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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 ...

May 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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After World Vision, Evangelicals Debate Boundaries Over Sexuality
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

World Vision found itself testing the evangelical boundaries in March when it announced it would recognize employees’ same-sex marriages. Within 48 hours, it reversed itself. Worl ...

COMMENTARY: Deliberate Distortion of Reality Won’t Work for Long
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

I was dismayed when I learned that Mozilla Foundation, maker of the Firefox Web browser, had named an anti-gay activist as its new chief executive officer. I was dismayed when I l ...

A Crash Course: Australia, Refugees, and the Politics of Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

The church in Australia is showing signs of being a Calvary-like-love political alternative when it comes to refugees. Here’s a crash course to understand what’s happening in Aust ...

VIDEO: Travel with Us—A Visual Poem
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The SOLD Project's hopeful vision to end human trafficking. Around the world, children conti ...

SLIDESHOW: Moral March Photos
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors On a cold day this past February, seminary student Sara Wolcott boarded a bus in New York to attend the Moral March in North ...

From the Archives: May-June 1976
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Margo Farra Advice to New Communities TO PEOPLE interested in establishing a new community I would encourage ...

Supreme Court Doubles Down on Money as Speech
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Court has made its vision of the future of electoral politics clear. What is unclear is how Americans will respond to the increasing influence money is having in our political system. ...

Secular Coalition Flunks Most Congress Members on Church-State Report Card
Originally Posted: 04/02/2014 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

If some secular organizations had their way, much of the current class of lawmakers would flunk out of Congress. If some secular organizations had their way, much of the current ...

Hobby Lobby's Green Family Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

The pope met with Obama on Thursday for the first time, touching on some hot-button disputes between the White House and U.S. Catholic bishops. Days after discussing the U.S. Cath ...

World Vision Reverses Decision on Same-Sex Marriage, Calls It 'A Mistake'
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 7:14pm | Type: Blog

Christian relief organization World Vision has reversed its decision after announcing this week that it will no longer define marriage as between a man and a woman in its employee conduct manual. ...

Both Sides of Contraception Mandate Sound Off
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

Today, the Supreme Court heard two cases that have major implications for the intersection of religious liberty and health care in America. While Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties C ...

What Pope Francis Can Teach President Obama This Week
Originally Posted: 03/25/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

Thirty years ago, when the United States established full diplomatic relations with the Holy See, critics of the move fell into two camps. Thirty years ago, when the United States ...

Can Pope Francis Help 'Reset' Frayed Ties Between Obama and the Catholic Bishops?
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

When President Obama and Pope Francis sit down at the Vatican on Thursday, the meeting may well offer a vision of what could have been for Democrats and the Catholic Church over the last six years: a leader of ...

Justices May Decide if Photographers can Snub Gay Weddings
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

When Vanessa Willock wanted an Albuquerque photographer to shoot her same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006, she contacted Elane Photography. The response came as a shock: Co-owner Elaine Huguenin said she only ...

Atheist Nate Phelps on His Father: I Mourn 'The Man He Could Have Been'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

Nathan Phelps, the estranged atheist son of anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps who died Wednesday, is asking people to look beyond his father’s legacy of hate. Nathan Phelps, the ...

When Pope Francis Meets President Obama, Expect Collaboration Over Conflict
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

President Obama is to meet Pope Francis for the first time next week as Obama wraps up a European tour, a high-profile encounter between two major world leaders that appears to carry especially high stakes fro ...

Religious Groups Play Key Role in Obamacare Insurance Sign-up
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

at Masses in his diocese on March 15-16, noting that undocumented parents should “sign your child up ...

Anti-Apartheid Action In South Africa and Abroad
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

Oppressive poverty, like corruption and unfettered crime, is a human condition to be addressed and mitigated by principled choices to alter societal structures. Oppressive poverty ...

Pittsfield: 'Counter-recruitment' Program Offered
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 17, 2014 Sojo in the News The Berkshire Eagle ...

Franklin Graham: Putin Is Better on Gay Issues than Obama
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on protecting children from gay “propaganda” is better than President Ob ...

Over 200 African American Clergy, Evangelical Leaders and Christian Scholars Denounce SB 2681
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2014 Sojo in the News ACLU of Mississippi ...

So Long, Jerry Falwell: Reconsidering Evangelical Public Engagement
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Lempke ...

One Year In: The Joyful Surprise of Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is right: it is not about him; it’s about the Christ he follows. Everything Francis is saying and doing is aimed at pressing this question: Are Christians going to follow Jesus or not? ...

Fewer Than 1,000 Muslims Left in Central African Republic Capital
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

As the number of Muslims in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, dwindles to an estimated 900, the head of a global alliance of churches has urged tackling the conflict from a political rather than a ...

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Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Opened Door to Gay Civil Unions Debate
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would ...

Gay Teacher Sues Catholic High School Claiming Wrongful Dismissal
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Forced out of his Catholic school job for marrying his same-sex partner, a gay teacher in suburban Seattle has filed a wrongful-dismissal suit against his former school. Forced ou ...

What's Happening In NC? Faith-Rooted Organizing Is Bearing Fruit
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Press

March 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ...

African Church Leaders Resist Gay Rights, Call it a Colonial Import
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of coloniz ...

Crucible of Courage
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jean Stokan The growing militarization of Honduran society is fueled by U.S. support. IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ele ...

What Christians Could Do With $70 Million ... Besides Build a Noah's Ark Replica
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Every so often, the young-earth groups come up with an idea that is just so plainly, utterly, obviously wrong — in every sense of the word — that it demands a response from a larger subset of believers. ...

U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense Over Uganda’s New Anti-Homosexuality Act
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn scrutiny and skepticism from critics. ...

A Parched Patch of Prejudice
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians are claiming that their religious freedom requires free rein for legalized discrimination. Conservative Christians are claiming that their religious freedo ...

The Jesus Panel At ISFLC
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

February 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Amyx ...

Judson Conference On Slavery, Human Rights Set For Feb. 21-22
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Dave Gathman ...

Religious Liberty vs. Civil Rights: A Balancing Act
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer may have ended the latest controversy in her state by vetoing a “religious freedom” bill that threatened gay men and lesbians, but the nation’s legislatures and courts are just getting ...

Hundreds Call For Social Change At Justice Conference In Calif.
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:52pm | Type: Press

February 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Anugrah Kumar ...

AU PACT Welcomes Sojourners Lisa Sharon Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Press

February 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Anderson University ...

Can You Be Pro-Gay And Stay Evangelical? Yes... And No
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Press

February 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Tony Jones ...

Judge Rejects California City’s Religious War Memorial
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

A California federal judge has rejected a proposed religious memorial at a publicly owned baseball stadium as a violation of both federal and state laws. A California federal judg ...

Survey: Americans Turn Sharply Favorable on Gay Issues
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

people from workplace discrimination, although only 15 percent of Americans correctly say ...