The Common Good
July 2006 Sojourners

July 2006 Sojourners


Patricia's Story
Behind every 'undocumented immigrant' or 'illegal alien' is a real human story. This is one of them.
by 'Patricia,' as told to Juan Hernandez and Noel Castellanos

10 Myths About Immigrants
adapted from 'Myths - Learn the Facts'
by Justice for Immigrants.

Exactly Where I'm Supposed To Be
'Jesus himself was a child immigrant.'
by a student at Biola University in California


A Cup Of Life
Healing Waters quenches thirst and builds bridges in the Dominican Republic.
by Dean Nelson

Singing for Clean Water
Buffalo Springfield's Richie Furay plays at a church in La Vega, Dominican Republic.
by Dean Nelson

Baptism's True Claim
To wade in the water is to be immersed in our Lord's perverse ethic of gain through loss.
by Ched Myers

Prophetic Politics in the New South Africa
Ten years after the formal dismantling of apartheid, economic injustice, HIV/AIDS, and poverty stand in the way of real reconciliation - and present daunting challenges for the South African church.
by Adam Taylor


Justice for Immigrants
'Remember you were once foreigners...'
by Jeff Carr

Girl, Interrupted
The tragic cost of child marriage.
by Julie Polter

Our Friend the Atom?
The growing threat from nuclear power.
by Helen Caldicott

Between the Lines
| Making a Living | Will The Desert Bloom | Airway to Heaven | Operation Peaceforce | Camp Darfur | Sanctuary Movement on the Rise | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: The Rubble of War
'That's war,' he said, 'and that's why I hate it.'
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: Taking Global Warming to Church
The archbishop is making global warming a personal challenge.
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: The Art of Savoring
Soon the first stars will move tentatively into the field of sky.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: Losing the News
As newspapers die a slow death, can cable, radio, and the Web really provide serious, independent news?
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Finally, an Immigration Solution
Anyone in this country illegally should leave. But first...
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: The Ways of Shalom
by Robert Roth

Poetry: Poem of a Soldier's Wife
by Amanda Rogers

| Viva! | Just Food | WWJD? | Mixed Messages | The 'Rule' of God |


Celebrity Activists
Hollywood's humanitarian helpers direct more attention to global hot spots. But does it help?
by Kate Bowman Johnston

A God of Words?
Book: Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading by Eugene H. Peterson.
Reviewed by Steve Thorngate

New Readings
Book: Reading The Bible with the Damned by Bob Ekblad.
Reviewed by Jeshua Erickson

Agents of Change
Book Excerpt: Black and Catholic in the Jim Crow South
by Danny Duncan Collum

New and Noteworthy
Book: The Tent of Abraham by Arthur Waskow, Joan Chittister, and Saadi Shakur Chishti.
Book: How Can a Christian Be in Politics? A Guide toward Faithful Politics by Roy Herron.
Music: Sing the Journey by Kenneth Nafziger.
Book: Shouts and Whispers by Jennifer Holberg.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh