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We The People: The High Cost Of Believing Lies
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Clyde Ussery ...

We The People: The High Cost Of Believing Lies
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Clyde Ussery ...

COMMENTARY: Rallying the Troops with Self-Righteous Fury
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony morality would look like, here are two signs. If you wonder what a right-wing political agenda laden with phony m ...

PHOTOS: Meet the Pope's Deputies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Pope Francis' recently named 19 new cardinals—half of which hail from non-European countries—to serve the Roman Catholic ...

More Protests Over Koch Gift to Catholic University of America
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 6:15pm | Type: Blog

A group of leading Catholic activists and academics has renewed criticism of Catholic University of America over a large gift from the billionaire industrialist and conservative funder Charles Koch, and over a ...

Violence Against Muslims Soars in Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Muslims make up 15 percent of CAR’s population. Christians comprise 50 percent; the rest are of various ...

Justice Department Will Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

In a major victory for same-sex marriage rights, the Justice Department will soon grant married gay and lesbian couples the same rights in legal matters as other married couples. ...

March 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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March 2014 Sojourners Magazine
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Marianne Williamson's Prayerful Bid for Political Office
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

It’s not a typical campaign for U.S. Congress, and that’s the point. It’s not a typical campaign for U.S. Congress, and that’s the point. Best-selling author and spiritual lect ...

Thailand Looks to Arrest Buddhist Monk for Insurrection
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

Authorities in Thailand are preparing to arrest and possibly defrock a senior Buddhist monk on charges of insurrection and breach of Buddhist discipline for leading anti-government protests. ...

Tony Campolo To Shutter The Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

First Time Author Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2014
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 5:20pm | Type: Press

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Our Position On Missionaries
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Press

January 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Katelyn Beaty ...

The Mazeways They Are A'chang'n ("None's") On The Rise)
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

group had risen significantly from 15% to almost 20%, including 1/3 of those under 30 in America. ...

A Shift in Priorities?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pope Francis wants deputies, not darlings. IN MINDANAO, Philippines, a cheer went up: May ...

What's Right About Obamacare?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Sr. Carol Keehan Amid the political bombast, it’s easy to forget why we needed health-care reform in the first place. ...

The Gospel According to George McGovern
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert G. Duffett The peacemaking bomber pilot (and son of the evangelical church) offers a model political vision for young Christians t ...

Church of England's Call for Dialogue on Gays Rebuffed in Africa
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

Ahead of his five-day visit to Africa, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a statement reminding Anglicans of the commitment the Church of England made eight years ago to the pastoral care and support ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

Top Brass Say They're Not Aware of Bias Against Military Chaplains
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Lawmakers peppered Pentagon officials on Wednesday about claims that military chaplains have faced discrimination for their beliefs, and time and again, chaplains and personnel officials said they were unaware ...

In South Sudan Conflict, Churches Attacked, Looted
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

fears for his safety. “They blocked me and took my watch and a key.” The conflict began Dec. 15 after ...

Can Cathy McMorris Rodgers Resurrect Compassionate Conservatism?
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

President Obama touched on several hot button issues as he addressed the economy, immigration, and gun violence in his State of the Union on Tuesday. President Obama touched on se ...

'A Year of Action:' President Obama's State of the Union Speech
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

to start connecting more than 15,000 schools and twenty million students over the next two years, without ...

Pope Francis Meets Scandal-Scarred French President Francois Hollande
Originally Posted: 01/24/2014 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

French President Francois Hollande met Friday with Pope Francis, who was unusually somber in his public appearance with the scandal-scarred French leader. French President Francoi ...

Smoking What We’re Growing: 8 Things That Happen When We Live (or Don’t Live) What We Talk About
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Who's to say theology built in academia is any more valid than theology build in the realities of everyday life? I was down in Mexico a few years ago for a gathering of peers ...

The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 9:34am | Type: Blog

So what will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out. The ne ...

Where Are the Referees?
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

Without referees (judges, umpires, arbiters, monitors), much of life would be a chaotic ordeal dominated by cheats, bullies, and dirty players. As a bizarre and ungainly conferen ...

What Repentance for the Church Looks Like Today
Originally Posted: 01/20/2014 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Before we see any leveling-off within the institutional church, there will be many more church closures, consolidation of shrinking denominations, and an increasing number of people called to, and already work ...

Poll: Younger Christians Less Supportive of Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith. One day ...

The Justice of Eating
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Forty-nine million Americans live at risk of hunger. Any policies that create additional poverty among the working poor are reprehensible. It is unacceptable for lawmakers to take vital food stamp benefits awa ...

Tony Campolo to Shutter the Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, announced that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30. ...

5.3 Billion People Face Harsh Religious Freedom Restrictions
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Global religious hostilities reached a six-year high in 2012 and affected more people than government curbs on religious freedom. Global religious hostilities reached a six-year h ...

Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/10/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

Church leaders in Libya remain hopeful that Christians in the mostly Muslim country will be allowed to practice their faith, even as the country appears to be moving towards Shariah law. ...

February 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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February 2014 Sojourners Magazine
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Christians at the Border
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:15pm | Type: Product

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From the Archives: February 1976
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

John Perkins The Dividing Wall in America IN TERMS, America has tried to heal itself. The Civil War took plac ...

A Prayer for Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation. NELSON MANDELA ...

'Duck Dynasty' and the Idolatry of Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

We are missing something about freedom in the debate over Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson and freedom of speech, especially from a Christian point of view. I know. We’re all a little ...

The NSA's Need to Know, Your Privacy, and Jesus' Path
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to security. We will always be seeking the better mousetrap to ensnare increasingly stealthy mice, nibbling at our heels. But with each new effort to stave ...

Frank Wolf, Champion of Religious Freedom, Will End Congressional Career
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

Rep. Frank Wolf, one of the loudest and most persistent voices in Congress for the right of people around the globe to practice their religions freely, will not seek an 18th term. ...

The Margaret Parker Lecture: 'Whose Movement Are You In? Which Side Are You On?'
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

December 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Pat McCaughan ...

Tony Campolo Hits Hard On Hot Button Issues
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

December 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

Foster Care Resources
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Resources that help address the modern-day "orphans in distress" in our midst. In ...

The Missing Middle: Three Expressions Of Christ I'm Yearning To See In Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer ...

Theology, Culture, And Miscellany
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Press

December 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Tumbling Theology ...

Need Some Good News? Teen Pregnancy Is Down
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

The decline in teen pregnancy is yet another example of what government, the private sector and faith community, and families can accomplish when they work together. It seems lik ...

January 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Foster Care for a New Millennium
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

15 percent of youth in the system lived in group homes or institutions. What is most troub-ling ...