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Short Takes: Anastasia Uglova
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 2:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés 4 Questions for Anastasia Uglova 1.   How would you describe Akilah Institute’s goals for its s ...

Were You There?
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 2:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter How art can help us wrestle with race and brokenness.  THE GRAINY, STUTTERING surveillance foota ...

The Old Man and the C-note
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 2:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mark V. Ewert 102-year-old priest Arturo Paoli is perhaps the most important economist you've never heard of.  ...

The Cost of Discipleship
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 2:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Erin E. Tocknell When Nashville pastors and seminary students took a stand during the civil rights era, their own congregations were oft ...

Pro-Israeli, Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Jesus
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 2:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Evangelicals are no longer automatically taking a one-sided approach to conflict in the Middle East—and with that cha ...

Singing in the Rain to Support Our LGBTQ Brothers and Sisters
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

Twenty years ago, I stepped away from the hateful speech thinking I was taking a step away from God and the faith in which I had been nurtured. But on Saturday, it was a clear act of faith and commitment to th ...

The Most Affirming Sanctuary of My Life (So Far)
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

It was a Galatians 3 kind of room — a reminder that in Jesus there is no longer “Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female.” Gay or straight. “For all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” ...

Women's Equality Day: Our 5 Most Popular Posts in 2014 by Women
Originally Posted: 08/27/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

In honor of Women's Equality Day, we decided to round up our five most popular posts authored by women in 2014. Today, August 26, is  Women's Equality Day . The d ...

Schuette vs. the Image of God
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Can a vote outlaw equal protection under the law? The Court seems to think so. IN 2006, A ...

Back from the Brink
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Nielsen Jones When the economic floor drops for everyone, it drops even lower for women. THE PHRASE “PO ...

The Expectation Deficit
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper The civil right of equal opportunity never ensured the human right of equal access. RECENT ...

The Impact Of Cafeteria Religion On Political Engagement
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Wear ...

SLIDESHOW: Moral March Photos
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors On a cold day this past February, seminary student Sara Wolcott boarded a bus in New York to attend the Moral March in North ...

The Criminality Of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 12:37pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Evangelical Giant Changes Policy On Same-Sex Employees, Exposes Hypocrisy
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 12:34pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Drescher ...

Over 200 African American Clergy, Evangelical Leaders and Christian Scholars Denounce SB 2681
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 1:40pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2014 Sojo in the News ACLU of Mississippi ...

Empowering Women Empowers Us All
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

VIDEO: Lifting Up Women's Voices
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Learn more about the Sojourners Women and Girls (SWAG) work. For far too long, women have been tr ...

Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle A. Gonzalez Some churches calling themselves Christian continue to act as if women are second-class citizens in the kingdom of G ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Who Would God Discriminate Against?
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Press

November 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Rachel Laser ...

Subverting the Myth
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 4:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marty Troyer A pastor's experiment in unmasking white privilege. I MET PASTORS Harvey, Alton, Charles, a ...

U.N. Women's Ad Series Shows Sexism Through Google Searches
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

Gender inequality is an international issue. Striving to empower women and call attention to the sexism of popular opinions worldwide, U.N. Women released a series of ads using text from Google real searches. ...

Waiting for Another MLK
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

Are we waiting for another Dr. King? As I collect my thoughts to write these words, I’m mindful that I don’t honestly know what discrimination is. I have never (consciously) experienced discrimination because ...

'12 Years a Slave' — Could It Happen Again?
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

Only as we fight for political, judicial, economic, and educational freedom for all can each of us remain free. I watched  12 Years a Slave  today. The film is based on Solo ...

From the Archives: November 1994
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Parker Losing Innocence I GREW UP in rural Mississippi, a black girl who lived “out in the booneys,” ...

Equal Protection — for All
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We should always be open to what God is speaking to a new generation of Christians. THIS SUMMER, t ...

Stories Worth Telling
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels We need to hear more about the people committed to peace. IN HER JEWISH school in Montreal, Roni ...

Soaking in the Word of God
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. AS THE SEAONS after Pentecost unfolds, ...

Wounding and Welcome in the Church
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Howard Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christians Pilgrimage in Search of God in America. Harper TWO Y ...

Tales of a Male 'Preacher's Wife'
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christian Piatt The stats say that women in the workplace – from seminaries to the boardroom – have become the norm, but being a stay-at- ...

Six Questions for Frank Mugisha
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda Bio: Executive director ...

Episcopal Bishop Jane Dixon Dies at 75
Originally Posted: 12/28/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Bishop Jane Dixon, 75, died in her sleep on Christmas Day, according to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Dixon was the second woman consecrated as bishop in the Episcopal Church and the thurd in Anglican C ...

Multiplying Loaves
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry A small congregation in Kentucky demonstrates how your church may have more money—and power—than you think. ...

Graduation Day for the Electoral College
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

The United States is the only democratic country in the world where a candidate can be elected as president without earning the highest number of votes. The United States is ...

A Revolutionary Picture
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Larry Doby was black and Steve Gromek was white. Gromek was from the working-class culture of Hamtramck, Mich., and Doby from the Jim Crow culture of Camden, S.C. It was a revolutionary picture because it show ...

An Author's Cry for Help
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Please Vatican, censor me. I deserve it. AS AN AUTHOR whose book sales have, shall we say, peak ...

One Deadly Infection, Two Healthy Babies, and Three Broken Legs (or, how Government Healthcare Totally Saved My Behind)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 8:07am | Type: Blog

Brace yourselves. I’m about to step on a soapbox. Much as I’d like to go all armchair-Constitutional-scholar and argue that access to affordable health care SHOULD be in the same category as education, fire-fi ...

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails, as Expected
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the Paycheck Fairness Act came before the senate, seeking to close the wage gap between men and women. And as expected, the bill failed to pass, resulting in only 52 supporters, short of the 60 need ...

Millennials to the Church: Wake Up or We're Outta Here
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Young people are thirsting for social justice, and simply not finding those principles in the pews. Most vexing of all is that this trend isn’t surprising. But it should be. ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

Moving Money: Investing in a New World
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Nearly a decade ago, we threw a party on Wall Street where we gave away $10,000 outside the Stock Exchange. Nearly a decade ago, we threw a party on Wall Street where we gave away ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Generation Finds Its Voice
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Like many of my contemporaries, I found the non-violent protests in Egypt that led to regime change earlier this year terribly inspiring. But, also like many in my generation, I never thought such a movement ...

#OccupySesameStreet
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

occupysesamestreet#OccupyWallStreet (the New York-based protest against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government) has moved to a new loc ...

In Case You Missed It: #OccupyWallStreet's Official Statement
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 3:55am | Type: Blog

On Sept. 30, the NYC General Assembly of #OccupyWallStreet -- organizers of the ongoing demonstrations in New York City's financial district against economic injustice that has spread to other cities acro ...

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's 'Poverty Tour'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West just wrapped up their 18-city "Poverty Tour." The aim of their trip, which traversed through Wisconsin, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and th ...

Could the Riots in England Have Been Averted?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

The rioting and rampages that spread across English cities last week have caused severe property destruction and raised public alarm. The rioting and rampages that spread across E ...

Solomon's Wisdom and the Debt Ceiling
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As the time shortens for Congress and President Obama to agree to the contours of legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling, I am reminded of the story of King Solomon and his judgment regarding ...

Are Millennials Conflicted About Morality?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:55pm | Type: Blog

The Public Religion Research Institute recently released the results of their newest survey, "Committed to Availability, Conflicted About Morality," which shined new light on the complexity of opinio ...