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An Eerie Calm: Iraqi Christians Anxiously Ponder Their Future
Originally Posted: 10/28/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

The people of Alqosh have defended themselves in the face of many would-be invaders throughout the centuries, he said, but now “we are living cautiously; every family is ready to flee.” ...

Israeli Institute Gets $2.2 Million to Help Christians Study Jewish Thought
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

A new institute in Jerusalem has been awarded $2.2 million to help Christians and Jews study Jewish texts, launching what’s being billed as a new kind of Jewish-Christian cooperation. ...

The Measure of a Christian
Originally Posted: 09/26/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

This identity as a beloved child of God extends past ideological differences in the world, to doctrinal differences in the church. I hate to be yet another critic (because it seems that this is what Christians ...

Ted Cruz Booed Off the Stage When He Touts Israel-Christian Solidarity
Originally Posted: 09/11/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

After he said “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was heckled off the stage at a Sept. 10 gala to raise awareness of beleaguered Mideast Christians. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the Washington, D.C., dinner, spons ...

Is Anyone Answering Iraqi Christians' Cries for Help?
Originally Posted: 07/31/2014 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening? Iraq’s Christians are begging the world for help. Is anybody listening? Since capturing the country’s se ...

The Momentum of Peace
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Gopar Tapkida Christians and Muslims in Nigeria suppot interfaith efforts for reconciliation. THE VIOLENCE AN ...

The Holy Common Ground of Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Wild Goose helps us reclaim that tribal identity, not so much just as Christians, but as fellow participants in a phenomenon that is humanity, made of heart, mind, body, and spirit. ...

175 Leaders Urge U.S. Support In Christianity's Historical Heartland; Egyptian Churches Not So Sure
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 10:26am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Jayson Casper ...

A Call For Help For Mideast Christians
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Movsesian ...

Survey: Most Americans Say Fighting Global Poverty Is Futile
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Despite progress in defeating extreme global poverty, most Americans see no end in sight, according to a survey sponsored by Compassion International. Despite progress in defeatin ...

A Turning Tide
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Beaudoin A growing number of conservative Christians have joined the movement to abolish capital punishment. ...

A Watershed Moment
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers In the face of ecocide, the choice before us is stark: discipleship or denial. OUR HISTORY IS incr ...

Christians in the Sudan Face Travel Restrictions, Cardinal Says
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

For Christians living in predominantly Muslim Sudan, travel restrictions are making life more difficult each day, a Roman Catholic cardinal said. For Christians living in predomin ...

Christian and Muslim Dalits Beaten in New Delhi Protest
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Police in India’s capital used water cannons and canes on peaceful Christian and Muslim leaders Wednesday while they were demanding equal constitutional protections. NEW DELHI — P ...

'Jerusalem,' a Tribute to the Holy City, Comes to the Giant Screen
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 6:21pm | Type: Blog

It may be as close as a person can get to praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western Wall, without actually going there. It may be as close as ...

Westminster Abbey Marks Kristallnacht Anniversary with Interfaith Service
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

At an emotional worship service, considered one of the largest gatherings of Christians and Jews, some 1,600 British men and women filed into Westminster Abbey Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallna ...

Holy Innocents in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Leonard Rodgers Decades ago, Christians and Muslims mingled at Youth for Christ events in Peshawar. What happened? ...

Asian-Americans Troubled by Stereotypes from White Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

Asian-American Christians are voicing concerns over how they’re depicted by white evangelicals, most recently at a conference hosted by Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church in California. ...

Government Shutdown May Drive More Young Christians Away From GOP
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

An Antidote to Religious Strife in Egypt: Nationalism
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag. After decades of polarization along religious ...

Meet the ‘Nominals’ Who Are Drifting From Judaism and Christianity
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Meet the “Nominals” — people who claim a religious identity but may live it in name only. They’re rarely at worship services and indifferent to doctrine. And they’re surprisingly  ...

Can You Really Tell the Difference Between Christians and Non-Christians?
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 8:56am | Type: Blog

We idolize goodness, morality, and actions while completely ignoring Christ. There is only one difference between Christians and non-Christians: Christ. This is the most important difference, and Jesus wants u ...

Stepping in When Politicians Step Aside
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

A straggle of kids came up for children’s time at Poland Presbyterian Church, a 211-year-old congregation established on Lot One, in Township One, in Range One of what was once known as the Connecticut Western ...

Khaipi
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Four questions for Khaipi. Bio: "Khaipi" (real name withheld) is a peace studies pr ...

Christians: It’s OK to Apologize (to Non-Christians)
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

Apologizing is intrinsic to loving. Imagine how the world would be different if Christians throughout history had been brave enough to say these two simple words: "I'm sorry." ...

A Simple Fix to Reduce Poverty and Encourage Work
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

Jesus calls us to help the poor. That is a point that few would debate. One key indicator of our obedience is how we treat the poor and vulnerable among us. Where we fall into debate is how to do it the most e ...

'Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)'
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

If the Church is going to survive we can no longer talk around the issue of racism. We can’t pray around it, and we can’t Holy Ghost dance around it. We truly have to deal with it. ...

Christians in Sudan Face Increased Hostility
Originally Posted: 07/16/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders there said they are beset by increased restrictions and hostility in the wake of the So ...

10 Things THE CHURCH Can't Do While Following Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

The Christian church is full of Christians, right? Sadly, the reality is the answer to that question is heavily dependent on whom you are asking. The Christian church is full of ...

Lessons in Creating Ubuntu
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Conversations in Transition: Leading South African Voices. David Philip Publishers Conversations ...

A New Wave
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley The Evangelicals You Don't Know: Introducing the Next Generation of Christians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ...

13 Questions All Christians Eventually Ask Themselves
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

During the Christian spiritual journey, followers of Christ are forced to eventually face some basic faith-related questions. Here are a few of the most common ones. During the Ch ...

AUDIO: The Cosas, an Iraqi Christian family
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 2:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Dawn Araujo An interview with an Iraqi Christian family ...

A Holy Land Without Christians?
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gregg Brekke Arab Christians are vital to a thriving Middle East - and their numbers are dwindling. LIKE MANY ...

Recognizing 'Christian Privilege'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rabbi Seth Goren How the dominance of Christianity affects interfaith relations. BECAUSE I'M A Jew in Be ...

Most Undocumented Immigrants Are Christians From Latin America and Caribbean
Originally Posted: 05/28/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Leonardo Blair ...

Where Are the Christians on Burying Tsarnaev?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2013 - 8:11am | Type: Blog

Soon after the Boston Marathon bombings, local Christian leaders stepped swiftly into the public eye, convening vigils and urging peaceful healing in the wake of senseless violence. But their public voices hav ...

Religious Belief In Second Coming Of Christ Could Slow Global Warming Action
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

The widespread belief in "end-times" and the "Second coming" of Christ could impact the environmental policy movement negatively. A study published May 1 from ...

Half of Christian Young Adults Say Marijuana Should Be Legal
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Half of young Christians favor the legalization of marijuana, says a new survey out today from the Public Religion Research Institute. Half of young Christians favor the legaliz ...

What Would Jesus Do With An Extra $52 Billion?
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” ...

5 (Stupid) Reasons Christians Reject Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is rarely celebrated within mainstream Christianity beyond a Sunday sermon, and environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed. Here are the main reasons Christia ...

Newest Front in 'Christmas Wars:' Billboards
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

A billboard posted in Chico, Calif., that originally read “Don’t believe in God? Join the club” was defaced on Dec. 12, less than a week after it appeared, with vandals removing the word “don’t.” ...

Kenyan Churches Claim Herbs Threaten HIV/AIDS Patients
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Church leaders are pressing the Kenyan government to scientifically test herbal medicines that are used by millions to manage and treat diseases, saying the nontraditional therapies could be ...

'A Clash of Fanaticisms'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice We'll never reach reconciliation between Christians and Muslims until we address root causes—and take on the haters. ...

Islam on the Verge
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adnan Silajdzic As told to Rose Marie Berger Every religion has in it some seed of pluralism. Muslims must le ...

We Asked; They Answered: Obama, Romney on Poverty
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Weight
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

In fact, why aren’t there many chicken restaurants in neighborhoods like this? Why aren’t these wonderful shining examples of Christianity and life lining up to alleviate the suffering in these places? If we w ...

Bread and Circus
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Juvenal believed far too many citizens were far too willing to cooperate in their own exploitation. What I find incredibly intriguing — and disconcerting — about Juvenal’s observations is that, numerous genera ...

I'm With Mrs. Gates: Contraception Shouldn't Be Controversial
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Often discussions of birth control come back to the question of eugenics and attempt to suggest that Margaret Sanger and other early birth control advocates wanted to keep poor people and immigrants from hav ...

Muslims, Christians, and Hope for a Peaceful Future
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

The world needs peace, and members of the two biggest world religions need to play a major role in defining the future of the world. If we promote war and strife in our lives and teaching, violence and bloodsh ...