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Obama's Global Challenge: Healthy Competition or Unhealthy Nationalism?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Another State of the Union has come and gone. The kingdom of God did not come with it, and the sky did not fall. Another State of the Union has come and gone. The kingdom of God d ...

Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.</p> I used to live in a world where God ...

Why Asian Parents Are the Best and Worst
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It's amazing what one article can do, but one thing that's clear is Amy Chua is going to sell some books. Cha-ching.</p> It's amazing what one article can do, ...

How To Say Defiantly, 'I am Baptized!'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

At the baptism of our Lord, heaven simply could not contain God Godself and God the Spirit who interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring a very important message. At ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

'Come and See': A Reflection from Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Tell them to come and see who we are." Almost every Afghan we met said that. <em>Tell them to come and see</em>. "Tell them to come and see who we are. ...

Does Sunday School Have a Future?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Sunday school. It was one of the main reasons I enjoyed church as a child. As a young adult, it sometimes still is. But there's a conversation brewing: Does Sunday school have a future? ...

The Inconsistency for the Call to Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In light of an unsuccessful campaign to become the president of my middle school as an eighth grader, I have no plans on entering politics and running for political office. In lig ...

Waiting for Love in a Tea Party World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Last week I sat at a breakfast table with prominent New York City faith leaders. The topic of the morning was: "In this post-election moment, what issues are you passionate about? ...

Moral Measure of a Tax Plan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In 2010, the moral measure of tax policy choice is: Does it further concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few? In 2010, the moral measure of tax policy choice is: Does it ...

Millions More for Millionaires
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I have to admit that the estate tax is one of my favorite things to rant about. I have to admit that the estate tax is one of my favorite things to rant about. The purpose of the ...

How Can a 'Peace and Justice' Community Support the DREAM Act?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We've been asked by more than one of our readers and supporters about how we can <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/dream-act/" target="_blank">support the DREAM Act</a> and ...

My Story as an Undocumented Immigrant
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

To become an undocumented immigrant requires very little but is a result of tremendous social, economic, political, and environmental forces; I offer my story as example.</p> ...

Speaking Christian with Marcus Borg
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: As part of Sojourners' commitment to bring you into discussion with a broad range of theological perspectives, writer Becky Garrison offers this ...

Another Advent of 'Waiting' for Undocumented Students
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This Advent season, "waiting" has new meaning for hundreds of thousands of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/undocumented/" target="_blank">undocumented immigrant students&l ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide. " ...

A Proper 29 Way to Respond to the War in Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

How are we to respond as people of faith to the recent revelation that more than 66,000 civilians have died in our two wars? How are we to respond as people of faith to the recent ...

It Takes a Movement: The Next Steps
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

It Takes a Movement: Moral Centering and Political Recalibration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

California Teachers Cut Their Commodities Gamble
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

California's teachers are helping lead the way in recognizing that gambling on hunger is a way to lose your money -- and to hurt the world's poorest people. California&# ...

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

Xenophobia 101
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>"We need immigration reform "We need immigration reform Perhaps we should also have Perhaps we should also have advocates encourage politicians ...

Not Happy with the Results? Hallelujah, Anyhow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I think the elections turned on misinformation, anger, and fear. I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I th ...

Dear Candidate: Talk About Your Goals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> It's midterm election time. How are ...

Myths and Facts About Immigration Economics
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note: </strong>Myths and misinformation abound when it comes to the topic of immigration reform. [ Editor's Note: Myths and ...

Beck, Nazis, and Civil Dialogue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Glenn Beck can do better. Fox News can do better. When it comes to upholding truth and having civil dialogues, let's be honest, we all can do better. Glenn Beck can do better ...

Challenging Goliath: Justin Hudson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://christianity.about.com/od/biblestorysummaries/p/davidandgoliath.htm">David and Goliath</a>. Da ...

Why We Must Not Give Up on the DREAM Act
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The DREAM Act did not pass with the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday, but we must not give up. The DREAM Act did not pass with the National Defense Authorization Act y ...

Justice in the Hole: A New Way to Educate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I think about the gospel as being a new way of seeing the world. Jesus would empower people that usually did not have power in their normal day to day life. I think about the gosp ...

DREAM Act 101: What You Need to Know
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In the last few weeks, the DREAM Act has become a source of hope for many and a source of debate and speculation for others. In the last few weeks, the DREAM Act has become a sour ...

Globalized Justice: A Promise to the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last month I was in a meeting of African bishops discussing the transformation of Africa when a speaker strayed from his specific topic and gave a list of details which outlined the impact of <a hr ...

No One is "Illegal"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/09/15/no-one-is-illegal/"></a>Today is a day of hope for immigration reform. More than 500 immigration activists and faith leaders have gathere ...

Justice and Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We live in a world full of pain and injustice; there is no getting around that fact. We live in a world full of pain and injustice; there is no getting around that fact. We can hi ...

Gaming the Curriculum
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum A school claims video games help students learn to "manage complexity." But will they understand culture? ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Time to Break the Silence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>[<em>Editor's Note</em></strong><em>: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will feature a series of p ...

'Religion Everywhere, But None to Drink': God at the Aspen Ideas Festival (Part II)
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 8:42am | Type: Blog

Three distinctive views about people of religious faith became apparent at this summer's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/11/trust-is-the-new-black-god-at-the-aspen-ideas-festival-part-i/&quo ...

The Summer of Our Discontent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Remember January 2009? That month, the country witnessed the historic inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America. Remember January ...

Death By Ministry: Why is Being a Pastor so Unhealthy?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, I spent several hours/week doing research (and meeting with other pastors) about pastoral health and vitality for my denomination.</p> Several years ago, ...

Update from Haiti: Despite Ruin, Pockets of Hope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100809-haiti-partners-updat.jpg"></a>Driving today through Port-au-Prince in the glaring summer sun, there is still plenty of rubble being re ...

The Parable of Shirley Sherrod
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The Shirley Sherrod <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/07/21/agriculture.employee.usda/index.html" target="_blank">incident</a>, the latest stumble in our nation's c ...

Supporting Churches and Synagogues for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This spring, we saw an opportunity to join the efforts of Rev. This spring, we saw an opportunity to join the efforts of Rev. Jim Wallis and Sojourners to stand up to the Tea Part ...

"CO2 is Green": More Big Oil Propaganda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> Big oil and big coal are worried about the upcoming climate change legislation. They're especially worried about what it will do to their b ...

Tupac Shakur: Liberation Theologian for Our Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once every generation. Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once e ...

Mother of Exiles
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Bill and I were vacationing in Michigan when we received the call from the White House asking if Bill would <a href="http://lynnehybels.blogspot.com/2010/07/bills-introductory-comments-for.html"&g ...

Helping Women Leave the Sex Industry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's note:</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1008&amp;article=selling-our- ...

Fatherhood: The Best Job in the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> Sometimes the most important things are not at the top of the news cycle -- even the things that ultimately make the most difference in the world. The c ...

For the Widows and the Orphans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Today is International Widow's Day. It is a day set aside to consider the lives of the more than 245 million widows worldwide. It is a day to consider the lives of their children. ...

Jesus in My Father's Garden
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

My father is 82 years old, and for most of his life he was an avid gardener and fisherman. He lost interest in the garden after my mother died. This year I told Dad that I wanted a garden. ...

Suffer the Little Children
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Fictional character Miss Jean Brodie from Muriel Spark's novel, <em>The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,</em> famously quipped, "Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for lif ...

My Initial Response to President Obama's Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I was glad the president emphasized the need to break our addiction to oil in his speech last night, and I thought he did a good job of demonstrating commitment to the people of the Gulf region. ...