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DRONE WATCH: The Thistle and the Drone
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Review of Akbar Ahmed's "The Thistle and the Drone." Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, reviews a new book in Al Jazeera  ...

Pentagon Refutes Reports of Anti-Christian Policies
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed in recent weeks over reports and rumors that the Pentagon is considering new policies aimed at discriminating against Christians and disciplining or even ...

DRONE WATCH: An Alternative to Guantánamo?
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

Is the Obama administration using drone strikes as an alternative to taking prisoners? A hunger strike by detainees has Guantánamo back in the news. But has the Obama administr ...

President Obama Sides With His Guantanamo Bay Protesters
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday, President Obama repeated his belief that Guantanamo Bay needs to be closed. President Obama broke his silence to comment on the current hunger strike of over 90 men at Gu ...

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeff Walton ...

Seeking a path to common good
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Press

April 28, 2013 Sojo in the News San Antonio Express-News ...

If Someone Hits You, Hit Them Back
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

The “if someone hits you, hit them back” mentality is destroying black men at an alarming rate. Dads, teach your boys to talk it over, look the other way, or keep walking when things begin to escalate. ...

DRONE WATCH: Protesting Drones
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

U.S. and U.K. protests against drone killings. This weekend saw protests on both sides of the Atlantic against drone killings. In the U.S., more than 250 people marched o ...

Fr. Michael Lapsley’s 'Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer'
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

To know former anti-apartheid warrior Father Michael Lapsley today is to rejoice in how, as taught by St. Paul, “suffering is for the salvation and hope of others.” Most American ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones on the Border
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Immigration reform legislation proposes 24/7 border surveillance by drones.   The U.S.-Mexico border is currently patrolled by 10 Predator surveillance drones. The immigration ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Controlled From U.K.
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

British military now controlling drones over Afghanistan from the U.K. The British military has been flying drones in Afghanistan for several years, firing 350 weapons, includin ...

DRONE WATCH: Israel Shoots Down Drone
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Israel shoots down drone off of its northern coast. An Israeli jet shot down a drone off its northern coast on Thursday. While some Israeli officials said they believed it was a ...

Furious with Senate, Activists Go After the Roots of Gun Culture
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

The Senate’s vote against background checks shows that public opinion is not the driving — or defining — force behind America’s gun culture. In fact, to find that force, you don’t have to look any farther than ...

Black Pastors: Gun Violence Isn’t Just a Problem for White Suburbs
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent failure of legislation on Capitol Hill and all too aware of the problem of gun violence. ...

Newtown's Teddy Bears: How Many is Too Many?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Just what is the best response to a horrendous act of public violence? There's no right answer, Kawakami says. “One strategy might be to do something in your own community that honors the victims and also ...

Boston Amputees Face Long Spiritual Struggle Ahead
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

For these victims, the path forward involves relearning almost everything, from getting out of bed to getting in a car. Whether they go on to lead satisfying lives depends largely on how they handle the spirit ...

DRONE WATCH: Update on Senate Hearing on Drones
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Senate subcommittee holds hearing on drones. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, chaired by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), held a ...

Surprising Our 'Enemies:' What If We Flipped the Script?
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

When our personal, political, and national enemies strike us, they expect us to strike back. That’s been the human script since the foundations of human culture. What if we surprised our enemies and changed th ...

DRONE WATCH: Hearing on Drones
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

Senate hearing on drones. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights is holding a hearing this afternoon on “The Constitutional and Co ...

May 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Product

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Hope must trump fear in tragic times
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 2:04pm | Type: Press

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Gun control falls in first attempt since Newtown; supporters re-up their resolve
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Press

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Don't Worship the Monsters
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

When people commit monstrous deeds, it is hard not to turn and stare in horror. In one of John Steinbeck’s earliest novels,  To A God Unknown , he tells the story of a young ma ...

Boston Bombings Bring Chaplains into New Ground
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

In a week when Boston hospitals cared for more than 170 bomb victims, staff chaplains were suddenly in great demand. They moved calmly from emergency departments to waiting rooms and employee lounges, offering ...

Talking to My Son About Boston
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

“I heard someone dropped a bomb on Boston,” said Mattias, my 9-year-old son, over breakfast while I scrolled through the breaking news reports. I woke up this morning, like everyo ...

In Guns We Trust
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

Virginia Tech, Aurora, and Newtown each stopped the nation in its tracks but we eventually moved on, and before anyone might guess, well over 3,000 more have died by gun violence in America since December. ...

BREAKING: One Boston Marathon Suspect Dead, Boston Virtually Shut Down in Search for Second
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 7:44am | Type: Blog

Boston residents are waking up this morning to a virtual shutdown of many parts of the city after a contfrontation that left one of the marathon suspects dead, according to reports. An M.I.T. police officer wa ...

Gun-control advocates win first round in Senate vote
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Gun Control News 2013: Senate Defeats Filibuster Attempt of New Gun Regulations
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:38pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News I-Hsien Sherwood ...

Photos of the day from around the world: April 11
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

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Dramatic gun control display on the National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Nick Iannelli ...

DRONE WATCH: Attacks in Pakistan and Yemen
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

New drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen. The month-long break in drone strikes appears to have ended. On Wednesday, a strike on a training camp in Pakistan killed at leas ...

Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall as Senators Vote on Guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News NBC Washington ...

DRONE WATCH: Organizations Express Concerns About Drone Killings
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Human and civil rights organizations express drone concerns to president. Ten major human rights and civil rights organizations have sent a statement to President Obama   ...

Slideshow: Shared pain over gun deaths ‘can help us move forward’
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Traci Lee ...

Some Newtown clergy disapprove of Senate compromise on guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Merica ...

Gun Reform Vote Demonstrates Power of Persistence
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:07pm | Type: Press

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Clergy Join Gun Control Debate With Pleas, Prayers in 24-Hour Vigil
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

Volunteers Put 3,300 'Graves' On National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

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Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Press

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Faith leaders press case for US gun laws at vigil
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Robert MacPherson ...

Gun-Control Vigil Planned Until Senate Passes Bill
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

April 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Sam Stein ...

Sikh, Other Groups Urge Stronger Gun-Control Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Anju Kaur ...

Around-the-clock reading of names of those slain by guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Press

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Heartbreak Beyond Heartbreak (Hill)
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

The beauty of Jesus’ story is that we soon forget the brutality of the robbers due to the caring example of the Good Samaritan. Thirty-four years ago – and about that many pounds ...

Fertilizer Plant Explodes in West, Texas
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

A fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday evening, killing at least five and injuring more than 100, according to CNN. A fertilizer plant exploded Wednesday evening, killing at least ...

Background Checks Proposal Fails (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 6:51pm | Type: Blog

Background checks proposal fails to get 60 votes. President Barack Obama responds. The U.S. Senate has just failed to get 60 votes on a bipartisan proposal to expand gun sale b ...

Boston Bombings: Deliver Us from Evil
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

I hate admitting that I’m vulnerable. But the president’s words didn’t reassure me. They made me feel more vulnerable because the phrase “full weight of justice” is always a veiled call to violence. ...

On Scripture: May April Tragedies Bring May Justice
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Let the church “gather crying tears that fill a million oceans.” For we are people of the resurrection. And we confess, despite all evidence to the contrary, that death will not win. ...

Sandy Hook families, gun advocates hold vigil on Capitol Hill until Senate passes bill
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Press

April 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Veronica S. ...