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WATCH: The Gun Conversation We Need to Have
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

While gun violence can happen anywhere, as Ottawa shows, it happens much more in the United States than any other developed country. Yesterday a gunman opened fire in Ottawa and k ...

Sarah Palin’s Dying Breed of Christianity
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:13am | Type: Blog

Most people in their right minds consider Sarah Palin’s statement about using waterboarding to “baptize” terrorists as insensitive at the very least. It further reinforces the notion that she will say or do ne ...

Sarah Palin and the Beauty of Baptism
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin used baptism as a metaphor for waterboarding terrorists . Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin u ...

Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 8:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian Doyle Joan Chittister Walter Brueggemann Cherie Q. ...

Furious with Senate, Activists Go After the Roots of Gun Culture
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

The Senate’s vote against background checks shows that public opinion is not the driving — or defining — force behind America’s gun culture. In fact, to find that force, you don’t have to look any farther than ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

Meet the ‘Catholic NRA’
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Among the Catholic faithful, not everyone supports gun control measures. Call them the NRA Catholics. As the Senate takes up a heated debate over gun control and background checks ...

The Real Reason Americans Love Guns
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I felt the same way. When I was 9. THE DAY BEFORE President Obama's second inauguration (c ...

Faith Community Organizes Call-in Day to End Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

While the debate on sensible gun restrictions has continued, local evening newscasts continue to run stories highlighting yet more tragic deaths from gun violence. We need more than a conversation. We need Co ...

Help End the NRA’s Dangerous Idolatry of Guns
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

“Idolatry of guns.” What does that mean, exactly? “Idolatry of guns.” What does that mean, exactly? It might be hard to admit, but if you think about it, you can see that many ...

What’s Going On: Mobilizing Against Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

We who believe in the God of Peace must lean forward into the not-yet-here future we are promised, and live as though that day has come. We must use nonviolent means to disarm our nation, and make it safe for ...

Assault weapons all about swagger
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Press

January 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Ina Hughes ...

God, not guns: Religious coalition takes on the NRA
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion News Service ...

The NRA's Dangerous Theology
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

‘Religiously-Repugnant’: Progressive Preacher Jim Wallis Blasts the NRA for Its ‘Dangerous Theology’
Originally Posted: 01/18/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

The NRA's Dangerous Theology
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

NRA's Wayne LaPierre's statement is at the heart of the problem of gun violence in America today — not just because it is factually flawed, which of course it is, but also because it is morally mista ...

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Difference Between Power and Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

What recommendations can the president implement through executive order? Can an assault weapons ban pass Congress? Will victims and gun safety advocates be able to persuade Congress to pass meaningful legisla ...

Religious Coalition Takes on the Gun Lobby
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:35am | 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. ...

Seek the Peace of the City: If Not Now, When?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

With or without guns, violence can, does, and will occur. No one is disputing that. But if we can do something to stop the mass murder of children in elementary schools happening again, won’t we even try? ...

What Would Jesus Say To the NRA?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Underneath the rhetoric of the gun-control debate this Christmas is a nagging question: are more guns the solution to our gun problem? What does the birth of the baby Jesus 2,00 ...

Burn Your NRA Card
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

Will Obama’s gun violence task force win out over the National Rifle Association’s targeted messaging strategy? President Obama addressed the nation on Wednesday morning to esta ...

A Call to Arms
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Sadly, this country left the crossroads some time ago. We have passed the tipping point, and are rapidly descending into the abyss of chaos when it comes to respect for human life. ...

4 Things We Should Be Talking About Before Nov. 6
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Poverty. Guns. . Drones. Climate change. Bring up any of those issues and watch the candidates make a quick nod of concern and then scamper away from any specifics As the winds an ...

NRA Spokespeople Not Helping the Cause
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 8:03am | Type: Blog

It’s really no wonder that many in the general public perceives the NRA as a right-wing extremist group bent on creating divisions in society where there aren’t any, and preying upon the fears of an us-versus- ...

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

Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week: ...

One Day, I Will Join the NRA
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This week, The New York Times ran an <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/opinion/10wed2.html?_r=1&amp;oref=slogin">editorial </a>about H.R. 6691, follow-up legislation ...