The Common Good
April 2004 Sojourners

April 2004 Sojourners


The Lawyer, the Bible, and the Governor
How the Bible, a newspaper article, and simple biblical ethics put a Southern law professor at the cutting edge of a tax reform movement.
An interview with Susan Pace Hamill


Shrink, Shift, Shaft
Bush's tax policy is aimed at drastically reducing government services and moving the tax burden to poorer wage-earners. The result: a case of "trickle-down injustice."
by Chuck Collins

Worldwide, Inc.
When global meets local, who wins?
by Vinoth Ramachandra

A Place in the Country
A broad grassroots movement seeks land, equity, and dignity in Brazil.
by Judy Coode


Regime Change in Haiti
The Bush Doctrine strikes again.
by Jim Rice

Java Justice
The difference that fair trade makes.
by Celeste Kennel-Shank

The War at Home
Why are churches silent about family violence?
by Linda Crockett

Between the Lines
| Clinical Clergy | Coca-Cola or Clean Water? | Hanging the Poor Out to Dry | Where in the World is Mumbai? | No More Auction Block | Real Product - Divine Digits | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: Bring It On
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Out Where the Psalms Are Sung
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: Click Here for Cupid
Online dating brings out what's awry with romance and relationship.
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: Man of the Decade
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: The Coming Spectacle
by Ed Spivey, Jr.


Living the Word: With Our Whole Lives
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: Last Day
by Jill Alexander Essbaum

| Who's Leaving Whom? | The Church is Already Split | Sitting Together at Table |


The Language of Truth
Musician Bruce Cockburn describes the real and the surreal in Baghdad.
An Interview with Bruce Cockburn

Holistic Harmonies
Audio: Raise Your Spirit Higher by Ladysmith Black Mombazo
Reviewed by Nontando Hadebe

Breathing Space
Book: Toward the Livable City edited by Emilie Buchwald
Reviewed by Bethany Spicher

Redistributive Justice
Book: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

New and Noteworthy
Book: In A Dark Wood: Journeys of Faith and Doubt edited by Linda Jones and Sophie Stanes
Audio: Betty's Diner: The Best of Carrie Newcomer by Carrie Newcomer
Film: The War at Home directed by Glenn Silber and Barry Alexander Brown
Audio: A Celebration of Faith is His Name, Gregorian Chants conducted by Dr. Mary Berry
Compiled by Molly Marsh