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Immigration Activists To Hold Lenten Fasts
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

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

Judson Conference On Slavery, Human Rights Set For Feb. 21-22
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Dave Gathman Chicago Sun-Times ...

A Faith, Broken: When Inclusion Evokes Christian Ire
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

For those of us who see the dissolution of imperialist Christianity as both a matter of justice and an opportunity for Christianity’s empire-shaking, subversive potential to be more fully realized, this is, in ...

Citizen Action Making a Vital Difference in South Africa
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

Changes require a more broadly palliative and increasingly active new generation —inspired by a Mandela-type cultural magnanimity that loves justice and spurns vengeful spirits — to join with the emerging forc ...

To Young Christians Speaking Out Against Anti-Gay Discrimination: Thank You
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 5:19pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

In Defense Of Sochi 'Whining'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Press

February 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Erin Alberty ...

Immigration Reform News 2014: Religious Leaders Join Together To Pressure Republicans To Pass Reform Bill
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Selena Hill ...

Religious Liberty vs. Civil Rights: A Balancing Act
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer may have ended the latest controversy in her state by vetoing a “religious freedom” bill that threatened gay men and lesbians, but the nation’s legislatures and courts are just getting ...

4th Annual Justice Conference Featuring Jars Of Clay
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

February 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Kim Jones ...

Pastors, Christian Leaders Blast Michael Dunn Verdict And Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

An Evangelical Writer Makes A Moral Case For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 1:24pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Pat Cunningham ...

Hundreds Call For Social Change At Justice Conference In Calif.
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:52pm | Type: Press

February 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Anugrah Kumar ...

'Fast For Families Across America' Kicks Off Nationwide Tour For Immigration Reform, Will Visit 75+ Congressional Districts On 14k Mile Tour
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:39pm | Type: Press

February 24, 2014 Sojo in the News ENews Park Forest ...

Cross-country Trek Embarks For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:34pm | Type: Press

February 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Christina Villacorte ...

Utah's Bishop Wester Joins Other Catholics, Evangelicals In Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Peggy Flatcher Stack ...

Catholic, Evangelicals Team Up Against House GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...

AU PACT Welcomes Sojourners Lisa Sharon Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Press

February 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Anderson University ...

Can You Be Pro-Gay And Stay Evangelical? Yes... And No
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Press

February 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Tony Jones ...

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 ...