The Common Good
July 2004 Sojourners

July 2004 Sojourners


Heaven in Henry County
Kentucky farmer and essayist Wendell Berry talks about what makes people happy.
by Rose Marie Berger


Bring Them Home
photos by Rick Reinhard

The Right Stuff
Many people think the Religious Right has faded into obscurity and political powerlessness. In fact, it just might be stronger than ever.
by David Batstone and Mark Wexler

Body and Soul
They're reading liberation theology and listening to the world's urban poor. Meet the young evangelicals of Word Made Flesh.
by Kate Bowman

Opening Heart and Home
Dorothy Day taught us the real meaning of hospitality by the way she lived day to day.
by Jim Forest


Globalization Must Mean Justice
The real barrier is indifference.
by Gordon Brown

Toward Food Justice
The wealthy feast, the poor go hungry. Surprise.
by Bethany Spicher

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Why incremental reform is not the solution.
by Marty Jezer

Between the Lines
| Sugar Rush | Ten Years of Freedom | Good Medicine | Counting Your Cubits | I am Mordechai Vanunu | For Pete's Sake | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: End the Occupation
by Jim Wallis

Eyes & Ears: Plagiarize This
Copyright laws choke the commingling streams of King Lear, Iggy Pop, and "Louie Louie."
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Excess Baggage
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: Between Cities
by Ananda Robinson

| Show Me the Love | A Kindred Soul | Diverse Views on War | Was Jesus A Threat? | Speak Up |


Holy Warrior Nuns, Batman!
Comic books take on the world of faith and spirituality.
by David Wade

Space for Grace
Book: Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx by Heidi B. Neumark
by Bill Wylie-Kellermann

Incarnational Art
Book: Postmodern Heretics: Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art
by Virginia Maksymowicz

New and Noteworthy
Film: PeaceJam: How Young People Can Make Peace in their Schools and Communities
Music: Goodbye, Babylon. A compilation of Southern church choirs, singers, blues artists, and preachers
Book: No Lonesome Road edited by Jeff Biggers and George Brosi
Book: The Shoes of Van Gogh: A Spiritual and Artistic Journey to the Ordinary by Cliff Edwards and Henri Nouwen
Compiled by Molly Marsh