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Join Us in Signing the Peace and Civility Pledge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

from a person talented in telling lies. We are bombarded 24/7 with nonsense from fools or people ...

Stay Informed and in Prayer for the People of Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As voting continues in South Sudan's week-long <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" target="_blank">independence referendum</a>, which started yesterday, here are a fe ...

End-of-Life Planning: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health ...

Fish-Workers in Sri Lanka Struggling for Life and Livelihood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In the wake of the horrendous tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0601&amp;article=060148a" target="_blank&quo ...

Seeking Justice: Does it Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I arrived at <a href="http://qcafe.org/" target="_blank">Q Cafe</a> as I do on nearly every work morning to begin a new day. Yes ...

Taking the Constitution Seriously
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Today, the new 112th Congress convenes. Today, the new 112th Congress convenes. Among the new rules for this Congress adopted by the incoming Republican majority is that in th ...

Palestinians Protest Death of Nonviolent Activist
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://wagingnonviolence.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Jawaher-Abu-Rahmah.jpg"></a>For nearly six years, the Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Bil' ...

'Come and See': A Reflection from Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Tell them to come and see who we are." Almost every Afghan we met said that. <em>Tell them to come and see</em>. "Tell them to come and see who we are. ...

The Truth of Tax Transparency Will Set Us Free
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It's started. I saw my first ad for a tax help company on TV yesterday, and I received an email recently about using an online service to settle my bill with the government. ...

Archbishop Deng, George Clooney, and You
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Murderous regime in Khartoum, meet "<a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2039887,00.html" target="_blank">Google Earth on lots of steroids</a>": It&# ...

What Sudan Needs Now
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Rev. Sam Kobia The world, and the world church, must stand w ...

Disarm Now Activists Demonstrate What it Means to 'Pay the Price' for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101230-plowshares.jpg"></a>On December 13, a Tacoma-based jury declared five Disarm Trident Now <a href="http://ickevald.net/resistan ...

How to Add Some More Green to Your Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Overcoming global warming is not a sprint. There is no quick fix. Rather, it is a marathon, something we will be doing for the rest of our lives. "Overcoming global war ...

Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: South Sudan is preparing for its independence referendum on January 9 -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North Sudan's intransigence ...

Church or State?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As researchers continue to pore through the quarter-of-a-million documents made public by WikiLeaks, I've been wondering when something with religious interest would surface. ...

Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Anxiety set in for many people in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/haiti/" target="_blank">Haiti</a> long before Dec. Anxiety set in for many peop ...

Middle East Martyr-Christians
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:18am | Type: Blog

One of the most precious artifacts I have in my office isn't an ancient coin or oil lamp. It is a business card. From northern Iraq.</p> One of the most precious artifa ...

The Testimony of One North Korean Girl
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/01/the-testimony-of-one-north-korean-girl/" target="_blank"></a>You need to watch this. In fact, you must watch this. Please watch ...

When is an Incentive a Bribe? Israel, Settlements, and Fighter Jets
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 6:15am | Type: Blog

Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers.</p> Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers. Parent: "We've got one spare car that we'd like ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide. " ...

Jesus' Best Work
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels In February 2009, I attended a conference in Egypt taught by Arab Christians from throughout the Middle East. ...

Reel Struggles For Justice
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison Film director Julia Bacha talks about the making of Budrus There are civilian peacemakers in Is ...

Budrus Film Trailer
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 5:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julia Bacha There are civilian peacemakers in Israel and Palestine that the international media never covers. Th ...

WikiLeaks: Historian's Dream, Diplomat's Nightmare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This past Sunday and Monday the news media published their first summaries of the documents they received from WikiLeaks which contained more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. ...

Underwear For a Cause
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Recently I walked through downtown Austin in my underwear. Okay, so it was actually men's boxers and an undershirt, but still, technically, underwear. Recently I walked thro ...

Preparation for the Poor: Why Climate Funding Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The effects of climate change -- coastal flooding, stronger storms, spreading vector-borne diseases like malaria, and changes in rainfall patterns -- are already taking their toll on marginalized p ...

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

24-28). Jesus taught that God desires "mercy and not sacrifice." (Matthew 9:10-13, 12:6-7; ... 6:26-30, 10:29-31; Luke 12:6-7, 24-28). Jesus taught that God desires "mercy ...

How You Can Help Protect Children Around the World
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

I have been an international human rights activist and lobbyist for 31 years in Washington. There have been times when issues I cared about and worked hard on simply didn't bear fruit, and I wonder at tho ...

Urgent Action Needed on Behalf of the Saharawi People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This morning I received an e-mail from a friend asking me to get the word out about a tragic human rights event that has been taking place over the past week, which the world knows little to nothin ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<strong>[</strong><em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurre ...

Obama's Remarks to the Indian Parliament and Just Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

One goal of just peace theory is to make war obsolete. The idea is to establish justice, in all of its various iterations, so that peace will prevail. One goal of just peace theor ...

It Takes a Movement: The Next Steps
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

the growing power of money in politics; the 24/7 assault of ideologically driven media machines; ... Christian needs of people, for instance the 24,000 children each day who starve to death from lack of food. ...

Waging Peace During Threats of Terrorism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We've all heard the horrible news of the threatening packages sent from <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1003&amp;article=is-military-money-a-sta ...

Update from Haiti: Flooding, Cholera, and Local Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/09/update-from-haiti-flooding-cholera-and-local-action/" target="_blank"></a>There's been considerable rain where we live in ...

It Takes a Movement: How Access to Power can be Dangerous
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

Despite Genocide, I See Hope for Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The events that I saw in my childhood during the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" target="_blank">war in Sudan</a> are called genocide today. ...

The Upcoming Vote in South Sudan: Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On January 9, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/05/looking-towards-south-sudans-referendum/" target="_blank">South Sudan will vote on whether to secede</a> from the North an ...

A House of Prayer for All Races
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat ... the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. ...

Looking Towards South Sudan's Referendum
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

[<em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> As Sudan prepares for the key January 9 referendum in which South Sudan will decide whether to become independent, as outlined by the 2005 agreement ...

Stopping the Next Food Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

percent of their profits in tax, while index-fund speculators pay only around 24 percent; nonprofit ...

We're Sick of the Attack Ads
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

In the 2010 budget, 24% was allotted for defense versus 22% for health, 21% for pensions, 15% for welfare, ...

Holding Evangelism and Social Action in Tandem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

God" (quoting Ephesians 2:4 ) breaks into this in Christ Jesus and "recreates human kind." ...

The Global Church Must Hold Politicians Accountable
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

One of the great things about <a href="http://www.lausanne.org/cape-town-2010" target="_blank">Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization</a> in Cape Town, South Africa is ...

Whole Mission, Whole Church, Whole World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://www.lausanne.org/cape-town-2010" target="_blank">Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization</a> is under way. The Third ...

Breaking the Chains of Debt at the IMF
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In April 2009, following the global financial crisis in late 2008, leaders of the G20 (the world's 19 largest economies plus the European Union) designated the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/in ...

A Global Community Event
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> Like millions of people around the world, ...

A Crucial Time for Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

With only 88 days left until the independence referendum in southern Sudan -- unless it is delayed by Khartoum's foot-dragging tactics -- the eyes of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" ...

Proclaim Jubilee: Why I March for Economic Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It's been ten years since the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/jubilee/" target="_blank">prophetic call to Jubilee</a> was made in 2000. It&# ...

Who's Holding Back U.S. Aid to Haiti?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On Friday, September 24, at 3 p.m. a violent ... target="_blank">Port-au-Prince, Haiti</a>. On Friday, September 24, at 3 p.m. a violent ... spending, wildlife protection, Global Issues, Life and Peace) On Friday, September 24, at 3 p.m. ...

Interview: Jim Wallis Reaches Out to Glenn Beck Down Under
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I'm impressed by several things. One being people who love well and whose presence disarms in such a way that others can be received as they are. I'm impressed by severa ...