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Faith in Action: A Look at Public Theology Professor Mike McCurry
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

We talked with former press secretary for former President Bill Clinton and Wesley Theological Seminary professor of public theology Mike McCurry on faith and action. “Public theo ...

Tony Campolo to Shutter the Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, announced that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30. ...

Bill Clinton Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Gay Marriage Law He Signed
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

It’s not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down a law he signed. It’s not every day you see an ex-president ask the Supreme Court to strike down ...

The U.S. and Africa – Where There is Political Will, There Is A Way
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

This week, the Brookings Institution hosted an event which looked back at the last 12 years of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which the Institution estimates has created 300,000 jobs in Africa and tak ...

Obama Nominates Physician, Global Health Expert to Head World Bank
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

In a move that surprised many in the world of economics and politics, on Friday morning President Obama nominated Jim Yong Kim, the South Korea-born physician, anthropologist and president of Dartmouth College ...

Why How We Do Anything Means Everything
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

How helps us understand that principled behavior isn't merely something a PR/Corporate Social Responsibility staff or attorneys tell us is important. Rather it is the surest path to success and relevance ...

Voices from the Web (and World): Responses to the Troy Davis Execution
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"Continuing a cycle of violence through state-sanctioned actions does not bring justice but only creates a culture of death and retribution. " Continuing a cycle of vi ...

God and Class Warfare
Originally Posted: 09/27/2011 - 9:30pm | Type: Blog

The hot phrase in Washington, D.C., this week is "class warfare." The hot phrase in Washington, D.C., this week is "class warfare." Paul Ryan, John Boehner ...

I Am the 9/11 Generation
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

(This morning's view of Ground Zero from Sojourners and the World Evangelical Alliance's press conference.) (This morning's view of Ground Zero from S ...

Four Reasons Not to Mess with Payroll Taxes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Now that President Obama's people have sent out glowing press releases about how wonderful the proposed tax agreement is (<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/10/a-win-women-mothers-and ...

Bill McKibben's Brave New Eaarth (No, That's Not a Typo)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Which Party is the Biggest Spender? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. All of the Above
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In a recent <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23brooks.html"><em>New York Times</em> column, David Brooks</a> laments the loss of the political center. ...

Report from Haiti: Poverty and the Earthquake Collided
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

We landed in Haiti about five hours ago. It has been approximately a week after the major earthquake struck this country. We landed in Haiti about five hours ago. It has been appr ...

Evaluating President Obama's Response to the Haiti Earthquake
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

This morning President Barack Obama promised the people of Haiti that they would not be "forsaken" or "forgotten." Yesterday he told Americans, "We have to be here for them in their ho ...

Mark Sanford, John Ensign, and 'The Family'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Presently, the glare of the media spotlight has started to shine on a number of political figures, all of whom coincidentally have a connection to a D.C.-based group called The Family. ...

Mark Sanford's Apology: Neither Sin nor Forgiveness Has any Party Affiliations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Over the course of the 2008 election season, I kept hearing from some of my conservative religious friends of the great presidential hopes they had for a smart and ambitious governor from South Car ...

Confessions of an Alternative Voter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I'm pretty sure I have more sympathy for <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane and his treatment of what I'll call "alternative voting"</a> (pr ...

Keeping Our Eyes on the Evangel
Originally Posted: 09/03/2014 - 12:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis What if, in front of the whole world, the U.S. pledged unequivocal U.S. support for the restoration of democracy in Haiti? ...