The Common Good
January 2005 Sojourners

January 2005 Sojourners


In the Face of War
Bush has been re-elected, the war in Iraq rages on, and militarism seems the order of the day. What's next for those committed to the way of peace?
by Larry Rasmussen

Winning The Peace
For peacemaking to be effective, we must not only say no to war, but provide viable alternatives.
by Glen Stassen

Ten Practices of Just Peacemaking
by Glen Stassen

Getting in the Way
Christian Peacemaker teams puts into practice the idea that peace work should be a regular job, not just a noble hobby. by Rich Preheim


A Clarion of Justice
For 40 years, The Other Side offered a vision of 'justice rooted in discipleship.'
by Dee Dee Risher

Quality Time
The Amachi program gives people of faith the tools they need to make a difference for inmates' children.
by Holly Lebowitz Rossi


After Arafat
An opening for peace?
by Charles Kimball

Seeking Common Ground
The common good is one of the ultimate moral values
by Duane Shank

Struggle for the Soul of Islam
A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world.
by Asra Q. Nomani

Between the Lines
| Rebuilding Iraq? | We Are Still Here | Full Immersion | The Woman Who Planted Trees | Beaten, Not Bowed | B-B-B-Bibleman! | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: What's Next?
Neither candidate championed the poor as a moral value
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: School Without a Prayer
Everything I need to know I learned in my parent-teacher conferences.
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: The Sense of Touch
In Jesus' life, touch was vibrantly political.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: Better Living Through Technology
Turning on to life by turning off the box.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Eighty in a 55 zone
I'm the one usually throwing things at the TV.
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: The Light of God's Glory
by Paula Gooder

Poetry: Hephaestos
by Richard Hoffman

| Seperating Church and State | Abortion is Key | Hearing God's Voice | An Imaginary Security |


Extreme Community
A glimpse of grace and abundance from - of all things - reality TV.
by Julie Polter

A Reformed System?
Book: American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare
Reviewed by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos

'Saint' Dorothy
Book: Dorothy Day: Portaits by Those Who Knew Her
Reviewed by Jim Forest

Creating the Beloved Community
Book Excerpt: The Beloved Community
by Charles Marsh

New and Noteworthy
Book: There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible by Leslie Hoppe, OFM
Music: How Sweet The Sound: Spirituals and Traditional Gospel Music by Chanticleer
Book: Between Two Souls: Conversations with Ryokan and Mary Lou Kownacki
Music: Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music. A compilation
Reviewed by Molly Marsh