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Chastened Catholic Bishops Told They Have to Reform Themselves
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

After sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday told U.S. Catholic bishops that they must now examine their own failings, confess their sins and ref ...

Is There a Political Plan B for the Bishops?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Clearly the political strategy of the bishops is not working. So where do the bishops go from here? As the bishops gather in Baltimore this week for their annual meeting, they li ...

Religious Consistency and Hypocrisy: Election 2012
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Let’s be clear: On Nov. 6, neither a Republican nor Democratic victory will bring in the Kingdom of God. Most people in America, whether they are religious or not, prefer consist ...

Millennials' Reflections on the New American Values Survey
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, the religion, policy, and politics project at Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) hosted a forum to release PRRI's fourth American Values Survey (AVS), a large national ...

Young Evangelicals Disagree With Their Political Party on Range of Issues, Study Suggests
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

October 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Values of a Public Faith (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

In this year of presidential elections, I have decided to summarize key values that guide me as I decide for whom to cast my vote. Editor's Note:  This is part two of a ...

Anti-abortion Priest Frank Pavone is Back With Eyes on Obama, Bishops
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, everything changed for Rev. Frank Pavone. He is now a free man, thoroughly enjoying a measure of redemption, and then some. NEW YORK — A year ago, the Rev. Frank Pavon ...

Young Evangelicals, Election 2012, and Common Ground
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

What culture war? At a survey release of young evangelicals and proceeding panel discussion, common ground was the pervading theme. What culture war? At a survey release of young ...

Evangelical Coalition Rallies Behind Family Planning
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

A coalition of evangelicals is calling on fellow Christians to support access to family planning across the world, saying it does not conflict with evangelical opposition to abortion. ...

How the VP Debate Emphasized ‘Single-Issue’ Catholicism
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

Catholicism’s social justice teachings have often been called the church’s “best-kept secret,” and after the Oct. 11 vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan – the first such showdown between t ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

Is the Catholic Hierarchy Moving Toward the GOP?
Originally Posted: 09/19/2012 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A series of recent developments are renewing questions about the Catholic bishops' alignment with the Republican Party, with much of the attention focusing on comments by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles C ...

Evangelicals Seek a Future for Thousands of Frozen Embryos
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians have long joined hands to oppose abortion, often following the lead of the Roman Catholic Church. But evangelicals are leading the charge in adopting embryos, and encouraging people who ...

Culture Wars: Blood on the Hands of All Sides
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

Enough with pinning "hate group" on all conservative Christian organizations. Enough with likening abortion providers to Nazis and death merchants. Enough with campaign rhetoric such as Vice Presiden ...

The Roots of Rep. Todd Akin’s “Legitimate” Rape Remarks
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Dr. Jill Powell, a gynecologist at St. Louis University, said misinformation about pregnancy can add to the psychological stress following a sexual assault. "If someone has heard that medically there' ...

March for Life leader Nellie Gray Dead at 88
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

Nellie Gray, the longtime leader of the annual March for Life, which protests the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, has died at age 88. WASHINGTON — Nellie Gray, ...

Pro-Life or Pro-Choice? Many Are Saying Both
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The influence of clergy in swaying their congregants' attitudes about moral issues like abortion and contraception access is dwindling, according to a new study. The influen ...

Survey: Black, Hispanic Americans Say Economy Critical Issue in Election
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

A new poll released today shows an overwhelming percentage of black and Hispanic voters favor Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential election — 87 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Both ...

Michigan Legislator Silenced
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

NPR reports that Michigan state representative Lisa Brown was not allowed speak on other legislation yesterday after she made a speech against a bill restricting abortion in which she used the word "vagin ...

The Atlantic: The Geography of Abortion
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Richard Florida examines how geography impacts abortion in the United States Richard Florida examines how geography impacts abortion in the United States, and what it tells us ...

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

June 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

U.S. Nuns Rip Vatican Over 'Unsubstantiated Accusations'
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

The unexpectedly strong pushback to the Vatican may be an indication of how much backlash the campaign has sparked among Catholics, who value the sisters’ longstanding ministry in education, health care and so ...

The Vagina Dialogues
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter We've come a long way, baby. Or have we? Is it too much to ask legislators to speak cogently about women's health? ...

One Psalm, Two Causes, Two Meanings
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

For decades, Psalm 139 has been a byword of the anti-abortion movement, printed on posters in crisis pregnancy centers. More recently, it's been tied to high-resolution ultrasounds, the movement's mo ...

Film Traces Real-Life Story of Abortion ‘Survivor’
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

A new movie confronts a controversial topic by highlighting two words that don't typically go together: "abortion" and "survivor." A new movie confronts a ...

It’s More Than Pro Life or Pro Choice
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:33pm | Type: Press

March 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Danika Foster ...

For young evangelicals, ears open for a candidate
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:08pm | Type: Press

March 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Ben Szobody ...

At Stake: Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

I care because this matter touches upon the religious freedom of us all. I care because InterVarsity is engaged in a parallel struggle. Over the past 18 months, our status as a recognized student organization ...

We Must Protect Conscience from War
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Just as some religious organizations and individuals object to their taxes paying for contraception or abortion, being forced to pay for war is also a violation of religious freedom and conscience. But there i ...

Women and Children First
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Press

January 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Ellen Painter Dollar ...

Two-Thirds of Americans Say They're Both: "Pro-Life" AND "Pro-Choice"
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

A fascinating new study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that two-thirds of all Americans identify with both the "pro-life" and "pro-choice" labels simultaneously. ...

Wes Granberg-Michaelson Answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

One size doesn’t fit all when in come to evangelicals. It distorts reality. But that’s just too inconvenient for pundits intent on predicting how various blocks will vote. Lately, ...

The Morning News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

Christian Perspectives on Social Justice Issues: Abortion
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

In an ongoing series, Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing, Lisa Sharon Harper, and her Left, Right and Christ co-author, D.C. Innes, offer Christian perspectives on abortion. ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land: Join the Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Last night, at the National Press Club here in Washington D.C., the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and Sojourners co-sponsored a conversation between Richard L ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' The Vatican today elaborated on Pope Benedict XVI's ...

Andrew Marin answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:35pm | Type: Blog

To me, reclaiming the word evangelical starts with how Christians see their call by Jesus in Matthew 28 as the Great Commission. To me, reclaiming the word evangelical start ...

Pat Robertson: I'm Out
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

Mark your calendars. The Rev. Pat Robertson has announced his ersatz retirement from politics. Robertson, 81, tells the Associated Press that he will no longer offer political endorsements. ...

St. Francis, Pray for Us
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:08am | Type: Blog

Today (Oct. 4) Christians around the world celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the bright lights of the church and one of the most venerated religious figures in history. ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Alabama Clergy Sue to Stop Anti-Immigrant Law
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

When the Alabama legislature passed their infamous, anti-immigrant law (HB 56), the religious community in the state immediately cried foul. When the Alabama legislature passed th ...

Are Millennials Conflicted About Morality?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:55pm | Type: Blog

The Public Religion Research Institute recently released the results of their newest survey, "Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality," which shined new light on the complexity of opinio ...

Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 10:41pm | Type: Blog

Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here� ...

An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

After my <a href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/rapture/" target="_blank">recent intense post about the rapture</a> that has come and gone, I thought I'd write ...

Changing the Script on Political Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1935439146?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9 ...

Controversy in Wisconsin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It was a nice invitation, not unlike many I've received before. It was a nice invitation, not unlike many I've received before. Every summer, a number of Christian mus ...

Scandal, Secularism, and the Politics of the Catholic Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It is far too easy to blame the highly publicized priestly scandal for the alienation of Catholics in Europe or the United States. It is far too easy to blame the highly publicize ...

A Six-Point Summary of What the New Health-Care Law Should Accomplish Now (and Some Other Details)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most comprehensive health reform legislation in decades. On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law th ...

Healing the Nation's Soul with Mutual Respect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The health-care struggle culminating in Sunday's vote brought out the best and the worst of legislators' and citizens' behavior. The health-care struggle culminatin ...

A Significant Step Toward Health Reform in Spite of Poisonous Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694023328_ihUmp"></a>From the very beginning, more than a year ago, the faith community ...