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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 ...

Selma: 'To Come Away Changed'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2015 - 7:34pm | Type: Blog

Selma changed the course of history by paving the way for the passage of the Voting Rights Act, but its impact didn’t end there. The spirit of Selma rippled outward, forever changing those who made the long jo ...

‘Selma Sowed, But It Did Not Reap' — Anniversary Puts Spotlight on Deep Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/10/2015 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

With the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend, America was reminded how this small city helped bring sweeping change to the nation. With the 50th anniversary of Bloody ...

Remembering the Horror of Selma's ‘Bloody Sunday’ 50 Years Later
Originally Posted: 03/04/2015 - 8:18pm | Type: Blog

The images of that day in 1965 were quickly seared into the American consciousness: helmeted Alabama state troopers and mounted sheriff’s possemen beating peaceful civil rights marchers in Selma, Ala., as clou ...

Moved, or Moved to Act?
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 10:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins These films create new benchmarks for the mainstream depiction of black history, black struggle, and wider perceptions.  ...

The Unfinished Business of Selma
Originally Posted: 02/02/2015 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

The film should remind viewers that the march toward equality for all citizens did not end at Selma — there is still much road to be covered. The journey to end systems of injusti ...

The Faces of a Movement
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Barnett Who's Who of "Selma" Selma , reviewed by Gareth Higgins in "Moved, or ...

Rev. Jim Wallis: 'Defy Hollywood, See Selma'
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:58am | Type: Press

January 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Christopher Rosen ...

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 ...

State of the Climate: How Far We’ve Come
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

As "Selma" reminds us, one victory does not call for a vacation. It calls for moving on to the next brick. Last night I watched the State of the Union, because I live ...

‘American Sniper’ or ‘Selma’ — How Christian Is Your Movie Choice?
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

The latest box office numbers for Selma were also released today following the MLK holiday weekend. The film reportedly brought in $11.5 million through Monday, bringing its domestic total to $29.1 million. Se ...

To the Women: #MarchOn! — An Interview with 'Selma's Niecy Nash
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

As I consider the roles of the women of the civil rights movement and look at the prominent place of women in today’s #blacklivesmatter movement, I am struck. The hashtag #blacklivesmatter, which helped galvan ...

Top 5 Resources for Community Dialogue on 'Selma'
Originally Posted: 01/13/2015 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

The film Selma is an incredibly helpful dialogue centerpiece at the moment. . When those opportunities surface, I recommend using the format below as a template for similar dialogues moving forward. I’ve colle ...

'Selma's David Oyelowo on Playing MLK and What It Means to Be a Christian
Originally Posted: 01/09/2015 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

“I always knew that in order to play Dr. King, I had to have God flow through me because when you see Dr. King giving those speeches, you see that he is moving in his anointing,” Oyelowo said. ...

‘Selma:' We Are, Because They Were
Originally Posted: 01/07/2015 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

Selma is an amazing film, but as I watch the Civil Rights movement unfold before my eyes, it's not the past that haunts me. It's the present. In the first moments of  ...

The Long March from ‘Exodus’ to ‘Selma’
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

But the most important thing about “Exodus” actually takes us beyond the movie itself — and points us in a direction that leads us to another epic film of the season. Here is one ...

Alabama Civil Rights Site Declared National Historic Landmark
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Today, the Edmund Pettus Bridge, made famous on Bloody Sunday, was declared at National Historic Landmark, along with 12 other sites, by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. ...

Congressman John Lewis Tells the Story of the March from Selma to Montgomery (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 7:21pm | Type: Blog

Congressman John Lewis boarded my bus from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, and this living testament to nonviolent activism told us his story. This past weekend, The Faith and Politi ...

Martin Luther King Day: Healing Prayer and the Lies We Believe
Originally Posted: 01/16/2012 - 8:12pm | Type: Blog

member with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship in 1996, when I had my first experience of healing ...

Farewell to Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Hero
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer and giant of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday at 89. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer and giant of the civil rights m ...

The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing <a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine">Sojourners magazine</a> at the annual <a title="Faith and Polit ...

Peace is Patriotic: Anabaptists and the National Anthem
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version of the U.S. The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version ...

50 Years Later: From a Sit-in to a Civil Rights Museum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Feb. 1, 1960, four African-American students sat down at the "whites-only" lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. As I child, I was told by my late fathe ...

John Hope Franklin: Scholar, Activist, Truth-teller
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>John Hope Franklin lived through most of the twentieth century. He was a gentle man, a scholar, an activist, and a truth-teller. He studied history and he helped to make it.</p> ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...

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 ...

Nonviolence Begets Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The dynamics of "violence begets violence" are simple and probably understood by everyone who has ever been in a fight. The dynamics of "violence begets violence&qu ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...