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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

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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

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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 ...

American Muslims are here to stay, says US official
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

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Crossing the Racial Divide
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Christians and Racial Justice (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Product

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Christians and the Global Slave Trade (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Product

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Christian Feminism (PDF)
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Turning Toward Home
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Product

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Who Killed Donte Manning?
Originally Posted: 09/15/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Product

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Muslim Delegates at Democratic Convention Quadrupled Since 2004
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group. The number of Muslim delegates atten ...

Seventh-day Adventists Face Pressure in Allowing Women Clergy
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:02pm | Type: Blog

Two U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have recently approved the ordination of women pastors, moving faster than the worldwide church’s study of the issue. ...

The Presumption of Equality
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church. EVER SINCE THE ap ...

When All of Abraham’s Children Share a Table: A Moment I’ll Never Forget
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 6:40pm | Type: Blog

Standing between my friends — a Muslim Palestinian and Jewish Rabbi — I prayed that this meal would be a picture of reconciliation found among the children of Abraham, because as a follower of the pro-people J ...

They're Not Racist. They Just Don't Know.
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

My sons, ages 13 and 10, spend two evenings each ... sons, ages 13 and 10, spend two evenings each week on a golf course because I parent out of my own ... Racial and Social Justice, Racism, understanding, Emerging Voices) My sons, ages 13 and 10, spend ...

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to many Americans, he is the public face of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," one o ...

The Selling of the Sacred: Pe’ Sla, Colonialism and Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Recently the owners of a large tract of land in South Dakota began looking to sell their property. The problem is that the land that they own is Pe’ Sla, land sacred to the Lakota Native American people. ...

Gender Equality: Why The Gospel Coalition Misses the Gospel
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Once we catch the subversive spirit of what Jesus and the rest of the New Testament is doing here, we can then see the direction that the New Testament is moving in, and recognize that this is a trajectory tha ...

What Catholics Can Learn From the Quran
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

After reading the Quran during Ramadan, I am again convinced that there are more commonalities between and among religions than there are differences that isolate and divide. This ...

Ramadan Karim: Revelation
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan is a time of revelation. This is what it revealed in me: I miss the devotion of my youth. It was the summer of 1994 and about 10 friends and I sat huddled around Bibles in ...

Report Highlights Islam’s Global Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

Beyond central pillars of the faith, Muslims worldwide vastly differ as religious convictions are shaped by cultural and social contexts, according to a new report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Lif ...

Faith Leaders Urge Americans to Combat Attacks on Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better times. A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better t ...

'We Are All Oak Creek:' Prayer Vigil Near White House (Photos)
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last night with a single message: “We are all Oak Creek.” Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last ...

Shooter at Sikh Temple Left Trail of Hate
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael Page left behind plenty of signs that he was consumed by one thing: hate. OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few ...

Mourning With the Sikh Community
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

We mourn together across the lines that usually separate. We share one another’s grief, no matter how we define divinity. We look for ways to learn from the graciousness, courage, and equanimity of the Sikhs’ ...