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New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Barnett Radical Spirituality: Repentance, Resistance, Revoluton by Jason Storbakken / Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians by Eliza ...

'Rich Hill' Gives a Voice to Rural Missouri
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

“God has to be busy with everyone else. And hopefully he will come into my life. I hope it happens. It’s going to break my heart if it don’t.” “God has to be busy with everyone e ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The Disposable Project by Raul Guerrero / Jesus Was a Migrant by Deirdre Cornell / The New Black by Yoruba Richen / How to B ...

Is the Black Church Shifting on Gay Marriage?: Q&A with Filmmaker Yoruba Richen
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Yoruba Richen’s documentary “The New Black” airs this month online and on television through the PBS series “Independent Lens.” Yoruba Richen’s documentary “ The New Black ” ai ...

'Punk Jews' Highlights Judaism's 'Myriad Flavors'
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 5:56am | Type: Blog

Anyone who has been told that it's sacrilegious to set an old hymn to a new tune or has been chastised for listening to Sufjan Stevens because it "isn't Christian music" can probably relate ...

VIDEO: "American Promise"
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 12:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors What does it take to educate and parent African-American children, all while maintaining family values? ...

HBO Filmmaker's Loss of Faith Parallels his Subject's: Darwin
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

A new film charting Charles Darwin’s passage from Christian to nonbeliever propelled its maker on a similar journey. A new film charting Charles Darwin’s passage from Christian to ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life by Nancy Koester / Blood Brother by Steve Hoover / The Nonviolent Life by John Dear ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/05/2014 - 9:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners Abroad by Janel Kragt Bakker / The State of Arizona by Catherine ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter A blog by David Hilfiker / Sing to the Moon by Laure Mvula / High Rise Stories:Voices from Chicago Public Houses by Audrey P ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Breaking the Line by Simon & Schuster / Moved by the Spirit by USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture / The Adventist ...

New Comedic Documentary Explores Muslims in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Muslim stand-up comedy is nothing new. But what makes “The Muslims Are Coming” different is that it portrays what happens when a troupe of comedians performs before red state Americans in such places as Tennes ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The March by PBS / Secular Days, Sacred Moments edited by David Cooper / One True Vine by Mavis Staples / The Israeli-Palest ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Educating All God's Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nico ...

What If It’s Not the Prisoner Who Needs Forgiveness?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Blog

We started making our new documentary “Redemption of the Prosecutor” for the same reason we always do: someone told us a story. We started making our new documentary “ Redemption ...

Jesus Resurrected and 'The Undocumented'
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Our search for the resurrected one, the one who has come to give us life, has everything to do with the dead. At the  Full Frame Film Festival  in Durham last week, I saw Marco ...

HBO Documents Unlikely Saviors of 50 Holocaust Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus lived a comfortable life in 1930s Philadelphia, where he made a good living as a lawyer, and she kept a stylish house. Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus lived ...

How to Be Happy
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Average Americans, the supposed winners of the global rat race, are overworked and overstressed—and still falling beh ...

Let's Talk Poverty in the Debate
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 9:06pm | Type: Blog

In Wednesday's debate, how will the words that are said and the positions that are staked out affect the 46 million people in our country living in poverty? Tomorrow night is ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Neighborhood Film Company reaches out to homeless people in Philadelphia --- interview with The Book's founder Nick Zammuto --- This American Life's "The Convert" --- Pixar's new short ...

Undocumented or Illegal?
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

When people who have immigrated to another country through methods other than the official legal system are discussed, we hear quite a few words bandied about: “illegal,” “undocumented,” and “alien” just to na ...

Mandela: An Audio History
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

This award-winning series was produced by the audio collective at Radio Diaries and was broadcast on NPR in 2004. In Mandela: An Audio History , the voices of activists ...

Hellbound? New Film Explores Ideas, Doctrine of Hell
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 6:17pm | Type: Blog

If you believe that all non-Christians are going to hell, then that means that not only would Hitler be there, but so would most of his victims.How could it be just for someone to go from the fires of Auschwit ...

Screening Relevance
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Three highlights from Full Frame are films that mingle mature cinematic craft with ethical depth. ...

Filmmaker Switches Sides, Now Opposes Mosque
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 8:25am | Type: Blog

An outspoken supporter of a planned mosque that has sparked opposition in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has switched sides and joined the anti-Islam movement. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An outspo ...

Graceland, Apartheid and the 'Deep Truth that Artists Speak'
Originally Posted: 05/27/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Twenty-five years after the release of Paul Simon's seminal Graceland album, a new documentary film, Under African Skies, which premieres tonite (Friday, May 25) on A&E, chronicles its creation and th ...

Women, Storytelling, and Activism Merge at MAKERS
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:57pm | 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. ...

Soul Food
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

When Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis departed on his three-month sabbatical at the beginning of January, I sent him a list of books, films and music that I thought would nourish his mind and spirit in, perhaps, diff ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Art in the streets and in the windows of dirty cars, photography hot spots around the world and how it's bringing healing to victims of sexual abuse, Leonard Cohen, David Lynch, Mitt Romney, and a guide t ...

Doing Nothing is Not an Option -- United to End Genocide
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 8:02am | 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 ...

Linda Midgett answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

I think an evangelical is someone who believes Jesus is the Son of God, that the Word of God is true, and that we all need redemption from this fallen word. I think an ...

The Republican Debates So Far (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Most people who follow the political public discourse in our country know the Republican mantra on the economy -- cut taxes, cut regulation, cut federal spending, balance the national budget, and all ...

Female Slavery in Our Own Back Yards
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Human trafficking is the manipulation of people, mostly poor women and children, through abuse, torture, rape, and violence, to be used as profit for others. In other words, it's slavery. It is here in th ...

TGIF: Links 'n' Such
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

The Gubbio Project, which helps churches become refuges for homeless people throughout the U.S., recently earned a new fan: Author Anne Rice. "When I was in San Francisco, I visited St. Boniface Church in ...

Hubble, Hubble, Climate Trouble
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

For the past 30 years, through my work with Maryknoll and Pax Christi International, I've come to know grassroots communities around the world in situations of war and poverty. ...

Climate Witness as Act of Faithfulness
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The earth dries up and withers ... The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. - Isaiah 24:4-6 ...

Have we Christianized Jesus?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The Christianized Jesus -- the turning of a radical into a conservative shadow of his former self -- explains our problem of establishing and celebrating freedom fighters today. ...

Hidden Battles: A Story of Five Former Soldiers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Hidden Battles is a 65-minute documentary which follows a female Sandinista rebel, an Israeli officer, a Palestinian freedom fighter, and two American soldiers as they come to terms with their combat ...

8 Inspiring Movies About Social Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/29/8-inspiring-movies-about-social-change/" target="_self"></a>Ah the joy of watching movies in the summer! Of course, there are a ...

Ordinary People and Just Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

When we think about world events, we often think about them in relation to larger-than-life people -- the leaders of nations or of revolutions. When we think about world events, w ...

Facebook, Freedom Riders, and Other Lessons in Nonviolent Activism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

By the time Egyptian activists in Tahrir square had ousted Mubarak, I'd read more articles labeling it a "Facebook revolution" than you can wave a shoe at. By the t ...

Tahrir Square: The Many Little Revolutions
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/15/tahrir-square-the-many-little-revolutions/" target="_self"></a>Last week, I received this photo of Maggie, an Egyptian Christia ...

Remembering Sargent Shriver, Dedicated Public Servant
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/01/19/remembering-sargent-shriver-dedicated-public-servant/" target="_blank"></a>Yesterday afternoon <a href="http://www.wash ...

Nonviolent Activists in Palestine Face Harassment, Prison, and Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Al-Walaja-November-13-2010/15158696_BntxA#1090842085_GTdxP" target="_blank"></a>Last Friday, at a protest ...

The World Cup, BBC, and Corruption
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As an Australian with great love for my adopted home in London, I have been following with interest the <a href="http://www.england2018bid.com/" target="_blank">bid by England to host ...

Moral Agency and Selective Conscientious Objection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>This is the third installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's P ...

Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite A People
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

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Climate Refugees: A Cordial Introduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101006_climaterefugees.jpg"></a>[Editor's Note: On October 10 (10.10.10), <a href="http://www.350.org/">350.org</a> ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/View_of_Crowd_at_1963_March_on_Washington.jpg"></a>Jon Stewart on Ground Zero. Revisiting the Lower Ninth Ward. The March on Washington. Here ...

What Constitutes Sacred Space at Ground Zero?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Close to nine years after the attacks on September 11, Lower Manhattan remains plagued by the sight of a gaping hole where the Twin Towers once stood. Close to nine years after th ...