Sojourners Magazine: September-October 2002
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Imagine a packed elementary school auditorium and only an hour between hundreds of kids and summer vacation. "Peace" isn't the word that comes to mind.
Against all odds, Palestinian Christians seek resurrection in Bethlehem.
Recently a newspaper in Washington, D.C., carried a four-part series titled "Black Money."
How could anyone have gotten so out of touch with physical reality?
Attacks in both East and West Jerusalem damage and demoralize—but they're not the same.
Hear this, you that trample on the poor and take from them their jobs and retirement funds.
At Wimbledon in 2002, tennis great Serena Williams was asked how it felt to be number one in the world.
I'm reluctant to mouth off about something like the 30th anniversary of the Watergate break-in and all that followed. It makes me feel old.
Leaving out my all-time favorites Carlos Santana and John Coltrane, whom I've written about for Sojourners, here are a few cultural artifacts I'm currently excited about.
"Fantasy is what people want, but reality is what they need.
Chris Rice, a former columnist for Sojourners, chronicles in Grace Matters: A True Story of Race, Friendship, and Faith in the Heart of the South his years living in Antioch...
John H. Timmerman's incisive look at poet Jane Kenyon could use a snappier title because, more than a "literary life," it is a quintessential modern American spiritual journey.
THANKS FOR including Joan Chittister's article "The Faith Will Survive" in your July-August issue.
Nurit Elhanan and her husband, Rami, both 52, are campaigning for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. What's remarkable about their peace campaign?
TODAY I RECEIVED an e-mail from a friend who was sharing an article by Julie Polter titled "Martha Stewartship" (May-June 2002).
'Nonviolent resistance isn't about making a point, it's about taking power." Even many people who believe deeply in nonviolence might be taken aback by the bluntness of such a statement.
Daring Deeds. In June, seven women gathered on a boat on the Danube in Austria to be ordained as Roman Catholic priests.
Twelve of the world's top 20 megacities are in Asia and the Pacific. Tokyo, with more than 26 million people, is currently the world's largest city.
Two-hundred-seventy Haitian refugees—including children—have been held for more than six months in a maximum-security prison
The world now has purple M&Ms, but hold your applause for the little chocolates until the West African cocoa fields are rid of child slavery.
I FOUND SISTER Joan Chittister's article "The Faith Will Survive" encouraging in these troubled times.
IN "CATHOLIC Scandal, Ecumenical Solution" (July-August 2002), Rose Marie Ber
Brazilian popular educator Paulo Freire probably never thought his ideas would revolutionize the fashion industry, but his student Maria Teresa Romeiro Leal has done just that.
The Glasgow University Media Group decided to research how much about the Middle East conflict students learned from watching TV. This is what they found.
Here's the perfect gift for the hard-to-shop-for Lutheran in your life, or for that matter any friendly neighborhood church reformer.
THANKS TO Walter Brueggemann for calling on us to challenge the capitalist system that causes such loss and pain for the powerless.