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Immigration Reform Frees Us All
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

We are tied in a single garment of destiny. What affects our immigrant brothers, sisters, husbands and neighbors affects us all. May this interrelated reality bring us together in a united stance for justice, ...

From Detainee to Activist
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

For Nazry and I, our faith is paramount to how we think about immigration policy. The heaviest tears that we cried during his 10 months of detention were for the men and women in the detention centers who were ...

Believing in Miracles
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 8:12pm | Type: Blog

All we have to do is step out in faith and believe God in his abundant grace. This is the season for abundance. It is abundance of change. My name is Tabitha Sookdeo, and I’m 20 y ...

Catholic and Libertarian? Pope's Top Adviser Says They're Incompatible
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

The Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis’ top advisers said Tuesday that today’s free market system is “a new idol” that is increasing inequality and excluding the poor. T ...

This Land is Our Land
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julianne Couch From Orange City, Iowa, to York, Nebraska, and across the Midwest, young organizers are cultivating hope in rural places. ...

Getting to Work
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander Three steps for building a transformative movement for justice. 1. Awakening:  It is im ...

From the Archives: July 1991
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Melanie Morrison An Issue of Justice MOST discussions about the Bible and homosexuality are limited to a hand ...

Schuette vs. the Image of God
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Can a vote outlaw equal protection under the law? The Court seems to think so. IN 2006, A ...

The Stubborn Persistence of 'Jew-Hatred'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

and crystallized most disastrously in Nazi Germany. There, over 12 terrible years, the 19th century anti-Jewish ...

Back from the Brink
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Nielsen Jones When the economic floor drops for everyone, it drops even lower for women. THE PHRASE “PO ...

Murfreesboro Mosque Fight Laid to Rest after Supreme Court Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

For years, opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro vowed to take their legal fight to shut down the mosque all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. For years, opponents of t ...

How to Dismantle the 'New Jim Crow'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander Public attitudes about mass incarceration are changing. But it will take a much deeper transformation to overturn this ...

COMMENTARY: Power Elites Are Waging War on the Foundations of Democracy
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

The two most critical requirements for democracy are freedom of the press and an educated citizenry. The two most critical requirements for democracy are freedom of the press and ...

A Phoenix Easter Story
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

The complexities of reforming our immigration laws remain, yet today I find myself filled with the hope that comes when one meets Jesus risen from the dead. I first heard about Ru ...

Bearing Burdens: From Evangelism to Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

body, this now meant that his burdens were my burdens (Rom 12:15; Gal. 6:2). As Carlos ...

The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Product

10. Economic Trust 11. A Servant Government 12. Making Things Right 13. Healthy Households 14. ...

Defining Identity: Person of Color. Woman. Poor. Fatherless. Undocumented.
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

In the midst of these experiences, I had to define the core of my identity. I am a person of color. I am a woman. I am poor. I am fatherless. I am an undocumented immigrant. Indeed, it has been excruciating se ...

Catholic Bishops Push (Again) on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

Catholic bishops returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a renewed push for immigration reform. Catholic bishops returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a renewed push for imm ...

Orrin Hatch Says Gay Marriage as 'Law of the Land' Is Inevitable
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a reality throughout the United States. Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a ...

This Will Change How You See Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

The people we meet change our lives. Through hearing the stories and learning about the lives of others, we are transformed. And, it is for exactly those reasons that I hope you’ll watch this short trailer and ...

Immigration Reformers Ask Obama For Time
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Press

May 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Obama Delays Deportation Review Amid Push For Immigration Overhaul
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Laura Meckler ...

Obama Delays Deportation Fix To Give GOP Time On Immigration
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...

Pastorgraphs: "The Heart Of A Sojourner"
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 11:49am | Type: Press

May 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Bill Jenkins ...

Jimmy Carter's Evangelical Downfall: Reagan, Religion And The 1980 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Press

May 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Randall Balmer ...

5 Reasons Gay Marriage Is Winning
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

After four same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday challenging Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage, neighboring North Dakota is the only state that isn’t facing a challenge to its gay marriage ban — at least not ...

COMMENTARY: Cardinal John O'Connor Would Have Made a Great Rabbi
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

In April 1908, Dorothy Gumple, a 19-year-old Jewish woman living in Connecticut, converted to Roman Catholicism. In April 1908, Dorothy Gumple, a 19-year-old Jewish woman living ...

Religious Rights Watchdog Pushes to Add Pakistan, Syria to List of Worst Offenders
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

One of the nation’s leading — and official — champions of religious freedom implored the Obama administration to add Pakistan and Syria to the list of nations that most egregiously violate religious rights. ...

The Age Of Evangelicalism, By Steven P. Miller
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Edward Blum ...

We Are In A Crisis -- A Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News The Rev. Dr. William Barber II ...

You're Smart Enough To Change The World, Not Just Run It
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Press

May 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Lillian Cunningham ...

Piety And Public Life
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Press

May 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Jack Heppner ...

Executive Director
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

May 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Financial Planning ...

Immigration Reform: Now Is The Time
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

May 16, 2014 Sojo in the News David Gushee ...

Change The World Event Reaches Five-Year Milestone
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sidney Daily News ...

House Considers a Prayer Plaque at WWII Monument; Interfaith Coalition Says 'No'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

An interfaith coalition has again asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. An interfaith coalition has ag ...

Muslim and Anti-Muslim Groups Go to War in Bus, Print Ads
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

A public opinion war on Middle East politics is playing out this spring in new advertising campaigns on public buses and in newspapers. A public opinion war on Middle East politic ...

How Brown v. Board of Education Still Shapes Our Religious Life
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Not long ago, I visited Topeka, Kan., to teach at one of those grand old mainline churches that got caught in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education. Not long ago, I visited ...

In Memory of Dr. Vincent Harding, a 'Prophetic Voice for Justice and Vigorous Nonviolence'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Dr. Vincent Harding, a theologian, historian, author, and civil right activist, died at 5:11 p.m. on Monday at the age of 82. Dr. Harding was a friend and speechwriter to Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Why Net Neutrality Is A Social Justice Issue
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jo Ellen Kaiser ...

Nuns, Paddy Wagons, and the Dags Will Inherit The Earth
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

On Monday a nun was arrested here in Australia. That’s right, a nun. She was one of a crowd of Christian leaders who engaged in nonviolent sit-ins at the electorate offices of Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott. Thi ...

The Uncommon Tour
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 7:00pm | Type: Campaign

Bring The Uncommon Tour To You! Testimonials Resources and Links ...

COMMENTARY: There's Little to Celebrate in Greece v. Galloway Prayer Decision
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

The great rejoicing after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on public prayer reminded me of the infamous line from an officer who commented on the destruction of a village during the Vietnam War: “We had ...

COMMENTARY: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Taints Florida Ban on Foreign Laws
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

This week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure widely touted as a “foreign law ban.” But proponents of such bans should not be too quick to claim victory. This week, ...

Mandatory Minimums: How Long Does it Take to Learn Your Lesson?
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

Enthusiasm for mandatory-minimum sentencing reform has several factors fueling it. Many faith communities express concern about the impact of excessive sentences on individuals and their families. ...

Who Are the Greatest Social Justice Leaders We've Never Heard Of?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

Help us build a movement by connecting us with a justice leader you believe in! We’re trying something new at Sojourners, and I have to say, I’m excited about it. Like all new thi ...

Moses Rising
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Most people consider the story of Moses a fable, myth, or maybe even ancient history — but not the kind of history capable of repeating itself. Except that it has been repeated. History is rampant with faith-f ...

VIDEO: “ReMoved”
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Follow the gripping story of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care. Every ...

Does Jesus Love African-American Males?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Does Jesus love African-American males? Then why aren’t we telling them so?! Does Jesus love African-American males? Then why aren’t we telling them so?! I recently held a To ...

We Are In a Crisis — a Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

their prey." Isaiah 10: 1-2 Martin Luther King, Jr. said 46 years ago in one of his last sermons that if you ... Pursue a strong legal strategy; and 12. Resist the “One Moment Mentality” – We are building ...