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Online Troll or Therapist? Atheist Evangelists See Their Work as a Calling
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Max is not alone in classifying his online commenting as more benevolent than belittling. Several atheist super-commenters mentioned a concern for others as motivation for spending up to 10 hours a day arguing ...

Hashtag Activists Battle Online Anti-Muslim Speech, but #DoesItWork?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

“Not a lot of Americans know Muslims as friends and neighbors, so their understanding of Islam and Muslims is shaped by negative views. That gives a very distorted impression,” Perez said. “To help people have ...

Report: Internet Hate Speech Can Lead to Acts of Violence
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Anti-Muslim hate speech on the Internet is commonplace and can motivate some people to commit acts of violence against Muslims, according to a report released Tuesday by Muslim Advocates, a legal and advocacy ...

Pandora Refuses to Run* Hate Ads After Immigration Reform Supporters Protest
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Pandora has taken the ads down after reviewing FAIR’s record. Thousands of Sojourners readers signed a petition asking them not to accept hateful ads in the future, and donated to help Sojourners run ads with ...

Pastor Terry Jones is No Match for the Beatles’ LOVE
Originally Posted: 12/20/2012 - 11:16pm | Type: Blog

In this video produced by the New York Times, we get to witness what I consider a momentary intervention of God’s spirit in a beautifully, creatively nonviolent way. Many will re ...

Free-Speech Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Should America reconsider our open market in bigoted ideas? DOES THE RIGHT to free speech ...

Jim Wallis Faces Off With The Woman Behind Anti-Muslim NYC Subway Signs
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Maybe you've heard the buzz...On Sunday, Sojourners' CEO Jim Wallis appeared on a news program to debate Pamela Geller of the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, who put up a ...

The Big Something: When A Campaign Gets Personal
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

Our world is a powder keg, and Geller flagrantly lit a blowtorch with these ads, which, in case you were wondering, are protected fully under the Constitution. They may be legal, but they're not moral. ...

Taming the Tongue
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 8:04am | Type: Blog

If we are offspring of the heavenly parent, if we are made in the likeness of God, how should that shape our speech and control the way we wag our tongues? [ Editor's Note ...

Acedia and the Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I was at the pool with the kids recently and couldn't help but overhear a very loud and opinionated conversation happening near me. I was at the pool with the kids recently a ...

Refracting America Through 9/11 Lens
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "Nazis don't have the r ...

Practicing Jesus' Third Way in the Public Square
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In the midst of the hate speech that's surfacing in the public square these days, I've been asking myself how I can respond to such speech nonviolently. In the midst of ...

When Hate Speech Justifies Killing
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire those consequences can be. Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire ...