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Someone Tell the President: Iraqi Christians Are Dying
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

It’s starting to seem as if the Obama White House operates on a time delay. In the case of Iraq’s religious minorities, the results have been deadly. It’s starting to seem as if t ...

White House Tries A Kinder, Gentler Approach To Achieving Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 5:30pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Fox News Latino ...

Immigration Activists Arrested in Civil Disobedience Outside White House
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

This President’s Day, about 20 church leaders, sympathizers, and undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House as part of an act of civil disobedience to protest the nearly 2 million people ...

Obama's Two Faces on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The president has sought to placate the rich, powerful fossil fuel industry. PHYSICS IS IMPLACA ...

Immigration Reform: It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Saying an opening prayer at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C. was both an honor and a blessing for me. The theme of the homily, by my good friend Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, was ...

Fasting for Families and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

I was grateful to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making an incredible sacrifice to remind our leaders what is really at stake in the ...

My Unexpected Meeting with the President of the United States
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Pastor gets a surprise White House invitation to discuss immigration with the president. It was past 10 on a Sunday night in Spokane. The wedding was over and I was sitting in the ...

In Oval Office, Evangelicals Press For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

Aide Shares Bible Devotionals He Sent to President Obama Each Morning
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

President Obama may not attend church most Sundays, but a new book reveals the Bible verses and prayers that he reads every morning. President Obama may not attend church most Sun ...

Complexities of Struggle and Love
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The makers of The Butler have told a kind of truth about the struggle for "beloved community" that has rarely be ...

Meeting Madiba — An Unlikely Encounter with Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

In 1994, during Bill Clinton’s presidency, I had the honor of meeting President Nelson Mandela in a most unexpected way — just two months after his April inauguration as the first democratically-elected Presid ...

Hunger Games, U.S.A
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 4:16pm | Type: Blog

The number of those who’ve benefitted from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has increased nearly seven percent from 8.7 in 2007 to 15.2 in its most recent study. ...

VIDEO: People of Faith Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “ For God So Loved the World ,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate ch ...

A Prayer at the White House
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

A meeting today of faith leaders with the president on immigration reform opened and closed with prayer. This was my prayer at the end. A meeting today of faith leaders with the p ...

An Amazing Journey
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

Joshua DuBois reflects on his years with Barack Obama. From the Senate staff to the 2008 campaign to the White House, Joshua DuBois has been President Obama’s top faith advisor. L ...

A Grateful Farewell
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

The good news is that this is not a farewell to Joshua for us in the faith community. He will still be part of “us” and is beginning a new project designed to connect faith communities, government, businesses, ...

DuBois Leaving White House Faith-Based Post
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 5:51pm | Type: Blog

Longtime White House aide Joshua DuBois, who heads the White House office focused on the intersection of religion and public policy, will step down on Friday, President Obama announced Thursday. ...

Watch: "Fireside Hangout" with Cecilia Muñoz on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Erin Lindsay ...

Religious Leaders Call on Efforts to Curb Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Laurie Goodstein ...

Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

November 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Mara Laisson ...

Bibles, Badges, Businesses Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Stephanie Czekalinski ...

U.S. Kills With Armed Drones
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

While this policy of targeted assassination should be ended immediately, the admission that it exists is an important step toward an important public debate. News flash:  The U.S. ...

White House Releases Guidelines for Faith-Based Partnerships
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

A new White House report that offers guidance on public/private partnerships between the government and faith-based groups leaves critical questions unanswered and does not resolve the issue of religious group ...

Badump-CHA! Five Memorable Moments from the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Movers, shakers and policy makers convened over the weekend for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner (aka Nerd Prom) at the Hilton in Washington, D.C. Late-night personality Jimmy Kimmel hosted the gal ...

President Obama: Easter Celebrates 'That Glorious Overcoming'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

President Obama hosted his third annual Easter prayer breakfast for about 150 members of the clergy from across the nation in the East Room of the White House Wedndesay morning. In his six-minute address, Obam ...

Obama Announces Support for Delay of Keystone XL Permit Decision
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Statement by the President on the State Department’s Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement Thursday afternoon, the White House released the following statement from President Obama re ...

Encircle the White House Nov. 6 to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

On November 6, I will join Jim Wallis, staff members from Sojourners, and 15,000 others in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline project. ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

My son Jack was born just days before the war in Iraq began. So, for these last eight and a half years, it's been very easy for me to remember how long this horrible conflict has been going on. ...

Pat Robertson: I'm Out
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

Mark your calendars. The Rev. Pat Robertson has announced his ersatz retirement from politics. Robertson, 81, tells the Associated Press that he will no longer offer political endorsements. ...

Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Before I met President Obama, I was always cynically independent when it came to politics. Like a lot of other young people with different views on different issues, I never considered myself to be either a D ...

Must-Read du Jour: Why the Antichrist Matters in U.S. Politics (NYT)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Today's Must-Read du Jour comes from an op-ed by Matthew Avery Sutton in the New York Times. Sutton, an associate professor of history at Washington State University, and author of Aimee Semple McPherson ...

Did Someone Say "Class Warfare"?
Originally Posted: 10/03/2011 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

In his column Thursday, Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis took on "class warfare," calling it the "hot topic" of the week here in Washington, D.C. Wallis said: In hi ...

More than 1,000 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

As of this morning, more than 1,009 Americans have been arrested to bring national attention to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is what church looks like. As of thi ...

595 Arrested at the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! Yesterday, 145 religious leaders, artists, and students were arrested in front o ...

God's Wrath Caused East Coast Earthquake
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East Coast earthquake. I want to beat televangelist Pat Robertson to the jump on yesterday's East C ...

Hubble, Hubble, Climate Trouble
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

For the past 30 years, through my work with Maryknoll and Pax Christi International, I've come to know grassroots communities around the world in situations of war and poverty. ...

Isn't the Keystone XL Pipeline in Our National Interest?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Won't it reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil? Won't somebody else develop the Alberta tar sands if the U.S. doesn't do it -- someone like China, perhaps? ...

Oil Addicts Anonymous
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our next big fix. If the United States is a fossil fuel addict, then the Alberta tar sands are our nex ...

A Call to Civil Disobedience Against the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was sentenced recently to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine for disrupting a federal oil and gas lease auction in 2008 that was later deemed illegal. ...

No More Dirty Work! Clean, Green Jobs, Not Tar Sands Oil
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama will decide as early as September whether to light a fuse to the largest carbon bomb in North America. That bomb is the massive tar sands field in Canada's Alberta province. ...

God Is Watching
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The markets are watching, the Republicans are watching, the Democrats are watching, the media are watching, the pollsters and pundits are watching. The markets are watching, ...

God's Creatures Defending God's Creation
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm getting arrested on Aug. 29 at the White House. It's time to put my body where my soul is -- defending God's creation. I'm getting arrested on Aug. 29 at t ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Ahmed Wali Karzai. Veterans. NATO.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and developments related to ...

What Does it Mean to 'Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors?'
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

Smack dab in the middle of the Lord’s Prayer, obscured by old translations and otherworldly assumptions, is a radical cry for Jubilee justice “And forgive us our debts, as we al ...

Sudan: History Must Not Repeat Itself
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

We cannot allow the history of a brutal genocide to repeat itself in Sudan, nor denial and inaction to repeat itself in Washington, D.C., but both are happening at this very moment ...

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Game Over For the Climate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

We need you. We need you. In late August -- from the 20th to Labor Day weekend -- some of us are mounting what may turn into the largest-scale use of civil disobedience yet around ...

The War Must Not Go On!
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Last evening, President Obama made his long-a ...

Presidential Contenders: None Standing Tall on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Whoever is our next president -- whether President Obama in a second term or the eventual Republican nominee -- will be the most consequential president <em>ever</em> for overcoming global warming ...

Osama, Obama, and Twitter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Seconds after news of Osama bin Laden's death, I logged on to Twitter and watched the 140-character updates roll in.</p> Seconds after news of Osama bin Laden's de ...

Osama bin Laden: The Death of the 'Madman with a Sword'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The mix of relief and grief displayed by crowds in the streets outside the White House and the Capitol building was a human response to the news that U.S. The mix of relief and gr ...