vol. 5, num. 14 :: 2006.07.14 — 2006.07.28
What does it mean to be a citizen of a country? Of the Kingdom? On the nature of belonging, as well as the tensions and harmonies that exist among our various allegiances.
A Midwesterner in Tennessee reflects on alienation and belonging.
An impending move prompt thoughts about belonging in a place.
An illegal immigrant learns about the difficulties of not claiming identity.
Reflections on the layers of identity involved in citizenship.
A brief exploration of citizenship related to identity.
A review of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
A review of the Cornerstone Festival 2006.
Exclusive interview with Jim Skillen regarding issues of church and state.
A review of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto.
Wouldn't we all love to live in the country of our dreams?
On why Christians should be disturbed by the current war in Iraq and what we should all be doing about it, regardless of our opinion.
A project out of Wisconsin seeks to create a fourth branch of government, the Popular Branch, by allowing citizens to vote on pending legislation. See what you think…
Resources for promoting compassion, not criminalization in immigration reform.
A column from Carolyn Carney on the tension between being a consumer and being a citizen.
I also believe that Jefferson was right — that we cannot successfully fashion ourselves as a “public” until we replace that word within its “republican” context, and within the context of the way we inhabit very particular stretches of land. If in fact there is a connection between the places we inhabit and the political culture which our inhabiting of them produces, then perhaps it makes sense to begin with the place, with a sense of what it is, and then try to imagine a way of being public which would fit the place.
Community and the Politics of Place
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