Oct 18, 2011

vol 128 No. 21

Contents are posted gradually over two weeks. Logged-in subscribers can also download the issue PDF via the link above.

Our fall books issue's reviews include Walter Brueggemann on Peter Ochs, Robert Bellah on Parker Palmer, Shirley Showalter on Leymah Gbowee and others.
October 12, 2011

The use of clean energy sources is growing, but unless those sources become cheaper and more efficient, they won't put a dent in the rise in carbon emissions.
October 5, 2011

"The disciples were obviously astonished to see Christ in glory," said our pastor. He was prepared for questions about the Transfiguration. Instead, one first grader asked, "what does 'obviously' mean?"
October 11, 2011

Sarah’s Key

Sarah's Key is culled from a popular novel (by Tatiana de Rosnay) set during the Holocaust and the Nazi occupation of France. The main character, an Amer­i­can magazine writer (Kristin Scott Thomas) living in Paris, discovers that her husband's family acquired their home after the Jews who once lived there were sent to an abandoned stadium, where they endured three hellish days before the Nazis transported them to the camps.
October 12, 2011

The Help

In The Help, set during the civil rights era, an aspiring journalist decides to write a book about the African-American domestics in the small Missis­sippi town where she grew up. The movie, adapted by Tate Taylor from Kathryn Stockett's best seller, is a glossy Hollywood potboiler that uses a serious theme and historical context as cover.
October 9, 2011

Washington, D.C., September 22 (ENInews)--The 21 September release of U.S. hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal from an Iranian prison "affirms the importance of the role of religious dialogue and its end product in this case, public diplomacy, as we seek ways to define common ground between our two countries," said Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop John Chane, who returned from a weeklong visit to Iran on 19 September.
September 22, 2011