Journal Archive

Issues and Series

urban ministry carouselApril 2013 Issue:

A City On A Hill: Urban Ministry in the 21st Century

Stories, strategies, and theological reflection on urban ministry

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Medical Symbol HeaderFebruary/March 2013 Issue:

For the Healing of the Nation

A look at healthcare, health insurance, and the Affordable Care Act from a Reformed Christian perspective

 

climate-change-croppedJanuary 2014 Mini-series:

To Dust You Shall Return: Climate Change and Christian Faith

A joint issue with ecclesio.com that explores different ways our faith calls us to respond to climate change

 

Hymnal Advent Wreath 1December 2013 Issue:

The Hymnal From Below: A Justice Reading of Glory to God

An exploration of social justice themes in Glory to God, the new Presbyterian hymnal

 

plumb line on a brick wallFall 2013 Issue:

Amos’ Plumbline; Whose Church?

A series on the future of social witness featuring modern-day prophets and advocates from across the country and the world

 

power-to-change-2Summer 2013 Issue:

Trayvon’s Verdict on Us

An exploration of of racial justice both from past issues of Church & Society and from present day tragedies such as the death of Trayvon Martin.

 

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June 2013 Issue:

Posts from The Past: War and Peace

Our first “from the Archives” edition looking at how Church & Society looked at issues of warfare through the 20th century.

 

peace!!April 2013 Issue:

Short Takes On Peace

Video clips of speak­ers and oth­ers gath­ered at a con­fer­ence as part of the ongo­ing PC(USA) peace dis­cern­ment process.

 

 

March 2013 Issue:

Tracking the Immigration Debate

As Con­gress looks seri­ously at com­pre­hen­sive immi­gra­tion reform for the first time in a num­ber of years, Unbound con­trib­u­tors illu­mi­nate the issues being debated.


Feb 2013 Issue:

Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church

Pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Pres­by­ter­ian AIDS Net­work, and build­ing on a ground-breaking con­fer­ence at John­ston C. Smith The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Unbound explores prophetic wit­ness and com­pas­sion­ate action in response to HIV and AIDS.


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Dec 2012/Jan 2013 Issue:

Hope for Eco-Activists: Discovering an Environmental Faith

A col­lab­o­ra­tive issue of Unbound and Pres­by­te­ri­ans for Earth Care exam­in­ing the rela­tional and spir­i­tual foun­da­tion of a life devoted to sus­tain­abil­ity and envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice.

 

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Special Nov 2012 Series:

Seven Sins Against Democracy—And What’s Faith Got To Do With It

A special series for the November 2012 election, drawing together prominent thinkers and faith leaders to reflect on the threats to the effective and ethical functioning of our democracy.

 

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Special Oct 2012 Series:

Our Stories: Coming Out… & Inviting In

A special series for National Coming Out Week and LGBT History Month, in partnership with Presbyterian Welcome, sharing the stories of LGBTQQI inquirers and candidates for ordained ministry.

 

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Sept/Oct 2012 Issue:

The Backstory of General Assembly Social Witness

Featuring takes from young adults and committee chairs; analysis of what happened regarding marriage equality, divestment, peace discernment, women’s justice, and other issues; a comprehensive digest of the 220th PC(USA) GA social witness action; and a look at what’s next.

 

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May/June 2012 Issue:

Inside Agitators: Seminarians for Justice

Sem­i­nary and divin­ity school students write about social jus­tice min­istry and advo­cacy on their cam­puses: Can these inside agi­ta­tors connect?

 

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Feb/Mar 2012 Issue:

Jesus Returns to Washington—The Public Witness of the Church

Social ethicists, pastors, young adults, theologians, and organizers
exam­in­e why and how the Chris­t­ian church should engage the world and its polit­i­cal arena.

 

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Dec/Jan 2011-12:

Occupy Human Rights, Not Us: Indigenous Land Rights for Human Rights Day

Doctoral students at the Graduate Theological Union discuss land rights issues in Hawaii, British Columbia, South Korea, and California—with guest editor Carol Robb, professor of Christian Ethics, and with contributions from the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

 

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Oct/Nov 2011 Issue:

The Dark Night of the American Economy

In this inaugural issue of Unbound, writers speak to biblical justice and the American economic crisis—through personal accounts of impact, poetry, economic analysis, Christian witness (construction, complicity, and resistance), a re-envisioning of economics, prayer, and proposed action steps.