September/October 2006

Cover Story

A growing number of U.S. soldiers are saying no to the Iraq war.
Why grassroots civil society - and not 'nation building' from on high - is key to the future of Iraq.

Feature

Gay rights activists seek - and find - dialogue on (some) Christian campuses.
On the first anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans is grateful for the kindness of strangers, but worried about those levees.
What do the words and witness of Jesus demand of a college that calls itself Christian?
A Catholic university strives to make hunger for justice part of the curriculum.

Commentary

Has the world changed? Or have we?
Out of the carnage, can real peace ever be achieved?
Soldier-candidates offer a firsthand perspective on the Iraq war.

Columns

Welcoming al Qaeda's dynamic new leader in Iraq.
Sojourners and Call to Renewal have joined forces to create a new and much stronger organization.
This generation does not fear the sacred nor bow to the secular.

Culture Watch

Jesus' anti-politics is very much real politics.
'Prairie Home Companion' hits prime time.
The difference between messaging the truth - and being messengers of the truth.
The authors connect the dots between Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and those who influenced them.

Departments

Stately Action. After much work by its Catholic majority, the Philippines officially banned the death penalty in June, winning the thanks of Pope Benedict XVI.
Former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, now chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission in Sweden, presented the commission’s report to world leaders in June.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for October.
In the June 2006 issue, Ched Myers wrote a warm, informative article on Tom Fox and Christian Peacemaker Teams (“The Blood of the Martyrs”).
The family-run Holy Land Imports, LLC, offers unique headgear for the dedicated Christian: a lovingly handmade Crown of Thorns just like Jesus wore.
Catholic priest Carl Kabat and military veterans Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli led a Plowshares direct action against nuclear weapons when they entered the E-9 missile silo in North Dakota la
Helen Caldicott has gotten her facts mixed up and relies on invalid assumptions in her commentary (“Our Friend the Atom?” July 2006).
The Help America Vote Act requires that every polling place be accessible to people with disabilities and that every site have accessible voting machines.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September.
In May, the Institute on Women and Criminal Justice released a report on the growth of the number of women in prison in the U.S.
Beginning with churches near the coalfields, more than 750 local and national religious leaders have put forth “A Call for Justice at Peabody Energy” that backs miners seeking to organi
What makes a Christian college Christian? Fear of the Lord. Prudence. Righteousness. Justice.

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