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Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers by Michael G. Long / The Mask You Live In by Representation ...

The Passover Seder, Designed by and for Women
Originally Posted: 03/25/2015 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

“So why are we still doing this? Because there are so many places where women don’t have freedom and rights.” On the first night of Passover, Jews ask aloud, “Why is this night di ...

The Sacrifice of Covenant Relationship
Originally Posted: 03/03/2015 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Perhaps we fall short of the many promises of covenant because covenant requires sacrifice. On any given Saturday, people join Habitat for Humanity teams and commit to work to hel ...

The Long March from ‘Exodus’ to ‘Selma’
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

But the most important thing about “Exodus” actually takes us beyond the movie itself — and points us in a direction that leads us to another epic film of the season. Here is one ...

When Histories Compete
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scott Schaeffer-Duffy Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catstrophe. Dundurn Press.  ...

Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ Disappoint Christians? It Depends
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Before Zamperini’s death, Jolie showed him rough cuts of the film. From all accounts, he had no complaints. I made a new friend — Angelina Jolie,” Zamperini said. “The gal really loves me. She hugs me and kis ...

Why Does Hollywood Keep Barring Minorities From Biblical Blockbusters?
Originally Posted: 12/02/2014 - 9:48pm | Type: Blog

This post originally appeared in The Week. Read the full post here. Ridley Scott's Exodus has almost every ingredient necessary to make a holiday blockbuster: a timeless tale, killer cast, massive budget ...

Voices Crying Out: Comfort and Transformation in an Age of Mass Incarceration
Originally Posted: 12/01/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

There is no doubt that many in our nation’s prison have committed crimes, just as the ancient people of Judah did according to Isaiah 1. There is also no doubt that we need a system of incarceration that separ ...

A Theology of Labor
Originally Posted: 09/02/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

Instead of justifying forced labor like the exploitative gods of Egypt and the United States, the God of the Bible pushes us all to labor for justice as we take responsibility to care for the world and our fel ...

God Hears the Cries of #Ferguson: A Burning Bush and a World on Fire
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Today, God hears the cries of those in Ferguson and all who are oppressed. "Then the LORD said, 'I have observed the misery of my people…I have heard their cry…Indeed, ...

Frustration With 'Exodus' All-White Lead Cast Turns Into #BoycottExodusMovie
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

July 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Slavery, Surrogacy, and Society: Making a Future in the Wilderness
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

The 2013 Global Slavery Index reports that nearly 30 million women, children, and men are enslaved around the world today. Their slavery has many forms. ...

War-torn Churches Shelter Muslims in Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Churches in Central African Republic are caring for thousands of Muslims who have been trapped in a cycle of revenge attacks, perpetrated by a pro-Christian militia. Churches in C ...

From the Archives: March 1986
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth McAlister Exodus and Community AN ASTONISHING aspect of the miracle that was the Exodus is the reco ...

Hollywood: Whitewashing the Bible
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 9:41pm | Type: Blog

Following the success of the History Channel's mini-series, The Bible, which appeared weekly last March, Hollywood seems to have renewed an avenue in which Biblical adaptations are allowed to enjoy a sign ...

Hollywood Looks to the Bible for Screenplay Potential
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as source material for upcoming mainstream films: the Bible. Studios and filmmakers are rediscovering a classic text as sou ...

President Obama on Passover, Easter: 'Common Thread of Humanity'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

"These holidays have their roots in miracles that took place thousands of years ago. They connect us to our past and give us strength as we face the future. And they remind us of the common thread of huma ...

U.N. World Interfaith Harmony Week: Gracespotting
Originally Posted: 02/05/2012 - 7:52pm | Type: Blog

The first week of February the United Nation celebrates World Interfaith Harmony week. To mark the occasion the Tony Blair Faith Foundation asked people to share their stories of finding friendship and connect ...

Why Glenn Beck is a Danger to True Evangelical Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I watched the Glenn Beck show on Fox News yesterday. His topic was how churches that are using the term, "social justice" are misinterpreting scripture in order to spread Marxism. ...

Turning the Tables of White-European-Male-Privilege: 'Our' Tables, 'Their' Tables, and New Tables
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="../tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>article "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index. ...

Christmas Toy Drives Bring Protests of Anti-Immigrant Discrimination
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Last week we received word from Houston, Texas, that some charitable organizations would screen out the children of undocumented residents of the city when it comes time to distribute toys and othe ...

'You Shall Not Oppress an Immigrant'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<em>These remarks were presented on October 13, 2009 at a press conference in Aurora, CO urging Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) to take a public stand in favor of comprehensive immigration reform. ...