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Sojourners Magazine: September/October 2020

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If we want people to vote, we need to talk about power — and outsmart the deliberate barriers placed in the way.

Features

How to outsmart the deliberate barriers placed in voters’ way.

by
Stacey Abrams
Magazine
Features

There was no original innocence; the heresy of white supremacy and its resulting sins were there from the beginning.

by
David P. Gushee
Parenting

How will our ongoing traumas affect the way our kids see the world, God, and faith?

by
Sandi Villarreal

Voices

Voices
Mobilizing Hope

We are facing a moral crossroads for our nation.

President-elect and Acting President
Voices
From The Editors

Voter access is a test of our faith and our democracy.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary

The DACA decision was a temporary victory, but it does not dismantle the massive deportation machine.

by
Sandy Ovalle

The death penalty does not align with values like the sanctity of human life, individual liberty, and limited government.

by
Heather Beaudoin

Too many students have been dehumanized, disrespected, and criminalized by police in their schools.

by
Judith Browne Dianis
Voices
Columns

Revisiting my entangled and complicit family history. 

by
Rose Marie Berger

Americans must vow to never relive the ongoing horror of 2020.

by
Lisa Sharon Harper
Voices
Eyewitness

Vision

Vision
Culture

“Crime shows are propaganda for the police, telling the American psyche that we need cops to maintain order.”

by
Chris Karnadi

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors

The wealthy own everything, so when’s the revolution?

by
Danny Duncan Collum

How the coronavirus pandemic could bring more democracy to U.S. theater. 

by
Stephanie Sandberg
Vision
Books

A review of Gun Island, by Amitav Ghosh.

by
Avery Davis Lamb

A review of One Coin Found: How God’s Love Stretches to the Margins, by Emmy Kegler.

by
Wendy Besel Hahn

A review of A Fortune for Your Disaster, by Hanif Abdurraqib.

by
Elisa Crawley
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Elisabeth Ivey
Vision
Living The Word

October reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A.

by
Valerie Bridgeman

September reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A.

by
Valerie Bridgeman
Vision
H'rumphs

Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.

by
Ed Spivey Jr.