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Washington-area UCC Votes to Boycott Washington NFL Team
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

The United Church of Christ for the mid-Atlantic region passed a resolution Saturday asking its 40,000 members not to buy game tickets or wear any souvenir gear of the Washington NFL club until it changes its ...

Supreme Court Says 'No' to Public School Graduations in Church
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that a Wisconsin high school acted unconstitutionally when it held its graduation ceremonies in a local megachurch. ...

July 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Product

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July 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Product

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Immigration Reform Leaders of Today Must Follow Past Examples
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

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The Many Contexts Of Immigrants-- And Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Matthew Bowman ...

Christian College Alums Vie For Eric Cantor's Seat
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Evangelicals: GOP Tumult Doesn't Doom Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Reid Epstein ... http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/06/12/evangelicals-gop-tumult-doesnt-doom-immigration-push/ The Evangelical Immigration ...

Hispanic Evangelical Churches Stand Ready to Assist Unaccompanied Minors
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

With the growing crisis of undocumented minors coming to the United States without a parent or guardian, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) urged the government to allow them to provide compassi ...

Muslim and Anti-Muslim Bus Ads Battle Heads to Round 3
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

A Christian, a Muslim, and a Jew turn up together on a Washington, D.C., bus. It’s no joke. They’re the faces of a new ad campaign by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim civil liberties group. ...

Immigration Isn't Dead
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in recent American political history. House Majority leader Eric Cantor fell to Tea Party economics professor David Brat in a primary upset no pundit saw coming. ...

With Cantor Gone, Immigration Reform Is All On John Boehner Now
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 1:32pm | Type: Blog

The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigration reform. The stunning primary defeat of Eric Cantor could be a blessing for passing immigrati ...

After Edwina Rogers' Ouster, Secular Community Regroups
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

As the Secular Coalition for America prepares for its biggest event of the year this week in Washington, D.C., atheist groups are recovering from the sudden departure of the coalition’s highest officer. ...

Reframing Failure
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about failure. I’ve recently been thinking a lot about failure. Not my failures, though I suspect we could come up with a few. No, I’ve thi ...

How The Bible Understands Justice
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Press

June 6, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Stunning Resurgence Of Progressive Christianity
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Press

June 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Brandeis Raushenbush ...

Moment Of Truth On Immigration Reform Is Now
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 12:47pm | Type: Press

May 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

This Will Change How You See Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 12:37pm | Type: Press

May 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Immigration Delay Ups The Ante On Obama, GOP
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 10:58am | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Josh Lederman ...

John Boehner Has Moral, Biblical Choice To Make On Immigration Reform Vote, Says Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 10:55am | Type: Press

May 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Activists Say The White House Delay Of A Deportation Policy Review Means 70,000 More Deportations Between Now And August
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 10:50am | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Albor Ruiz ...

Man On A Mission
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Press

June 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Molly Worthen ...

Senate Approves Prayer Plaque for World War II Monument
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Just in time for the 70th anniversary of D-Day Friday, the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent passed a bill to include a prayer plaque at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. ...

Inspired and Inclusive Equality
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Working as a university writing and literature professor in a conservative college town in the Bible Belt, I have seen the views of Christian students change on the issue of LGBTQ inclusion over the last decad ...

In Heart of Texas, Support Grows for Same-sex Marriage
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Weekenders Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes, who bought an A-frame house overlooking scenic Cedar Creek Lake four years ago, have become minor celebrities as the men challenging Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage. ...

Immigration Reform 2014: Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Mathew Staver, Jim Wallis And Thomas Wenski Continue Call For Reform
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Crossmap ...

You've Got To Hear This Preacher
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Ben Wikler ...

Speaker Boehner Shouldn't Delay Immigration Reform Any Longer: Editorial
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

May 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Cleveland Plain Dealer ...

Our Country Needs Immigration Reform Based on Biblical Values
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

As immigration reform gains more and more bipartisan support in Congress, I am encouraged by our lawmakers’ positive steps forward, and I can’t help but think of my own story on immigration. ...

My Kingston--Michael Alexander Blake
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 10:56am | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News The Jamaica Observer ...

Evangelical Immigration Table Documentary, 'The Stranger,' Seeks Reform Of Laws, Churches
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Who Is Pushing For A Legislative Solution On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Vox ...

1,100 Clergy, Religious Leaders Call For Sentencing Reform In Federal Drug Cases
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News ENews Park Forest ...

Immigration Reform Frees Us All
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 12:31pm | 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 - 11:54am | 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 - 7:12pm | 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 - 4:07pm | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 2:23pm | 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 - 8:36am | 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 - 2:11pm | 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 - 8:38am | 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 - 3:43pm | 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: 10/31/2014 - 11:25am | 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 - 10:07am | 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 ...