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The Big Thug Must Go
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

actually tricking Saddam into invading Kuwait: On the 25th of July 1990, Saddam Hussein met ... actually tricking Saddam into invading Kuwait: On the 25th of July 1990, Saddam Hussein met ...

Egypt's Power Vacuum
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/110202-gascannister.jpg"></a>For an entire week now we've watched tens of thousands of Egyptians march demanding a change in government. ...

Egypt Coverage Round Up
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/01/egypt-coverage-round-up/" target="_self"></a>There's been a lot of fascinating coverage of the protest in Egypt today. Her ...

Jordan Follows Egypt's Lead
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The excitement in Cairo -- including the biggest crowd yet today in Tahrir Square -- has made it difficult to follow the development of protests elsewhere in the Arab world. The e ...

Let's Be Honest About Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It's time to be a little more honest about Egypt. President Hosni Mubarak is a dictator, and has run a brutal and corrupt police state for three decades. It's time to be ...

Cruel and Unequal
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander Blacks and whites use drugs at about the same rate, yet African Americans are 10 times as likely to be imprisoned for d ...

Dividing Lines
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Logan Where prisoners stand in the divine politics of Jesus. Too many Christians today think about crimi ...

Standing on Common Ground
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wendi C. Thomas A newspaper columnist in Memphis confronts racism in her hometown -- and is surprised to discover she is not alone. ...

By Hate Defiled
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carolyn McKinstry Denise George On a September morning in 1963, terror came to the Sixt ...

Should the U.S. Pay for Child Soldiers?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Stohl The moral route is clear: Obama must take a stand. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 wou ...

Gilda Larios
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Bio: Helps local women's groups in Central America, Mexico, and Haiti start and run grant-seeded community lending ...

Sacred Space
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jaime Horst In the 18 months since I trained as a doula, I have become quite aware that, too often, birth loses its sacredness in a hospit ...

One-Sided Delivery
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maree Zawoysky I am an RN who practiced in hospital delivery for 10 years. I am an RN who practiced in hospita ...

Complex History
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peg Conway As a mother of three, former doula, and active Catholic, I've long felt the disconnection between birthing and faith. ...

February 2011 Sojourners Magazine
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Immigrant Rights as Human Rights
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">The issues surrounding immigration are politically complex and emotionally charged, especially at a time when many Americans are experiencing severe economic distre ...

Understanding the Protests in Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The massive <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/world/middleeast/26egypt.html?_r=2&amp;hp" target="_blank">anti-government protests</a> that flared in Egypt yesterday ...

Human Rights
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 12:50pm | Type: Topic Brief

Includes civil rights, human trafficking, torture, GLBT, criminal justice, gender justice, racial justice, etc. (Human Rights, Life and Peace) () ...

Remembering the Little Bishop Who Roared
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Retired Catholic Bishop Samuel Ru&iacute;z Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died January 24 of complications from diabetes. He was 86.</p> ...

Is Evangelical Christianity Having a Great Gay Awakening?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/01/25/is-evangelical-christianity-having-a-great-gay-awakening/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Some of my dearest friends ... debts in the Year of Jubilee (Lev. 25), not to oppress others and steal their wages (Lev. 19:13), and we ...

U.S. Militarization of the Border Provides False Security
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

You can't miss the barrage of headlines detailing the drug cartel war in Mexico. You can't miss the barrage of headlines detailing the drug cartel war in Mexico. " ...

Do You Know if There's Blood in Your Phone?
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Last summer's financial reform bill included something the world has long needed: a requirement that electronics manufacturers disclose whether their products include conflict minerals from Congo. ...

Guantanamo: When Will It Get Foreclosed?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Please keep in your prayers those who are fasting and praying at the U.S. capitol between January 11 to 21, keeping vigil for the closing of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo. As an opening to their prayer vi ...

Paying Tribute to Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Style
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

<p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="color: black;">In observance of <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Trafficking-Awareness-Day-Global-Observation ...

One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings" target="_blank"></a>To commemorate the anniversary of the devastating <a href="http://blog.sojo ...

Human Trafficking and the Food We Buy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

checking/assisting on pre school mums, we save $25 in reduced jail time. Likewise, we would need to ensure ... checking/assisting on pre school mums, we save $25 in reduced jail time. Likewise, we would need to ensure ...

Seeking Justice: Does it Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

My Hardest Working Students are Undocumented
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I am greatly saddened and angered by Congress' failure to pass the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/dream/" target="_blank">DREAM Act</a> before Christmas last year. ...

Archbishop Deng, George Clooney, and You
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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&# ...

Rwanda Revisited
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison The makers of the film Earth Made of Glass on finding truth after genocide. In the documentary ...

Countering Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dr. Susan Gore As Adam Taylor writes in your November issue, we truly are "One in the Body." I am compelled to offer a factual c ...

The Worst Place to be a Woman
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Austin It was good to learn in Lynne Hybel's "The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman" (September-October, 2010) how loc ...

January 2011 Sojourners Magazine
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Where is my Mother? The Injustice of a Broken Immigration System
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

December 25 is just another day these children are separated from their mom; the normal sentiments of hope ... the other undone. 24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25Woe unto you, ...

Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards, Advocate for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/08/remembering-elizabeth-edwards-advocate-for-health-reform/" target="_self"></a>[Editors' note: Today we remember Elizabeth ...

Undocumented Young People Need the DREAM
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last Wednesday, December 1 marked the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott" target="_blank">Montgomery bus boycott< ...

My Story as an Undocumented Immigrant
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

To become an undocumented immigrant requires very little but is a result of tremendous social, economic, political, and environmental forces; I offer my story as example.</p> ...

Justice for Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: This m ...

The Testimony of One North Korean Girl
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | 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 ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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. " ...

Voices from the South?
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 5:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. Brad Harris I read with relish Walter Brueggemann ("'Come, Rejoice with Me,'" September-October 2010) on new life ...

Undocumented Farmworkers Need Support
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

of 2.5 million people , almost half of whom are undocumented immigrants . Undocumented farmworkers ...

Walking the Talk in the Fight for Fair Food Practices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: In November, ...

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

least' of all we do to him. (Matthew 5:7, 25:45-46) Jesus literally overturns the already questionable ... least' of all we do to him. (Matthew 5:7, 25:45-46) Jesus literally overturns the already questionable ...

How You Can Help Protect Children Around the World
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 10:35am | 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 - 8:35am | 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 ...