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The Hidden Plague the World Has Missed
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

A look at a deeper, much darker, problem below the surface of poverty explained in Gary Haugen's new book, 'The Locust Effect.' When we think about the poor of the ...

Salt and Terror in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Funds have been available for tanks, guns, bullets, helicopters, missiles, weaponized drones, drone surveillance, Joint Special Operations task forces, bases, airstrips, prisons, and truck-delivered supplies f ...

62 Organizations Warn Senate Against New Iran Sanctions
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News National Iranian American Council ...

Sunni-Shiite Violence Soars in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty home not far from the capital, Islamabad. Qadeer Abbasi is recovering from a broken arm in his two-room shanty ...

The Hidden History of Pentecostal Pacifism
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Allen, a 26-year-old Pentecostal in Alabama, was beaten and shot to death in 1918 by two police ...

The Thorn Tree Resistance
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Gold and silver mines in Guatemala are wreaking havoc on local communities. But the people, using nonviolent Christia ...

Taking It to the Streets
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Charita Ford Does our theology have anything to say to African-American gang girls? It should. AS I ATTENDED ...

Forget Swords and Plowshares: Turn Guns Into Guitars
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

When properly presented and engaged, great art invades our dreams and haunts our waking hours. It causes us to see reality in a new way, and sometimes even presents an alternative vision for what the future co ...

VIDEO: The La Puya Resistance
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 1:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors In La Puya, Guatemala, Christian community members are nonviolently standing up against gold and silver mining companies. ...

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

Week after bloody week, the chart of killings lengthens. And in Afghanistan, while war rages, a million children are estimated to suffer from acute malnourishment as the country faces a worsening hunger crisis ...

Messenger of Peace
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Yousef Bashir's remarkable story of reconciliation. For years, Yousef Bashir was a prisoner ...

Moriel Rothman's Spoken Word Poetry
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Moriel Rothman speaks candidly about his decision to not serve in the Israel Defense Forces. It’s ...

Flipping the Script: Mimetic Theory and the Nonviolent God
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The God revealed through the Judeo-Christian tradition and specifically through Jesus Christ is in the process of transforming our hermeneutic from sacrificial violence to a hermeneutic of nonviolent forgivene ...

February 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Uncontained
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

V. Jane Schneeloch If my belief were a hickory nut / I'd keep it safe in my pocket “Belief is as ...

Profiles in Courage
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "When someone is faced with a gun and chooses to respond with respect and love, that's hope." ...

Confessions of a Violent Peacemaker
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Moriel Rothman An Israeli-American resister on the spiritual links between violence and nonviolence. What a ...

When the Fighting Stops
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis What does it take to reintegrate combatants into society? MARIE-LOUISE IS a 34-year-old single ...

Swords, Plowshares and the "Drone Dilemma"
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Press

December 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

Swords, Plowshares, and the 'Drone Dilemma'
Originally Posted: 12/23/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

It’s easy to focus on drones as either great or terrible, but they’re amoral, inanimate objects. They take on only the moral importance given to them by the intent behind our use of them. ...

VIDEO: A Soldier of Conscience
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Joshua Casteel served as an interrogator in Iraq. Then an encounter with a Jihadist challenged him to truly live out his fait ...

January 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Four Questions for Sister Jean Lait, CSF
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children ...

Lessons from Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Schirch The long war has made clear the fantasty of firepower "solutions" to complex political problems. ...

The Beginning of the End of War
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Margaret Alvarado Joshua Casteel was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison and later staffed open-air burn pits in Iraq. The experien ...

Christ At The Checkpoint 2014 Conference
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Press

November 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeremy Reynalds ...

Fatwas, Philosophers and Peace Games
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Bring participants from the United States and Iran together for a peace game. The recent agreement with Iran relating to its nuclear program is totally in keeping with the require ...

Congress Should Give the Interim Deal with Iran A Chance
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

Before Congress jumps the gun, it needs to take a deep breath and let the diplomatic process continue. After a decades-long standoff, Iran and the West (plus China and Russia) hav ...

The Last Thing the World Needs Is Congress Thwarting Historic U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

The  nuclear deal  that the U.S. just struck with  Iran  is nothing short of historic. This agreement is a victory for everyone who wants to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and a catastrophic war. The deal is one of the many triumphs that have resul ...

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Topic Brief

(abolition of nuclear weapons, Iran, Iran Nuclear Agreement, Life and Peace, Peace and Nonviolence) abolition of nuclear weapons,Iran ...

15 National Organizations Urge Support Of Merkley Afghanistan Amendment To NDAA
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Press

November 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Center For International Policy ...

A Good Deal With Iran
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

The nuclear agreement with Iran is a triumph of diplomacy, with the Persian nation making significant concessions and receiving very little in return. The nuclear agreement with ...

AUDIO: A Song for Newtown
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A choral piece dedicated to “all who grieve and in memory of the children and adults of Sandy Hook Elementary School.” ...

December 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Honor Veterans Day by Working for Peace
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

In a culture of war and empire, it’s time to reclaim Nov. 11 as a day of peace. World War I hostilities ceased at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice Day, 1918. D ...

VIDEO: The Poet of Poverty
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Father Michael Doyle's poetry captures a city of despair and hope. As Andrea Ferich wri ...

AUDIO: A New Life for Weapons
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 9:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Mike Martin An interview with Mike Martin, founder of RAWTools. ...

Bridging the Persian Gulf
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Diplomatic talks with Iran could end the nuclear standoff—and more. AT LAST, AFTER more than ...

Syria Is About People, Not Politics
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:03pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Press

September 6, 2013 Press Releases Jim Wallis ...

Drones and Terrorism: Is the U.S. Scapegoating Al Qaeda?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s an odd question, I know, but it reared its ugly head as I read about the new reports from Amnesty International and Humans Rights Watch on U.S. drone strikes. The scapegoating mechanism is a very precise ...

The Peace Process
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

How does one find ways to strengthen the fragile line between democracy and the lurking dark social disorder? Limiting or reversing anarchy in the U.S. and abroad may depend on finding ways to persuade and pro ...

November 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Brazil Tries to Combat Religious Intolerance of Minority Faiths
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in white and believed in an all-powerful God who is served by lesser deities, blending Catholicism w ...

A Dogged Pursuit of Middle East Peace
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels "The alternative—not having negotiations—is guaranteed to fail." GEORGE MITCHELL, the ...

The Knotted Gun
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Bishop Peter Price Is the NRA preventing the U.S. from regulating the international arms trade? IN 1988, a br ...