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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 ...

April 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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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 ...

Kansas, Arizona Bills Reflect National Fight Over Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

free exercise of religion, similar to legislation in about 15 or so other states. The new law is simply ...

COMMENTARY: The Clear Anti-Muslim Bias Behind Anti-Shariah Laws
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

For the fourth year running, Florida is trying to outlaw the use of foreign and international law in state courts. Foreign law bans are back. For the fourth year running,  Fl ...

Justice Conference Feb. 21-22 in Elgin
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Windy City Times ...

Pakistan Faces Criticism for Harsh Blasphemy Law
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

research, 25 were Muslims, 15 Christians, five Ahmadis, one Buddhist, and one Hindu. The growing misuse ...

Why You Should Care About the Person Who Made Your Cell Phone (e-book Shorts)
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 7:17pm | Type: Product

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The Art Of Presence
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:15pm | Type: Press

January 20, 2014 Sojo in the News David Brooks ...

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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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. ...