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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 ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | 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 ...

Tell Congress: We Support More Resources for Sex Trafficking Survivors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

or charged as adult prostitutes. H.R. 5575 would provide up to six grants of $2 to $2.5 million to help ...

Chicago Evangelicals Harassed While Praying for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101115-immigration-prayer.jpg"></a>It was five days before the mid-term elections. The race to fill President Obama's senate seat was ne ...

In the Immigration Debate, the Children Suffer Most
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/11/in-the-immigration-debate-the-children-suffer-most/"></a>It's hard to ignore the children. As voiceless as children are in our world ...

Stopping the Next Food Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

farmers promise to deliver at a specific future date. While speculators controlled less than 25 ... before in human history has such a large percentage of our species--nearly 25 percent--been malnourished. ... before in human history has such a large percentage of our species--nearly 25 percent--been malnourished. ...

Domestic Surveillance: FBI Spies on Catholic Workers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Since I moved into Casa Maria Catholic Worker in 1999, my work has focused around hospitality for the homeless. Since I moved into Casa Maria Catholic Worker in 1999, my work has ...

Seeking Mercy (and Justice) in Mississippi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. Despite the fact that Jai ...

Justice for All Means Justice for Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I wonder how we find room for hatred. I wonder how we find room for hatred. My conscious is often too packed with confusion, sadness, loneliness, doubt, joy, laughter, and the oth ...

Christians and Bullying: Standing with Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

My mother used to give us kids two instructions:</p> My mother used to give us kids two instructions: If there is a kid on the playground that nobody else is playing ...

Activism Works Against Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Atlanta activists say years of work to combat the trafficking and prostitution of girls in Georgia -- work described in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issu ...

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

<b>Burma to Free Suu Kyi. </b>Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, is set to be released just days after Myanmar's upcoming election, government officials have said.</p> ...

Just a Few Days Left to Save Thousands of Children's Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

With just a few days effectively left in this session of Congress, as a grassroots organizer I feel like I'm in the middle of a political thriller, the movie preview for which would include that d ...

Prayers for the Congo
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has once more been a theater of serious violations of human rights. The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has o ...

Floodwaters Diverted in Pakistan to Save U.S. Base
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

It appears that flood waters have been diverted in Pakistan to save a U.S. air base. The Shahbaz air base is used by the U.S. military to launch drone attacks into Afghanistan and Pakistan, attacks that kill a ...

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

<b>Recession over? </b>On the day that the Great Recession was officially declared to be part of history, President Obama confronted deepening angst from business leaders and ordinary Americans who ...

Craigslist "Johns" and Impulse Exploitation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

As debate rages on about Craigslist"s recent decision to delete its "adult services" section, some clues about their perspective can be found in their response to the <a href="http://www ...

Throwing Out the Enslaved Girl With the Bathwater
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

So far, Craigslist isn't explaining its dramatic decision last weekend to replace with the word "censored" its entire "adult services" section, a listing which activists and state atto ...

Is the Cordoba House "Insensitive"?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">"Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right to build a mosque near Ground Zero. "Yes, Muslims have the constitutional right ...

Craigslist Attorneys Threaten Georgia Anti-Trafficking Activists
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's Note: </strong></em><em>What is behind Craigslist's recent enigmatic, and dramatic, choice to replace (at least for now) its entire "adult serv ...

Human Atrocities in Congo: What Can We Do?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

six months, one year, and 18 months) who were raped. A UN peacekeeping force of 25 attempted to do ...

Hope for the Holy Land
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100902-hopeforholyland.jpg"></a>Two years ago, as I listened to the escalating rhetoric of hate in the international media, I became haunted ...

Reel Images of Immigration: Made in L.A.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p> </p> <p>[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit < ...

Our Response to Immigrants: A Blaring Horn or a Beautiful Song?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

emanated from a violin, a group of 25 lined the nearby street asking people to "honk if they wanted ...

Religious Freedom and the Mosque and Community Center
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In a unanimous vote yesterday New York City's historic landmarks commission voted to withhold historic protection from the downtown building slated to become a Muslim community center (called Park5 ...

Arizona Reveals a Struggle Beyond the Courtroom and the Ballot
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

25-35 and page 7, lines 1-18. The "person who is in violation of a criminal offense" part ... 25-35 and page 7, lines 1-18. The "person who is in violation of a criminal offense" part ...

What Does Justice Look Like in Cambodia?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

whose parents survived a regime that killed nearly 25% of the population, the Khmer Rouge is a distant, ...

Americans With Disabilities and the Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. It seems a bit strange when you think about. ...

How Heroes are Made: Remembering Nate Henn
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Heroes are not made in the warm hallways of cul-de-sac safety. Nor are they made of black and white print from the critic's air-conditioned desk. Heroes are not made in the w ...

Cruise Ships: Dark Secrets Below Deck
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

While working as an entertainer on a cruise ship, I often sat in one of the many distinguished seats on board that reflected my status. While working as an entertainer on a cruise ...

How Technology Fought Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A couple of months ago, the <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/">MetaFilter</a> weblog community came together to rescue a couple of young Russian women from the clutches of a <a href= ...

Deportations that Destroy the Human Spirit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut. "Maybe I would be better o ...

Helping Women Leave the Sex Industry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's note:</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1008&amp;article=selling-our- ...

Pastor Prays for Worker Justice in the Face of Intimidation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em> </em></p> "Workers are human beings, they are people, they are NOT disposable, they are children of God According to abc the ...

Am I Living the American Dream?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

for 25 years. I own my home in a neighborhood of my choosing, as well as a car and a truck ...

U.S. Tax Dollars at Work?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In 2009, a mass grave, possibly the largest in Latin America, was discovered near La Macarena, Colombia, within sight of ...

Four Questions for Sylvie Mbanga Maunga
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg How did you begin your work as a lawyer and activist? I think it was my vocation. ...

I'm a Mac, and I'm Helping Fuel War in the Congo
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100628-mac-pc.jpg"></a></p> "With 1.7 million iPhone 4s sold within three days of launch, ...

Israel Eases Gaza Blockade
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>The New York Times </em>reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/02/another-cost-of- ...

New York Domestic Workers Call for Rights
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Last spring while eating lunch I noticed a <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/workers/">domestic worker</a> poring over piles of Christian books. Last spring ...

Suffer the Little Children
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Fictional character Miss Jean Brodie from Muriel Spark's novel, <em>The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,</em> famously quipped, "Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for lif ...

Finally, the U.S. Gets Graded on Its Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

On Monday morning, the U.S. On Monday morning, the U.S. State Department released the Trafficking in Persons Report 2010 , the 10 th such assessment of international efforts ...

Immigration, Children, and the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

in Mexico declined by an estimated 90% (reduced to 1 - 2.5 million people) by the early 1600s In 1810 ... by an estimated 90% (reduced to 1 - 2.5 million people) by the early 1600s In 1810 Mexico declared ...