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Pentecost and the Power for [Socioeconomic] Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 05/19/2015 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

Socioeconomic reconciliation is the removal of gaps in opportunity, achievement, health, thriving, and well-being that exist between groups of people in our nation and world. In the face of myriad breaches of ...

For the Mothers Whose Children Won't Come Back
Originally Posted: 05/08/2015 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Of the 1,217 deadly police shootings that occurred from 2010-2012, men of color between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while the rate for white males the same age was only 1.4 ...

Epic Bad Behavior
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Fraternities have become the tail that wags the dog in U.S. universities.  EARLIER THIS y ...

Short Takes: Erika Totten
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Barnett 5 Questions for Erika Totten Bio: Erika Totten is a leader in the Black Lives Matter ...

Everything Must Change: On Baltimore, Drones, and Resurrection
Originally Posted: 05/04/2015 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Our policies, foreign and domestic, reflect this unconscious or willful self-deception. We deny the worst within ourselves, but mercilessly assume the worst in others. That is how we can look past the sufferin ...

Weekly Wrap 5.1.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 05/01/2015 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death, Ruled a Homicide 1.  Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death, Ruled a Homicide “In an unexpected announcement Frid ...

How White People Corrupt Martin Luther King’s Message
Originally Posted: 05/01/2015 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

If white people want to reference King, we need to stop using him to condemn black violence. We need to stop pitting a black man against black people. It’s patronizing. It’s demeaning. And it misses the point. ...

Evangelicals criticise Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/27/2015 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2015 Madeleine Davies Church Times ...

Divide Over Franklin Graham's Comment ...
Originally Posted: 03/26/2015 - 9:53am | Type: Press

March 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Paul Wilkinson ...

Obeying Police Is Not Enough, Group of Diverse Evangelical Leaders Tell Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:51am | Type: Press

March 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Within one day, tens of thousands of his faithful followers liked and shared his short, patronizing post that called “Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and everybody else” to “Listen up” and tune in to his take on why ...

Selma and Our Next Bridge to Cross
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Selma and Our Next Bridge to Cross
Originally Posted: 03/12/2015 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

While demographic change is clear, it does not make positive changes inevitable. It’s possible it could just lead to greater collision and increasing racial tensions and conflicts. Or we could cross the bridge ...

Boehner Should Learn from Lincoln on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/10/2015 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

We need Speaker Boehner and his colleagues to put American interests before political posturing and to enact immigration policy that matches the economic and national security realities of the 21st century. ...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Being
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Dominique DuBois Gilliard Part of "setting captives free" is helping see the invisible bonds of structural racism.  ...

Police: From Warriors to Guardians
Originally Posted: 03/06/2015 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

After a detailed and thorough investigation over many months, the devastating report revealed a police force and court system in Ferguson that proves true virtually everything young protestors and local reside ...

Is Dark Skin A Sin?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

While the New Jim Crow was coming through the front door and removing black men from our communities, it was going through the back door and quietly removing black women. We are unaware of the impending crisis ...

Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead
Originally Posted: 02/26/2015 - 1:06pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2015 Sojo in the News Ebony Adedayo ...

The Oscar Scandal: Sean Penn, Alejandro Iñárritu, and Responding to Racism
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

“Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ comment may have ruined the entire Oscars.” That was the headline from the Huffington Post. I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I’m always curious about pop-culture scandals. What could Se ...

New Government Program to Root Out Extremists Is Seriously Flawed
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

Clothed in the language of community policing, the effort sounds like a kinder, gentler alternative to the well-documented surveillance of American Muslims. As my kids have grown ...

WATCH: A Brief History of Overt Racism in Professional Soccer
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

Here are six of the most flagrant manifestations of racism in soccer since 2011. When fans barred a black man from boarding a train as they chanted racist lyrics after the Chelsea ...

What the Chapel Hill Murders Reveal About the Place of Muslims in American Society
Originally Posted: 02/17/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha were the very best people. They embodied the core Islamic principle of “ihsan” — doing that which is both beautiful in itself and beautifying to the world. .. ...

Black Future Month: Uncovering the Intersections of Injustice
Originally Posted: 02/13/2015 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

Black Future Month, a term coined by the new black vanguard, seeks to build upon the robust legacy of our foreparents while refusing to nostalgically rest upon their laurels. Bla ...

Revolutionary Love: Do You Hear the Call?
Originally Posted: 02/13/2015 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Despite the focus on elders and youth, this is an intergenerational movement that requires all of us to answer the communal call. I am encouraged by one of my mentors, Mama Ruby (Sales) who says it is time to ...

Black 'Future' Month
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

During Black History Month we typically look back on all the accomplishments of those who paved the road for generations to come. But this month, we have been inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement to look ...

It's About Time
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Towns all over the United States engage in the practice of arresting those who fail to pay fines. These folks are put in jail and given a permanent record for no reason other than that they are poor. ...

Shadows
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

In my classroom, there is a little boy from Honduras. He speaks Spanish — that is the language of his heart — but he is learning English and tries with all his heart to learn new words and strange phrases that ...

From Prison to the Pulpit: A Powerful Story of Hope
Originally Posted: 02/09/2015 - 11:24am | Type: Press

February 6, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

From Prison to the Pulpit: A Powerful Story of Hope
Originally Posted: 02/05/2015 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

I want to introduce you to Rev. Darren Ferguson, a pastor who first found his faith while in prison for attempted murder. ... Darren has become an ally, partner, brother, and dear friend. And I want you to hea ...

Were You There?
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter How art can help us wrestle with race and brokenness.  THE GRAINY, STUTTERING surveillance foota ...

The Cost of Discipleship
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Erin E. Tocknell When Nashville pastors and seminary students took a stand during the civil rights era, their own congregations were oft ...

Why I got arrested in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 01/29/2015 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

When Florida Police Used Mug Shots of Black Men as Target Practice, Clergy Responded with #UseMeInstead
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

After outraged critics drew attention to the police department, clergy across the country began to post photos of their own faces with the hashtag #UseMeInstead. National Guard Sg ...

Jim Wallis: 'Ferguson is a parable about how black men are treated'
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:45am | Type: Press

January 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Alec Hogg ...

A Future in Prison
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

In the U.S., the criminal justice system disproportionately incarcerates people of color for petty offenses. Many take plea bargains under threat of excessive, punitive sentences. If I were a young black male, ...

Davos identifies the next major global theme: Include the Excluded – or else
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 11:16am | Type: Press

January 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Alec Hogg ...

To the Women: #MarchOn! — An Interview with 'Selma's Niecy Nash
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 11:07am | Type: Press

January 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Reverend Jim Wallis On Ferguson: 'We Need More Than A Commission, We Need A Movement'
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 11:02am | Type: Press

January 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Paige Lavender ...

The Wrong Messenger and the Smell of a Neck Bone
Originally Posted: 01/20/2015 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

Being the wrong messenger means that God will call you from the places where you feel you belong and teach you that if you find your dignity in God, you belong everywhere. I am th ...

In Times of Dire Distress
Originally Posted: 01/20/2015 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

Living with, wrestling with injustice day in and day out is a bit like a kettle of water just about to hit boiling. At some point, the water boils, the steam is released. Maybe I ...

The flawed worship of privilege and power
Originally Posted: 05/05/2015 - 9:35am | Type: Press

January 4, 2015 Sojo in the News Robert Azzi ...

A New Year’s Hope: End the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 05/05/2015 - 9:34am | Type: Press

December 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Kyle Christofalo ...

White Christmas, Black Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/30/2014 - 5:34pm | Type: Press

December 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Robert P. Jones ...

Advent as Protest, Christmas as Revelation
Originally Posted: 12/30/2014 - 5:24pm | Type: Press

December 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Campfires of Hope
Originally Posted: 12/23/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

Many events this year feel like they have sucked the hope right out of us. And yet, even in the midst of terrible events and stories, the possibilities of hope still exist depending on what we decide to do for ...

How Adoption Has Forced Evangelicals to Grapple With Race Relations
Originally Posted: 12/23/2014 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

As evangelicals have turned their attention toward adoption in the past decade, families like the Hatmakers are grappling with race relations in a profoundly personal way, especially as national news spotlight ...

How A Drunk Man Got Home One Christmas Eve
Originally Posted: 12/19/2014 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

I’d never seen a black person in my neighborhood. Many people in my neighborhood wouldn’t have welcomed a black person to their door. This was the 1960s. I was 6 years old, gro ...

Clergy and Millennials Pursuing Justice in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

December 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Harold Dean Trulear ...

Churches and Conversations on Race
Originally Posted: 05/04/2015 - 11:07am | Type: Press

December 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Bob Abernethy ...

Who Wants to Talk About That?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

December 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Tom Driver ...