The Common Good
August 2006 Sojourners

August 2006 Sojourners


Back From The Brink?
Official rhetoric has helped fuel an escalation of tension between the United States and Iran. Do recent negotiations mark a change in direction, or just a temporary detour from the highway to military attack?
by David Cortright

Words, Not War, With Iran
'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.' - Isaiah 2:4
by Rev. Jim Wallis, Rev. Bob Edgar, Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Dr. Susannah Heschel, Brian McLaren, Rev. William J. Shaw and Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed

A Brief History of the 21st Century
Chapter 11: The Former United States
by Brian McLaren


The Idol of Progress
The pursuit of knowledge was his true faith. And in many ways, it remains ours today.
by Daniel Charles

Cesar Chavez Saved My Life
Nane Alejandrez had plenty of opportunities to die. Instead he chose life, and brought generations of Latino youngsters with him.
by Rose Marie Berger

Ruined For Life
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps celebrates 50 years of changing lives through service.
by Judy Coode


False Stewardship
Dobson's is a fringe position gussied up in mainstream garb.
by Steve Thorngate

One in the Spirit
Building bridges between Pentecostals and the mainline churches.
by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Judas, We Hardly Knew Ye
The 'gospel' of Judas and The Da Vinci Code make Christianity unrecognizable.
by Rose Marie Berger

Between the Lines
| Storm Shelters | Remembering Damu Smith | Church Plants | Toward a Responsible Sexual Ethic | Citizens Remember | Follow The Money | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: If All You Have Is A Hammer
For those who run our foreign policy, diplomacy has become a 'weak' word.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Thou Shalt Not
Covenants always have social and political implications.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: A Digital Stage Dive
Neil Young's Living With War reopens the channel between artist and audience.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: English, the One and Only
Elvis was perhaps our greatest English speaker.
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: A Secular or Sacred Witness?
by Robert Roth

Poetry: Paradise: Under the shade of swords. At the feet of the mothers.
by Christi Kramer

| It's a Church Issue | Do As I Do, Not As I Say | Will Wonders Never Cease? | Animal Ethics |


An Anti-Folktale
Is a movement of post-punk, justice-seeking, Jesus-following musicians on the rise?
Reviewed by John Potter

Songs of Quiet Hope
Music: Birds of My Neighborhood by The Innocence Mission. Go When The Morning Shineth by Don Peris.
Reviewed by Steve Thorngate

Widening The Heart
Book: God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right by David James Duncan.
Reviewed by Julie Polter

A Manual for Living
Book: Living The Sermon On The Mount: A Practical Hope for Grace and Deliverance by Glen Stassen.
Reviewed by Glen H. Stassen

New and Noteworthy
Book: Making Housing Happen: Faith-Based Affordable Housing Models by Jill Suzanne Shook.
Book: The Power of Serving Others by Gary Morsch and Dean Nelson.
Book: Spiritual Direction: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith by Henri J.M. Nouwen, Michael J. Christensen, and Rebecca Laird.
Film: We Should Talk Peace: Stories of African Peacemakers by Mennonite Central Committee.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

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