catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Citizens and Aliens

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.

 

Feature

Gone south

A Midwesterner in Tennessee reflects on alienation and belonging.

Editorial

Into exile

An impending move prompt thoughts about belonging in a place.

Articles

Uprooted

An illegal immigrant learns about the difficulties of not claiming identity.

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'Tis the season to remember my citizenship

Reflections on the layers of identity involved in citizenship.

Late night thoughts on being a disciple of the Kingdom

A brief exploration of citizenship related to identity.

Reviews

True, in the end

A review of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

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Gallery

In case you missed it the first time

Interview with Jim Skillen

Exclusive interview with Jim Skillen regarding issues of church and state.

The poor are not the problem

A review of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto.

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Star-spangled dreams

Wouldn't we all love to live in the country of our dreams?

Mea Culpa

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.

Weaving the web

The Center for New Democracy

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…

 

What's at stake?

Resources for promoting compassion, not criminalization in immigration reform.

 

Who is my neighbor?

A column from Carolyn Carney on the tension between being a consumer and being a citizen.

 
 

daily asterisk

Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups…. So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing. It is my job to create universes, as the basis of one novel after another. And I have to build them in such a way that they do not fall apart two days later.

Philip K. Dick
The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick

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