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An Enormous Sponge
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sara Stratton We have a responsibility to use the Earth's wealth relationally, not exploitatively. The ...

Reclaiming the Word
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 12:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Terry LeBlanc In missionary hands, the gospel was too often a bludgeon used to divide and conquer Native communities. Today, Indigenous t ...

Canada's Mining Dominance
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Today, Canadian companies account for 75 percent of mining worldwide, and their practices are rife with abuse. ...

The Thorn Tree Resistance
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Gold and silver mines in Guatemala are wreaking havoc on local communities. But the people, using nonviolent Christia ...

A Canadian Who Loves Her Health-Care System
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

Until the American people come to realize that our current mishmash of a system is costing them a lot more than a more centralized system could, we will keep on paying more, getting less, and regularly shuttin ...

Canadians Turning Away from Organized Religion
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

TORONTO — A new national study shows that while Canada remains overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers. Results from the 2011 National Househo ...

Canada PM meets chiefs amid Teresa Spence hunger strike
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

After a 25-day hunger strike by Attawapiskat chief Teresa Spence, First Nation leaders will meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Jan. 11. Spence began fasting to protest a budget proposal that weakens native land rights and environmental ...

A Shameful Legacy
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaine Enns Canadian churches repent for running Indian Residential Schools. A TRADITIONAL whale-oil lamp is ...

Canada Cuts All Non-Christian Prison Chaplains
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. TORONTO — The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Chr ...

Survey Finds Deep Mistrust for Muslims in Canada
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

A new poll shows that 52 percent of Canadians feel Muslims can be trusted "a little" or "not trusted at all." The poll showed that 48 percent of respondents said Muslims can be trusted &quo ...

Canadian Imams Issue Fatwa Against Honor Killings
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

TORONTO — Muslim clerics in Canada have issued a fatwa against so-called "honor killings" a week after three members of an Afghan family in Montreal were convicted of the murders of four relatives. ...

About Those So-Called "Honor Killings" in Canada
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

A jury on Sunday found three members of an Afghan family guilty of killing three teenage sisters and another woman in what the judge described as "cold-blooded, shameful murders" resulting from a &qu ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: Hallelukulelejah!
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Today we bid you a heartfelt Hallelukulelejah! ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: Food Court Flash Mob
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Day 2's installment comes from a 2010 sneak atta ...

When the White House Calls to Say, "OK, You Win."
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 6:29pm | Type: Blog

This pipeline is a climate killer. It is morally right for President Obama to delay this decision until he can deny the permit. It didn’t take long — after news broke this afterno ...

Obama Announces Support for Delay of Keystone XL Permit Decision
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Statement by the President on the State Department’s Keystone XL Pipeline Announcement Thursday afternoon, the White House released the following statement from President Obama re ...

November 6: More Than Just the Climate Movement?
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 3:37pm | 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 ...

Encircle the White House Nov. 6 to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

On November 6, I will join Jim Wallis, staff members from Sojourners, and 15,000 others in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline project. ...

Say NO to the Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger addressed hundreds gathered near Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. last week, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ...

Hurricanes, Hype, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Did anyone else get the feeling, as we watched weather reporters wave their arms frantically in swirling motions across oversized maps of the eastern seaboard -- with their eyes bulging as they pus ...

Carrying the Living King Back to the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Rose Berger from Sojourners magazine spoke to the hundreds of us gathered in Lafayette Park just before we processed to the fence surrounding the White House. Rose Berger from ...

Afghan Exchange Students Flee to Canada
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly blog about issues in Afghanistan to educate our readers about the latest news and developments rel ...

Native Americans vs. Nazi Sympathizers: The Bizarre Backstory on Changing an Offensive University Mascot
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

After almost a <a href="http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/157092/group/local%20news/">century</a> of debate and a four-year-long legal battle, the North Dakota Board of Hig ...

America's Health Care: Paying More for Poorer Outcomes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694013928_MMBJm"></a>Soon, they tell us, Congress will or will not pass a health-care bi ...

Universal Health Care Can Reduce Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;article_mode=edit&amp;issue=soj1002&amp;article=video-about-paint-your-faith"></a>One of the reason ...

Video: My Adopted Family Reunion in Haiti
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

I was just interviewed on "100 Huntley Street," a national TV show in Canada. I was in Toronto for a Haiti Partners event with Tony Campolo on Sunday evening that was scheduled six months ago.</p& ...

Spending Less on Food, Spending More on Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As the health-care bill passes through Congress, one wonders about an issue that has been left out of discussions. No, not abortion. Food. As the health-care bill passes through ...

The Yes Men: Corporate Pranksters on a Mission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Fans of gonzo political activism may remember the Yes Men's infamous stunt in which Andy Bichlbaum posed as a Dow Chemical spokesperson named Jude (patron saint of the impossible) Finisterra (ear ...

Responding to Six Confusing Claims: A Doctor Makes Sense of the Health-Care Debate, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/09/01/a-doctor-makes-sense-of-the-health-care-reform-debate">[continued from part 1]</a></p> [continued from part ...

Stop this Malicious E-mail
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

An <a href="http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/is_it_true_that_persons_older_than.html">e-mail is circulating that, like most scary e-mails, is entirely false</a>. ...

Travels with Bruce Cockburn: Into the Soul of this World of Wonders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>There's roads and there's roads And they call, can't you hear it? Roads of the earth And roads of the spirit . . .</p> <p>- Bruce Cockburn's "Child of the Wind&quo ...

The Daringly Awkward Sermon Contest
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last month I started some contract work for <a href="http://www.geezmagazine.org/"><em>Geez</em> magazine</a>. Last month I started some contract ...

A Brief Explanation of Canadian Politics: Prorogue, Eh?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Here in Canada if you're the party with the most seats in the House, you get to be in charge, and your leader gets to be the Prime Minister. Here in Canada if you're the ...

Restorative Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Toronto-based Anglicans met in November to discuss re ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez -Holy Water. -Holy Water. ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton It's On Me. Canada has cancelled the $750 million ...

Evangelicals Fight Anti-Terrorism Bill
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Canadian evangelicals took on Ottawa's far-reac ...

U.S. Subject of Canadian Weapons Search
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 2:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marian Abrecht Aaron McCarroll Gallegos During the stand-off between the United States ...

Books and Borders
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brett Grainger The Struggle for Canadian culture. "The U.S. invades Canada." Go ahead, laugh it up. ...