Magazine

Issue: April 2017

Cover Story

Resistance alone does not sustain a community. It requires a shared life that is rooted in deep spirituality. 
Détail de Pilate et des accusateurs/ Pethrus / CC BY-SA 3.0
"What is truth?" Pontius Pilate asked Jesus. It's an important question.

Feature

Why fresh food is often a scarce commodity for low-income people. 
A Southern church wrestles with its Confederate history. 
A worker-owned co-op in North Carolina creates a 'virtuous circle' of opportunity for immigrants.

Commentary

There's a reason why freedom of the press and religious freedom reside together in the First Amendment.
Editorial credit: Richard Paul Kane / Shutterstock.com
Sexual assault casts a long shadow over athletics—even at Christian colleges. 
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Seventeen percent of U.S. special forces deployed abroad are in Africa—where the U.S. is not (officially) at war. 

Culture Watch

Harmonizing the vocation of scholarship and the call of music. 
Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice, edited by Ched Myers, foreword by Denise M. Nadeau. Cascade Books. 
Mano Dura: The Politics of Gang Control in El Salvador, by Sonja Wolf. University of Texas Press.
Where is our Reinhold Niebuhr?
Four April cultural recommendations from our editors. 
Mira Nair is courageous in asserting that the film industry requires a reboot.

Departments

Letters to the editor from Sojourners readers
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A
          Light dimming now the two friends hurry to lower the body. Joseph’s thumb bleeds, stuck by thorns when he cradled the head while servants wrapped limbs in carry sling. Nicodemus staggers beneath a hundred

Columns

Elements of identity politics may have advanced dogmas that undermine the very values that undergird the movement.
The recovery of financial markets has been very good — for the already wealthy.
Active-bystander intervention is what 'love your neighbor' looks like in public. 

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