September/October 2016

Cover Story

FeyginFoto / Shutterstock
In many neighborhoods, police are feared as "occupying forces." Some are working to change that from the inside.


lastbackup / Shutterstock
It's not easy to teach college students about "social privilege." First step: Start with my own.
Leo Herzog / Flickr
We call Jesus the "Prince of Peace," so why don't more Christian colleges offer peace studies programs?
Andrey Bayda / Shutterstock
An interview with Onaje X.O. Woodbine on the grace, power, and transcendence of street basketball.


photosbypanda / Shutterstock
Welfare reform, 20 years later, has increased poverty - and moral poverty as well. 
Christopher Lyzcen / Shutterstock
Why a U.S. Army reserve chaplain resigned in protest.
Chad Zuber / Shutterstock
The "new sanctuary movement" stands with undocumented migrants.

Culture Watch

Illustration by Jeffrey Smith
A protest at a Tennessee weapons plant laid bare the deception of the nuclear age.
Interfaith Leadership
Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, by Eboo Patel. Beacon Press.
The Third Reconstruction
The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, by William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Beacon Press. 
Varieties of Gifts
Varieties of Gifts: Multiplicity and the Well-Lived Pastoral Life, by Cynthia G. Lindner. Rowman & Littlefield. 
Richard Mackson / Sports Illustrated / Getty
O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1995, and in the next decade U.S. media culture plunged into the abyss.
Four September culture recommendations from our editors
From Good Vibrations
Ken Hanke was a  critic who believed in his own opinions, but didn't impose them on others.


Everett Historical / Shutterstock
Letters to the Editor from Sojourners readers
Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock
Reflections from the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. 
SpeedKingz / Shutterstock
Reflections of the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C


Rittikrai Pix / Shutterstock
Healthy, diverse societies do not magically appear
Moiseenko Design / Shutterstock
Funny Business with Ed Spivey Jr.
jorik / Shutterstock
Our new location will aspire to evoke spiritual power in the shadows of traditional wealth and power.