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A Crash Course: Australia, Refugees, and the Politics of Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/08/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

The church in Australia is showing signs of being a Calvary-like-love political alternative when it comes to refugees. Here’s a crash course to understand what’s happening in Aust ...

Radical Ruptures and Rhetorical Questions
Originally Posted: 02/21/2014 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

In all my followings, I rarely encountered a Christian leader who dared to enact Augustine's famous words and turn the Truth loose, trusting that it will defend itself. ...

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 ...

Salvation: All Is Grace
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

We elevate one belief or practice over another, then divide ourselves as Christ followers by the priority we set when, in fact, all of these are taught as saving by Christ, who alone is our salvation. ...

Saving What We Love
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Atwood A hopeful encounter with real-life "God's Gardeners." I MET MARKKU and Leah Ko ...

Chicago is Ground Zero in U.S. Muslim Renaissance
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Religious affiliation may be on the wane in America, a recent Pew study asserts, but you wouldn’t know it walking into the storefront near the corner of West 63rd Street and South Fairfield Avenue. ...

GGNFT (Ethiopia Edition): Teddy Afro
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 9:37pm | Type: Blog

ADDIS ABABA — Pretty much everywhere we've gone in Ethiopia this week, we've heard Teddy Afro's voice. The 36-year-old Ethiopian singer whose given name is Tewodros Kassahun or ቴዎድሮስ ካሳሁን in Am ...

Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Eboo Patel on Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election Eboo Patel on Millennials and the 2012 Presidential Election ...

On a Firm Foundation
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Resources to help you raise happy and engaged kids. Resources to help you raise happy an ...

Women, Storytelling, and Activism Merge at MAKERS
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

MAKERS is a documentary project where dozens of short reflections and dreams are gathered to promote the ways a diverse collection of women are transforming the planet into a more holistic and habitable place. ...

President Obama to Young Evangelicals: 'God’s Hand is Moving through His People'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

In a video address Tuesday, President Obama told hundreds of young evangelical Christian leaders gathered at the Q Conference in Washington, D.C., that they had a partner in the White House in their humanitari ...

Revolution 2.0: Fulfilling Egypt's Democratic Promise
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

There were no speeches, but constant chanting rose from groups throughout the Square, all with a similar message: Military rule must end. This past Friday, my wife (and fellow pea ...

The Unlikely Voice of a Generation: Dorli Rainey is "Maude" to the Occupy Movement's "Harold"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

"It's so easy to say, 'Well, I'm going to retire, I'm going to sit around and watch television or eat bon-bons," Rainey told Olbermann. "But somebody's got to keep them ...

Must-Read du Jour: "Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging"
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

A story in today's New York Times caught my eye (and my heart) immediately when I saw the headline:"Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging." Oh how I dearly love a good n ...

Obama's Delay in Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Victory for God's Earth
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 7:16pm | Type: Blog

President’s Obama’s delay in approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is a victory for the movement to stop it, for God’s Earth, for the possibility of reversing climate change, and for saving the integrity of this ...

Light in the darkness – an interview with Daniel Walker, author of "God in a Brothel"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

Author Daniel Walker sits down with Sojourners' James Colten to talk about his new book, "God in a Brothel," the scourge of child slavery and the sex industry worldwide, and the church's r ...

Join a Circle of Protection on Nov. 16: Standing For and With the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

The New York City Human Circle will be replicated throughout across the nation, when faith leaders host Human Circles as members of the Sojourners National Mobilizing Circle, which is bringing together faith a ...

Loaves and Fishes: Occupy Wall Street and Feeding the Two-Thousand
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

Is there enough for everybody? Any time a large group needs to be fed with uncertain resources, someone’s bound to say it. I know I’ve cast anxious glances at one too many bags of tortilla chips on a potluck spread. Yet, I’ve also seen it h ...

Chris Hedges' Occupy Wall Street Statement
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:30am | Type: Blog

Christ Hedges' statement on Occupy Wall Street. Editor's Note: Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges made this statement in New York City's Zuccotti Park on Thurs ...

November 6: More Than Just the Climate Movement?
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

This Sunday (11/6), is precisely one year from the 2012 General Election where the next U.S. This Sunday (11/6), is precisely one year from the 2012 General Election where t ...

News: Morning Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Occupy Wall Street, False Idols And A Moral Economy NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Occupy Wall Street, False Idols And A Moral Economy Even as so ...

Action Heroes
Originally Posted: 10/17/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter When spurred on by God and conscience, there's no telling what trouble you might get into. A ...

#OccupyThePumpkinPatch: Good Grief!
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

In a post titled, " Great Pumpkin Time: Linus Meets Reinhold Niebhur ," Peter Feld at Scooter.com writes about the 45th anniversary of the animated Peanuts television special, Great Pumpkin , and what it has to say to us today: ...

Reformation Day and You(2): Reformed and Always Reforming
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

When I was ordained as a "Minister of Word and Sacrament" in the Reformed Church in America, a denomination that began in 1628, I imagined that I was being ordained to a church that was "reform ...

British Clergy to Support #OccupyLondon with Circle of Protection, Prayer
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

On Sunday (10/30), the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Chartres, met with Occupy London protesters who have encamped for several weeks now on the ground of St. ...

#OccupySunday: Blood-Boiler du Jour
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

In case you missed it... In case you missed it... In an OpEd titled, " What the Costumes Reveal, " New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wrote about a Halloween ...

#OccupySunday: Michael Moore says, "We've killed despair."
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

From CBS/Associated Press: From CBS/Associated Press: On Friday, Filmmaker Michael Moore told anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland that the Occupy movement - ...

#OccupySunday: Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Philadelphia
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page: According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page : Civil Rights activist Angela Davis spoke to a crowd o ...

#OccupySunday: We Are the 100 Percent
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Any society that will not care for its poor, in effect, prefers its rich. Any society that will not care for its poor, in effect, prefers its rich. It may give power ...

Wallis and Mohler Debate Social Justice and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Jim Wallis and Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, went head to head Thursday night at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School outside Chicago in a debate over the hot ...

Prayers and Support for Injured OWS Protester and Iraq War Vet Scott Olsen
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The condition of former U.S. The condition of former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen, 24, who was badly injured when he was struck in the head reportedly by a project ...

Rule No. 1 of Interfaith Relations: Faith is Required
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

I know that effective blog posts require some kind of news hook to get people interested, so, take your pick: Nearly two weeks ago, 24 Copts died in Egypt. I know that effective ...

Moving Money: Investing in a New World
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Nearly a decade ago, we threw a party on Wall Street where we gave away $10,000 outside the Stock Exchange. Nearly a decade ago, we threw a party on Wall Street where we gave away ...

Doing Nothing is Not an Option -- United to End Genocide
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, I had the privilege of spending some time at the End Genocide Action Summit, which brought people from all over the world to Washington, D.C., to learn about and fight against genocide ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

My son Jack was born just days before the war in Iraq began. So, for these last eight and a half years, it's been very easy for me to remember how long this horrible conflict has been going on. ...

Fearless Activists
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 8:06pm | Type: Blog

This post originally appeared on Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. This post originally appeared on Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform . &q ...

Prayer and Meditation Flash Mob Upsets Officers
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

A group of occupiers and flash-mobbers in Salt Lake City organized an impromptu gathering in which protesters sat outside of the Gateway shopping mall in silent meditation and prayer. ...

Watching Democracy Happen
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series. Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series . The event was ...

A Devotion for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

A reporter recently asked me, "As a Christian leader, does your faith have anything to say about Wall Street?" I said, "How much time do you have?" The Christian message has a lot to say ...

When Kids are Sold for Sex
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

When kids are sold for sex - there is no excuse. When kids are sold for sex - there is no excuse. That is why Jim Wallis signed onto a full page ad in the New York Times ca ...

Folk Music Brings Unity to Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

This weekend, Pete Seeger took his spirit of activism and unity to the occupiers at Zucotti Park, leading a crowd of 1,000 people in lyrics of hope, equality, and a better world. ...

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 ...

Jesus the Occupier? WWJD and OWS
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street? Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street? A common technique for opinion writers is to pose a question in the title of their articles, and then spoon-fe ...

Sermon on the Worst Parable Ever
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 'The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the ...

Afternoon SoJo: Round-up of the Best Op-Eds of the Day
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to preoccupy the imaginations of editorial writers around the country. Clarence Page in the Chicago Tribune thinks that "a lack of formal leaders, agenda and st ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Rediscovering Values
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In light of the recent protests at #OccupyWallStreet and around the world, we have revisited Jim Wallis' 2010 book Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street ...

The Poor People's March and Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

At the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, at least two speakers -- the Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King's daughter, and the Rev. At the ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Liturgy
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Interfaith Worker Justice has published a Prayer Service designed to help people reflect on a moral economy within the context of their religious tradition. Interfaith Worker Ju ...

Left, Right and Christ on Social Issues: #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: HuffPost Religion is running a series of posts by Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Editor's Note: HuffP ...