August 4, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 3Whole No. 4617

Editorials

AIDS: The Ever-Growing Scourge

President Bush has signed into law a measure that will allocate $15 billion to fight AIDS in the poorest countries of Africa and the Caribbean. This is a hopeful sign.

Articles

Marital and Ecclesial Commitment
Richard R. Gaillardetz

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, marriage has offered a set of images helpful in illuminating our communal relationship with God.

Jazz Goes Back to Church
Michael Sherwin

Dave Brubeck is recognized as a gifted jazz pianist and composer.

Sister-to-Sister: A New Approach to AIDS in Africa
George M. Anderson

Although both women and men are dying of AIDS at ever increasing rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, it is women who bear the brunt of the epidemic’s destructive impact.

Speaking Truth to Power
Patrick Lang

What is truth? John the Evangelist attributes this question to Pilate in his examination of Jesus.

God and Caesar in the New Europe
John Coughlan

A draft constitution for the European Union was presented at a summit meeting in Greece on June 20.

Books and Culture

Books
Imperial Tradition
Victor Ferkiss
Empire looks like a coffee-table book.
Books
Sound Science'?
Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Promoting the largest deregulation campaign in the last half century, the Bush administration says deregulation will bring prosperity and
Books
Between Universalism and Relativism
William ONeill
To its “cultured despisers” (Schleiermacher’s felicitous term), Christianity might well seem occupied with turning guile into guilt.

Columns and Departments

The Word
I Doubt It!
Dianne Bergant
The Word
The Son's Mother
Dianne Bergant
The Word
You Are Warmly Invited...
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
A Dancing Baby and Other Notes From the Choir
Lorraine V. Murray
Columns
Bush's Nuclear Folly
Ronald E. Powaski
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan
Letters
Letters
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