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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. ...

Justice Department Will Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

In a major victory for same-sex marriage rights, the Justice Department will soon grant married gay and lesbian couples the same rights in legal matters as other married couples. ...

VIDEO: Proud To Be
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Indigenous American leaders speak out against the Washington NFL team’s mascot. "Proud To Be ...

March 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 3:09pm | Type: Product

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March 2014 Sojourners Magazine
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What's Wrong With Inequality
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:59pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Amyx ...

AUDIO: StandUp w/PeteDominick - Jim Wallis: How To Win The "War On Poverty"
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:45pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Pete Dominick ...

Inside The House GOP's Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:34pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jake Sherman ...

Beyond The Dreamer
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:26pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Gar Alperovitz ...

Marianne Williamson's Prayerful Bid for Political Office
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

It’s not a typical campaign for U.S. Congress, and that’s the point. It’s not a typical campaign for U.S. Congress, and that’s the point. Best-selling author and spiritual lect ...

Conference of Hispanic Christians Endorses Common Core
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Common Core, a set of educational standards that has faced criticism from religious groups, has found an ally in the largest organization of Hispanic Christians in the U.S. Common ...

For God, Country, and Coca-Cola
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

I love my country because it is a nation that welcomes the “Other.” Indeed, we haven’t always been good at this, and we still struggle with it, but the United States is a nation of immigrants. ...

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

you would not have condemned the innocent.” Matthew 12:7 Another time Jesus uses this same quote ...

Thailand Looks to Arrest Buddhist Monk for Insurrection
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

Authorities in Thailand are preparing to arrest and possibly defrock a senior Buddhist monk on charges of insurrection and breach of Buddhist discipline for leading anti-government protests. ...

Tony Campolo To Shutter The Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Asian American Advocates Continue Fighting For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Press

January 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Mary Tablante ...

Weekly Roundup: Dear Departed, Poverty Persists, And Surviving The Deep Freeze
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:01am | Type: Press

January 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Scott Alessi ...

AUDIO: The "I Am Not A Bully" Gabfest
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Press

January 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Emily Bazelon ...

Want To Win The War On Poverty? For The Sake Of The Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Press

January 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

First Time Author Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2014
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 5:20pm | Type: Press

January 8, 2014 Sojo in the News PRWeb.com ...

Social Justice
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Press

January 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Christianity Today ...

Our Position On Missionaries
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Press

January 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Katelyn Beaty ...

How A Poor Theology Of The Cross Created America's Broken Justice System
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Our system isn’t working. It might surprise you however, to understand how we arrived at such a broken justice system. We got here because of poor theology. America’s justice syst ...

The Mazeways They Are A'chang'n ("None's") On The Rise)
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Metacrock ...

Pope Francis' Message For Washington
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A Shift in Priorities?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pope Francis wants deputies, not darlings. IN MINDANAO, Philippines, a cheer went up: May ...

What's Right About Obamacare?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Sr. Carol Keehan Amid the political bombast, it’s easy to forget why we needed health-care reform in the first place. ...

The Gospel According to George McGovern
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert G. Duffett The peacemaking bomber pilot (and son of the evangelical church) offers a model political vision for young Christians t ...

Justice Delayed: About That Time We Executed A Child With A Bible
Originally Posted: 01/31/2014 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

The difficulty of restorative justice, is that some things simply can’t be restored. The difficulty of restorative justice, is that some things simply can’t be restored. Certai ...

Church of England's Call for Dialogue on Gays Rebuffed in Africa
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made eight years ago to the pastoral care and support ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

Time to Change the Rules? Examining Our Relationship With Money
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Jesus was quite clear that our allegiance was to be with the POOR, not the barons of Wall Street. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to office supplies. I grew up in a ...

Four Things I Learned From Fasting
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

I was quite certain that some within my community of influence would disagree with me on this particular spiritual practice, whether theologically, politically, or socially. The pushback I did receive turned o ...

Top Brass Say They're Not Aware of Bias Against Military Chaplains
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Lawmakers peppered Pentagon officials on Wednesday about claims that military chaplains have faced discrimination for their beliefs, and time and again, chaplains and personnel officials said they were unaware ...

In South Sudan Conflict, Churches Attacked, Looted
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

senior politicians. (Seven of the 12 politicians arrested then were released Wednesday.) Since ...

Can Cathy McMorris Rodgers Resurrect Compassionate Conservatism?
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

President Obama touched on several hot button issues as he addressed the economy, immigration, and gun violence in his State of the Union on Tuesday. President Obama touched on se ...

Winning and Whining Are Insufferable
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Venture capitalist Tom Perkins took a beating by his former employer for likening today’s class warfare to the Holocaust, with the mega-wealthy 1 percent as victims of “Nazi” repression. ...

'A Year of Action:' President Obama's State of the Union Speech
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: The following is President Obama's State of the Union speech as prepared for delivery. Editor's Note : The following is President Obama's Sta ...

A Leap of Faith: Confessions from Davos
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

“The transformation of the world, which many of us long to see, requires the changing of frameworks, ethics and, most of all our decisions; and that will not happen without taking risks, a true leap of faith.” ...

Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

It troubles me that many Christians easily absorb popular sentiments against undocumented immigrants. Many Christians seem oblivious to the horrible conditions in which people are living, conditions that cause ...

In the Shadow of 'Citizens United'
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Several voices in the faith community have spoken out against the influence of money in American politics. As people of faith, we can identify multiple reasons why unlimited corporate political spending should ...

Pope Francis Meets Scandal-Scarred French President Francois Hollande
Originally Posted: 01/24/2014 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

French President Francois Hollande met Friday with Pope Francis, who was unusually somber in his public appearance with the scandal-scarred French leader. French President Francoi ...

Half the Sky
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 5:36pm | Type: Product

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Welcoming the Stranger
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Product

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Time To Join the Movement
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

As Christians, we should stand with our immigrant neighbors and pledge our support for them as they pledge their allegiance to our nation and it’s future. In how we are to treat one another, through community ...

Is Wealth a Sin?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

What if we need the insanely wealthy to realize a kingdom-inspired vision for our world? A recent report by OXFAM offered some sobering data about both the concentration and f ...