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Putting the Immigration Debate in Human Terms
Originally Posted: 04/17/2014 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recently stated that people who come into the country unauthorized to find work and support their families are doing so as “an act of love.” In a Miami Herald op-ed, Archbishop Tho ...

Louisiana Legislature Should Read The Bible Before Elevating It
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 2:43pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Jarvis DeBerry The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) ...

Muslims Welcome Shuttering of NYPD Spying Unit
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department’s Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance. ...

Payday Lending: Time to Crack the Trap in Minnesota
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

The practices of most contemporary payday lenders are similar to those condemned in the sacred texts and teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. As the Hebrew Bible declares, “If you lend money to my pe ...

Immigration Advocates Plot A Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:34am | Type: Press

April 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Naureen Khan ...

Advocates Push For Immigration Reform Despite Resistance
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Press

April 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Bartholomew Sullivan ...

Immigration, Resurrection, And The Battle For The American Soul
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Murthy Celebrates Outstanding Immigrants at AIC Awards In Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:14am | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Kevin Parker ...

Another Pro-Life Issue
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Press

April 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Brian D. McLaren To Present At Canisius College
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Press

April 9, 2014 Sojo in the News The Sun News ...

Even Jesus had a Tax Man
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The Bible has many references to taxes that will sound strangely relevant at this time of year. Feeling anxious about your tax liability as April 15 nears? The Bible has many refe ...

The Supreme Court's Assault on Democracy
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court has decided that people (individual human beings or corporations) have the right to donate to an unlimited number of political candidates — therefore removing the aggreg ...

Another Pro-Life Issue
Originally Posted: 04/10/2014 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Commonsense immigration reform is part of a consistent ethic in which all of life is treated as sacred, and we will continue to pray and to act until we fix this “broken [immigration] system.” ...

Fast for Families Returns to Washington
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

The national “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour campaign ended their journey yesterday in front of the U.S. Capitol building Washington, D.C.—The national Fast for Fami ...

An Easter Sermon: Immigration’s Winter and Spring
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

It is into the public eulogy of immigration reform that the Christian message of Lent and Easter can breathe new life. “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, a ...

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Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Product

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After World Vision, Evangelicals Debate Boundaries Over Sexuality
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

World Vision found itself testing the evangelical boundaries in March when it announced it would recognize employees’ same-sex marriages. Within 48 hours, it reversed itself. Worl ...

Reimagining What Is Possible: Welcoming the Stranger in Australia
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

The First Home Project is a former methamphetamine lab transformed into three apartments that provide medium-term accommodation at below-market rates for refugees transitioning into their new Australian lives. ...

Immigration Reform: No More Excuses
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

As we wait for Congress to pass immigration reform, far too many immigrants are perishing in the desert, and thousands upon thousands of families are being torn apart by deportations. These injustices must end ...

That They May Be One: Immigration and Christian Unity
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

I know that many — probably most — believers share the desire for unity. It just seems at times that we have so far to go, and might be drifting in the wrong direction. As we appr ...

Immigration and Resurrection
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 6:21am | Type: Blog

I looked these immigrant workers in the eyes and said through tears: “God sees you. You are not alone. Across the nation people from the north and south — people who are black, white, Latino, Asian American, a ...

COMMENTARY: Deliberate Distortion of Reality Won’t Work for Long
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

I was dismayed when I learned that Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox Web browser, had named an anti-gay activist as its new chief executive officer. I was dismayed when I l ...

A Crash Course: Australia, Refugees, and the Politics of Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

The church in Australia is showing signs of being a Calvary-like-love political alternative when it comes to refugees. Here’s a crash course to understand what’s happening in Aust ...

VIDEO: Travel with Us—A Visual Poem
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The SOLD Project's hopeful vision to end human trafficking. Around the world, children conti ...

SLIDESHOW: Moral March Photos
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors On a cold day this past February, seminary student Sara Wolcott boarded a bus in New York to attend the Moral March in North ...

Immigration Reform Advocates Begin Fast In Va.
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:20pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

LETTER: How Can Congressman Justify Voting To Cut SNAP Program?
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Vaughn Baker ...

Fasting Protesters Seek To Press Meehan On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Press

April 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Matza ...

National 'Fast For Families' Visits Philadelphia Area, Promoting Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Cherri Gregg ...

Conservative Media Shocked Biden Considers Undocumented Immigrants Americans
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:52pm | Type: Press

March 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Solange Uwimana ...

Pope Francis' Glaring Omission: Why Spiritual Leaders Must Champion Workers' Rights
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Jay Monaco ...

WATCH: Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:33pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

From the Archives: May-June 1976
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Margo Farra Advice to New Communities TO PEOPLE interested in establishing a new community I would encourage ...

A Wish List for the 1 Percent
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

of participant nations to 12, adding Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, and the United ...

Immigration Advocacy Update: Nearing Two Million Deportations
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

With Easter recess around the corner, immigration supporters are in full force with their advocacy plans. With Easter recess around the corner, immigration supporters are in full ...

Getting Beyond Infighting to a Unified Church
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

The mission of God is reconciliation and the vocation of God’s people, the church. When we spend more time attacking each other rather than attacking the areas of brokenness in our world, we become a reflectio ...

'Don't Be Left Behind Now'
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Sara J. Wolcott I got on a bus to help someone else's justice movement—and discovered it was my own. O ...

Supreme Court Doubles Down on Money as Speech
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Court has made its vision of the future of electoral politics clear. What is unclear is how Americans will respond to the increasing influence money is having in our political system. ...

Secular Coalition Flunks Most Congress Members on Church-State Report Card
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

If some secular organizations had their way, much of the current class of lawmakers would flunk out of Congress. If some secular organizations had their way, much of the current ...

Hobby Lobby's Green Family Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

The pope met with Obama on Thursday for the first time, touching on some hot-button disputes between the White House and U.S. Catholic bishops. Days after discussing the U.S. Cath ...

WATCH: Bishops Celebrate Mass on the Border, Pray for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' will hold a border mass in Nogales, Ariz., at noon eastern time. Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bis ...

#Fast4Families -- Week 5
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

The Fast for Families bus continues its journey across the country getting closer to its final destination: Washington, D.C., on April 9. The Fast for Families bus continues its j ...

Q&A: World Vision President Rich Stearns on Sponsors, Staff Lost Over Same-Sex Marriage Announcements
Originally Posted: 03/28/2014 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

In an interview with RNS on Thursday, Stearns suggested that the number of sponsors lost was under but around 5,000. Those who sponsor a child pay $35 each month, so the loss could have tallied up to $2.1 mill ...

A More Just Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

Our faith teaches us that when prosperity is not shared by all, we all become poor; that when laborers are treated by the powerful as an expendable resource, instead of as co-equal humans with dignity, we have ...

World Vision Reverses Decision on Same-Sex Marriage, Calls It 'A Mistake'
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 7:14pm | Type: Blog

Christian relief organization World Vision has reversed its decision after announcing this week that it will no longer define marriage as between a man and a woman in its employee conduct manual. ...

Catholic Throwback Thursday: Remembering The Other "Bishop Of The Slums"
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News The Catholic Review ...

Taking Food From The Poor Is Not Right
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

March 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Vaughn Baker ...

The Criminality Of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 1:37pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Evangelical Giant Changes Policy On Same-Sex Employees, Exposes Hypocrisy
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 1:34pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Drescher ...