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Bishop Carcano And Cal-Pac Clergy At Fast For Families Bus Tour Launch
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News California-Pacific United Method ...

Bishop Carcano And Cal-Pac Clergy At Fast For Families Bus Tour Launch
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News California-Pacific United Method ...

Why Arizona’s Anti-LGBTQ Law Was Religious But Not Christian
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Christianity, and any religion that emphasizes the unity of humanity over our differences, is therefore not a religion like other religions. Christianity is therefore more radical than most of its adherents re ...

Judge Rejects California City’s Religious War Memorial
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

A California federal judge has rejected a proposed religious memorial at a publicly owned baseball stadium as a violation of both federal and state laws. A California federal judg ...

Christian Tag Team Pushes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:41pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Catholic News Service ...

Pass Immigration Reform This Year, Catholic And Evangelical Leaders Ask Congress
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:37pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

To Young Christians Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination: Thank You
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

“Never in my life has my very faith been called into question like this.” That’s what young evangelical writer Jonathan Merritt told me this week. His statement followed a media firestorm, ignited when both he ...

Survey: Americans Turn Sharply Favorable on Gay Issues
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

adults was conducted in English and Spanish, on landlines and cell phones, between Nov. 12 and Dec. 18. ...

Just ‘Love the Sinner.’ Period.
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

I hate the phrase because I think it’s a totally screwed-up, backwards, un-Christlike, and unbiblical way to approach ministry and the world in general. I hate the phrase, “Love t ...

New Cardinals Look More Like Jesus, Less Like Rome
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

The life — and future — of the Catholic church is in the Global South. And where the church is thoroughly inculturated — such as the Asian Bishops Conference — it looks radically more like Jesus and markedly l ...

You Brought Me a Beer — and Took My Picture
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

Is it any wonder why so many people throw up their hands and run away from what sometimes gets passed off as religion? Isn't it interesting that those who describe themselves as non-religious often grasp ...

Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Gay rights are colliding with religious rights in states like Arizona and Kansas as the national debate over gay marriage morphs into a fight over the dividing line between religious liberty and anti-gay discr ...

A Valentine's Day Story: $2.13 an Hour
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

are last now will be first” Matthew 20:12 (NLT). The next time you are out to eat at a restaurant, keep ...

COMMENTARY: The Clear Anti-Muslim Bias Behind Anti-Shariah Laws
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

For the fourth year running, Florida is trying to outlaw the use of foreign and international law in state courts. Foreign law bans are back. For the fourth year running,  Fl ...

Asked to Embrace Capitalism, the Dalai Lama Demurs
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

Some of the brightest pro-business minds in the nation prodded the Dalai Lama on Thursday to offer a warm endorsement of capitalism. Some of the brightest pro-business minds in th ...

#Fast4Families Night of Prayer and Action -- Immigration Reform Now!
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The willingness to reach out, pray, listen to the stories of the powerless, and join efforts to demand immigration reform now is what we need to move the mountains — and borders — if we only have faith like mu ...

Justice Conference Feb. 21-22 in Elgin
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Windy City Times ...

An Evangelical's Plea With the GOP on Immigration Reform: Put People Before Politics
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:30pm | Type: Press

February 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Moral Case For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:20pm | Type: Press

February 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Greg Sargent ...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Minimum Wage, Maximum Controversy
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:06pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Greg Dworkin ...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Minimum Wage, Maximum Controversy
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:06pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Greg Dworkin ...

The Michael Dunn Trial Verdict Sparks Renewed Debate Over Racial Injustice
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Scott Alessi ...

Dumpster Diving As An Act Of Faith
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Saturday In Davos: Setting The Global Agenda
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 5:40pm | Type: Press

January 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Ivana Kottasova ...

White House Tries A Kinder, Gentler Approach To Achieving Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 5:30pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Fox News Latino ...

Transcript For Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson On Deromanticizing The Civil Rights Movement And Rediscovering Its Humanity
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Press

of the soul of black men. "12 Years a Slave," "The Butler," and "Fruitvale ... for Black Power would actually rise out of the soul of black men. "12 Years a Slave," "The ...

The Black Presence in the Bible: Uncovering the Hidden Ones
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

The Bible is a multicultural book. This statement may sound controversial but archeology, history, and the text prove it to be true. “Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia ...

Pakistan Faces Criticism for Harsh Blasphemy Law
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Mohammad Asghar, a 69-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, faces a death sentence in Pakistan for claiming to be the Prophet Muhammad in letters written to officials and police in 2010. ...

Social Justice Pick-Up Lines
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

Progressive values, you are currently the it-girl for advertisement pickup artists. Enjoy it? I didn’t expect to get hit on during Super Bowl XLVIII. I mean, I was expecting t ...

Why You Should Care About the Person Who Made Your Cell Phone (e-book Shorts)
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 7:17pm | Type: Product

Jim Wallis The headlines are almost unfathomable ...

'If I Were White, I'd Be Better Off'
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

When a 9-year-old boy can see the sad reality of white privilege and understand that the color of your skin is what defines you in our society, we have a serious problem. &quo ...

Stand Your Ground Has No Moral Ground
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

The problem is the systemic injustice inherent in Stand Your Ground laws: just feeling like you are being threatened can justify your response in “self-defense.” Some laws are gre ...

The Art Of Presence
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:15pm | Type: Press

January 20, 2014 Sojo in the News David Brooks ...

White House Dials It Down On Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Reid Epstein ...

We The People: The High Cost Of Believing Lies
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Clyde Ussery ...

We The People: The High Cost Of Believing Lies
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Clyde Ussery ...

COMMENTARY: Rallying the Troops with Self-Righteous Fury
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony morality would look like, here are two signs. If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony m ...

Immigration Activists Arrested in Civil Disobedience Outside White House
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

This President’s Day, about 20 church leaders, sympathizers, and undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House as part of an act of civil disobedience to protest the nearly 2 million people ...

Faithful Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

My life is not my own. I am the product of sacrifice. I am here because of those who saw beyond themselves and thought personal sacrifice was worth giving up to allow justice to take hold. I am here because Je ...

Dialogues with Harlem Heritage: A Church’s Prophetic Voice in the Context of Diversity
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

As our churches strive to become those “beloved communities,” we remember a Christ who became conversant with the desolation of a wilderness experience, and the pain of the cross so our world could be tethered ...

Finding Hope in 'The Locust Effect'
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Even in the midst of our generous financial donations, volunteer hours, mission trips, and letter writing, we’ve failed to see what should have been glaringly obvious: the global poor lack the most basic ingre ...

Marked with Ashes and Bearing the Cross
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 12:03am | Type: Blog

The Lenten mark of the cross, in tangible form, brings the church into solidarity with Jesus’ forty-day struggle in the wilderness — the place of desolation, the place of waiting and wandering, temptation, and ...

MAP: Does Your State Pay a Fair Wage?
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors As the federal minimum wage stagnates at $7.25 an hour, many states have taken the lead to raise wages on their own. Where do ...

PHOTOS: Meet the Pope's Deputies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Pope Francis' recently named 19 new cardinals—half of which hail from non-European countries—to serve the Roman Catholic ...

COMMENTARY: An Executive Order with Moral Authority
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 6:21pm | Type: Blog

Many of us believe skyrocketing income inequality is the most important economic, political, and moral issue confronting our nation. Everyone from members of Congress to Pope Francis has called for action — an ...

Why I Care About Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

I don’t want you to continue to view immigration as a political debate. It is an issue that affects the lives of real people. I am a child who is the product of a family torn apart by immigration. ...

How a Gay Football Player Could Help Redeem the Church
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

Michael Sam is the right person to be in the spotlight not just for promoting gay rights, but because, when it comes to a sense of identity, he is a good model for the church to follow. ...

More Protests Over Koch Gift to Catholic University of America
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed criticism of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over a ...

Violence Against Muslims Soars in Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

African religious leaders are appealing for an end to violence against Muslims in the Central African Republic as thousands flee to neighboring Chad and Cameroon. African religiou ...

For the World's Poor, Violence Is an Everyday Threat
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

According to the United Nations, there are 4 billion people in our world who live outside the protection of law. That’s more than half the world’s population, and most of the world’s poor. ...