The Common Good

Results for Faith and Politics

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | 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 - 9:48am | 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 - 2:15pm | 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 - 2:06pm | 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 - 8:44am | 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 - 4:23pm | 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 - 9:43am | 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 - 8:34am | 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 - 2:47pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 4:16pm | 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 - 9:02am | 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 - 10:53am | 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 - 2:08pm | 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 - 3:53pm | 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)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

February 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

Christians at the Border
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 4:15pm | Type: Product

M. Daniel Carroll R. $9.95 9780801035661 ...

From the Archives: February 1976
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | 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 - 9:28am | 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 - 9:37am | 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 - 10:09am | 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 - 5:07pm | 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 - 9:35am | Type: Press

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

Tony Campolo Hits Hard On Hot Button Issues
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Press

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

Foster Care Resources
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 10:17am | 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 - 11:11am | Type: Press

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

Theology, Culture, And Miscellany
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

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

Need Some Good News? Teen Pregnancy Is Down
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:54am | 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)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:49pm | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

Foster Care for a New Millennium
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

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

Sacred Medicine
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Farmer How liberation theology can inform public health. TWO OF MY greatest teachers were Latin American ...

Stop Duane Buck's Execution
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Twenty-seven evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. ...

Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters (eBook Shorts)
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Product

Jim Wallis Who was Jesus? Why did he come? Some ...

The Two Jacks: Contrasting Takes on C.S. Lewis and JFK’s Public and Private Faiths
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. The Irish-born literary scholar, children’s author, and Chri ...

White Men, Black Female Bodies, and Renisha McBride
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

I’d never heard of Renisha McBride until her death became a national news story a little more than two weeks ago. But in a way, I’ve known Renisha my whole life. Renisha’s story echoes the stories of black wom ...

U.K. Minister Sayeeda Warsi Calls on West to Protect Christian Minorities
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

The highest-ranking Muslim in the British government on Friday called on Western governments to do more to protect besieged Christian minorities across the world, particularly in the Holy Land where they are n ...

Humanists Warn Public Schools over Franklin Graham’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

An organization of nonbelievers is threatening legal action against public schools that participate in an evangelical Christian charity that delivers Christmas toys to poor children. ...

A Prayer for Marissa Alexander
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Please stand with Marissa Alexander as she learns whether she will be released on bail to await her retrial. Jesus, please be with Marissa Alexander today. You know Marissa, t ...

Jimmy Carter, “Progressive” Evangelicals, And The Religious Right
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 2:50pm | Type: Press

October 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Juicy Ecumenism ...

The World - And Word - According To William Stringfellow
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News John Dear S.J. ...

December 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Product

$4.95 off Free Shipping ...

December 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

Has Drone Firepower Conquered Christ's Love?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

As we seek faithful ways to engage governments with the spirit of Jesus’s love and reconciliation, we must remember some essentials. For centuries, followers of Jesus have wondere ...

Supreme Court Wrestles with How 'Religious' Prayer Should Be at Public Meetings
Originally Posted: 11/08/2013 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with a case that asks whether government bodies can open with prayers that some people find overly religious and excluding. The Supreme Court ...

From the Archives: November-December 1999
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Will Campbell We've Lost the War on Drugs THIS STORY IS about the loss of a war and the sin and insanity ...

Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 8:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Brueggemann THIS FALL WE had a reading at church from Jeremiah 32:1-15. This is the narrative in which ... 17:15 I HAVE BECOME convinced that the reason we seem to make so little headway against war, gun ...

Organization Outlines Continued Efforts to Cut Poverty in Half
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Credit currently serve 15 percent of the population, and help lift millions of Americans out of poverty.  ...

Saving Faith
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Press

November 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Supreme Court to Consider Religious Prayer At Government Meetings
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

 covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion ...