hard questions must be asked.
REFERRING TO JULIE Polters Commentary, "Ending Welfare as We Know It," in your July 1994 issue, Im disappointed that no one seems to be focusing on one very basic flaw in the current
The value of a faith-based community in childrens lives cannot be overestimated.
THE FEATURE ARTICLES IN the July 1994 issue on "Why I Stay in the Church," by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Richard Rohr, while providing many insights, were not real helpful.
In September the ordered world of Proverbs and James is read against the cross of Marks world.
WHEN CHRIST DIED on the cross, the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom.
ROSEMARY Radford Ruethers eloquent article about the ingrained fallibilities of the organized church ("Why I Stay in the Church," July 1994) warns us that when we think we can encompass Go
ILL BET YOU HEAR from a lot of old Student Christian Movement types who recognized the Robert Hodgell woodcut print on page 19 of the July 1994 issue, labeled "Artist unknown." In the
DAVID BREMER and Ched Myers make the case ("The Flutter of History," July 1994) that Wim Wenders' films, especially "Wings of Desire" and "Faraway So Close," are profound theological meditations fr