The Common Good
January 2004 Sojourners

January 2004 Sojourners


America, You Must Be Born Again
How Martin Luther King Jr. moved from reform to revolution.
by Stewart Burns

An Escalation of Humanity
Author Stewart Burns on King's relevance for America today.
Interviewed by Julie Polter


Lies Leaders Tell
An interview with British member of Parliament Clare Short on just war, Jesus, and the importance of telling the truth.
Interviewed by Jim Wallis

Remembering Rizpah
The story of an obscure, powerless woman reminds us to do what we can.
by Paula Gooder

'War on Terror' or Real Security?
A just and viable alternative to the Bush doctrine.
by David Cortright and George A. Lopez

A Loan at Last
Through "Oikocredit" some of the world's poorest people get the capital and dignity to thrive.
by Katherine Paarlberg


Don't Trade Away the Farm
Rebuffed (for now) in the global arena, the U.S. will pursue a divide-and-conquer strategy.
by Elizabeth Palmberg

It's the Money
After the Big Tobacco suits, what next?
by Rick Bernardo

An Active Faith
What's charity without justice?
by Yonce Shelton

Between the Lines
| Anglican Anguish | No Fly Zone | Evangelical Liberationists | Barring Prison Rape | Obey the Signs | Trickle Up Economics | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: Choosing Life
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Magnificent Desolation, Agonizing Love
I need an incarnation more powerful than the hell of the daily headlines.
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: Thou Shalt Not Download?
Who are the real pirates in the music economy?
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: Carriers of the Torch
The beer-commercial sensibility of deliberate, cultivated empty-headedness is pervasive.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: A Towering Legacy of Achievement
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: The Good News
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: On the Ninth Day of Christmas
by Marilyn Robertson

| An Impotent Church? | Alternative Voices | Whither Democracy? | Dennis Kucinich Responds |


Johnny Cash Goes Home
One last time, the Man in Black brings his music, and love, to the Carter Family Fold.
by Kimberly Burge

Back-Porch Apocalypse
Book: Soul Journey by Gillian Welch.
Reviewed by Kate Bowman

Spiritual Leadership
Book: The Cost of Moral Leadership: The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson. Reviewed by Duane Shank

New and Noteworthy
Audio: Drop the Debt, a compilation
Film: Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of Koinonia Farm produced by Cotton Patch Productions
Book: Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits by Jason Salzman
Audio: This Train by the Wayfaring Strangers
Compiled by Molly Marsh