Sofia 97

September 2010

Religion and Social Justice

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  • Lunching by the Sea of Galilee by David Perman


  • Tony Windross reviews Theology’s Strange Return by Don Cupitt
  • Helen Bellamy reviews What Should I Believe? by Dorothy Rowe
  • Kathleen McPhilemy reviews A Compression of Distances by Daphne Gloag
  • Anne Ashworth reviews Poetic Tales by Dinah Livingstone
  • The A to Z of a City by Cicely Herbert

Regulars and Occasionals

  • Cartoon by Josh
  • Letters
  • SOF Sift by Ann Eggborook
  • Red Letter Days
  • Mayday Notes

The covers

Front Cover: The Harrowing of Hell. Jesus dances as he tramples down the gates of Hell and rescues Adam and Eve. Fresco, St Saviour in Chora, Istanbul.

Back cover: Archbishop Tutu with Kumi Naidoo on the 18th day of his 21-day fast in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe in 2009.