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Dalai Lama Says Pope Francis' Unwillingness to Meet 'Could Cause Problems'
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has not had diplomatic ties with China since 1951, and its Communist leaders object to meetings between heads of state and the Tibetan leader. The Dalai Lama said Dec. ...

'Peace, Peace.' But For Whom?
Originally Posted: 12/09/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Wherever peace is elusive, the first ones to suffer are the vulnerable. When I was living in China, taxis were a convenient and cheap mode of transportation. One time, our taxi ...

U.S., China Strike Agreement Limiting Greenhouse Gases
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

This morning, President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China made a historic announcement that their countries would limit greenhouse gas emissions. This morning, Presi ...

From 30,000 Feet, Pope Francis Reaches Out to Beijing
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

At Beijing’s oldest Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, Mary Zhang, 54, eagerly awaited the arrival of Pope Francis—at cruising altitude. “I’m very excited. It’s the first time the pope has flown over China,” ...

Remembering Tiananmen
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

We’re commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square this week. The question is whether anyone remembers. China’s rulers have worked hard for the past 25 years to wipe this memory card ...

The Priest Who Faced Down the Federal Government -- and Won
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Ray Leonard knew not to wear the clerical collar identifying him as a Roman Catholic priest. It almost certainly would have gotten him deported. The Rev. Ray Leonard knew ...

I Emailed Pastor Rick Warren and There Is No 'If'
Originally Posted: 09/27/2013 - 7:14am | Type: Blog

There is no “if.” I am hurt, upset, offended, and distressed, not just because “an” image was posted, but that Warren posted the image of a Red Guard soldier as a joke, because people pointed out the disconce ...

Comics & Faith with Gene Luen Yang
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 9:44am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors In the September-October 2013 issue of Sojourners magazine, senior associate editor Julie Polter interviewed award-winning comic book author and artist Gene ...

'Write Your Life, Live Your Faith'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Gene Luen Yang Comic book creator Gene Luen Yang on his latest work, Boxe ...

Seeking Nonviolent Solutions in Syria
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Working with the U.N. for a negotiated settlement has a greater chance of success than military involvement. ...

DRONE WATCH: China Developing Drones
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

China is rapidly developing a fleet of drones. China is rapidly developing a fleet of drones, some of which are already patrolling its borders. The number of drones and their ca ...

A Relentless Faith
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Sylvia Yu Steven Kim won't let anything - not even imprisonment - stop him from his mission to care for the people of North Korea. ...

Africa Rises, China Falls on Christian Persecution List
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

The persecution of Christians “vastly rose” in 2012 as radical Islamists consolidated power in Africa, according to Open Doors, a Christian missionary organization which publishes an annual list of offending n ...

Church Sign Epic Fails, 'Crush China for Jesus' Edition
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

When Chinese kids won’t eat their Cheerios, do their parents tell them there are starving kids in America to convince them to finish? When Chinese kids won’t eat their Cheerios ...

Is Our Debt to China the Key to Global Peace?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 7:30am | Type: Blog

Is our dependence on the Far East a good thing? Depends on how you look at it. We’ve been hearing an awful lot about the national debt lately – particularly during the current el ...

Report: Religion at Heart of Illegal Ivory Trade
Originally Posted: 09/19/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

Since the ban on international trade of ivory in 1989, the ivory black market has been on the rise, and a National Geographic investigation found that demand for religious art pieces carved out of the precious ...

State Department Highlights Global Religious Restrictions in New Report
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

Religious minorities continue to suffer loss of their rights across the globe, the State Department reported on Monday, with a rise in blasphemy laws and restrictions on faith practices. ...

China's problems stem from its poor human rights record
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

For The Atlantic, scholar Michael Fullilove on China's poor human rights record and why it matters. For  The Atlantic , scholar  Michael Fullilove  on China's po ...

Jeremy Lin and the 'Messiah Formula'
Originally Posted: 02/17/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

The question all this raises for me is: What’s behind our tendency to make messiahs out of people? There’s is actually a bit of a formula to it, stretching all the way back to the days of Jesus. ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

News: Morning Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

DAILY KOS: Social Justice Index: USA Number 27 Of 31 OECD Members Social justice index: USA No. 27 of 31. Democrats in Congress attempt to eat on $4.50 a day to protest potential ...

Report from the Global Christian Forum in Indonesia: Day Four, Healing Memories
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in a week-long series of reports from the Global Christian Forum in Manado, Indonesia filed by Wes Granberg-Michaelson, the former General Secretary of the Reform ...

God's Creatures Defending God's Creation
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm getting arrested on Aug. 29 at the White House. It's time to put my body where my soul is -- defending God's creation. I'm getting arrested on Aug. 29 at t ...

The Meaning of America: President Obama's Address to Parliament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches: "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be." Such is the case with every child, every grandchild, and great grandchild -- those we know and those we will never meet. ...

Friday Links Round Up: Ice Cream. Capitalism. The End of the World.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:40pm | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: ...

This Christmas, Do We Go Local, Fair Trade, or Make Our Own?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Christmas is a month away and Christmas music is already playing, guaranteeing that by the time the season actually arrives, we will be so heartily sick of it that we take no notice -- and in the p ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Christian jerks. An oil spill in China. A chance to take action. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Christian jerks. An o ...

Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598662228_VWVrR"></a>In this simple statement from his poem <a href="http://wri ...

The Global Emergence Won't Be Televised
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </ ...

What Our New Nuclear Policy Really Means
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The new U.S. The new U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is a significant step toward reducing nuclear dangers, advancing global nonproliferation norms, and facilitating further red ...

Escaping from Real Communism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> I have lived in Decorah, Iowa, for 25 years. I graduated from th ...

America's Health Care: Paying More for Poorer Outcomes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694013928_MMBJm"></a>Soon, they tell us, Congress will or will not pass a health-care bi ...

Refugees: North Korea's Seeds of Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

North Korea is the most isolated and closed-off country in the world. North Korea is the most isolated and closed-off country in the world. Basic freedoms -- such as the freedom o ...

Human Rights in China: Google and Gao Zhisheng
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Google's vow to pull out of China last month was partly based on the discovery that human rights activists' Gmail accounts had been hacked into, purportedly by Chinese intelligence. As a hum ...

Copenhagen's Train Wreck: Neither Ambitious, Fair, nor Binding
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

In cold, sleeplessness and utter frustration, Copenhagen's delegates witnessed a depressing conclusion of the glacial-speed negotiations on climate change. In cold, sleepless ...

The Advent Yearning of Families Separated by a Broken System
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

This Advent, the Church's cry of deep longing and anticipation for her bridegroom strikes a chord straight through my own life. This Advent, the Church's cry of deep lon ...

High Drama and Delicate Negotiations in Copenhagen
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was a day of high drama where Africa walked out, suspended talks, and then later in the day returned after the Danish facilitators took on some of their concerns. Yester ...

A Modern Underground Railroad for North Korean Refugees
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As I set foot in China, many emotions invaded my thoughts. I guess you could say I was somewhat nervous. My last visit to China involved being detained for a day on suspicion of helping North Korean r ...

As the Climate Change Clock Ticks Toward Copenhagen, Global Activists Take to the Streets
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Climate change has become a major worldwide grassroots movement -- one that doesn't acknowledge geographic or sociological borders. Climate change has become a major worldwid ...

Why Are We Working on Columbus Day?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Every year on Columbus Day, the Sojourners team gathers around bagels, juice, and coffee to listen to our resident humorist and art director, Ed Spivey Jr., read an essay about Christopher Colu ...

Tiananmen Square Conversions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker Twenty years ago, on June 4, 1989, tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to suppress an estimated 100,000 peaceful p ...

Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim, Part 2
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/07/21/wal-marts-big-green-claim/">[continued from part 1]</a> ... Here is why I am not about to toss my kids into the car and dash out for chea ...

Why You Need to Know Vincent Chin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I'll be honest. I get timid writing these kind of posts. I'm scared of being labeled an angry or bitter Asian. I'm scared of the emails that come in. I'm scared of being de-invit ...

The Other Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S. is swept up in th ...

Let the Games Begin [wheeze]
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Are you an Olympian? Are you an Olympian? No, seriously, as you sit there in your comfortable ch ...

China Bars Olympian and Darfur Activist from Attending Summer Games
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Looks like Joey Cheek -- a winter Olympics medalist who co-founded the organization Team Darfur to protest the genocide incited by the regime in Khartoum -- will not be going to Beijing in support ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mark Betz Altar Call. Altar Call. Thousands celebrated the reopening ...

A Blank Check for China?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice China is the current battleground---as Seattle was last fall---over the rules of global trade. The cu ...

Knocking at Freedom's Door
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Cizik The church in China is finding new openness--but only when the state says so. For three weeks ...

Tibet or Not Tibet
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Hollywood visits China. In October China’s teflon president Jiang Zemin did a quick march th ...