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Half the Sky
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 5:36pm | Type: Product

Nicholas D. Kristof Sheryl WuDunn ...

Welcoming the Stranger
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Product

Matthew Soerens Jenny Hwang $15.00 ...

Time To Join the Movement
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

As Christians, we should stand with our immigrant neighbors and pledge our support for them as they pledge their allegiance to our nation and it’s future. In how we are to treat one another, through community ...

Is Wealth a Sin?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

What if we need the insanely wealthy to realize a kingdom-inspired vision for our world? A recent report by OXFAM offered some sobering data about both the concentration and f ...

Is Poverty Killing our Kids?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 5:41pm | Type: Blog

than 67 percent of study participants experienced at least one, and 12.6 percent had experienced four ...

Smoking What We’re Growing: 8 Things That Happen When We Live (or Don’t Live) What We Talk About
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Who's to say theology built in academia is any more valid than theology build in the realities of everyday life? I was down in Mexico a few years ago for a gathering of peers ...

Watching Super Bowl Ads with the Little Prince: From Delusion to Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

Our convoluted logic about desire leads us to falsely conclude that if our desires are not our own then that must mean we are inauthentic at the core of our being, more like puppets rather than independent, se ...

Religious Leaders' Near-Unanimous Support for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

I do have a layman's interest in the theological justifications being offered in support of (and, perhaps surprisingly, against) comprehensive immigration reform. But for now, I will focus mostly on the p ...

The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

So what will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out. The ne ...

Where Are the Referees?
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

Without referees (judges, umpires, arbiters, monitors), much of life would be a chaotic ordeal dominated by cheats, bullies, and dirty players. As a bizarre and ungainly conferen ...

What Repentance for the Church Looks Like Today
Originally Posted: 01/20/2014 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Before we see any leveling-off within the institutional church, there will be many more church closures, consolidation of shrinking denominations, and an increasing number of people called to, and already work ...

On Scripture: Paul’s Call to Unity and Dr. King’s Legacy
Originally Posted: 01/20/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

and another, the Apollos faction. Still others claimed to belong to Cephas, or even Christ (1:12). Paul ...

Poll: Younger Christians Less Supportive of Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith. One day ...

What Kind of World Is This?
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Fifty years ago the Food Stamp Act was viewed not as charity, but rather as an ingenious utilization of American enterprise in order to help “build a better life for every American.” And it is genius. ...

The Justice of Eating
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Forty-nine million Americans live at risk of hunger. Any policies that create additional poverty among the working poor are reprehensible. It is unacceptable for lawmakers to take vital food stamp benefits awa ...

Prophets, Questions, and a Dream
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Prophets are always asking questions. Tough questions. Unsettling questions. Questions that they pose to themselves, then try to answer by how they live. One of my favorite scenes ...

Faith-Based Hunger Games
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

In Mathew 25, not only does Christ proclaim that those who clothe, house, and feed the “least of these” are engaging in acts equivalent to directly aiding the Lord, he also preaches that those who refuse to ai ...

'Dear Martin': Bishop's Letters to MLK Trace the Highs and Lows in Race Relations
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 9:22pm | Type: Blog

The nation will mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with speeches, prayers, and volunteer service. The nation will mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin ...

For Love and Family
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 12:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey People go to great lengths for those they love, especially when it comes to immigration reform. ...

Tony Campolo to Shutter the Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, announced that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30. ...

Congress Needs to Show Moral Leadership in Unemployment Insurance Solution
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

In only its second week in session, Congress is already confronted with difficult decisions that impact the lives of millions of people — some of whom are the most vulnerable in our society. ...

5.3 Billion People Face Harsh Religious Freedom Restrictions
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Global religious hostilities reached a six-year high in 2012 and affected more people than government curbs on religious freedom. Global religious hostilities reached a six-year h ...

Humanitarian Aid Needed as Central African Republic Regroups
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

After months of violence in the Central African Republic, signs of hope emerged following Friday’s esignation of interim President Michel Djotodia and Prime Minister Nicholas Tiengaye. ...

Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law. ...

Want to Win the War on Poverty? For the Sake of the Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and conservatives to make peace — for the sake of the poor. The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and ...

5 Myths About Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

increase should minimum wage be raised to $10.10,  the average age of those affected is 35 .  Only 12 ... earned minimum wage, compared to 1.2 million men . Because nearly  two-thirds of breadwinners ...

Unemployment, the Vote, and Hope
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 8:38pm | Type: Blog

Today’s Senate vote on unemployment benefits brings hope to 1.3 million people who dare to hope every day. It is right and good that we stand with the least — ones who have fallen on hard times — in their time ...

Women Photographers Shatter Middle Eastern Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from ... Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from the Middle East ... said. “The two need each other.” (“She Who Tells a Story” closes in Boston on Jan. 12. The show ...

February 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Product

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February 2014 Sojourners Magazine
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Christians at the Border
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:15pm | Type: Product

M. Daniel Carroll R. $9.95 9780801035661 ...

In Thailand, US Evangelicals Work to End Prostitution
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

government awarded almost $12 million in funding to nongovernmental organizations in East Asia that run ...

A Fast for Families
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

The Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship was launched on Nov. 12 with core ...

From the Archives: February 1976
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

John Perkins The Dividing Wall in America IN TERMS, America has tried to heal itself. The Civil War took plac ...

Sacking the 'Redsk*ns'
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Peggy Flanagan Just because racism is "tradition" doesn't make it right. I'VE NEVER FELT ...

Round Up the Usual Suspects
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Derrick Boykin "Stop and frisk" is unconstitutional race-based harassment—and it must end. DOMINIC ...

A Prayer for Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation. NELSON MANDELA ...

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

In decades to come, we’ll look back at some norms of today and wonder how we tolerated them. I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madis ...

Boehner Is Said To Back Change On Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:51am | Type: Press

January 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Shear ...

Pope Francis -- Moral Leadership for the Economy
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis brings his deepest values to his understanding of the economy. The economy is meant to serve men and women, to provide a means for them to flourish in the world. Men and women were not created to ...

In Missouri, Oak Scouts Offers an Alternative to the Boy Scouts
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

As the Boy Scouts of America gets ready to admit gay youth, one Missouri organization has already broken away, but not because it favors tradition. As the Boy Scouts of America g ...

The Most Memorable Immigration Moments Of 2013
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 12:36pm | Type: Press

http://voxxi.com/2013/12/27/events-immigration-reform-2013/11/ They were joined by Lisa ... from food, except juice, for 22 days. The fast began on Nov. 12 and it quickly captivated ...

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Kabul, Afghanistan, is “home” to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war. ...

The Bible, Bigotry And The Willie Nelson Look
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:37am | Type: Press

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/unreasonablefaith/2013/12/the-bible-bigotry-and-the-willie-nelson-look/ Let’s go further. Jim ...

Immigration Reform Supporters: "Positive Signs" Headed Into 2014
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Press

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-12-30/immigrant-issues/immigration-reform-supporters-positive-signs-headed-into-2014/a36538-1 Supporters of comprehensive ...

2013 Marked Shifts in Views on Social Issues
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

immigrants , or about 12 percent of its 317 million population. Though immigration reform was often ...

Kwanzaa Radio Program Continues 20-Year Tradition of Instilling Values
Originally Posted: 12/27/2013 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

WHQR Public Radio's “A Season’s Griot” has been produced for more than two decades as the only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa radio show in the country. Kwanzaa began Wednesda ...

LISTEN: Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black Talk Fasting
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent fast for immigration reform. Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent ...

'Duck Dynasty' and the Idolatry of Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

Dynasty marathons on Dec. 24 and 25. (Yes, on Christmas Day you can watch 12 1/2 hours of Duck ...

The Power Of Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/20/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

December 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...