Wisconsin was just the first salvo of an all-out war on working people.
What's the sound of a policy wonk clapping? I don't know.
With friends like these, the tobacco industry is on the rebound.
An inordinate number of family members, friends, and friends family members have died in the last month. At memorial services and funerals, I have struggled to find meaning in the loss.
Since its founding in 1994, the People of Faith Network has organized targeted campaigns to educate religious people about the conditions under which the clothes they buy are made.
During every presidential election since George McGovern's failed bid in 1972, I have argued that progressives could build a successful coalition and reassert authority.
Music has many functions, worship included. But one of its primary roles is its ability to move people.
Within the Christian tradition, rarely is a concept more misunderstood than prophecy. Unfortunately, this misinterpretation wreaks havoc on our society in the form of doomsday soothsayers, apocal
In 1977, the Church of England set out to modernize the Lords Prayer.
Checking out the fall TV line-up, I was overwhelmed with nostalgia when I saw that the Walt Disney Co.
Liturgical seasons bring my life order: In them, as well as the growing seasons of Minnesota, I re-enact the drama of life and death.
When I close my eyes and think of Michael Jackson (who, by the way, is my age), I prefer to remember the 6-year-old of the Jackson 5, singing "ABC" or "I Want You Back." And Stev
Two March events consistently wreak havoc on my Lenten disciplines: the March Madness of NCAA mens basketball and the annual Academy Awards ceremonies.
The Haymarket Square rebellion of 1886 was a watershed moment in the history of U.S. radicalism.
Working on the new Sojourners environmental resource, Holy Ground, I have examined a large body of works on environmental theology.
New calendars adorn office desks and kitchen walls. Daily organizers with pages still fresh, crisp, and clean fill breast pockets, backpacks, and briefcases.
Worthy Of Note Nouwen's Symphony Of Movements By Bob Hulteen
For generations which begat generations, the Bible has been translated into the languages of the people. Soon to follow were commentaries to aid in interpretation.
Huey Long taught us that "all politics is personal." 1970s feminist activists showed us how "the personal is political." Folk musicians remind us that personal stories have political implicati
For many in the Christian tradition, it's a common Lenten discipline to think about confession and complicity.
In the 1960s, the Fellowship of Reconciliation prepared a comic book about the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
The popular music world was abuzz in 1994 when a recording of music 15 centuries old (and recorded over the last two decades) ended up a big seller for the year.
Liberation theology, in its Catholic variant, encouraged communities of faith to find themselves in the scripture-to identify with the people of God in a different time and place, thus knowing
Amidst the joy of celebrating the coming of the Child at Christmas, many of us are caught up in the bustle of holiday travels, shopping sprees, and plans to serve those less fortunate.
MINNEAPOLIS-An early hint of the Christian Right's resurgence in electoral politics came in the Minnesota spring caucuses.
Public relations people hope against hope to have their product hit the word-of-mouth circuit. Why?
The hottest subject in the religious book market these days is angels (though "souls" are quickly closing in). Angels are so hot that secular talk show hosts are taking note of the phenomenon.
According to many political punditsLeft, Right, and Centerthe era of battles over expanding opportunities and rightsbe they civil, equal, or otheris nearly over. Over the
Many of us would say, if we were to be honest, that we think NBA basketball is of a higher ilk than monster-truck pulls.
Happy 10th, Utne Reader! Its hard to believe Ive seen that little perfect-bound mag tucked under friends arms for a decade now.
Debate over the relative merit of different Bible translations is so commonplace it is normally ignored but by a very few. Recently, however, ecclesiastic, and even secular, attention has been c
Good movies are often not easy to watch for progressive Christian-types. In films of lesser quality, the action and violence is an end in itself rather than a vehicle to drive the drama.
These are difficult days for those who argue that America is a homogenous culture built on European-Christian principles.