The Christian Century

Founded on January 4, 1900, The Christian Century is a biweekly magazine published by The Christian Century. Its subject is religion. The Rev. John M. Buchanan is Editor and Publisher and David Heim is Executive Editor.

Articles from Vol. 110, No. 16, May 12

A Game of Inches
MANY SCHOLARS and researchers become protective of their subjects: botanists do not want you to become an expert on their flower of choice, nor physicians, on the disease they've studied, nor anthropologists, on their native tribe. This spring my colleague...
Bearing Witness: The Holocaust Museum
Washington, D.C. DESPITE ITS unusual design, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum which opened to the public on April 26 is a simple building. There is not a superfluous angle. Visitors move between the exhibitions dark corridors and broad, light...
Catholic Bishops on Health Care Reform
The U.S. Catholic Conference, charging that the nation's health system is in "serious disarray," has called for fundamental reforms by the Clinton administration to aid the poor and vulnerable. In a letter to members of Congress and Hillary Rodham...
Champion of Farm Workers Dies
"An era has passed," said Joan Brown Campbell, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, in responding to news reports that Cesar Chavez, 66, died in his sleep April 23 in San Lnis, Arizona, where he was visiting on union business. Chavez,...
Church Realities and Christian Identity in the 21th Century
AT THE BEGINNING of the 20th century, religious leaders in the U.S. confidently looked forward to a "Christian century." At the end of that century it seems more appropriate to ask whether the next one will hold any place for Christians at all. I do...
Gays Parade Draws Mixed Response
When tens of thouSands of gays, lesbians and their supporters took to the Washington streets recently calling for passage of an antibias law, at least one mainline Protestant church leader was among their ranks. Paul Sherry, president of the United...
Not a Time for Heroes; Bosnia and Just War Criteria
BETTER MOVIES were made in 1942 than Casablanca, but the story and the dialogue remain with us: "Play it, Sam"; "We'll always have Paris"; "The Germans wore gray, you wore blue"; and the line that furnishes the title of Aljean Harmetz's recent book...
Rearticulating an Ecumenical Vision: An Interview with Konrad Raiser
AT THE BEGINNING of this year Konrad Raiser assumed the post of general secretary of the World Council of Churches. An ordained pastor in the Evangelical Church of. Germany, Raiser is very familiar with the workings of the council, which has 330 member...
The Unruly Spirit
NOTHING LUKE tells us concerning the behavior of Jesus' followers after his Ascension prepares us for the astonishing character of Pentecost itself When the apostles rejoin other believers in Jerusalem, they establish an orderly and apparently secluded...
Women-Church and Diversity
Nearly 2,400 women assembled at Albuquerques downtown convention center for the third Women-Church conference, seeking a vision of unity amid a mosaic of cultural and religious expressions. 'While participants seemed to agree on the conference theme,...
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