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Sojourners Magazine: September/October 2021

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Taking the next steps in constructing a more just church and society.

Features

A graphic of a church building inside of a hand sanitizer bottle. There are people outside looking at the building.

Churches across North America grapple with how they'll be different in the post-quarantine era.

by
Christina Colón
Magazine
Features
An illustration of nature and humans co-existing in an abstract style.

A southern-African philosophy points the way to a thriving society.

by
Adam Russell Taylor
A collage of photos from various transitional justice commissions.

How communities around the world are addressing and redressing societal wrongs.

by
Colleen Murphy

Voices

Voices
Hearts & Minds
A young Jim Wallis in flannel smiling at the camera.

The next chapter of my life.

Founder and Ambassador
Voices
From The Editor
Jesuit priest, peace activist, and president of the Columbian Truth Commission Francisco de Roux / Illustration by Johnalynn Holland

What models can help guide us as we go about the work of building something new?

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
An illustration of a Bible with a rainbow pride flag bookmark poking out of the pages.
Balancing religious freedom with LGBTQ inclusion.
by
Allyson McKinney Timm
An illustration of an anonymous man in a trench coat holding a bunch of houses in his arms.

Anonymous corporations own more and more of our cities.

by
Chuck Collins
An illustration of a pastor whispering in to the ears of an elephant.

Forecasting the upcoming battles of our nation’s culture wars.

by
Angie Maxwell
Voices
Columns
A graphic of an outline of a church building and an aerial view of sidewalks and neighborhood streets.

Accounts of us finding one another, and God finding us there, too.

by
Jeania Ree V. Moore
Outlines of multiple faces with their mouths open as if singing or shouting. The faces overlap and are different colors.

Learning from the wisdom of Anishinaabe elders in the fight against Line 3.

by
Bill McKibben
Voices
Eyewitness
A group of Indigenous elders and students stand in a circle praying in front of a red-brick residential school.

Reckoning with unmarked graves and Christian complicity.

by
George “Tink” Tinker

Vision

Vision
Culture
A scene from "Aliens" in which an adult is carrying a little girl as they look nervously into the distance.

There's a lot in the movies for xenomorphs—and humans—to chew on.

by
Abby Olcese
A scene from 'The Trees Remember' where a young Black girl is looking at nature with sunglasses and an older Black woman is standing with her smiling. The cover of 'On the Spectrum' has colorful letters on a white background.

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
Georgia O'Keeffe's painting 'Sky Above Clouds' has geometrical white clouds in lines below a light blue and pink sky.

Cells renew, but bones remain.

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé
Vision
Books
The cover of 'Dorothy Day: On Pilgrimage' has a black-and-white profile photo of her looking at the camera.

Her spirituality flooded into everything, including the political. 

by
Rosalie G. Riegle
The cover of 'Until This Shakes Apart' has those words with fires burning in the background.

Its new album pulls no punches in its criticism of evangelicals’ embrace of Trumpian politics.

by
Joel Heng Hartse
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Bill Ayres
Vision
Living The Word

September reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Isaac S. Villegas

October reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Isaac S. Villegas
Vision
H'rumphs

A work of humorous fiction.

by
Jenna Barnett