The Common Good
July 2014 Sojourners Magazine

July 2014 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

How to Dismantle the 'New Jim Crow'

Public attitudes about mass incarceration are changing. Is this a first step to overturning our country's addiction to punishment?

by Michelle Alexander

FEATURES

This Land is Our Land

Young people are finding and cultivating hope in rural places.

by Julianne Couch

 

An Iconic Faith

Artist Robert Lentz reinterprets an ancient form for contemporary times.

by Patricia Zapor, with photos by Lloyd Wolf

 

No Longer the 'Best Kept Secret'

Pope Francis has breathed new life into Catholic social teaching--and not just for Catholics.

by Tom Allio

Plus: Why I Stay in Church, by Brian Doyle

CULTURE WATCH

A conversation with storyteller Daniel Beaty

Reviews: Disunity in Christ; The Book of Forgiving; From the Psalms to the Cloud

Eyes and Ears, by Danny Duncan Collum

On Film, by Gareth Higgins

COMMENTARY

Women and poverty

Resisting 'Jew-hatred'

Affirmative action

COLUMNS

Hearts and Minds

by Jim Wallis

Global Engagement

by Lynn Hybels

Moving Mountains

by Lisa Sharon Harper

Bridges

by Eboo Patel

H’rumphs

by Ed Spivey, Jr.

DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Poetry

Short takes

Living the Word

by Joy J. Moore