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Did Jesus Really Never Say Anything About Homosexuality?
Originally Posted: 12/19/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

In the realm of biblical arguments in support of same-sex relationships, I’ve always found one — “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality” — to be particularly weak. In th ...

The Key to Real Community: Tear Down that Firewall
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning at 5:30 I woke up to a disconcerting email: Suspicious Sign-In Prevented. Please check your Google activity immediately. In my half-asleep bleariness, I clicked the link and filled in my pa ...

Being a Neighbor
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

We get only so many days. Only so many chances to embrace someone you love and tell them how you really feel. Only so many chances to remind someone of the many ways they are remarkable. ...

Choosing Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Listening to several Fourth of July discussions last week, I was struck by how many people think of freedom as the ability to do whatever they want. They think there should be few, if any, restrictions on what ...

Coalition of United Methodists Won't Hold Event in Atlanta Due to 'Racially Offensive Practices' of the Atlanta Braves
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of United Methodists has decided not to host an event planned for the summer 2015 in Atlanta due to "racially offensive practices" of the Atlanta Braves. A g ...

Jesus' Most Basic Command
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 9:19am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Carli ...

When Immigration Takes a Human Face
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

As the “immigration issue” continues to be discussed in our country, for me, it is becoming much less of a political talking point and much more about genuine, human relationship. They are my friends. They are ...

A Lenten Commitment to Homeland Insecurity
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

While the need for protection from harm is both natural and commendable, we are forced to consider whether protection itself can eventually become harmful, unnatural, and even condemnable. ...

When Christians Love Theology More Than People
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

The practical application of your love is just as important as the theology behind it. Our faith is evidenced by how we treat others. Does the reality of your life reflect the theory behind your spiritual beli ...

Love Isn't Cheap
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Genuine love is commitment. True love is deep care. Real love is action! The meaning of our precious word “love” is gradually getting cheaper. A large majority of us have been li ...

Letting Go ...
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

We open our hands and give our children as a gift to the world. And in the same moment, we find our hands filling up with so many others — the children of others, the parents of others, the brothers and sister ...

Introverts: Caring for Dandelions
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Perhaps in this age, the best we can do is find a broken ethic of “preventing the most harm” in a broken world that refuses to adopt instead an age-changing ethic of creating nurture. ...

Antoinette Tuff: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/23/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

I am praising Ms. Tuff because too often in our violence-saturated world, we fail to see the miracles of hope and humanity. I don’t know Antoinette Tuff. All of my knowledge about her comes from watching her i ...

Sikhs Hopeful on Anniversary of Shooting
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful about the future and even more determined to be better understood. ...

Who Is My Enemy?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

I used to blame governments, and churches, and institutions all day long. Now I’ve stuck a piece of tape over my mouth. I’m going to leave it there as a reminder that everything I speak out against has its ori ...

Mandela, Martin, and Ubuntu
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

What better way to honor Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday today than to reflect on his concept of Ubuntu? Ubuntu, a word from the Bantu languages of southern Africa — roughly translated “I am because we are ...

10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Press

June 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Churches Shouldn't Be Think Tanks
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 8:25am | Type: Blog

I think it’s natural to have your views about the world change as you experience more of the world, and I wish it were easier to be honest about that when it happened. I wish it were encouraged. ...

10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Finding the integral relationship between your own personal good and the common good is your best contribution to our future. And it is the best hope we have for a better life together. ...

My Messy Faith
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

Truly, the more God's Kingdom comes and the more God's will is done, the messier life gets and the more beautiful this world becomes. The more I study theology and the ...

How Do You Love Your Neighbors When They're 'Bad' People?
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

How do you love your neighbor when your neighbors sell drugs and exploit young women? I’m serious — this is a legitimate question that I am asking myself a lot lately and I am not sure I have the answer. ...

Leaning In, Mommy Wars, and a Dose of Humility
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been trying to figure out exactly why I feel so bothered by Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In. Over the last several weeks, I’ve been trying to ...

Colorado Love Counters Anti-Islam Ads
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

December 25, 2012 Sojo in the News International Quran News Agency ...

‘Choose love’: Pro-Muslim ads to appear in NYC subways
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 4:43pm | Type: Press

October 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Russia Today (RT) ...

Pro-Muslim Ads In NYC Subway Counter Message Of Ads Against Jihad
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:12pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Courtney Brooks ...

Anti-Jihad ads come to Washington
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Daphnamoment ...

Beyond free speech vs. religion
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Rebecca Cataldi ...

'Love Your Neighbor' Wasn't Just a Suggestion
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Press

September 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Religious Groups Counter Anti-Muslim Ad Campaign In DC
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

October 11, 2012 Sojo in the News Hayes Brown ...

Meeting the Demands of a New Generation of Christian Leaders
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 7:30pm | Type: Blog

Part of the theology was there already for the CCDA. A deep faith in the lordship of Jesus Christ coupled with a desire to love one's neighbor — especially the vulnerable — has long drawn people to work w ...

Christian Group Buys Metro Ads Opposing Anti-Muslim Campaign
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Benjamin Freed ...

Countering anti-Islam agendas
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Osama Al Sharif ...

Decent Human Beings Spreading Subway Love for Muslims
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

October 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Coscarelli ...

The Lord Says: 'Love Thy (Muslim) Neighbor': Jewish and Christian Groups Reach Out to Muslims
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

The racist, anti-Muslim ad in the New York Subway that used the language of civilized and savages has more than met its match. A large group of Jews and Christians have countered that hateful message by tappin ...

Debate Anti-Muslim Ads in NYC Subway
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Media

Jim Wallis Pamela Geller Up Close ...

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 ...

'Love Your Neighbor' Wasn't Just a Suggestion
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

The answer to bad religion is not secularism, as all the “new atheists” like to say; rather, it is better religion. And the best antidote to religious fundamentalism of all stripes is — in every case — the gen ...

Climate Change, Poverty, Distractions, and Denial
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

As Jesus calls upon humankind to “love thy neighbor," and as the Old Testament prophets remind us to strive for justice, we recognize that within a deeply connected world “neighbor” implies all that God h ...

Ad Campaign Calls on Christians to 'Love Your Neighbors' of All Faiths
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

As a result of generous contributions, Sojourners not only took out an ad in The Joplin Globe, but also erected billboards with the same message both in Joplin and Oak Creek, Wis., near the Sikh gurudwara. The ...

Love God, Love Your Neighbor: How Are We Doing?
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

It doesn’t stop with individuals—the ultimate goal is to make a neighborhood a better place for all who live there. It is a holistic approach to loving God and loving our neighbors—and ALL aspects of their liv ...

Jim Wallis on Congo, Supply Chain and the Good Samaritan
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes, caring for our neighbor means a change of plans. Sometimes, caring for our neighbor means we have to slow down a little bit. Sometimes, caring for our neighbor might even cost us money. ...

President Obama Keeps the “Christ” in Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

We expected what we get every year: a broad message about generosity and the season of giving. But what we got was so much more. Last night we watched the First Family light the N ...

Video: Practicing the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

I am currently reading Mark Scandrette's book Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life together in the Kingdom of Love. I am currently reading Mark Scandrette's book Practi ...

Tea and Commentary
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Ish In "The Gospel According to the Tea Party" (November 2010), Jim Wallis overlooked points. ...

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The way you think and feel about the world is shaped by what you see when you get out of bed in the morning. I remember hearing this from civil rights activists. The way you think ...

I Treat My Slaves Just Great!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I've been a Christian all of my life. My parents taught me that God loves everyone equally and that all people should be treated with dignity and respect. I've been a Ch ...

Should We Seek Our Dreams or God's Will?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

When young people graduate, they're often told to follow their dreams. Change the world. After all, the sky's the limit. When young people graduate, they're often t ...

God Bless Donald Trump and the Birthers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

There are times in our faith walk when we pray prayers out of simple obedience. There are times in our faith walk when we pray prayers out of simple obedience. Matthew 5:43-44 ...

Rep. King is Saying 'No' in the Face of Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">At the climax of <em>The King's Speech</em>, I held my breath with the rest of the packed audience and hoped to God that history was kind to King G ...

This Lenten Season is For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Every Lenten season I give up something, usually chocolate. I sometimes fast for several hours during the day. Sometimes I read an extra book or two, usually on peace theory. Ever ...