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.
So do you want to make culture? Find a community, a small group who can lovingly fuel your dreams and puncture your illusions. Find friends and form a family who are willing to see grace at work in one another’s lives, who can discern together which gifts and which crosses each has been called to bear. Find people who have a holy respect for power and a holy willingness to spend their power alongside the powerless. Find some partners in the wild and wonderful world beyond church doors. And then, together, make something of the world.
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