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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

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News New York Daily News ...

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

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News MSNBC ...

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

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News WUSA9 ...

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

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Comcast Sports Network (CSN) ...

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

April 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Big Journalism (Breitbart) ...

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. ...

All Eyes On Washington
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Rabbi Mark Sameth ...

Suburban growth pushes politicians toward gun control
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Philip Rucker ...

US Senate agrees to debate ambitious gun bill
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Mathes ...

How to Respond to a Marathon Massacre
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

“How do you defend against terrorists?” asked a colleague, as we processed news reports of two bomb explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. “How do you defend a ...

At makeshift National Mall graveyard, clergy demand gun control
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

Sikhs joins other religions demanding strict gun control laws in US
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2013 Sojo in the News NDTV.com ...

Where Idolatry Rages, Prophets Speak Out
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

Guns are dangerous idols. ... While the idolatry rages on, prophets are beginning to speak out. Guns are dangerous idols. While mass shootings are happening at an alarming rate an ...

DRONE WATCH: Four Killed in Pakistan Attack
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

First drone strike in nearly a month kills four in Pakistan.   On Sunday evening, the first U.S. drone attack in nearly a month killed at least four people in Pakistan. T ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

Our Nation's Graveyard: Clergy Demand Gun Control at National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall on Thursday as they exhorted Congress to pass legislation to limit access to firearm ...

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

Today, on the National Mall, I stood with fellow faith leaders, including clergy from Newtown, to remember lives lost at Sandy Hook elementary school and the 3,364 gun deaths that have happened since. ...

Meet the ‘Catholic NRA’
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Among the Catholic faithful, not everyone supports gun control measures. Call them the NRA Catholics. As the Senate takes up a heated debate over gun control and background checks ...

Witnesses to Trauma: Faith Leaders Stand Up for Gun Violence Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

For many pastors of urban congregations, “stepping up” to end gun violence stems from a very personal place — as they have been forced to bury their own neighbors and church members. ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Killings in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

New classified details of drone program in Pakistan revealed. After years of secrecy, the leaks of classified information on the drone killing program in Pakistan have turned in ...

On Scripture: Repairing Our Grief
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

Moral injury happens when we transgress our basic moral beliefs and expectations. It can occur when we’ve done our best in impossible circumstances or when we’ve simply failed. Millions of people are living wi ...

DRONE WATCH: The Next Drones?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Surveillance drones may be used in Korea, will armed drones follow? While there appears to be a lull in drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen, are the next targets being prepared? ...

DRONE WATCH: A Secret Deal on Drones
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

How the drone program began in a secret deal between the CIA and Pakistani intelligence. How did the drone assassination program begin? In a front page feature Sunday, The N ...

Little Boys With Toys
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

The fact that North Korea’s young leader Kim Jong-un is threatening the world with nuclear holocaust does what World War I did to many theologians who had presumed that history was on a course of inevitable pr ...

Violence Rules: North Korea, Syria, U.S.
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

If we stopped to learn the rules governing our fluency in violence, it would actually make us less fluent. Why? Because the rules of violence reveal an unpleasant reality: We don’t use violence; violence uses ...

DRONE WATCH: Church to Oppose Drones
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Church of the Brethren annual conference will consider anti-drone resolution. The Church of the Brethren will consider a “ Resolution Against Drone Warfare ” at its annual ...

Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Capehart ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone War Visualization
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

A visual representation of the drone war in Pakistan. With data from the Bureau for Investigative Journalism , a team of developers has created a visualization of every d ...

Preparing the Way: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 6:47pm | Type: Blog

We have become a nation that loves to “other” people. We point out their differences as reasons they cannot be trusted, as evidence that they take too much from the rest of us or threaten our well-being. ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones in Niger
Originally Posted: 03/25/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

U.S. Air Force is now flying surveillance drones from a base in Niger. While the drone debate continues to grow, the administration is moving to expand their use. According to t ...

DRONE WATCH: Four Killed in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Latest drone strike in Pakistan kills four. Four people were killed in a drone attack on a vehicle in Pakistan yesterday. According to  The New York Times , " ...

April 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 7:35pm | Type: Product

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DRONE WATCH: No More CIA Drones?
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

CIA's drone program is likely to shift to the Defense Department. In an exclusive this morning, The Daily Beast ’s Daniel Klaidman reports that the CIA is about to l ...