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Real-World Solutions
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Marcia Pally Abortion rates have dropped, and many people of faith are very interested in the reasons why. BE ...

A 'Historic Moment' on Climate Change?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's more human to deny the evidence, attack the messengers, and try to delay any response. A ...

Poll Shows A Double Standard on Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and many say activist groups — particularly gays and lesbians — are trying to remove “traditional Christian values” from the public square ...

Christianity Without Arrogance
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

It might be that our first job in responding to the rise of the "Nones" is that we should stop creating so many of them through our own arrogance and our attempts to judge others (contrary to Christ& ...

Crossing the Belief Divide
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter ReFocus: Living a Life that Reflects God's Heart. Zondervan. / Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the R ...

Evangelicals may boost immigration shift
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

December 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Garofoli ...

Post-Election Fight over the 'Evangelical' Brand
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

The End of Compassionate Conservatism? Why Jesus and Today's GOP Don't Mix
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

August 29, 2012 Sojo in the News Derek Flood ...

Evangelical leaders call for deadline on immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Morgan Little ...

Is the Past Our Future? Learning From the 'Evangelical Left'
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

October 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Charles Redfern ...

What's Next for Religious Conservatives?
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney failed in his bid to win the White House back for Republicans, but the biggest losers in Tuesday’s voting may be Christian conservatives who put everything they had into denying President Barack Ob ...

The George McGovern I Remember
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

I will miss George McGovern. The former Senator from South Dakota and Democratic presidential candidate in 1972 died in a hospice on Sunday, at 90, surrounded by family and friends who loved him. Indeed, many ...

Evangelicals Mobilizing for Romney Campaign
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

The Romney-Ryan ticket is the first Republican presidential campaign in history without a Protestant candidate, but this hasn't deterred evangelicals from launching massive get-out-the-vote and registrati ...

Evangelical Coalition Rallies Behind Family Planning
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

A coalition of evangelicals is calling on fellow Christians to support access to family planning across the world, saying it does not conflict with evangelical opposition to abortion. ...

Majority of Protestant Pastors Back Romney, But Many Still Undecided
Originally Posted: 10/12/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

A majority of Protestant pastors plan to vote for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new survey, but nearly a quarter are still undecided less than a month from Election Day. ...

Being Like Deborah
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley What in heaven's name does "biblical womanhood" mean? Rachel Held Evans embarked on a yearlong journey to fi ...

Romney Courts Evangelicals With `Judeo-Christian’ Values
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney angered evangelicals during his first White House run in 2008 by blurring the theological lines between their faith and his Mormonism. Lurching in the other direction, he irked them again by scarce ...

The Myth of Mitt Romney’s Evangelical Problem
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney has an evangelical problem. Or so we’ve been told by everyone from The New Yorker to The Huffington Post to The Daily Beast. The national media have perpetuated this narrative throughout the electi ...

Religious Labels Matter Less in 2012 Presidential Election
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

Americans in general no longer worry about denominational labels, says David French of Columbia, Tenn., a blogger at EvangelicalsforMitt.org. French, for example, grew up attending a Church of Christ and now a ...

Where Do I Fit In?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

I am stuck between two worlds — the evangelical world where I am too liberal (by virtue of my vocation and career) and the mainline Christian world where I often feel disappointed by the lack of passion. I don ...

Professor Says He Was Fired from Atlanta Seminary Over Evangelical Beliefs
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

A professor who was fired in July by the Interdenominational Theological Center says the Atlanta consortium of black seminaries discriminated against his conservative Christian views. ...

Restoring Credibility for Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Writing for Q Ideas, John Morehead examines the 'credibility gap' that evangelcials are facing today. Writing for Q Ideas , John Morehead examines the 'c ...

Romney May See an Evangelical 'Enthusiasm Gap'
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals, a ...

16 Christian Leaders and Their Cartoon Counterparts
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

Today it's our great pleasure to bring you 16 Christian Leaders and Their Cartoon Counterparts, including our buddy Brian McLaren (over there to your left with Turtleman from Finding Nemo), Rick Warren, R ...

Ten Cliches Christians Should Never Use
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

In no particular order, here are ten phrases Christians should lose with a quickness. We Christians have a remarkable talent for sticking our feet in our mouths. When searching th ...

An Obama-Evangelical Alliance On Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Andrew Sullivan ...

Immigration: Unity, Morality and Common Sense
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 3:46pm | Type: SojoMail

June 14, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "The most important thi ...

Religious Leaders Ask HHS to Broaden Birth Control Exemption
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid a ...

Evangelicals Stay Mum on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

What's surprising in 2012 is the relative lack of anxiety among evangelicals who for years considered Mormonism a "cult" that was to be feared, not embraced. Now th ...

Barna Reports: Issues Matter More to Voters Than Anything Else
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

If you have read books like Drew Westen’s The Political Brain , you might be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at this headline. A large body of work has emerged over the past few years that suggest that we vote with our hearts, rather than our heads. ...

The Democrat-Evangelical Disconnect
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

In yesterday's New York Times, professor and author T.M. Luhrmann examined how Democrats can speak to evangelicals more effectively. In yesterday's  New York Times ...

Studying Public Religion
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Press

May 14, 2012 Sojo in the News America (The National Catholic Weekly ...

Evangelicals Say It’s Time for Frank Talk About Sex
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

Eighty percent of young evangelicals have engaged in premarital sex, according to a new video from the National Association of Evangelicals. and almost a third of evangelicals’ unplanned pregnancies end in abo ...

Q Conference Hopes to Present a Different Face of Evangelical Activism
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens today in Washington, D.C., is an attempt to do things differently. With 700 participants gathered ...

President Obama to Young Evangelicals: 'God’s Hand is Moving through His People'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

In a video address Tuesday, President Obama told hundreds of young evangelical Christian leaders gathered at the Q Conference in Washington, D.C., that they had a partner in the White House in their humanitari ...

America to Politicians: Easy on the Religion Please
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

New research released today by the Pew Forum shows that the American public are becoming increasingly anxious of the amount of religious language being used by their public officials. ...

They're Baaa-aaack: Return of the Christocrats (Who Never Really Went Away)
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

The truth, however, is that the religious right, Christian Reconstructionism and Dominionism have never gone away. And now they're back — "big time," as Dick Cheney might say. ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

REUTERS: More U.S. Kids Living In High-Poverty Areas: Study Years of economic setbacks have taken their toll on the nation's youngest residents, with another 1.6 million children living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to one study th ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Evangelicals' Lock On The GOP Cracks During this election cycle, Republicans sidled up to Ronald Reagan's legacy to demonstrate their true conservative credentials. But we all know that Reagan himself could not survi ...

Super Bowl a time to remember Tim Tebow wasn’t the only example of faith this NFL season
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Press

February 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Rev. Bill Haley ...

No Country for Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

With the Iowa caucus, the "First in the Nation" New Hampshire primary, and South Carolina's primary now behind us, the field of contenders for the Republican nomination continues to shrink. I� ...

The Friday News: Dec. 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: Dec. 16, 2011 AP: Nikki Haley Endorses Mitt Romney For President South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Haley said Friday o ...

The Cuban Journal
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this month, Sojourners board member and former General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, Wes Granberg-Michaelson, journeyed to Cuba with a delegation of religious leaders from the National C ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 ABC NEWS: GOP Candidates Fight Over Future Of Immigration Reform While the country’s flailing economy is still shaping up to be th ...

The Afternoon News: Monday Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE KANSAS CITY STAR : In 'God's Country': Voting Wa ...

Woody Allen and His Evangelical Fan Base (Yes, Really.)
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Woody Allen, the iconic filmmaker, the quintessential agnostic Jewish New Yorker, has rabid fans in evangelical stalwarts Chuck Colson and Richard Land. Who knew? Michelle Boorste ...

The Morning News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

Join a Circle of Protection on Nov. 16: Standing For and With the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

The New York City Human Circle will be replicated throughout across the nation, when faith leaders host Human Circles as members of the Sojourners National Mobilizing Circle, which is bringing together faith a ...

Jim Wallis and Richard Land Discuss Evangelicals and 2012 Elections
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Tonight, Sojourners and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission are co-sponsoring an event to discuss religion and the 2012 elections. Rev. Wallis and Dr. Tonight, Sojourner ...

British Clergy to Support #OccupyLondon with Circle of Protection, Prayer
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

On Sunday (10/30), the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Chartres, met with Occupy London protesters who have encamped for several weeks now on the ground of St. ...