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China Bars Olympian and Darfur Activist from Attending Summer Games
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Looks like Joey Cheek -- a winter Olympics medalist who co-founded the organization Team Darfur to protest the genocide incited by the regime in Khartoum -- will not be going to Beijing in support ...

The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the ...

MoveOn at Ten
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

MoveOn.org pioneered the art of online political advocacy. MoveOn.org pioneered the art of online political advocacy. As it celebrates its 10th anniversary , it can look at eno ...

Band-Aids or Cures?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The prophet Isaiah says that the Lord will be a stumbling block for many, meaning that the majority of us will have difficulties living the way we ought to. The prophet Isaiah say ...

The Shortage Isn't Food, It's Democracy
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frances Moore Lappe Progress on food security issues will only come when we begin to ask the right question and challenge the myths that t ...

Crazy for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

This <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Training for Change</a> conference was a good experience, one that I did not ex ...

Many Tribes, One Kingdom
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I, like most, have multiple tribes of which I consider myself a part. This weekend I ate with, spoke with, worshiped with, learned from, and was amazed by a new tribe of people. I ...

Sharing Our Stories
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday I was in a class where we were trying to frame up the story of ourselves--not just an idealistic fluffy tale--but one that when you told it, others would understand in their gut why you f ...

Get Rich or Die Trying
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

A few years back 50 Cent starred in the movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" about a young drug dealer who leaves his dealing to pursue a career as a rap star. A few year ...

Building the Beloved Community: 40 Years After MLK's Poor People's Campaign
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

As I attended <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Pentecost 2008</a> I was reminded that Dr. ...

Training for Understanding and Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I'll be attending <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Sojourners' Pentecost conference</a> this weekend. Why a ...

Why I'm 'Training for Change'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I feel like I try so hard and I'm not sure what I'm actually doing. I feel like I try so hard and I'm not sure what I'm actually doing. That is one reason why ...

WEB ONLY: Redefining Holy
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Various Authors Exclusive online extended content. Making Dreams Real Eliacín Rosario-Cruz, 33 Program a ...

The Dangers of Heavy Metal
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger In March, advocates from Peruvian human rights and env ...

A Generation Comes of Age
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis These young evangelicals refuse to reduce the gospel to a "fire-insurance" salvation pitch. ...

Response to Zack Exley: Avoiding 'Resident Alienation' in Pursuit of New Humanity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Dear Zack,</p> Dear Zack, First of all, let me say thanks. I'm so grateful for the honest questioning of a convert to Christianity who seems to intuit Jesus ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Mariama White-Hammond of Project HIP-HOP
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Sojourners ...

Feeling the Love on Daily Kos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis and the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0806&amp;article=080651">progressive shift</a> within the evangelical community just ...

Don't Let the Empire Limit Our Movement's Imagination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Over the last few years, I've gotten acquainted with a movement of Christians that is vibrant, enormous, and yet refuses to let itself be named or to take credit for any of its accomplishments. ...

Why We Can't Wait & Why We Must: The Radical Timing of God's Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Zack Exley over at <a href="http://revolutioninjesusland.com/">Revolution in Jesusland</a> has been offering some <a href="http://revolutioninjesusland.com/index.php/2008/05/16/is ...

The Catholic Worker Movement after 75 Years
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Christine Haider, 25, is preparing for her confirmation to the Roman Catholic Church. Christine Haider, 25, is preparing for her confirmation to the Roman Catholic Chur ...

'I Was Skeptical'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last evening, I spoke at the <A title=http://www.belmontheights.org/ href="http://www.belmontheights.org/">Belmont Heights Baptist Church,</A> just off the campus of <A title= ...

Imagine
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In The Great Awakening, I wrote, </P> <P>Imagine something called Justice Revivals, in the powerful tradition of revivals past but focusing on the great moral issues of our time. ...

Waving the Broom: A Leadership Parable
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Several weeks ago, a pair of doves built a nest on a front windowsill at my house. My family watched as the mother bird laid two eggs, as they hatched, and as the young chicks feathered. ...

What is a Justice Revival? (part 5 of 5 by Rich Nathan)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, in his book <em>The Great Awakening</em> said,</p> Jim Wallis, in his book The Great Awakening said, Imagine something called Justice Reviv ...

Training for Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I want to personally invite you to Washington, D.C., on June 13 through 16 to participate in <A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_ma ...

Beyond Politics: Election 2008 in High-Def Part III
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>What about the mosaic revival is comforting? As a Latino evangelical leader, one of the things I am asking is moving beyond polarization. What about the mosaic reviva ...

A Misnomer Becomes a Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday night, I spoke at the historic Park Street Church in Boston, where the second Great Awakening evangelist Charles Finney preached in 1831, calling people to faith in Jesus Christ and then to ...

Twenty-Something Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

The most considerable evidence that we're entering a "post-Religious Right America" is the shifting political agenda and theological emphasis of a new generation of 20-something evangelicals. ...

Pomp and People Power
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Sunday morning a week ago I preached at the beautiful Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California. Their service blends the best of the Anglo/Catholic Episcopal tradition with the creative S ...

American Gangster, Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Snapshots from the road: Portland, Oregon.Last week we began the national 20-city book tour for The Great Awakening in Portland, Oregon, at a majestic old venue called the Bagdad theater. It& ...

The Millennials Are Waking Up
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>During the 2004 election cycle, I was bombarded repeatedly with messages about how young voters had failed to be involved in the electoral process. My generation-the Millennials-was failing t ...

My Prayer for Traveling Mercies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This post is drawn from a message I sent to our staff at Sojourners, thanking them for their hard work and support as I begin the exhausting pace of <em>The Great Awakening </em>book tour. ...

The New Monastic Conspirators
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Discover what God is doing through a new generation of risk-takers, innovators, and prophets at <A href="http://thenewconspirators.wordpress.com">The New Conspirators</A> ...

Here We Go Again
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I'm on a plane to Portland, Oregon, to begin the West Coast swing of <I>The Great Awakening</I> book tour that will also take us to Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego& ...

Video: The Inspiration Behind "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> Learn more about <a href="http://www.sojo.net/greatawakening">The Great Awakening at www.sojo.net/greatawakening</a>. There you'll find <a href="http://www.sojo.net ...

Video: The Inspiration Behind "The Great Awakening"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> Learn more about <a href="http://www.sojo.net/greatawakening">The Great Awakening at www.sojo.net/greatawakening</a>. There you'll find <a href="http://www.sojo.net ...

Signs of Real Hope for Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/interview-with-john-sayles-on.html">John Sayles' comments</A> about how film can be a vehicle for social change got m ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

MLK and LBJ: Movements and Politicians
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>An unfortunate exchange of words between the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama this week threatened to explode into real conflict, involving the always volatile U.S. issue of race. ...

My Prayer for 2008
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nation. The year of 1968 was very significant in my life, and a decisive one for the nati ...

Forever Young
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Rohr Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly. If today we d ...

'If Such Women Should Rise!'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The prophetic voice of abolitionist Maria W. Stewart. In the United States of the 1830s, it was u ...

Testimonies of Terror
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>While volunteering in a legal clinic in my sophomore year of college, interviewing people applying for political asylum in the U.S., I heard a lot of people describe how they had had to leave ...

An SOA Protest Pilgrimage
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the spirit of tradition and solidarity, the <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2006/11/sojourners-interns-we-train-ir.html">Sojourners interns once again</A ...

What Would Jesus Buy?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Rev. Billy and his "Church of Stop Shopping" preach the gospel of love, anti-consumerism, and radical neighbo ...

Proof of a Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New York Faith and Justice was inspired into being by Sojourners/Call to Renewal during their annual Pentecost Conference in 2006. New York Faith and Justice was insp ...

Another World is Possible
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Colin Mathewson Learning from the grassroots at the U.S. Social Forum. Two years after a massive and unwieldy ...

Faith and the Social Forum
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Colin Mathewson More than 10,000 labor, environmental, and social justice activists from across the country converged on Atlanta in late J ...