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My Kingston--Michael Alexander Blake
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 11:56am | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News The Jamaica Observer ...

Catholic and Libertarian? Pope's Top Adviser Says They're Incompatible
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

The Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis’ top advisers said Tuesday that today’s free market system is “a new idol” that is increasing inequality and excluding the poor. T ...

Getting to Work
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander Three steps for building a transformative movement for justice. 1. Awakening:  It is im ...

Murfreesboro Mosque Fight Laid to Rest after Supreme Court Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

For years, opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro vowed to take their legal fight to shut down the mosque all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. For years, opponents of t ...

How to Dismantle the 'New Jim Crow'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander Public attitudes about mass incarceration are changing. But it will take a much deeper transformation to overturn this ...

The (Un)Common Good: How the Gospel Brings Hope to a World Divided
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 9:27am | Type: Product

Jim Wallis Jim Wallis thinks our life together c ...

Catholic Bishops Push (Again) on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

Catholic bishops returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a renewed push for immigration reform. Catholic bishops returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday with a renewed push for imm ...

Orrin Hatch Says Gay Marriage as 'Law of the Land' Is Inevitable
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a reality throughout the United States. Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a ...

Jimmy Carter's Evangelical Downfall: Reagan, Religion And The 1980 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Press

May 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Randall Balmer ...

5 Reasons Gay Marriage Is Winning
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

After four same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday challenging Montana’s ban on same-sex marriage, neighboring North Dakota is the only state that isn’t facing a challenge to its gay marriage ban — at least not ...

Religious Rights Watchdog Pushes to Add Pakistan, Syria to List of Worst Offenders
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

One of the nation’s leading — and official — champions of religious freedom implored the Obama administration to add Pakistan and Syria to the list of nations that most egregiously violate religious rights. ...

The Age Of Evangelicalism, By Steven P. Miller
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Edward Blum ...

We Are In A Crisis -- A Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News The Rev. Dr. William Barber II ...

You're Smart Enough To Change The World, Not Just Run It
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Press

May 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Lillian Cunningham ...

Piety And Public Life
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Press

May 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Jack Heppner ...

House Considers a Prayer Plaque at WWII Monument; Interfaith Coalition Says 'No'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

An interfaith coalition has again asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. An interfaith coalition has ag ...

Muslim and Anti-Muslim Groups Go to War in Bus, Print Ads
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

Defense Initiative countered by deploying 15-foot-long ads on 20 buses in the Washington, D.C., system ...

In Memory of Dr. Vincent Harding, a 'Prophetic Voice for Justice and Vigorous Nonviolence'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Dr. Vincent Harding, a theologian, historian, author, and civil right activist, died at 5:11 p.m. on Monday at the age of 82. Dr. Harding was a friend and speechwriter to Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

COMMENTARY: There's Little to Celebrate in Greece v. Galloway Prayer Decision
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

The great rejoicing after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on public prayer reminded me of the infamous line from an officer who commented on the destruction of a village during the Vietnam War: “We had ...

COMMENTARY: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Taints Florida Ban on Foreign Laws
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

This week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure widely touted as a “foreign law ban.” But proponents of such bans should not be too quick to claim victory. This week, ...

VIDEO: “ReMoved”
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Follow the gripping story of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care. Every ...

We Are In a Crisis — a Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Martin Luther King, Jr. said 46 years ago in one of his last sermons that if you ignore the poor, one day the whole system will collapse and implode. The costs are too high if we don’t address systemic racism ...

June 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Product

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COMMENTARY: Is the Hobby Lobby Bible Elective Objective?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

On April 14, the school board in Mustang, Okla., voted to institute an elective Bible course. This is not news. More than a thousand U.S. public schools offer Bible as literature courses. ...

June 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 1:05pm | Type: Product

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Losing My Religion
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Randall Balmer How U.S. evangelicals rejected one of their own—and helped spawn the "New Atheism." ...

Moneyed Speech
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Nick Penniman The Supreme Court continues to dismantle campaign finance reform. IN ITS SEEMINGLY endless ques ...

All in the Family
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

2013, the number of children in state care was 13,500. That number has since swelled to 15 ...

Jesus' Most Basic Command
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Carli ...

Supreme Court Prayer Ruling May Spur New Alliances
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian prayers at public meetings dealt a body blow to atheist organizations. This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian pray ...

The Impact Of Cafeteria Religion On Political Engagement
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Wear ...

Town Prayers: What Does the Supreme Court Mean By 'Coercion'?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a city, town, or county could open its regular meetings with a sectarian (that is, Christian) prayer without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. ...

Bringing Back The Religious Left
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Gene Veith ...

The Political Future Of Religious Progressives
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Thomas Reese ...

Sojourners: Faith In Action For Social Justice
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

May 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Center for Children and Theology ...

Supreme Court Approves Sectarian Prayer at Public Meetings
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court Monday declared that the Constitution not only allows for prayer at government meetings, but religious prayer. The Supreme Court Monday declared that the Constit ...

Sarah Palin’s Dying Breed of Christianity
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

Most people in their right minds consider Sarah Palin’s statement about using waterboarding to “baptize” terrorists as insensitive at the very least. It further reinforces the notion that she will say or do ne ...

Sarah Palin and the Beauty of Baptism
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin used baptism as a metaphor for waterboarding terrorists . Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin u ...

The Religious Left Is Struggling. Can The Cause Of Economic Justice Help It Rise Again?
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Michelle Boorstein ...

President Obama Pens Pope Francis Piece for Time's 100 Most Influential List
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

Time magazine has released its annual 100 Most Influential people list, and, to no one's surprise, Pope Francis is featured. What may be surprising is who the magazine chose to write about the pontiff — P ...

Can There Be a Rational Compromise on the Pledge of Allegiance?
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Yet another Pledge of Allegiance lawsuit has been filed, this time with New Jersey humanists challenging the requirement that each school day begin with recitation of the pledge describing the United States as ...

Army Approves 'Humanist' As Religious Preference
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in the U.S. military. More than two years after first ...

Commandment Against Stealing Has Roots In Injunction Against Kidnapping
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

April 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Rob Wilson-Black ...

Most Voters Favor Prayer, Minus Jesus, at Public Meetings
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer – as long the public prayer is generic and not specifically ...

SCHEDULE: Catch Easter Weekend Specials On Fox News Channel
Originally Posted: 04/21/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Press

April 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Fox News Insider ...

Gov. Bobby Jindal to Keynote Liberty University's Commencement Ceremony
Originally Posted: 04/18/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, widely considered a rising star in the Republican Party and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, will be the commencement speaker at Liberty University on May 10. ...

Muslims Welcome Shuttering of NYPD Spying Unit
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department’s Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance. ...

Brian D. McLaren To Present At Canisius College
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Press

April 9, 2014 Sojo in the News The Sun News ...

Even Jesus had a Tax Man
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

tax liability as April 15 nears? The Bible has many references to taxes that will sound strangely ... Not Display (april 15, Bible, David, God's Politics, Goliath, Jesus, Matthew, Racial and Social Justice, Taxes, Faith and Politics) Taxes are due April 15. Courtesy ...

The Supreme Court's Assault on Democracy
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court has decided that people (individual human beings or corporations) have the right to donate to an unlimited number of political candidates — therefore removing the aggreg ...