Category: Summer/Autumn 2012

Diversity Troubles

Privileged members of academia need to go further to challenge the structures that support prejudice and domination. By Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

For the People

Sari Nusseibeh’s What Is a Palestinian State Worth? By Jeffrey Johnson

Each Person, Each Day

A central theme in this issue is that silence is not an option if we are to act with moral integrity on issues of urgent concern. By Wendy McDowell


Poetry by Emily Leithauser

Listen First

An excerpt from Jane I. Smith’s 1977 Q&A with the Bulletin.

The Pen Is Mightier

Sexism is still rampant in reviews and responses to women’s writing (especially discussions of religion), but we can counter this bias. By Sarah Sentilles

Choosing Words over Bullets

The grassroots efforts of citizens to build interfaith communities is a social good that helps to hold our nation together. By R. Gustav Niebuhr


Poetry by Nate Klug

In Praise of Inadequate Gifts

Condolence cards and quiet gestures of support provide an unlikely counterweight to violence and mortality. By Tarn Wilson

The Soul Has No Gender

Too many LGBT youth find themselves without the support of their friends, families, schools, and faith communities, which leads to an increased risk of mental and physical health problems. By Cheryl A. Giles

Life for a Life?

Righteous anger in the cause of justice is a natural response, but it proves to be ineffective and even dangerous. By Dudley Rose

Echoes of a Legendary Queen

Contemporary women writers in Arabic and English have drawn on the Queen of Sheba to comment on national identity, gender, and race. By Wafaa Abdulaali

The Meaning of a Saint

Vrajaprana’s Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited. By Francis X. Clooney, S.J.