The Common Good
June 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

June 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

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COVER

What God Has Joined
Marriage, from a faith perspective, can be a practice of holiness in everyday life--with a lot of hard work.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Tales of a Male 'Preacher's Wife'
Sadly, being a stay-at-home dad is still a countercultural act.
By Christian Piatt

 

FEATURES

Enslaved at the Border
When Mexican emigration and U.S. slavery intertwine.
By Curt Devine

Mother Jesus
The roles that Jesus plays in John's gospel echo those of women in first-century Palestine.
By Reta Halteman Finger

No Room at the Inn
Cincinnati's faith leaders stand up to a corporate bully.
By Dawn Araujo


CULTURE WATCH

It's Amish Fever!
Reviews: When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough; Then Sings My Soul; Laughter Is Sacred Space Excerpt: Troubled Minds

Eyes & Ears
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film
By Gareth Higgins

 

COMMENTARY

Bordering on the Truth
Where the U.S. meets Mexico, rhetoric often gets in the way of the facts.
By Maryada Vallet

'Bring Our War Dollars Home'
Local Governments push for Pentagon spending cuts.
By Candice Quinn

Keep on Keepin' On
How do we sustain our climate activism? It can't be about fear.
By Alycia Ashburn

 

COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds: Loving Like Christ
By Jim Wallis

Global Engagement: The Man in Row 26
By Lynne Hybels

Bridges: From Diversity to Pluralism
By Eboo Patel & Claire Albert

The Hungry Spirit: The Pope We've Been Waiting For?
By Rose Marie Berger

H'rumphs: The Real To Have and to Hold (And to Serve Six)
By Ed Spivey Jr.

 

DEPARTMENTS

Letters:
| Tepid Inaction | Reframing the Conversation | Listening to All | Gun Nation | Protecting God's Feelings | Correction |

Poetry: Illuminated
By Rose Marie Berger

Living the Word: 'Greater Works Than Mine'
By Martin L. Smith