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It’s About More Than Football
Originally Posted: 09/17/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

This epidemic is about so much more than Goodell, whose lack of leadership is typical in professional sports. It’s about more than one team, one league, or sports in general. When ...

Richard Dawkins: Atheism’s Asset or Liability?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

It was 2006’s “The God Delusion” that many credit with sparking a growing interest in atheism in the U.S. Along with best-selling books by the other members of the “Four Horsemen” of atheism—the late Christoph ...

Turning Toward Pentecost: Remembering the Women
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

This Easter Sunday, we must remember the women. The women were there at the foot of Jesus’ cross. The women were there when they laid him in the tomb. The women walked throu ...

V-Day: Speak Out on Violence Against Women -- From the Pulpit
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:15pm | Type: Press

February 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

An Open Letter to Christian Men (From One of You)
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

Christian men - males who are caught up in the ancient, raw, and radical Jesus movement, this is to you: It's high time we say something. Christian men - males who are caught ...

V-Day: Speak Out on Violence Against Women — from the Pulpit
Originally Posted: 02/13/2014 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

We speak out because one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. That’s one in three women in my family, in my circle of friends, in my workplace — and in my church. ...

For the World's Poor, Violence Is an Everyday Threat
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

According to the United Nations, there are 4 billion people in our world who live outside the protection of law. That’s more than half the world’s population, and most of the world’s poor. ...

Sex and Violence Go to Church: Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

What’s at stake in this conversation is whether Christians — and I think this is a call to American Christians in particular — whether American Christians are willing to dismantle a long-held justification for ...

Abused Hindu Goddesses Recall Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

A new public campaign in India uses powerful images of three Hindu goddesses with bruised faces to raise awareness about violence against women. A new public campaign in India use ...

'From The Beginning:' Addressing the Roots of Sexual Violence in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

What about the manipulative behavior that gives rise to the delusion of consent? Was my pastor's not-quite-a-proposition an act of sexual violence? Editor’s Note : ...

Women, Voice, and Pentecost
Originally Posted: 05/17/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

Repentance begins in the heart. So, I must ask: “Will I repent of my silence — my safe silence?” Yes. And a wild wind rushed down and tongues of fire rested on the heads of the ...

International Women's Day: A Christian Response to Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo face shockingly high rates of rape, including reports of mass rapes by soldiers, especially in the conflict-ridden province of Kivu. One Christian hospital, operated b ...

“One Woman” Song — UN International Women’s Day
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Written for U.N. Women to celebrate International Women’s Day, “One Woman” is sung by acclaimed singers and musicians to celebrate the mission and work to improve women’s lives around the world. ...

President Obama Signs VAWA (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama signed a reauthorization of the 2013 VAWA act, saying, “All women deserve the right to live free from fear, that’s what today is about.” Yesterday, Pr ...

Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act - Now To House
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

The bill now heads to the House where it is unclear how they plan to proceed. The Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act, picking up 16 additional Republican support and pas ...

10 Reasons Why I Don’t Know What Century I’m In
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Running through my handy list o’ headlines, it’s a little bit difficult to tell what era we're in. I give you the 10 reasons I don’t believe that it’s really 2012 No, I didn ...

Violence Against Women Doesn't Discriminate
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:25pm | Type: Blog

The House of Representatives votes today on a version of the Violence Against Women Act that would limit protections to immigrant, LGBT and American Indian abuse victims. House Republicans argue that Democrats ...

Church Leaders Speak Out on VAWA
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

For  CNN ,  Leith Anderson  and  Lynne Hybels  on the new version of the Violence Against Women Act being debated by Congress: This week the House of Representatives is considering a proposal to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, ...

Don’t Read This Part of the Bible If You’re Under 30 (or a Woman)
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

It's long been known that Ezekiel is — well, let's be honest here — one crazy-arse book of the Bible. Now that I'm tweeting about it every day and reading it cover to cover for the Twible projec ...

Reaffirming the Violence Against Women Act is Every Man's Moral Obligation
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

While not every man has committed a crime of violence against women, all men are responsible to make sure such crimes end. The statistics show that rape and assault are not isolated incidents but rather are a ...

About Those So-Called "Honor Killings" in Canada
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

A jury on Sunday found three members of an Afghan family guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a &qu ...

Michelle Obama and the Women of South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Places and spaces become holy because they are locations where the human and the divine meet. Places and spaces become holy because they are locations where the human and the divi ...

Equality in the Beautiful Image of God -- and the Ugliness of Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world?</p> In every culture and in every part of the world, ...

Uniting to Eliminate Violence against Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p><em>"Some 70 percent of women experience in their lifetime some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- the majority from husbands, intimate partners or someone th ...

Advocating for Sudan from the Inside
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

We are accustomed to standing outside the White House, protesting the policies of war and torture. We are accustomed to standing outside the White House, protesting the policies o ...

Save Darfur's Women: Rape as a War Crime
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I recently heard a voice from Darfur. She sat on a stage in front of me, not on the pages of the newspaper, and Darfur's resilient voice said, "The crisis has turned our lives upside down."</ ...

India's Women Stand Up to Religious Bullies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

At the end of January in Mangalore, India, a group of right-wing extremists, the Sri Rama Sena, entered a bar and assaulted the women there. At the end of January in Mangalore, In ...