Sofia 109

September 2013

For the Common Good

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  • Front cover image ‘Feeding the 5000’. 5000 invited to a free hot lunch in Trafalgar Square with food that would otherwise be wasted. Daily Telegraph, 18.11.2011.
  • Back cover image Homeless People’s Social Club picnic, Regent’s Park, London 2013. Photo by Delroy Snape



  • Sound by A.C. Jacobs
  • God of Small Things by Noel Duffy
  • Leviathan from the book of Job (41: 1-5)


  • Theology. Anthony Freeman reviews From the Big Bang to God by Lloyd Geering
  • History. Barbara Burfoot reviews The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker
  • Economics. Dominic Kirkham reviews The Price of Inequality by Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Religion. David Paterson reviews My Jewish Soul by Anthony Gimpel
  • Film. Christopher Wardale reviews The Spirit of 45 by Ken Loach

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Letters
  • SOF Sift by John Cragg
  • Campaign. Taxpayers against Poverty by Paul Nicolson
  • As I Please. Cicely Herbert talks about allotments