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Author and Poet Maya Angelou Dies at 86
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Maya Angelou, a renowned author, poet and civil right activist, has died at 86. Angelou, know for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, also authored six other autobiographies along with numerous ...

Berea College Graduation Set For Sunday, EKU On May 10
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:41am | Type: Press

April 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Richmond Register ...

Marianne Williamson's Prayerful Bid for Political Office
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

It’s not a typical campaign for U.S. Congress, and that’s the point. It’s not a typical campaign for U.S. Congress, and that’s the point. Best-selling author and spiritual lect ...

An Edgy Pastor Whose Edginess Isn’t Just Shtick
Originally Posted: 11/08/2013 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber has a bold and unmistakable voice, preaching the gospel of grace in a way the world needs to hear. And we might not listen if her appearance, vocabulary, and backstory were more neat, pio ...

The Mythical World of Tom Clancy
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 12:33pm | Type: Blog

Read more from our review of the first five Clancy novels, A Clearly Present Danger, in the Sojourners magazine archives. The books of Tom Clancy, who passed away this week, cont ...

The Passing of a Prophet
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum "We're all bastards," Will Campbell wrote, 'but God loves us anyway." ...

Vehicles for Grace
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Francisco X. Stork Betsy Shirley talks to author Francisco X. Stork abou ...

Maurice Sendak Has Died
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator of unmatched and unfettered whimsy, whose fertile imagination gave children (of all ages) Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Pierre and most recently Bu ...

A Memoir in Six Words: What Would Yours Say?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

In teaching my students the concept of a thesis the other day -- trying to convey that a thesis not just a sentence but rather an overarching statement of what the whole paper will be about -- it occu ...

A Daniel Berrigan Reading List
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Here is a list of books written by and about Daniel Berrigan. This list is by no means exhaustive. ...

An Interview with Edwidge Danticat
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 9:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Editor’s Note: Edwidge Danticat, author of six books including Editor’s Note: Edw ...

Through the Laughter and the Tears
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Uwem Akpan, a Jesuit from Nigeria, tells stories about Africa through its children, creating rich and complex characters th ...

Death by Asylum
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat. Haitian novelist and memoirist Edw ...