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Gender, Genetics, and God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

"The difference between men and women," the humorist Dave Barry says, "is that, if given the choice between saving the life of an infant or catching a fly ball, a woman will automatically choose ...

Save Darfur's Women: Rape as a War Crime
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | 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."</ ...

From Cultural Conformity to Biblical Obedience
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p align="justify">So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. ...

India's Women Stand Up to Religious Bullies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | 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 ...

Women Leaders in the Early Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Look at these astonishing verses from Romans 16.</p> Look at these astonishing verses from Romans 16. I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cen ...

Being the Oaks of Righteousness: Domestic Workers United
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In the fall of 2007, not long after I started to work with <a href="http://www.nyfaithjustice.org/">New York Faith &amp; Justice</a>, I learned of an in-depth Bible study on <a hre ...

A Fine Start for Common Ground Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The first weeks of the Obama administration have been a whirlwind of appointments, and as advertised, "change," but the aspect most in evidence is the president's efforts at finding common groun ...

Obama Continues Bombing Pakistan (A 'Just Peace' President? Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

He said he would do it.</p> He said he would do it. During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would go into Pakistan if necessary to capture and/or kill al ...

The Solidarity of Motherhood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Today I listened to a persecuted woman, mother to mother. Today I listened to a persecuted woman, mother to mother. Idia, the wife of disappeared pastor William Reyes, held m ...

SCHIP: Finally, a Victory for Children's Healthcare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The 111<sup>th</sup> Congress is turning out to be a bit more exciting than the 110<sup>th</sup>, with members tackling tough issues with a vigor that was in short supply in 2008. ...

Kingdom Values Over Cultural Prejudice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Do you find it curious that some Christians seem entirely focused on gender differences? Have you also noticed that this is rarely the posture of scripture? Do you find it curious ...

Balancing Tradition and Pluralism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Daisy Khan An interview with Muslim leader Daisy Khan. Daisy Khan spent 25 years as an interior architect fo ...

Mother Liberia
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Pray the Devil Back to Hell, by Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney. The women of Liberia were ...

Service Careers Still Valued Less than 'Real Jobs'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In December an Australian cell phone company refused to sell a phone to a stay-at-home mom because she didn't have a real job. In December an Australian cell phone company re ...

Secretary of State Clinton Promises Action Against Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many newspapers across the country last Friday. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many ...

God Showing Up in Older Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

It's happened twice in as many months: God showing up in an older woman. A stranger offering me her blessing. Not offering it so much as insisting on it, now that I think about it.</p> ...

President Obama's Call for Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am encouraged that President Obama's first action on abortion was to release a statement supporting a common ground approach to reducing abortion, even as he also reiterated his policy of support ...

When One Suffers, All Suffer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Have you ever noticed how scripture celebrates our interdependence, our mutuality, and our oneness as the church? Have you ever noticed how scripture celebrates our interdependenc ...

Giving Your Shirt for Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In the February issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0902&amp;article=mother-liberia" href="../../../ ...

A Poem in Honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Sunday, January 11 was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. I wrote this poem, <em>And to the Little Ones,</em> in honor of the day. Sunday, January 11 was Natio ...

Women Missionaries Who Can't Preach at Home
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Do you have family or friends on the mission field who are women? How many of them preach, teach, and exercise their gifts of leadership beside men on the mission field? Do you ha ...

Release Your Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

When we think of megachurches, very often we imagine large evangelical congregations-numbering in the thousands, located in the United States. When we think of megachurches, very ...

My Advent Calendar: December 17
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>A set of double doors marked "17" on my Advent calendar opened to a charming image of a mi ...

An Evangelical Heritage of Gender Equality
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

How many times have you heard the oft-repeated claim that Christians who advance the shared authority and leadership of men and women in the church and home ignore the authority of scripture? ...

Holy Land Holidays
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Thanks to the folks at <a href="http://www.simpleliving.org">Alternatives for Simple Living</a>, I've been refocusing how I celebrate the Christmas holidays. ...

Midwifing a New America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

I think it was sometime early in 2007 that I began to find myself almost possessed by a profound premonitory sense that the next year, this year, 2008, would be filled with a special power. ...

Continuing the Abortion Conversation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

This is the sequel to the original <a title="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/the-abortion-conversation/" href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/the-abortion-conversation/&q ...

Oppression of Women: The Oldest Injustice in Human History
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | 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> <p>It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.</ ...

What If All Churches Treated Women as Jesus Did?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Do you wonder why the words and deeds of Christ are not given more attention in the current gender debate? Do you wonder why the words and deeds of Christ are not given more atten ...

Paul's Teaching on Women in Context
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Do you often find comfort and insight, even direction for your life, through a careful study of scripture? Do you believe that God's truth is found in the pages of the Bible? ...

Happy Birthday Sojourner Truth!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On this day in 1797, Isabella Baumfree (<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0109&amp;article=010923">Sojourner Truth</a>) was born ...

Father Roy Bourgeois Faces Excommunication for Support of Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

"I know you know what you're doing," Janice Sevre-Duszynska told Father Roy Bourgeois when he agreed to co-preside and give the homily at her ordination Mass, "but do you know what you' ...

Obama: The Power of a Precedent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. In the early 1960s, it was a vibrant, t ...

Scapegoating Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Let me <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1998">repeat myself.</a></p> Let me repeat myself. While many conservatives have kno ...

You Touch a Woman, You Touch a Rock
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote style="margin-right: 0px;" dir="ltr"><p align="left"><strong>"Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbhokodo." (You touch a woman, you touch a rock.) ...

Everyone Is Called to Serve
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements? How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements? ...

Fireproof Marriages?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I'd heard the buzz within Christians circles about the "number one inspirational film in America." Everything from "this movie shows what true faith really is" to "this movie wil ...

Different but Equal?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I met an extraordinary teenager recently who had come to faith in a small town in Latvia. He was passionate about Jesus and wanted to live his life fully for Christ. I met an extr ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

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 ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

Injustice is Not Categorical
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Near the Vatican in October 2001, Janice Sevre-Duszynska and fellow advocates hung a banner calling in seven different languages for the ordination of women. Almost seven years later, the fruit of tha ...

Holy Boldness by Biblical Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2347">Last week I celebrated the political prominence women enjoy today</a> as a direct extension of the gains earned for women by early ...

SBC-Controlled Bookstores Remove Magazine With Women Pastors on Cover
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Just recently, more than <a href="http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctpolitics/2008/09/magazines_with.html">100 bookstores controlled by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) removed t ...

Standing on the Shoulders of Women Leaders
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Regardless of your political affiliation or inclinations, the presidential campaign this year has been one of "firsts" for women. Regardless of your political affiliatio ...

Delegate Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Most of the speeches at the Democratic National Convention were politically predictable; the same was true on the first night of the Republican National Convention. Most of the sp ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...

Out of Harm's Way
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Faith-based groups fight violence against women. Scan the pews on a typical Sunday morning, and i ...

Real Product: Manicured Ministry
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger We don’t think the good ...

Kitchen-Table Giving
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Who needs a charity ball when you can have a potluck? Philanthropy in the news usually involves ...