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Sojourners Magazine: September-October 1995

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Cover Story

Following nature's lead at The Land Institute.
The business of rural America.
It's a misty morning on Big Chippewa Lake. An Anishinabeg couple drags their canoe toward the water's edge. The woman boards in front and sits on her haunches.
Creation's reliable testimony. A conversation with Christian environmental scientist Calvin DeWitt.
Reconnecting to roots at Fairview Gardens Farm


Celebrating the power and importance of Pentecostalism.
Reweaving Guatemala's violence-torn society.


Lois Jemtegard wanted to sell a portion of her land along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge, a national scenic area. Interested buyers wanted to build a house on the property.
When the government of India launched a nationwide literacy campaign a few years ago, chances are alcohol abuse was not one of its targets.
The winds of change blowing on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures are making a cold world for those without power or wealth.
Last year I participated in an intensive, nine-month workshop called "Working From the Heart." I wanted to integrate two seemingly divergent eras in my life.


In large part because of my grandmother's North Dakota farm stories, I spent the first 30 years of my life wishing I lived on a farm so I could bake pies, make soap, churn butter...
The assistant district attorney cleared the courtroom, while two sheriff's deputies searched the defendant. He was known to own 13 guns.
In Oklahoma City, 168 people died because they were in the way of somebody's anger at the government.
"The door is locked!
EDITORS' NOTE: The above headline may not necessarily relate to the following article.
O Lord, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all; the earth is full of thy creatures.

Culture Watch

We hear a lot today about how divided we Americans are on matters of culture.
Daniel Peters writes a good read.
History you won't find in Pocahontas.
Ken Medema's gift of the gospel
In the 1960s, the Fellowship of Reconciliation prepared a comic book about the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
A '90s vision for the labor movement.
A war, a newspaper, and heroes.
Spirit of the West crosses borders.


Religious groups, non-governmental organizations, and governments from around the world have been mobilizing...
Global Exchange seeks volunteers for our International Peace Center in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, for a term of at least six weeks.
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (September 3 - October 29)
Child laborers, a human body stamped with an "HIV-positive" inscription, and a waterfowl stuck in an oil slick are three of the images used in controversial advertisements...
Members of SIPAZ (Servicio Internacional Para la Paz), an international coalition committed to supporting the peace process in Chiapas, Mexico, recently returned...
TWO THOUGHTS regarding the commentary on Promise Keepers ("Keeping the Promise," by David Wade, July-August 1995)
Learning to get along with all creation.
Jeff Heie and Cliff Kindy, two of the members of Christian Peacemaker Teams serving in the West Bank, were detained by Israeli authorities for nine-and-a-half hours this past July.
"I am determined to die where I am. In the little house that I rent from good friends, overlooking the sea....We grow toward death."
I could not presume even to speak of it, were we to meet, were we to be trapped
What community is not.
It is nice to know that the human touch is not totally obsolete.
Most of us have places that, for us, hold a special sense of the divine-sacred locations where we go for prayer, meditation, and reflection.