In welcoming refugees from Syria,
European countries are showing the world what mercy looks like. But mercy, surely, doesn't stop there. What if the United States followed Germany's lead and offered mercy to the throngs of Central Americans who seek to cross its southern border? What does mercy look like in relation to the 2.2 million people being held in US prisons and jails? Or the working poor unable to adequately care for their families? Or the millions of children paying the bitter price of the sexual revolution and its erosion of lifelong marriage? The diverse contributors to this issue of Plough Quarterly
focus on how people of faith, by extending forgiveness and mercy, are transforming lives - and perhaps even the course of world events. Perspectives from Philip Yancey, Gerhard Müller,
Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, Charles E. Moore, Eva Mozes Kor, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Williams, Hashim Garrett, Michael Manning, Kim Hyun-sik, Graham Greene, Julian of Norwich, and Eberhard Arnold are sure to stimulate reflection and discussion. And as always, the magazine is illustrated with world-class art by the likes of Ferdinand Hodler, Camille Pissarro, Rembrandt, Fra Angelico, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Fritz von Uhde, Jon Redmond, Balázs Boda, Allan Rohan Crite, and Jason Landsel. Plough Quarterly features stories, ideas, and culture
for people eager to put their faith into action. Each issue brings you in-depth articles, interviews, poetry, book reviews, and art to help you put Jesus' message into practice and find common cause with others.