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Renewed Hope: Pope Francis' Prayer at Bethlehem Separation Wall
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

The most iconic moment during the Pope’s visit to Bethlehem did not take place in the Manger Square, nor the Nativity Church. It took place next to the Separation Wall. Recently I ...

Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies at 93
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama Dies at 93 Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American human rights activist, died on Sunday at the age of 93. Kochiyama's fami ...

Remembering Tiananmen
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

We’re commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square this week. The question is whether anyone remembers. China’s rulers have worked hard for the past 25 years to wipe this memory card ...

Author and Poet Maya Angelou Dies at 86
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Maya Angelou, a renowned author, poet and civil right activist, has died at 86. Angelou, know for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, also authored six other autobiographies along with numerous ...

The Questions We Don't Ask On Memorial Day
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 4:20pm | Type: Press

May 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Questions We Don’t Ask on Memorial Day
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

On Memorial Days I always end up listening to the many stories from the families who lost their most beloved ones and from the veterans whose eyes still tear up when they recall their dearest buddies lost on b ...

A Refusal to Hate: Tent of Nations Family Responds to Destruction of Farmland
Originally Posted: 05/26/2014 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Early on May 19, military bulldozers, in violation of the laws of appeal, destroyed 1,500 fruit trees nearly ready for harvest in the valley below the Nassar dwellings. There was no warning of the impending de ...

Pasta and Peacemaking: Learning Nonviolence from My Kids
Originally Posted: 05/25/2014 - 8:09pm | Type: Blog

A big part of maturing is learning how not to be driven by our emotions — how to respond thoughtfully, rather than reacting emotionally. If this is hard for me as an adult, it's understandable that my 8-y ...

COMMENTARY: In Bethlehem, Pope Francis Can Show His Support for Peace, Justice
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

The visit of Pope Francis to Palestine has turned into an enormous opportunity for His Holiness to reaffirm his commitment to peace and justice in a land that so desperately craves these things. ...

Vatican Says No Movement (Yet) on Sainthood for Oscar Romero
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite fevered speculation in the media and across Latin America, the Vatican says Pope Francis has not advanced slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero toward sainthood — at least, not yet. ...

Multi-faith Group Backs US Bipartisan Support For Persecuted Middle East Christians
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:20am | Type: Press

May 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Ecumenical News International ...

175 Leaders Urge U.S. Support In Christianity's Historical Heartland; Egyptian Churches Not So Sure
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 10:26am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Jayson Casper ...

A Call For Help For Mideast Christians
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Movsesian ...

American Christians Pledge Solidarity With Persecuted Christians In Egypt, Iraq And Syria
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:57am | Type: Press

May 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Nina Shea ...

Christian Leaders Stand In Solidarity With Imperiled Religious Communities
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Press

May 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jeffrey Walton ...

Part V: Unified in Our Common Humanity
Originally Posted: 05/07/2014 - 6:58am | Type: Blog

The future of Rwanda belongs to them — the audacious teenagers who remember that they are all Rwandan. Despite differences, disagreements and ethnic tension, they affirm that their history is relevant. They to ...

I Believe You: Sexual Violence and the Church (eBook)
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Product

Catherine Woodiwiss Jim Wallis Sojourners Editors ...

Part IV: Identifying With the Oppressor
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

“I committed genocide. I would rather stay in prison than to see the eyes of whom I have committed crimes against.” Over banana beer and fried plantains, we sat around a com ...

5 Points To Take From Time Magazine's List Of Top 100 Influencers
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 4:52pm | Type: Press

April 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Ventures http://www.ventures-africa.com/2014/04/5-points-to-take-from-the-presence-of-africans-on-time-magazines-list-of-top-100-influencers/ Asides war and crisis, ...

A Tribute to Glen Stassen
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

Glen Stassen died on Saturday, April 26 ... Stassen died today (Saturday, April 26) in Pasadena. He was 78. But because he was born on Leap ... Studies, Life and Peace, Peace and Nonviolence) Glen Stassen died on Saturday, April 26 ...

Dangote, Okonjo-Iweala, Other Africans Make Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Niyi Aderibigbe ...

Twitter Reacts To Honorees From Africa On 2014 TIME 100
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Maddy Fry ...

Imam Omar Kobine Layama, Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga and The Rev. Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Part III: Embodying Life
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

To be at home in the discomforting memory of death and destruction, silence and agony, offers a light into the dark memories we would rather forget. In remembering the places from which we came, home is where ...

Rwanda 20 Focus On Prevention
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Press

April 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Cason ...

Part II: Semblances of Hope
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

My heart bleeds every time a tragic story is told, every time a memory opens wounds, every time unspoken words are expressed through tears of frustration, loss, and utter despair. Still, there are subtle remin ...

Overland Park Shootings: Learning to Love With Breaking Hearts
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 7:43am | Type: Blog

We want an answer that ends this. We want to know that it was only this man. Only a mental illness, or only the last of an obsolete brand of cultish hate. We want to believe it will not happen again. But the t ...

Continuing to 'Run the Race With Perseverance'
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

The tragedy of last year dealt a blow to that fabric, but crucially, it did not rip us apart. In the wake of the marathon bombings we quickly and frequently connected by phone, in person, and through prayer. ...

Reclaiming Resources from War, Railguns, and Grenades
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

In early April, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.” So far ...

I Believe You: Sexual Violence and the Church (PDF)
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:47pm | Type: Product

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May 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Part I: Remembering That Out of Death Comes Life
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

No matter how many questions I ask, how many stories I listen to, how many fragments of bones I see, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to understand how in just one hundred days, close to one million people were ...

Artist Statement: About the 'On Pilgrimage' Series
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

On pilgrimage, I’ve learned that experiencing the brokenness of the world leads to a greater sense of internal healing. As I’ve begun to find healing in these paradoxical stories, my hope is that together we w ...

VIDEO: How to Build a Memorial Prayer Altar
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Create your own memorial prayer altar in remembrance of those you love and will never forget. Fro ...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Carl McColman ...

Voting With Their Feet
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

On March 28 at about 4 p.m., the Afghan Peace Volunteers heard a loud explosion nearby. For the rest of the evening and night, they anxiously waited for the sound of rocket fire and firing to stop. It was repo ...

Evangelicals And Peacemaking - Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe's Speech At The Third Christ At The Checkpoint Conference In Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Geoff Tunnicliffe ...

Four Questions for Tyrone Parker
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Tyrone Parker works with urban youth and families in the nation's capital. Bio: Tyr ...

Interfaith Peacemaking Workshop This Weekend
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

March 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Journal Star (Illinois) ...

The Legacy of Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

To express such elation over another's demise is actually a show of weakness. It accedes power over our own spiritual and emotional discipline to the one whose rhetorical poison we allow to contaminate ou ...

Peaceful Words for Angry Birds
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

While Jesus embodied the pursuit of justice for the oppressed and marginalized, he also spoke often about the ways in which angry thoughts, angry actions, and angry words corrode their container to the point o ...

Faith And Reason Can Help Break Cycle Of Violence We Do To Ourselves, Others
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:46am | Type: Press

March 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Chicago Tribune ...

Walls That Divide
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

As we ponder walls and the devastation caused by building them, many people in the United States have begun to recognize that we cannot continue building walls to separate us from others. We need to break them ...

April 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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You Can’t Point a Person to Christ with a Gun
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

A growing trend in evangelism among some more conservative churches is to promise people a gun in exchange for attendance. During the Crusades, conversion by the sword was a commo ...

Attn SBNR: Biblical Violence Matters to Peace
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Religion can be defined as the practices and beliefs employed by humans to contain our violence. If you are a spiritual but not religious seeker after peace, please do not deceive yourself into thinking that i ...

Young Guns: Gun Violence Effects on Millennials
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Generation Progress and The Center for American Progress recently released a report: “Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation.” According to the report, “American children and tee ...

Wounded Souls
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Gregg Brekke Christians have a presumption against war—as well as an obligation to help heal those who suffer its consequences. ...