Sofia 94

December 2009

Peace on Earth?

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  • Front cover image:  Afghan mother waiting for help from Medecins sans Frontieres
  • Back cover imageThe Shepherds Visit the Newborn Jesus by Rembrandt



  • The New Temple by Muhammed Iqbal, introduced by Mohammad Talib
  • Galaxy of Days by Daphne GloagLeonel Rugama


  • David Paterson reviews Give a Boy a Gun by Alistair Liddle with Ruth Scott
  • Michael Morton reviews a book and a pamphlet about Israel/Palestine: A Time to Speak Out by Anne Karpf and others (ed); Visions of the Endgame by Tony Klug
  • Mary Michaels reviews the poetry of Phil Poole
  • How It is. Cicely Herbert visits Miroslaw Balka’s Installation at the Tate Modern, London

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Letters
  • Cartoon by Josh
  • SOF Sift by Richard Wood Penn
  • Radio Rockall
  • SOF Sermon by Stephen Mitchell
  • Mayday Notes