Sojourners Magazine: September-October 1998
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Suggestions and questions to encourage faithful engagement with labor issues.
Baldemar Velasquez settles in for the long haul on behalf of cucumber pickers in the South.
From City Council to Rodeo Drive: campaigning for a living wage in Los Angeles.
The Detroit-based monthly newsletter Labor Notes has emerged as the networking center for the labor reform movement.
For a century and a half, workers and church people have organized together.
There is a key spiritual gift that the church may bring to labor struggle: pastoral care.
AFL-CIO president John J. Sweeney talks about his priorities.
Since its founding in 1994, the People of Faith Network has organized targeted campaigns to educate religious people about the conditions under which the clothes they buy are made.
Despite anti-union violence, the United Farm Workers persevere in organizing strawberry pickers.
Put aside the Holy Scriptures for a while and read God's first revelationnature itself. Such was the advice offered some years ago by a profound, Christian thinker.
Jesus' words as he wept over Jerusalem are probably more compelling today than ever: "If this day you only knew the ways that make for peace..." (Luke 19:42).
This summer I taught two weeklong courses, one in western Canada and one in the American Southwest.
Music has many functions, worship included. But one of its primary roles is its ability to move people.
During every presidential election since George McGovern's failed bid in 1972, I have argued that progressives could build a successful coalition and reassert authority.
I JUST FOUND the Sojourners Web page (thanks to the link from a like-minded magazine, Tikkun) and must say it was refreshing to see some Christians speak to the morality and kindnes
I AM GRATEFUL for Ann Monroe's reflection on Jack Miles' book, God: A Biography ("Honest to God," May-June 1998).
Tens of millions of people were forcibly taken from their homes in Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Casa Juliana, a community dedicated to simple living, environmental sustainability, and social justice.
I WOULD LIKE to respond to the for- and-against articles regarding charitable choice in the July-August 1998 issue
I ENJOYED READING Bob Sabath's commentary "Cyberfaith, Politics, and Culture" (July-August 1998).
To be agents of the kingdom of God is a full-time occupation. It requires a whole-life commitment; it requires preparation and energy.
THANKS FOR YOUR article, "The Receiving End of Mission," May-June 1998 ("Life in Community," by Joe Nangle, OFM). It has given me the additional push to get through (or around) the roadblocks.
A basic principle of organizing is that a group of people with a common purpose can accomplish more than a single individual.
AS I READ the July-August issue I note with gratitude and not a little longing the leaving of two Sojourners' torch-bearers. I add my farewell to Joe Roos and Joyce Hollyday.