Issue: February 2016

Cover Story

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A new generation, of all races, is leading the way to a future where our growing diversity is experienced as a great benefit, not a threat. 

Feature

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Is socialism, like the communism of old, fundamentally inconsistent with Christian faith?
Andrew Wilkes
An interview with Andrew Wilkes on Christianity and socialism. 
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To be prophetic preachers, we must understand the blues. 
Shane Claiborne
Ten years after the release of his best-selling book, Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne talks with Jim Wallis about nonconformity, ending the death penalty, and cutting his hair. 

Commentary

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The mayor of Allentown, Pa., opens town doors- but not without pushback. 
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From churches to the FDIC, there's a new financial environment where responsible lending can flourish.
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Tracking immigration reform in the U.S. courts and its impact on families.

Culture Watch

Kendrick Lamar
Hip-hop, spoken word, and the voice of prophetic ethics. 
The Study Quran
From The Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, editor-in-chief. Published by HarperOne (2015). 
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Courage was sometimes in short supply among the mainstream media. 
My Little Book of Big Freedoms
Four February culture recommendations from our editors.
Shaun the Sheep
Here are my picks for the best films of 2015.
Felicity by Mary Oliver
Felicity: Poems, by Mary Oliver. Penguin Press.
Rob Schenck
The Armor of Light, directed by Abigail E. Disney. Fork Films. 

Departments

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Letters to the Editor from Sojourners readers
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Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. 

Columns

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The damage Exxon has done will keep on accelerating for centuries to come. 
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It's winter. So snuggle up, and tune out. 
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I came home from the hospital feeling deep appreciation for all the blessings in my life.
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But now is the time to dream and plan and begin to build the world we want. 

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