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Sikhs joins other religions demanding strict gun control laws in US
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2013 Sojo in the News NDTV.com ...

Tax or Fee? Pastors Push Back Against City’s ‘Annual Registration Fee’
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Church-state separation advocates say by demanding payment of churches for city services, and levying fines for nonpayment (and potentially putting a church in jeopardy of shutting its doors), a municipality w ...

God and Country: Jim Wallis’s biblically based challenge to Washington.
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 1:55pm | Type: Press

April 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Paul Begala ... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/04/15/paul-begala-on-jim-wallis-s-religious-challenge-for-washington.html Wallis—an evangelical ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

I Share a Dream for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Donna Jean Freberg ...

Pastor Jim Wallis Back To Being Political
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News WFSU-FM ...

It Is Time to Honor the Spirit of the Republic
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

It is time — it is way past time — to honor the spirit of the republic and the wisdom of the founders by ending our idolatrous worship of guns and our prostration before an interpretation of the Second Amendme ...

'Pacem in Terris' — 50 Years Later
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

On April 11, 1963 Pope John XXIII published an encyclical some initially dismissed as naive and myopic, as too liberal and too lofty. But today, his "Pacem in Terris" is generally lauded as genius an ...

I Will Miss David Kuo
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

David always believed that our faith should shape our politics, not the other way around. David Kuo was a good friend of mine. After a decade long battle with brain cancer, David ...

HKS Panel Encourages Religion in the Public Sphere
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Press

April 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Bharath Venkatesh ...

Jim Wallis on Serving the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ...

Jim Wallis Talks Faith's Role In Politics, Gay Marriage And Immigration
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

Faith leaders plan anniversary response to King's “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

denominations from across the United States will gather in Birmingham, Ala., April 14-15, to sign a response ... 14-15, to sign a response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on the 50th ... the United States will gather in Birmingham, Ala., April 14-15, to sign a response to Martin Luther King ...

Jim Wallis on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Press

April 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Joshua DuBois ...

Workin Together on Capitol Hill for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Morning Joe ...

Letter: Fighting the idea of corporate citizenship
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Press

April 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael D. O’Connor ...

Whatever Happened to the “Common Good”?
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

April 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

An Image Beloved, A Prophet Rejected
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

in international relations,” given that only on March 15 a U.N. terrorism and human rights envoy accused America ...

VIDEO: The Story of the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

I invite you to watch this short video, and to engage in the discussion as we move forward, toward our common good. Years ago, I tutored inner-city kids from my Washington, D.C., ...

The Cost of Being 'Christian'
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper "Richard Twiss was willing to step out for what he believed in." ALL EYES WERE f ...

A Global Call for a New Social Covenant
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "This is not merely a philosophical enterprise; it is an urgent matter that requires moral courage." ...

State Attorneys General Push Obama on Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 6:11pm | Type: Blog

A group of attorneys general believes any employer who says he or she objects to contraception should not have to provide contraceptive coverage. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirteen state a ...

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church Could Do Better on Gay Outreach
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense of traditional marriage is not reduced to an attack on gays and lesbians. ...

Roundtable II: Faith and Politics
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2013 Sojo in the News This Week with George Stephanopoulo ...

A Good Friday reflection
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

March 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Father Kevin J Barr ...

Finding Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

April 1, 2013 Sojo in the News WNYC ...

On God's Side: For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Shooting Down Easter
Originally Posted: 03/30/2013 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

The conversation yelling match around gun control is exhausting — both in terms of the ethical boundaries each side will breach to advance its cause, and the way our rhetoric has turned into an exercise in “cr ...

Balancing our Budget through Humility, Shared Sacrifice, and Hope
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

In the midst of an exasperating and polarized political debate around the U.S. budget, our national and political leaders can learn valuable lessons from Holy Week. This week   ...

On God’s Side: For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

On God's Side is about moving beyond the political ideologies that have both polarized and paralyzed us, by regaining a moral compass for both our public and personal lives — by reclaiming an ancient yet ...

Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor Gets Push from State Dept.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 8:40am | Type: Blog

and his department  came under fire at a March 15 Capitol Hill hearing  on Iran’s treatment of religious ...

April 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 7:35pm | Type: Product

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President Obama, You Are Welcome in Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

If you are in support of justice and a positive peace, I call on you not to be one of those who prefer “order” and the “absence of tension.” Rather, be one of the blessed who are the peacemakers. ...

On God's Side Discussion Guide (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Product

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Five Questions From the Steubenville Rape Case
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Two boys from a Steubenville Ohio high school (I’ve opted not to use their names, though they are readily publicized by other media) have been sentenced to time in a juvenile detention center for the rape of a ...

VIDEO: "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A half a century after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” King’s prophetic words continue to reverberate. In “ To Redeem the Soul of Am ...

Clergy Response to "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors On Good Friday 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led a nonviolent march through the streets of Birmingham, Ala., to draw attention to the injustices of segregation. Arrested ...

Breaking the Impasse
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson It's time to reframe the church's conversation around same-sex relationships. ...

'We Dare Not Postpone Action'
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Christian Churches Together Church leaders respond, 50 years later, to King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." ...

To Redeem the Soul of America
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Harding King's "living letter" from Birmingham jail still speaks to us all. AT TIMES I ...

A Gospel for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 1:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Christianity is a call to a relationship that changes all our other relationships. OUR LIFE TOGETH ...

The Inaugural Prayer We Didn't Hear
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Claire Albert An inaugural prayer should connect the particularities of one ...

Calling of the Shepherd
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis A prayer for the new pope to fulfill, in fresh ways, the promise of Vatican II. WHEN POPE BENEDI ...

What Does It Mean to Be on God's Side?
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 9:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The need for the common good has never seemed so timely. I RECENTLY FINISHED a new book, which we ...

A Struggle for the Nation’s Moral Center
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

anti-violence and the power of forgiveness. And Mona Schlautman, whose 15-year-old son, Jeremy Drake, ...

Dear President Obama: Do Not Visit Bethlehem’s Nativity Church
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

I suggest that as the president enters the town, from Jerusalem I presume, that he takes a look to his right, and he will see the separation wall. It is hard to miss. It is that ugly concrete structure that gi ...

On Scripture: Pressing On Toward Higher Goals
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Apparently, we live in a country that values the freedom to own guns, even overly powerful ones like assault rifles. “Second Amendment rights” are invoked as if our founders could predict the kinds of weapons ...

'Good Choice, Mr. President:' Jim Wallis on New Faith-Based Office Director
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis' statement on Melissa Rogers as head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House announced today the appointment of Me ...

New Film Explores Export of American Culture Wars to Eastern Africa
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

What a study found in Uganda was that “religion was being used to demonize and even to kill.” When Ugandan parliament member, David Bahati, introduced the so-called “Kill the Gays ...

COMMENTARY: Leaders Who Can Act like Grown Ups
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Government by the immature is proving to be a disaster. ... Immature leaders put off important decisions and get lost in small concerns. They take sides like schoolchildren rather than seeing the needs of the ...