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Grace Stories
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

Advent is a time for stories. In my childhood, these weeks were filled with Sunday school pageants, beautifully illustrated children's books, and swapping out Legos for the figurines in my mom’s Nativity ...

Small Screen, Great Drama
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Studios have been realizing that there is an audience for long-form storytelling that is willing to think. ...

Marginalization of Women Leads to Increasing Rate of AIDS/HIV
Originally Posted: 11/29/2013 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

World AIDS Day presents an opportunity to address as how those disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS mirror society’s most marginalized populations — the poor and women — and how faith-based communities ...

Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama should be commended for uniting the world behind the goal of creating an AIDS-free generation, but we can achieve this only if we accelerate the provision of antiretrovirals to the poore ...

Why Is It So Hard To Say Things? Thoughts On Newspeak, AIDSpeak, and ObesitySpeak
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

It is important to me that the government, if it’s going to be in the position of advising people on matters of public health (in my view, a good thing) to speak clearly. Not ObesitySpeak. Not HealthSpeak. Fac ...

A Lifesaving Partnership
Originally Posted: 07/26/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey The Global Fund has a plan to win the fight against the three major diseases of poverty—and it's working. ...

Bono: David Sang the Blues and Jesus Did Some Punk Rock
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

U2 frontman Bono exchanged Bible references and bantered about music, theology, and evangelicals’ role in AIDS activism in a recent radio interview with Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. ...

Finding Hope and Wholeness in My Son’s Return to Africa
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

Malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhea-related fatalities remain high in Malawi. So does unemployment, particularly among younger workers in urban areas such as Blantyre, where it is approximately 70 percent. But ...

The Juxtaposition of Death and Life, or Church on a Bike
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 8:48am | Type: Blog

All around us, death and life, life and death. Pitch black darkness, confusion, pain, redemption, hope, joy, life, and healing hover around us and within us each day and it’s rarely a smooth, seamless process. ...

Water as a Women’s Issue
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

On Friday, the day before World AIDS Day 2012, I had the privilege of attending World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World luncheon in New York City. Strong Women, Strong World is a new initiative “supporting s ...

Jim Wallis: Fight Against AIDS 'Starts With Me'
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

The ONE Campaign — an international nonprofit focused on global health and poverty issues — today launched its "It Starts With Me" video campaign. Sojourners President ...

Celebrating the Miraculous on World AIDS Day
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Since the early days of HIV/AIDS, the main focus has been on a cure. Researchers worked tirelessly for it and the faithful asked God to provide it. But the cure has never come. And yet, as we mark another Worl ...

The Fiscal Cliff: Mommas Said Knock You Out
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Under sequestration, the U.S. foreign aid that has made such a tremendous difference in Ethiopia and in the lives of countless millions of desperately poor Africans (and others) is in grave jeopardy. ...

Kenyan Churches Claim Herbs Threaten HIV/AIDS Patients
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Church leaders are pressing the Kenyan government to scientifically test herbal medicines that are used by millions to manage and treat diseases, saying the nontraditional therapies could be ...

Ethiopia: God Is Even Bigger Than We Think
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 8:39pm | Type: Blog

My flight's about to board for Ethiopia. I'm not looking for anything or anyone. I'm going with an open hand and heart. And I know — more than I ever could express in words — that God is even bi ...

Transgender Killings Reflect Deeper Injustice
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-variant young person of color was lost to violence. For the second time in Chicago this year, the life of a gender-v ...

On Africa Visit, Clinton Focuses On Tackling AIDS
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlights efforts targeting AIDS. From The Washington Post : If this small nation, with a per capita income of less than $3 a day ...

Achieving an AIDS-free Generation by Healing the International Village
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

The International AIDS Conference left me more convinced that if we start seeing this virus through the same lens as God, the acronym HIV takes on another meaning of Healing the International Village. ...

Interfaith Prayer Room Welcomes Worshippers at AIDS 2012
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s a rare place of worship where Muslims and Baha’is both congregate, and where prayer rugs share space with a silver cross, religious pamphlets on healing in Hebrew, and a bright scarlet AIDS bow. ...

The HIV Minister (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

The Rev. Andrena Ingram is currently the only known Lutheran ordained pastor living openly with HIV. Her husband's death from an AIDS-related illness, and the shame that he felt, inspired the pastor to be open about her own diagnosis with HIV. She ...

David, Bathsheba, and the AIDS Pandemic: A Video Scriptural Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

In the video below, Eric Barreto, an assistant professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minn., explains how the story of David and Bathsheba relates to our modern-day struggle to end the oppression of women through sexual violence an ...

ONE and Funny or Die Team to Fight AIDS
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

In their latest promotional message, they enlist help from the folks at Funny or Die, along with bigger names like Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, and Tracy Morgan. In a video that seems like a sketch stra ...

Making an AIDS-free world a reality
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

Salon reports on what could be a turning point in the fight against AIDS. Salon reports on what could be a turning point in the fight against AIDS: "Just one dec ...

No Joke: The Beginning of the End of AIDS by 2015
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

Our friends at the ONE Campaign took traditional April 1 tomfoolery and turned it on its head with the new video "I Predict," that uses humor to drive home a stone-cold sober reality: Within three ye ...

Bono and Jeff Sachs on Foreign Aid: Ending Dependency
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

On a recent trip to the African nation of Ghana, Bono of U2 and economist Jeffrey Sachs spoke to the UK Guardian about their hopes for the future of foreign aid. "We're not arguing for a culture of d ...

Fifty Years of USAID: There is Hope Ahead
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

But one thing that remains is USAID. 2012 marks the agency’s 50th anniversary, and its commitment to global political, economic and social development has been sustained since its foundation in 1961. USAID ha ...

America is a Great Idea
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

The right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to pursue happiness each demand the will and resources make an AIDS-free generation a reality by 2015. I stood in a small r ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

Cutting Foreign Aid: Not The America I Love
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post . I watched the Republican debates from my hotel ...

Adam Phillips answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Blog

This video is the latest installment in an ongoing series at God's Politics blog where we've asked leading clergy, writers, scholars, artists, activists and others who self-identify as "evangeli ...

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself...
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

They call me ..."God Girl."* And I'll be your new tour guide here at God's Politics. Some of you may know me by my more official byline, Cathleen Falsani. I've been a contributing edi ...

Friday Links Round Up: Cookies. Dads. Harry Potter.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 Ted Major | more info (via: Wylio)Friday Links Round Up: Cookies. Dads. Harry Potter. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: ...

Michelle Obama and the Women of South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Places and spaces become holy because they are locations where the human and the divine meet. Places and spaces become holy because they are locations where the human and the divi ...

His Name is Potlako
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

His name is Potlako. Potlako means "earlier than expected," I suppose he was named Potlako because he was either a premature baby or he followed soon -- too soon -- after his elder brother. ...

The First Nonviolent Revolution? The Resurrection.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As Lent ends and the Holy Triduum begins, my mind turns to resurrection. Perhaps a bit too soon as the Good Friday death of Jesus and his descent into darkness is still impending. ...

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/03/can-an-orange-bracelet-turn-hearts-in-washington/" target="_self"></a>In a credit to both Republicans and Democrats, Congress j ...

Reagan's Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This Sunday would be Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, and the predictable tributes have come from across the political spectrum. This Sunday would be Ronald Reagan's 100t ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide. " ...

Holding Evangelism and Social Action in Tandem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://www.lausanne.org/cape-town-2010" target="_blank">Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization</a> in Cape Town, South Africa has been very clear: There is ...

God Loves Gays, and So Should We
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/09/23/god-loves-gays-and-so-should-we/"></a>This summer, while at my favorite lake in Maine, I read Andrew ...

George W. Bush Led on AIDS. Will Obama?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS.</p> The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS. It was not that l ...

Understanding the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

If I hadn't just read <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Moving-Millions-Coyote-Capitalism-Immigration/dp/047042334X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=thenefrev-20&amp;link_code=btl&amp;camp=21368 ...

What Do We Do When There Are No Simple Solutions?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The other day, I got together with a pastor friend who is feeling discouraged and overwhelmed by the extent of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/oil-spill/">the Gulf oil spill</a> and his ...

An Open Letter to Madonna
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-falsani-family.jpg"></a>Dear Madonna,</p> <p>Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family ...

The Lazarus Effect: The Miracle of AIDS Treatment in Zambia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>When I got a press release announcing that Spike Jonze was the executive producer of </em><a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-lazarus-effect/index.html">The Lazarus Ef ...

Slavery is Alive and Well ... For Now
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?</p> It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it? ...

Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists ...

Reading Ezekiel with Nick Kristof
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

In Sunday's <em>New York Times</em>, Nicholas Kristof, one of my favorite columnists, has a striking piece on the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28kristof.html&quo ...

Healing Presence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

During the past two years, I've traveled internationally quite extensively, focused on issues related to extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and war. During the ...