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Cohabitation Before Marriage Becoming Ubiquitous
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

percent. 22 months is the median duration of first cohabitation, up from 20 months in 2002 and 13 months ...

Jimmy Carter vs. the Southern Baptist Convention: A Sea Change?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Press

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A Caution in Pursuing the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

As an African-American woman I enter the Common Good conversation cautiously because I know that in our society we have a habit of taking what is good for Western hegemony and making it the standard for everyo ...

Lego Says Its Jabba the Hutt Set Isn’t Anti-Muslim
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Lego is defending its “Star Wars”-based Jabba the Hutt toy set after a Turkish cultural group said it promulgates negative stereotypes of Muslims. Lego is defending its “Star Wa ...

Richard Twiss, Speaking Plain Truth, and Promoting Diversity at Christian Conferences
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

If I was able to ask Richard today how best to honor him, I know that — after talking about his concern for his wife, kids, and grandkids — he would expect me to use my voice to speak truth. ...

Christians, Muslims, and the Common Good: Loving Your Neighbor in the 21st Century (PDF)
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February 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Product

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February 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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Reading the Bible as a Trickster, Feminist, Patriarchal Dad
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

What if I read Scripture looking for “salvation, freedom, and liberation” for my two daughters? To know that God created them in God’s own image. That they, like each one of us, will strive to construct meanin ...

An Alternative to American Apartheid
Originally Posted: 02/01/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

In remembrance of Douglas’ critique surrounding his 19th century “white countrymen,” and in recognition of our annual celebration of Black History Month, we in the U.S. continue to mourn the deep divisions tha ...

Chapel Service
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Event

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Chapel Service
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Event

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An Inconvenient Truth: I Am Black
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

I am much more likely to live in an impoverished neighborhood, receive an inferior education in a neighborhood school, and not graduate from high school than white students my age. Those are inconvenient truth ...

A Convenient Truth: I Am White
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

There are countless factors one could cite for the current levels of race-based inequality in the U.S., and many opinions exist surrounding potential solutions, yet there are three points of emphasis that need ...

New Mormon Website Features Softer Tone on Gays
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn't changing its tune about homosexuality, but it has launched a new website to alter the tone. SALT LAKE CITY—The Church of ...

Four Questions for Kelvin Hazangwi
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick Four questions for Kelvin Hazangwi Bio: Executive Director, Padare/Enkundleni Men's ...

From the Archives: January 1991
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Hampton A Dream of Justice. A YOUNG MAN of American Indian heritage said to me: "Imagine growing u ...

Bishop Gene Robinson Sets Sights on D.C. as Retirement Looms
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

CONCORD, N.H. -- When V. Gene Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in 2003, his controversial election triggered shock waves and fears of schism across the worldwide Anglican Com ...

10 Gifts You Should Get Your Daughter This Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Jane Win . Yes, I’m adding in a few books. This is for your older daughters, maybe 9-13, who need ...

The Truth About Thanksgiving: Why You Should Celebrate
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Humans have an unfortunate characteristic – we don’t want to hear the voice of our victims. We don’t want to see the pain we’ve caused, so we silence the voice of our victims. ...

Report: Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. dropped by 13 ... dropped by 13 percent in 2011, according to a report released Nov. 1 by the Anti-Defamation League ... director of the Anti-Defamation League. RNS photo Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. dropped by 13 ...

What We Know About Muslims
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel It's frustrating to be constantly represented by violent thugs and to be asked to explain their actions. ...

November 2012 Sojourners Magazine
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November 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Meet the Nones: Building Bridges Between Nones and Nuns
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

The label “none” lumps together atheists, agnostics, and, well, me. I am not an atheist. I might be kind of agnostic, but there really is just something about that Jesus guy. ...

Please Do Not Dress Up for Halloween in Blackface, Brownface, or Yellowface; Don’t Be Stupid
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

Please don’t dress up in a blackface, yellowface, brownface, or any other costumers that stereotype, denigrate, or mock another culture. Don’t caricature another real culture. Why? Because we’re a culture and ...

Five Misconceptions About Men
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Rather than dissecting the points of friction I found with author David Murrow (which were many), I thought I’d try to outline a few major distinctions between traditional “modern” male identity and what some ...

As Hateful Ads Expand to D.C., So Does Sojourners’ Response
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 7:11pm | Type: Blog

Responding to attacks on Muslims, Sojourners has been placing ads around the country with a simple reminder of Jesus' command to love our neighbors. The billboards and subway ads read: “Love Your Muslim N ...

The Lord Says: 'Love Thy (Muslim) Neighbor': Jewish and Christian Groups Reach Out to Muslims
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

The racist, anti-Muslim ad in the New York Subway that used the language of civilized and savages has more than met its match. A large group of Jews and Christians have countered that hateful message by tappin ...

Toledo and the Power of Love
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

As we have done in Missouri, Tennessee, and New York, we will be offering a simple, biblical message in Toledo, Ohio: “Love your Muslim neighbors." A house of worship in Ohio ...

Shiite Muslims Quietly Establish a Foothold in U.S.
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

In some ways, the Sunni/Shiite divide is similar to divisions between Protestants and Catholics — both follow the same faith, but with different ways of understanding and worshipping God. ...

Racial Politics
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is contrary to Christian values to use attacks on welfare to win white votes. RACE WAS THE issu ...

Most Americans Don’t Think Scientology is a Religion
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

that Scientology is not a true religion; 13 percent believe it is; and 18 percent either don’t know or don’t care. ...

Mosque in Toledo, Ohio Scorched by Arson
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of support from the local interfaith community. TOLED ...

Shariah or Not, Muslim Divorces Can Get Tricky
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

What if American judges were prohibited from considering Shariah and other foreign laws, as many state and national politicians want to see happen? New Jersey lawyer Abed Awad has ...

Debate Anti-Muslim Ads in NYC Subway
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 12:31pm | Type: Media

Jim Wallis Pamela Geller Up Close ...

Jim Wallis Faces Off With The Woman Behind Anti-Muslim NYC Subway Signs
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Maybe you've heard the buzz...On Sunday, Sojourners' CEO Jim Wallis appeared on a news program to debate Pamela Geller of the Freedom Defense Initiative and Stop Islamization of America, who put up a ...

Man Behind Anti-Islam Film Arrested in Los Angeles
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

LOS ANGELES —The Egyptian-American man reportedly behind the anti-Islamic video that sparked weeks of Muslim protests worldwide was arrested and detained here Thursday (Sept. 27) over a federal probation viola ...

The Big Something: When A Campaign Gets Personal
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Our world is a powder keg, and Geller flagrantly lit a blowtorch with these ads, which, in case you were wondering, are protected fully under the Constitution. They may be legal, but they're not moral. ...

Christian group to launch campaign against anti-Islam groups in US
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Press

September 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Zaman Daily News ...

Islamic center controversy slowing down one year after
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

September 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Emily West ...

What Shane Claiborne (and Mother Teresa) Got Wrong About the Body of Christ
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Confronted daily with the reality of a body whose parts are most definitely not all healthy or strong, I am perhaps better acquainted than more able-bodied believers with just what a perfect metaphor the human ...

Introducing The Emerging Voices Project: One Vision. Many Voices.
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Today, Sojourners in launching a new project called Emerging Voices, and it’s one of the most exciting things I have been involved with for a long time. It aims to mentor, develop, and promote the most dynamic ...

Sojourners Planting Billboard to Support Murfreesboro Mosque
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Blake Farmer ...

Evangelicals Should Avoid 'Muslim-Baiting,' Says Professor
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:34pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

'Love Muslim neighbors' billboard coming to Murfreesboro
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:36pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Bell ...

Islam on the Verge
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adnan Silajdzic As told to Rose Marie Berger Every religion has in it some seed of pluralism. Muslims must le ...

Survey: Americans Overstate Size of Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

The typical American underestimates how many Protestants there are in the U.S., and vastly overestimates the number of religious minorities such as Mormons, Muslims, and atheist/agnostics, according to a new s ...

Bishops Blast Coptic Christians Behind Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

Coptic Christian leaders in the United States distanced themselves from an anti-Muslim film that has sparked protests in more than 24 countries, and denounced the Copts who reportedly produced and promoted the ...

Members of burned Missouri mosque look to an uncertain future
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Kellie Kotraba Religion New Service ...