Autumn 2007 (Vol. 35, No. 4)

Autumn 2007

Perspective:
Recommitting to Principles of Peace by Donald K. Swearer

Dialogue:
A Different Model of Peacemaking by Marc Gopin
Religious diplomacy must be based on evidence of care.
Quiet No Longer by Lisa Schirch 
Despite their peacemaking tradition, Mennonites in the United States shy from trying to influence the state.
Post-Katrina Theology by Paula Smith
Making theological sense out of post-Katrina failures is difficult, necessary work.
Praying in Ethiopia by Malcolm C. Young
An American priest's surprising experience in Ethiopia.
Teach the Text in Contexts by Jon D. Levenson
In Jewish-Christian relations, improvement due to new scholarship is imperiled by old dangers.

Featured:
Living Walls by S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
There are many Muslims who work to resolve conflict, build peace, and encourage reconciliation and interfaith dialogue. But you won't usually find them employed by NGOs
From Periphery to Center by Simeon O. Ilesanmi
The growing influence of Pentecostalism in Africa is enhancing a debate about authenticity and legitimation, and is transforming secular states.
On Africa, a Need for Nuance by Jacob Olupona
Culture and religion are not radically distinct categories in African traditional societies: a response to Simeon Ilesanmi.
Only a Mother's Love by Kurt Shaw
Working with street children, from Argentina to New York City, it becomes clear that thoughts on motherly love are a route away from violence.
Kidnapped in Iraq by Will Van Wagenen
For a peace worker from the United States, the Christian injunction "love thy enemy" is put to a terrifying test.
White Hats and Black Hats by Alex Kronemer
A documentary filmmaker who deals with religion searches for humanity behind the symbols.

In Review:
The Whole Home Is Lifted by Kimberley Patton
Liberal Ambivalence Is Necessary by Todd Shy
The Clueless Factor by Sharon Goldman
A Double-Edged Dilemma by David Little

Poetry:
The Goat Mask by Jeff Hoffman
Lullaby by Kate Farrell
Two Poems by Sarah Brownsberger

See also: Past Issue