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Harlem's Influence on Bonhoeffer Underestimated in 'Strange Glory'
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Bonhoeffer’s relationship with Harlem is somewhat ambiguous for the Bonhoeffer that Marsh constructs. Instead, he emphasizes Bonhoeffer’s travels through the Jim Crow South, positioning the south (or, southern ...

VIDEO: The People's Climate March
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Join the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. “The ship is turning ...

Small Screen, Great Drama
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Studios have been realizing that there is an audience for long-form storytelling that is willing to think. ...

New York's The King's College Becomes First in U.S. to Accept Bitcoin for Tuition
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

The King’s College, a Christian liberal arts school in New York City, announced on Friday that it has entered into an agreement with Coin.co, making it the first accredited college in the United States to acce ...

Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies at 93
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies at 93 Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American human rights activist, died on Sunday at the age of 93. Kochiyama's fami ...

Revealing an Often Unseen New York City
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

From school to dance class to home, Dasani feels the weight of poverty and an unstable family. “She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside he ...

Historic Anniversary Honors Water as Sacred Source of Life
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

As a young Iroquois boy living on the Onondaga Nation, Hickory Edwards paddled, swam, fished and caught crabs in the creek close to his parents’ house. To celebrate his love of the water, Edwards is leading a ...

Seeking a Comeback, Eliot Spitzer Says ‘I Sinned’
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, said he’s running for New York City comptroller because he misses the policy fights and wants a chance to help shape ...

The Forgotten 50,000
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Eleven years after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office, more than 50,000 people rested in homeless shelters and on the streets of New York City last night — nearly 45 percent of which were children. ...

New York City Sues Orthodox Shops Over Dress Codes
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

The New York City Commissionon Human Rights is suing ultra-Orthodox Jewish business owners in Brooklyn because they posted signs calling on customers to dress modestly in their stores. ...

Homeless, Not Helpless
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield In New York City, an activist group of homeless and formerly homeless people challenges the powers that be. ...

9/11? My Children Don't Remember
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

The oldest of them was six when the towers were destroyed and we went to war. I'm wondering how I talk to them about it. I wonder how I tell them the story without subjecting them to the trauma so many pe ...

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to many Americans, he is the public face of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," one o ...

2 Dead, At Least 8 Injured in Empire State Building Shooting
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Jeffrey Johnson, 53, shot and killed a former coworker at Hazan Imports, 41, with a 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Johnson had been laid off from the wom ...

QUIRK: New York, the Nanny State and the Impending Demise of the Big Gulp
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, Big Gulps and any other super-sized sugary soft-drinks will go the way of smoking at the Oyster Bar and Times Square peep shows and trans-fat-deep-fried c ...

Occupy Wall Street Lives!
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

In Lower Manhattan Tuesday evening, there were people everywhere -- mainly white folks, but still diverse; lots of young people but with a significant number of non-young people. And there was a spirit of hope ...

N.J. Leaders Seek to Ease Anger Over NYPD Probe of Muslims
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 12:58pm | Type: Blog

Amid concern over the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims beyond New York City, New Jersey and federal law enforcement officials plan to hold a summit Saturday (March 3) to assure Muslim ...

Gotham is No Gomorrah: New York's New Cardinal Timothy Dolan
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — On the eve of his elevation to cardinal, New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan said he would like to change the caricature of his city as a modern-day Gomorrah. ...

Muslims Petition Attorney General for NYPD Probe
Originally Posted: 02/04/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

More than 30 Muslim and legal advocacy groups are urging New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to investigate the New York City Police Department after the second scandal in as many weeks involving Mu ...

In Solidarity with Poor Churches: Embodying the Faith of Dr. King
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Last Thursday, Jan. 12, I was arrested in the Bronx for civil disobedience along with 43 others. It was a group that consisted mainly of clergy and church laity, a grassroots evangelical effort led by Bronx Co ...

They're Baaaa-aaack: OWS Protesters Return to Zucotti Park
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Occupiers have returned to Zucotti Park! The barricades that have kept them out since the park was cleared November 15 are gone and steady streams of protestors are returning to their adopted home. ...

Do Not Take Revenge, My Friends
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Shoulder to Shoulder's response to firebomb attacks in Queens, NY Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position ...

Thanksgiving at Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

A nice reclamation of the Thanksgiving meal—less like the oppressive tale of pilgrims and native people we learned about in school; more like Jesus feeding the thousands, the beloved community, etc. ...

Voices from Human Circles of Protection: New York City
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

The purpose of our action was not just to pray for Friendly Hands Ministries, but to pray with this powerful organization, while standing in solidarity with East Harlem. “In a y ...

The Morning News: Thursday November 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. HUFFIINGTON POST: As Injured Vets Return Home, Churches Reach Out ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Our churches should swing their doors wide and greet the Occupiers with open arms, offering them sanctuary and a feast to say “thank you” for having the courage to take a sacred stand against injustice and ine ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Wednesday November 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

The latest news about the Occupy Wall Street movement from across the nation and around the world. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: Occupy Wall Street Camps Are Today's Hoovervilles ...

Noon Today: Join a Human Circle of Protection Near You!
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

On Nov. 16, 2011, at 12 p.m. (Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones) faith leaders, parishioners, advocates, community lead-ers, and their constituents will come together to join hands and create human circles around agencies and programs a ...

#OWS Update: Judge Upholds Eviction of Zuccotti Park Demonstrators
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 8:15pm | Type: Blog

A judge upheld New York City's legal justification for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park on Tuesday after police in riot gear broke up a two-month-old demonstration against economic ineq ...

Paramilitary attack on Occupy Wall Street: An Eye Witness Account
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

An eye-witness account of the New York City Police Department's early-morning raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park from the Dave MacMillan, a member of Eighth Day community of the Ch ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press: The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction pre ...

Is The American Dream God's Dream?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line (that is $22,000 for a household of four) and half of them are working full time jobs. Edit ...

#OccupySunday: Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Philadelphia
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page: According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page : Civil Rights activist Angela Davis spoke to a crowd o ...

A Devotion for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

A reporter recently asked me, "As a Christian leader, does your faith have anything to say about Wall Street?" I said, "How much time do you have?" The Christian message has a lot to say ...

Makoto Fujimura answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 10:52pm | Type: Blog

“Evangelical” is a dirty word in the New York art world. A friend, an artist, told me that before she understood the claims of the Bible, she thought Christianity was a weird political group, and evangelicals ...

Faith and #OccupyWallStreet: "This is a Holy Spirit moment."
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Speak, for your servant is listening Remember the Bible story where God calls out to Samuel in the middle of the night and Samuel jumps out of bed and runs to Eli, saying "Here I am," because he doe ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I ran into Salman Rushdie, who was walking nonchalantly through Zuccotti Park with his son. Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I r ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled Early Friday
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The clean up of Zuccotti Park -- announced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday -- by city workers has been scrapped as of early Friday a.m. The clean up of Zuccotti ...

The Video Everyone's Talking About: FoxNews Gets Served by "Occupier"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Says the New York Observer: Says the New York Observer : The speaker giving Fox News the buisness is Jesse LaGreca, a vocal member of the Occupy Wall Street ...

Jim Wallis on #OccupyWallStreet: "This Could Really Change Things" (Video)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited with #OccupyWallStreet demonstrators in New York City. Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited wi ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Generation Finds Its Voice
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Like many of my contemporaries, I found the non-violent protests in Egypt that led to regime change earlier this year terribly inspiring. But, also like many in my generation, I never thought such a movement ...

Video Commentary:"New Hashtag...#Didn'tYouEverLearnToShare?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

+ Video may contain brief coarse language + + Video may contain brief coarse language + "And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Hand Gestures, Health Care and the Birth of a New Paradigm
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. NEW YORK, N.Y. Great to see this on the Great to see this on the ground reporting. Co-sign Greg's comment. Keep Co-s ...

Jon Stewart: Media to #OccupyWallStreet, "What's Up, Brotesters?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The protesters' stated, ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Bruce Came From Vermont...
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Bruce came from Vermont. "God is here," he said. "It might not be as direct as you are looking for but God's here." The first thing I saw when I walked toward the pa ...

#OccupyWallStreet: "The First Time I Slept on the Street Was Seven Years Ago..."
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The first time I slept on the streets was seven years ago. Last night in New York City, I slept on the street again, near the corner of Cedar Street and Trinity Place in "Liberty Park&q ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Digital Hootenanny
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; By the relief office, I'd seen my people. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, Is this land made for you and me? ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Helpful Links
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a list of links where you can learn more about the genesis of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Quick recap Occupy Wall Street began on Septembe ...

The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

Watch live video from #OccupyWallStreet in New York City. Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com Watch live video from #OccupyWallStreet in New York ...

In Case You Missed It: #OccupyWallStreet's Official Statement
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 4:55am | Type: Blog

On Sept. 30, the NYC General Assembly of #OccupyWallStreet -- organizers of the ongoing demonstrations in New York City's financial district against economic injustice that has spread to other cities acro ...