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Bible Stories Your Mother Never Told You -- and One to be Told Differently
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Folks in my line of work ... i.e., writers in the field of religion ... ...

Serve Your Country: Teach
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I grew up in a working-class, African-American neighborhood in Detroit. I was fortunate to have two college-educated parents who knew how to set my brother and me up for success in school. ...

Child Exploitation in a High-Tech World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In the Dominican Republic, an estimated 10 percent of children are sexually exploited. In the Dominican Republic, an estimated 10 percent of children are sexually exp ...

In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is ...

Piggy Banks and God's Abundance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Taylor Teaching our kids (and ourselves) to be smart -- and generous -- about money. Ours is not the ty ...

The Heresy of the 'Perfect Parent'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Franklin D. Raines Will your own humanness really ruin your children for life? Some three decades ago in an ov ...

Milking the Innocent
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sharon Craig Marketing infant formula at the cost of young lives. In the Philippines, as in much of the globa ...

The Healthcare Crisis Gets Personal
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Joy and I woke up yesterday morning at 5:00 a.m. to the sounds of our screaming four-year-old, Jack, who was suffering from extreme abdominal pain. Joy and I woke up ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Poverty 101 Poverty 101 Why are there so many starving people in the world? What is food s ...

I Got Mugged
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washington, D.C., I was mugged. Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washingt ...

Soul-Freeing Pursuits
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathy McGinnis A list of life-shaping books for children. Children’s literature provides one of the most upli ...

'Child Brides: Stolen Lives' on NOW Tonight
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Mamta, a winsome, wide-eyed girl of 12 moves through her daily chores in a poor household in India. Although still a child, her life has little play, and she will too soon be bearing the full ...

Video: Overriding Bush's Veto Is Our Next Faith-Based Initiative
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<em>Yesterday Jim stood with a group of religious leaders to challenge President Bush's promised veto of a bill to expand health coverage for children. Yesterday Jim ...

Irresponsible Democrats
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In his Saturday radio address, <A title=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/22/AR2007092200508.html?hpid=moreheadlines href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte ...

What if the Amish Were in Charge of the War on Terror?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

I confess: Over the last 10 days, I did not pay much attention to the Amish school shooting. As the mother of an 8-year old girl, I find school violence stories too painful to follow.</p> ...

Girl, Interrupted
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The tragic cost of child marriage. The young schoolgirl is in the front row of the dusty auditor ...

Plagues For Kids
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Rite Lite Ltd., purveyor of “quality Judaica since 1949,” is helping children get comfortable with the mystery of a creator God who destroys. How? Rite Lite offers ...

Taking Back Our Kids
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Polly Duncan Collum Child rearing, never an easy endeavour, has bec ...

13 Children
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 3:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank ...one moment at a time. Mary Ann and Greg Welter had been parenting for more than 25 y ...

School Without a Prayer
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Everything I need to know I learned in my parent-teacher conferences. I have fo ...

The Indigo Girl
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edwidge Danticat Between Haiti and the streets of Brooklyn. The certain shade of blue of a particular toilet b ...

Rolling to Overcome Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The 7-year-old's poster said, 'Every Life is Sacred. Stop Poverty.' The children f ...

Children Lead - Who Follows?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman In Nairobi, 700 children walked out of school and through ...

War Toys for Tots
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman G.I. Joe has shown boys how to exercise military might fo ...

The Summer God Was Nine Years Old
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Kelly Sterns The summer God was nine years oldHeaven's swamp cooler broke for good. The summer God was n ...

Clowns Without Kevlar
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter When humanitarian intervention sends in the troops, i ...

A Victory!
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marian Wright Edelman The refundable tax credit will help 500,000 children in poverty. The final tax bill sign ...

Why Kids Hate Sports
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Parental aggression at youth sports events has become commonplace. A playoff atmosphere permea ...

Suffer the Little Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bette McDevitt 'When the children are well enough to go home, it is a gift to me.' On a pleasant hil ...

The Shaw Redemption
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger "Art has the power to heal spiritual, emotional, and physical brokenness." 'Mo ...

Love Stronger Than Steel
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Spaght An experimental summer camp brings children together with their dads--in prison. The heart of a ...

Daily Resurrections of Hope
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sara Wenger Shenk The big hearts of small friends. Jonathan Kozol, whose books have pricked the American cons ...

We've got to give them back their hope
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Clive Calver I saw it in their empty eyes and hollow cheeks. The ethnic Albanians pouring over the Kosovo border into Albania for refuge h ...

Suffer Not the Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathy McGinnis What makes raising kids so tough? I have two images of Jesus in my mind as I read The War Aga ...

Clinton's Repentance--And Ours
Originally Posted: 06/19/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Many of those present for Bill Clinton’s prayer breakfast repentance were moved. Unlike his August 17 address to the nation, t ...

The Spock Revolution
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum When he died, Dr. Benjamin Spock had been a household name for more than 50 years. His book Baby and Child Care, firs ...

A False Dilemma
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Barnet Richard Barnet Parenting is key--but so is good day care. ...

Children's Books Wrapped Up
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon Finding just the right gift for holiday pleasure While Sojourners readers likely wrestle with a ...

The Problem of Kids These Days
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Hammering down the non-conformist in Harriet the Spy. Those who missed the theatrical release ...

Crayons Talk
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemarie C. Sultan Sketches of God from children in crisis. "Talking is okay," an 8-year-old boy o ...

Ending Child Prostitution
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Johnson Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Live From Death Row, the new book by inmate Mu ...

An Unfinished Symphony
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marian Wright Edelman God's unchanging call to heal and to care. In 1968, Dr. King asked our nation a pre ...

Good Reading for Children
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Marybeth Shea I cut my political teeth on United Farm Worker grape boycotts in California's San Joaquin Valley. ...

Flowing Light and Mustard Seeds
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Maresca Love and the Power of God What are the theologians saying about children? This question is ...

The Green Spirituality of Playgrounds
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 8:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Marybeth Shea I guess I am doin' all right. I'm studyin', and like the teacher says, it pays off. ...