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Welcoming the Stranger (Even If It’s Against the Law)
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

Philadelphia faith leaders announced that they will welcome immigrant families even if it is against the law. They are building a movement of "sanctuary congregations" and have dreams that the U.S. w ...

Religious Left Says It Won’t Drop the Moral Mantle in 2014
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Faith leaders who sit to the left in American politics say they won’t let the religious right claim the moral mantle in the elections of 2014. On Sept. 9,  they announced a new campaign to boost voter registration and encourage voters, particularly i ...

Religious Leaders Petition Congress to Support Immigrant Children
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Religious leaders urged President Obama and Congress to provide funding for legal assistance to unaccompanied migrant children who are in U.S. custody after fleeing violence, murder, and extortion abroad. ...

Christians Affirm the EPA’s New Clean Power Plan
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama just took the most significant step to address climate change that we’ve ever seen out of the White House: he introduced the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan, which will c ...

Who Are the Greatest Social Justice Leaders We've Never Heard Of?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

Help us build a movement by connecting us with a justice leader you believe in! We’re trying something new at Sojourners, and I have to say, I’m excited about it. Like all new thi ...

Twitter Reacts To Honorees From Africa On 2014 TIME 100
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Maddy Fry ...

The Tribes of Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, John Piper ... and Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Pride, greed, hatred, bitterness, fear, and ignorance often cause Christians to promote distrust instead of unity — but what if Christians were more patient, graceful, and forgiving of each other? ...

Need Some Good News? Teen Pregnancy Is Down
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

The decline in teen pregnancy is yet another example of what government, the private sector and faith community, and families can accomplish when they work together. It seems lik ...

Faith Leaders Speak; the EPA Listens
Originally Posted: 11/08/2013 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held listening sessions Thursday to hear from the public about a forthcoming rule about carbon emissions from existing power plants. More than 20 faith leaders spoke o ...

Moral Mondays: A Cry for the Old North State
Originally Posted: 07/13/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.” Then there’s Samuel Johnson who said, “A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization. ...

Christian Leaders Seek to Overcome Polarization
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five top Christian leaders gathered in the U.S. city with perhaps the worst reputation for civil discourse Wednesday and committed themselves to elevating the level of public conversation. ...

No Room at the Inn
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Cincinnati's faith leaders cross denominational lines to standup to a corporate bully. REV. ...

Black Pastors: Gun Violence Isn’t Just a Problem for White Suburbs
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent failure of legislation on Capitol Hill and all too aware of the problem of gun violence. ...

Faith leaders press case for US gun laws at vigil
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Big Journalism (Breitbart) ...

At makeshift National Mall graveyard, clergy demand gun control
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

Sikhs joins other religions demanding strict gun control laws in US
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2013 Sojo in the News NDTV.com ...

Where Idolatry Rages, Prophets Speak Out
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

Guns are dangerous idols. ... While the idolatry rages on, prophets are beginning to speak out. Guns are dangerous idols. While mass shootings are happening at an alarming rate an ...

'Si, Se Puede!' Tens of Thousands Gather on National Mall for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/13/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of people flooded the National Mall on Wednesday to call on Congress for commonsense immigration reform that includes a path to earned citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants ...

White House Council Calls for Action on Modern-day Slavery
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

With a 36-page report released Wednesday, the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships hopes to build awareness of the estimated 21 million people worldwide who are subjected t ...

Louisiana Faith Leaders Step Up to Protect Poor, Rebuke Gov. Jindal’s Draconian Tax Plan
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Louisiana faith leaders hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal this morning, denouncing his proposal to increase sales tax by 47 percent as “unjust” and “regressive.” Loui ...

Obama talks immigration with religious leaders
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:19am | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Susan Crabtree ...

Obama meets with faith leaders on immigration
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Press

March 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Julie Pace ...

A Prayer at the White House
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

A meeting today of faith leaders with the president on immigration reform opened and closed with prayer. This was my prayer at the end. A meeting today of faith leaders with the p ...

God of Love Wouldn’t Embrace An Arsenal
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

For Christians, it’s hard to square the deification of guns with Jesus telling his followers to put away their swords, even as he was being arrested and led off to death. So you ...

Religious Coalition Takes on the Gun Lobby
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Dozens of the nation’s faith leaders said on Tuesday that they’re ready to take on the gun lobby and demanded that politicians take quick and concrete steps to stem gun violence. ...

Faith Leaders Want Americans to Pray for Collegiality
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

At a time when the ideals of compromise and collegiality seem like a distant dream in the nation’s capital, an unusually diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility. ...

Turning the Tide on AIDS
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

With an estimated 10,000 religious leaders worldwide now living openly with HIV, according to Ugandan pastor Gideon Byamugisha — the first African faith leader to publicly reveal his HIV-positive status — the ...

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Religious leaders do believe that massive deficits are moral issues, and that we must not saddle future generations with crippling debt. But we believe that how we resolve deficits also is a moral issue. And o ...

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, Faith Leaders Respond
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Late Wedesday (1/18), leaders from Christian and other faith communities welcomed the news that the Obama administration has rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. ...

Follow the Golden Calf: Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 12/16/2011 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Members of Catholics United, along with faith leaders and residents of Occupy DC, marched with the Golden Calf from McPherson Square to the Capitol on Thursday to deliver a petition in support of a bill that ...

Supercommittee's Failure is a Moral Failure
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

The failure of the Congressional Supercommittee to put forth any kind of plan for addressing our nation’s long term deficits is a sign of how dysfunctional our political system has become. ...

Corporate Greed, Meet Coconut Theology
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

It's a clear sign something's wrong when talks on "free trade" turn an island paradise into an armed camp. It's a clear sign something's wrong when t ...

Join a Circle of Protection on Nov. 16: Standing For and With the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

The New York City Human Circle will be replicated throughout across the nation, when faith leaders host Human Circles as members of the Sojourners National Mobilizing Circle, which is bringing together faith a ...

Encircle the White House Nov. 6 to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

On November 6, I will join Jim Wallis, staff members from Sojourners, and 15,000 others in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline project. ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

NPR/AP: Economy Grew 2.5 Pct. In Q3 As Consumers Rebound NPR/AP: Economy Grew 2.5 Pct. In Q3 As Consumers Rebound WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew modestly over th ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Without a Vision, the People Will Perish
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a month old. Now what? On Sunday afternoon, I stood in Zuccotti Park with several thousand other folks trying to take in the veritable circus that is the Occupation site san ...

Say NO to the Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger addressed hundreds gathered near Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. last week, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Playing with Fire and Corraling the Golden Calf
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

"The Lord said to Moses, 'Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn ...

God Is Watching
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The markets are watching, the Republicans are watching, the Democrats are watching, the media are watching, the pollsters and pundits are watching. The markets are watching, ...

Friday Links Round Up: Swampy Monster. Jane Austen. John Mayer.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week: Our prayers extend to the people of Norway. Lord, have mercy. http://creativecommons ...

BREAKING: Obama Meets with Faith Leaders on Budget Crisis
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Today, I, alongside other faith leaders, met with President Obama about the critical budget debate. We are grateful and hopeful leaving this meeting. Please pray for us as the conversation continues. ...

My Search for the Truth About the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In 2008, as I heard the increasing public rhetoric of hostility emanating from the Middle East, I found myself wondering what Jesus would say and do if he were here in the flesh today. ...

Leaders Create Alliance to Defend Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Piercing through the bitter, partisan bickering regarding the nation's budget, an unprecedented and diverse group of Christian leaders announced today the forming of a Circle of Protection agains ...

Faith Leaders Announce Fasting, Prayer, and Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/28/faith-leaders-announce-fasting-prayer-and-action/" target="_self"></a>Facing scribbling reporters and flashing cameras at a pac ...

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The current budget and deficit debate in America is now dominating the daily headlines. There is even talk of shutting down the government if the budget-cutters don't get their way. ...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm" target="_blank">Call your Senators right now about the DREAM Act</a>.</p> ...

Waiting for Love in a Tea Party World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last week I sat at a breakfast table with prominent New York City faith leaders. The topic of the morning was: "In this post-election moment, what issues are you passionate about? ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

Tearing Down Walls in Memphis
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

On a muggy Memphis night last week, Tiffany Kelly and Imani Phipps, both juniors at local high schools, sat at the top of the historic Levitt Shell amphitheater as chants of "One Memphis, One Love" ...

George W. Bush Led on AIDS. Will Obama?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | 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 ...