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Social Location at the Goose
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

At Wild Goose, I was humbled to be among justice-seeking Christians seeking to follow in the footsteps of Jesus....It’s this voluntary reconsideration of wealth and rediscovery of our Christian justice traditi ...

Heat, Hope, & Hootenanny: The Holy Spirit Gets Cooking At Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Without a doubt, the blossoming and beckoning of the Wild Goose movement in North America heralds a bright radical future for today’s Jesus followers bringing the kingdom come. On ...

Pool of American Imams Too Small to Meet Demand
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

American-born imams are nearly impossible to find. SHARON, Mass. — The Islamic Center of New England has always been led by imams born outside America. The two-campus mos ...

The REAL Women of Journalism and Writing: Pulitzer Prize Winners, 2011-2012
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

In the last two years, 17 women — journalists, photojournalists, novelists, poets and playwrights — were honored with a Pulitzer Prize for their work. We know from Sandi Villarreal's post, "10 Reason ...

N.C. Black Pastor Treads Carefully on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 7:37pm | Type: Blog

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, the Rev. Earl C. Johnson took five minutes on Sunday (April 30) to gi ...

Methodists Uphold Policy Calling Homosexuality 'Incompatible with Christian Teaching'
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Despite emotional protests and fierce lobbying from gay rights groups, United Methodists voted on Thursday to maintain their denomination's stance that homosexuals acts are "incompatible with Christi ...

Doing it the Hard Way
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Gamaliel's Ana Garcia-Ashley is the first woman of color to lead a national community organizing network, faith-based ...

College Students Find Life 'Better Together'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Gathering people from different faiths to serve others is one way of living out the command of Jesus to offer comfort to the a ...

10 reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Regardless where you sit, stand, or wrestle with the issue of women in church leadership, I thought this satirical list was worth sharing for both laughter and even reflection because that’s what good satire f ...

Pentagon Orders Review of Military Training on Islam
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is investigating whether military officials ignored complaints from senior officers about a course that was found to have inflammatory and inaccurate content about Islam. ...

Anders Behring Breivik and Muslim-Christian Relations
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

When we look closely at our media in the west, at the social and political climate of our times, we have to acknowledge that we are actors in a society wrought with the same kind of fear and distrust for Musli ...

Richard Land Apologizes for Comments on Trayvon Martin Case
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

Richard Land, who leads the SBC's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, wrote to SBC president Bryant Wright to express his “deep regret for any hurt or misunderstanding" his comments may have ca ...

Rachel is Weeping: Ending Racial Profiling in America
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

as the New Jersey Turnpike. The study found that blacks made up 13.5 percent of the Turnpike’s “population” ...

Fellowship with Black Suffering: We are Trayvon Martin
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

To become black goes beyond a checkbox in a census data column. To become black is to enter into the experience of black pain – to enter a social, historical, yet living experience of a people group who were u ...

In the Name of Love
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

This weeks marks the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the continuing lack of criminal charges against the man who shot and killed Tra ...

Women Wear Hijabs in Support of Slain Iraqi Woman
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 8:49pm | Type: Blog

Non-Muslim women are posting photos of themselves wearing a headscarf on Facebook Page “One Million Hijabs for Shaima Alawadi,” in support of the slain mother of five. Jean Younis ...

After Trayvon Martin Case, Churches Say ‘Stereotypes Cost Lives’
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

An umbrella group of Christian denominations committed to combating racism is urging churches to use the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin as a "teachable moment" to speak out against racial stere ...

Crossing the Racial Divide
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: SojoMail

March 29, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We still give food to ...

Is Lamb to the Slaughter the Best We've Got?
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

My greatest fear for my children is the cautious regret I see on the many faces that can’t help but leave open the possibility there may be some justification for the Trayvon Martin tragedy. ...

Muslims Call New Religious Freedom Appointee a ‘Puppet’ for Islam Foes
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 5:44pm | Type: Blog

One of two new members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has Muslim civil rights groups crying foul. WASHINGTON — One of two new members of the U.S. Commis ...

Hoodie Sunday, Trayvon Martin, and the Confessions of a Nation
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

“Forgive us," the unnamed gentleman pleaded. "George Zimmerman was Latino. The horrible atrocity that has rocked our nation was committed by a Latino man. I am Latino. I ask for your forgiveness on ...

Guns Don't Kill People. Hoodies Kill People.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

If a white man wears a bow tie, he looks like a nerdy professor. If a black man wears the same tie, it’s assumed that he’s a member of the Nation of Islam. Does anyone honestly think that banning hoodies will ...

Pastors and Congregants Wear Hoodies to Church
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

Christians and other people of good faith nationwide stood in solidarity with Trayvon Martin this weekend by wearing hooded sweartshirts — aka "hoodies"— to church. Monday marks the one-month anni ...

Never Again: Shaima Alawadi and Islamophobia in America
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

On Saturday, doctors took Shaima Alawadi, 32, an Iraqi mother of five, off life support, three days after her 17-year-old daughter, Fatima Al Himidi, found her brutally beaten and unconscious in the dining roo ...

Hate Crimes Law Used to Prosecute Amish Beard Attacks
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

A pair of scissors transported across state lines has emerged as a controversial element in Ohio's first case under a landmark 2009 federal law that expanded government powers to prosecute hate crimes. ...

Lament for Trayvon Martin and Black Boys EVERYwhere
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Trayvon Martin didn’t “belong” in the gated community where he was killed because he was black. He was BEING while black. That’s all. It’s about to rain. A rolling explosion of th ...

Is the Church Saving Souls but Losing Students?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

A student can choose to walk down the aisle on Sunday morning, willing to give their life over to God and then Monday morning decide to walk out of schools because they have given up on their education. ...

Atheists’ Slavery Billboard Raises Tempers in Pennsylvania
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

A billboard erected in one of the city's most racially diverse neighborhoods featured an African slave with the biblical quote, "Slaves, obey your masters." It lasted less than a day before some ...

TED Talk for International Women's Day
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

As part of International Women’s Day , take a moment and watch author Sheryl WuDunn’s TED Talk: Our Century’s Greatest Injustice. Her best-selling book Half the Sky has touched and inspired millions across the globe, and here’s the 10 minu ...

FBI Says Muslims’ Trust is Broken by NYPD Spying
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

As friction over the New York Police Department's spying on New Jersey Muslims continues to grow, the state's top FBI officer said the uproar is damaging his agency's ability to gather important ...

Israeli Postmen Refuse to Deliver Hebrew-language Bibles
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 8:18pm | Type: Blog

JERUSALEM — Israeli postal workers outside Tel Aviv are refusing to deliver thousands of copies of the New Testament and other Hebrew-language Christian materials. JERUSALEM — Is ...

FIFA Agrees to Test Special Hijab for Female Soccer Players
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 8:58am | Type: Blog

Muslim female soccer players are celebrating a decision by the International Football Association Board to allow them to test specially designed head coverings for four months. Mu ...

Muslims Launch Campaign to Explain Shariah
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Against a backdrop of heartland fears that U.S. Muslims seek to impose Islamic law on American courts, a leading Muslim group will launch a campaign Monday to dispel what it called misconceptions about Shariah ...

A Different Kind of Atheism
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Chris Stedman's "faitheism" doesn't hate God, it loves people. There is a mome ...

Verizon Dropping Muslim TV Network
Originally Posted: 02/28/2012 - 7:30am | Type: Blog

Verizon, the national cable television operator, has decided to drop Bridges TV, a pioneering television network that seeks to challenge stereotypes of Muslims and create understanding between Muslims and non- ...

Piper's Tweets About Gays: Dude, Where Is the Love?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you".” ... the difference is whether the act is done in accordance with the One New Commandment (John 13:34).  I don't ...

NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Extended Well Beyond New York
Originally Posted: 02/27/2012 - 8:15am | Type: Blog

NEWARK, N.J. — The report was stamped top secret. Inside was a confidential dossier compiled by the New York Police Department documenting "locations of concern" in Newark -- the city's 44 mosqu ...

FBI, Muslim Groups Report Progress in Training Materials
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 9:57pm | Type: Blog

FBI officials say they are willing to consider a proposal from a coalition of Muslim and interfaith groups to establish a committee of experts to review materials used in FBI anti-terrorism training. The coali ...

Church Seeks Line Between Interfaith and Intolerance
Originally Posted: 02/12/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

DES PERES, Mo. — More than 100 Lutherans streamed into the basement classroom at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Des Peres recently for a Bible study called "Islam Through a Lutheran Lens." ...

Pete Hoekstra and Cultural IQ: Why It Matters to the Church
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Our nation is moving rapidly towards racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, and American Christianity is bearing witness to these dramatic changes. Workplaces, congregations, conferences, and readerships are ...

Muslims Petition Attorney General for NYPD Probe
Originally Posted: 02/04/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

More than 30 Muslim and legal advocacy groups are urging New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to investigate the New York City Police Department after the second scandal in as many weeks involving Mu ...

Friends and Neighbors
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Milio Curt Torell A Quaker community in North Carolina reaches out to its Muslim ...

There Was a Tree in Starksville...
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemarie Freeney Harding as told to Rachel E. Harding In 1961, going "back South" to form an interracial community meant facin ...

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Racial Jeopardy and American Politics
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: SojoMail

January 26, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "This is the first t ...

Racial Jeopardy and American Politics
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

are making license plates at 18 cents an hour, what has become of the 13th Amendment? In a post racial ...

Gypsy History, Culture and Gospel Community
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

According to Pastor Skip Cristo, a native Chicago Gypsy and pastor of The Master’s Touch Church in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Gypsies are no stranger to persecution and excessive force by the p ...

Do Not Take Revenge, My Friends
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Shoulder to Shoulder's response to firebomb attacks in Queens, NY Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position ...

Lowes, Lowes, Lowes ...
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

Lowes pulled its ad dollars from a show that aims to tighten the tapestry we call America because of a faux controversy drummed up by a hate group that said, through its claims of “propaganda," that it� ...