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Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. The day after the inaugur ...

My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; gi ...

Christmas in the Trenches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<em><em>We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own</em></em> Charlie Brown Christmas <em><em>spec ...

My Advent Calendar: December 3
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> I love Advent. I love lighting the candles on the Advent wreath, si ...

A Pre-Consumption Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>"Consumption" isn't a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer eco ...

A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This historic proclamation of <a href="http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm#Transcription%20of%20George%20Washington%27s%20Proclamation">"A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Pray ...

Thinking Thankfully About Money
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When you are giving thanks this week, why not give thanks for money? Sound crass? It shouldn ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

Challenge the World with Mosaic Leadership
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama:</p> Dear President-elect Obama: Congratulations to you, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha. Your victory is indeed theirs as they have chosen to shar ...

Prayer Beyond the Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I believe in prayer. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe in prayer. I believe in the power of prayer. I believe that there is an immanent/transcendent/Divine Love/Truth ...

A Prayer for a New President and a New America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

God of Abraham, Miriam, Hannah, Rizpah, and David...<br /> God of Elijah, Amos, Ruth, Isaiah, Deborah...<br /> God of Mary, John the Baptizer, Peter, Paul, Philemon and Onesimus... ...

Be a Friend to Yourself and the World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, As you prepare to begin your historic presidency, I offer you these simple words from another senator of Illi ...

My Prayer for Election Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks. On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks. We should thank God for the m ...

Seeking the Heart of God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have had a simple prayer on my heart of late -- "God, break my heart for the things that break yours." This past Saturday and Sunday I spent the weekend with Pastor Mike Slaughter at Ginghamsbur ...

Changeling and the Spirituality of Activism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/uploads/081015-changeling.jpg"></a>Clint Eastwood's latest feature <a href="http://changelingmovie.net/">Chang ...

No Conviction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In a world where following Christ is decreed to be a subversive and illegal activity, you have been accused of being a believer, arrested, and dragged before a court.</p> In ...

New Barriers Will Prevent Communion Across the Border
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This past Sunday, Oct. 5, was <a title="http://www.worshipconnection.cokesbury.com/content.aspx?dyn=1635" href="http://www.worshipconnection.cokesbury.com/content.aspx?dyn=1635" ...

A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As the polls and media pundits have pointed out, many Americans ...

Wall Street Trader Becomes a Monk
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Saint Isaac of Syria said, "This life has been given to y ...

Talismans and Tokens
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> I'm not much for talismans or religious tokens in the usual sense ...

Preachers, Poets, and Storytellers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> <p>July 4 weekend! Now this is a holiday! We won't have another one until Labor Day, but that doesn� ...

Prayer
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Madden beginning with four lines from Taha Muhammad Ali If, over this world, there’s a ruler who holds in ...

Hiking The Hill That Overlooks The Trappist Abbey Prior To First Vespers Of Christmas, 1990
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Skach-Mills My breath pluming white into December could, to God, be incense rising out of the puffing thurible of my body. Up here, ...

Cycles of Death and Rebirth
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry In Ceremonies of the Seasons, Jennifer Cole writes, “All calendars are founded upon a wish to organize our experi ...

Stepping It Up to Save the Earth
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The fight against global warming will require a movement full of fire and prayer. That movement has begun... ...

A Pilgrimage of Song and Silence
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy MacDougall For many U.S. college students Taize-style worship offers a sanctuary of calm and community. At ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors More Peas, Please More Peas, Please Simply in Season Children's Cookbook , by Mark B ...

The Shelter of God
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Lectionary, Cycle C In the United States, March is dedicat ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Island Living Island Living The 45-minute DVD Bloqueo: Looking at the U.S. Embargo Again ...

Picket And Pray
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger U.S. Capitol Police arrested 115 religious leaders in front of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., in December while they knelt on the steps to ...

Prayer: It Does a Body Good
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Prayer can literally change our brain. For 15 years the Dalai Lama—whose title means Ocean o ...

Reading With New Eyes
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy M. Malone A spirituality of reading. I suspect that lots of people who love reading have ...

License To Thrill
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Byassee Three pop theology books to leave behind. Jesus wants you to be much happier tha ...

Blast of the Divine
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Jens Soring What a Department of Corrections shotgun pellet taught me about centering prayer. The crazy thin ...

Stopping by a Red Light on a Weekday Evening
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger At the corner of 14th and Euclid Streets NW in Washington, D.C., many evenings at sunset, the Domino's deliveryman ...

On a Song and a Prayer
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Two Roches and Zero Church On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Suzzy Roche was out walking her dog. The sun shone brightly over New York City in a clear, perfectly blue sky. Thoughts ...

In the Court of the Gentiles
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Jewish-Christian "dialogue" is too often just that—an intellectual, theological discussion with no grounding in shar ...

Possible Answers to Prayer
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scott Cairns Your petitions—though they continue to bearjust the one signature—have been duly recorded. Your ...

Eyes Wide Open
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Hastings Sehested "You don't know what it's like to have a husband, small children, and a congregation. There's ...

In U.K. City, Cops Call Churches
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler In most American "community watch" groups, residents report suspicious activity to the authorities. ...

A Prayer for All People
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Joseph Brown People in the ancient world were very careful about how they approached their gods. Peopl ...

City Lights
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward J. Farrell To be a contemplative has traditionally meant leaving the city for a quiet life of prayer. ...

Fed by My Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 12:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maria (a retired school principal in Detroi) I do not view myself as a contemplative. I’d say that I am a "seeker" of God. This ...