Issue: May 2017

Cover Story

Saciido Shaie, a Somali refugee living in Minneapolis, just wants to be part of the American fabric. 

Feature

What do our bodies—dreadlocks, muscles, thighs, and all—teach us about God?
Seven in 10 Americans don't discuss global warming with family or friends. It's time to start. Here's how. 

Commentary

Image via Bradley Siefert / Flickr / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Black and Latino churches are becoming strong voices for people and creation. 
Accompanying Jesus in Trump's America.
The goal of education reform should be to create opportunity for every child. 

Culture Watch

At first my 'resistance library' was a protective wall. But is that really what books are made for?
Ruined, by Ruth Everhart. Tyndale House. 
The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us, by Sarah Arthur & Erin F. Wasinger. Brazos Press. 
Saint or Sinner? Three new books examine the life of Martin Luther. 
An excerpt from Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life, by Joan Chittister, OSB 
A more powerful corporate establishment is not exactly what Rust Belt Trump voters were looking for. 
Four May cultural recommendations from our editors. 
Perhaps we need to turn our attention to beauty even more than opposition.

Departments

Letters to the editor from Sojourners readers
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A

Columns

To see blooms adorning a church on Ash Wednesday—instead of at Easter—scrambles the spiritual metaphor.
The fossil-fuel industry has been running a disinformation game for more than a quarter centry. 
I've been marching for decades. Now it's time to get paid. 
JP Keenan / Sojourners
Thousands of people of faith have decided to act. 
Everett Historical / Shutterstock.com
'I never saw the image of God in myself before.'

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