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A Call to Transform Politics
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

November 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

What Congress Can Learn from a Town Dump
Originally Posted: 08/05/2014 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

I went to the town dump today, and I found it open, functioning, filled with people doing the right thing in the right way, giving useful advice to a novice, and able to drive in and out without mayhem, all un ...

Bringing Back The Religious Left
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Gene Veith ...

Pope Francis' Glaring Omission: Why Spiritual Leaders Must Champion Workers' Rights
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Jay Monaco ...

Re-Imagining Patriotism
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Somewhere along the way, the idea seeped into our national consciousness that patriotism and political criticism could no longer coexist. I was five years old on Independence Day ...

4 Reasons Why Republicans are Rekindling Evangelical Outreach
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Republican's recently hired its former South Carolina chairman to lead engagement with evangelicals, even though 79 percent of evangelicals voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. The Washington ...

Loving Our Country By Facilitating Opportunity
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

I love our country and the people in it. I admit that I have received many more opportunities than I deserve. I am ready to facilitate opportunities for others. When I first met ...

On Scripture: Religious Liberty for the Rest of Us
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

Eleven legislators, all white male Christians, backed a bill to codify Christianity in state law, saying the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not trump the state’s rights. The effort died a quick ...

Welcome to New England, Tim
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

Now that you’re joining the Patriots, I’d like to offer you a few pointers on your new regional home. I realize that, to someone from the deep South, this may seem like just another part of Yankeedom, but New ...

Christian leaders seek to overcome polarization
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

Twenty-five religious leaders gathered in DC to commit themselves to civil discourse. Twenty-five religious leaders gathered to commit themselves to civil discourse. The meeting b ...

Rand Paul Courting Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

Rand Paul has used the last few months to aggressively court evangelicals through a CBN special, a trip to Israel, and appearances with pastors. Rand Paul has used the last few mo ...

The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:36am | Type: Press

May 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Joanne Boyer ...

National Day of Prayer: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Text of President Barack Obama's Proclamation for the National Day of Prayer. Editor's Note:  Below is the text of President Barack Obama's Proclamation for t ...

The Secret Faith of Washington
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

President Obama’s former religious adviser Joshua Dubois challenges the notion that Washington is a godless city. In a recent Newsweek article he writes: Everyone knows about the politicians and interest groups—mainly conservative—who wear thei ...

What Does It Mean to Be on God's Side, Jim Wallis Asks
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Press

April 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Leonardo Blair ...

Jim Wallis Talks Faith's Role In Politics, Gay Marriage And Immigration
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 1:54pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

God, Cellphones, Quarterly Earnings and the Search for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Arianna Huffington ...

State Attorneys General Push Obama on Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

A group of attorneys general believes any employer who says he or she objects to contraception should not have to provide contraceptive coverage. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirteen state a ...

Roundtable II: Faith and Politics
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:10pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2013 Sojo in the News This Week with George Stephanopoulo ...

John McCain Gets Tough on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

One angry constituent asked repeatedly where the “dang fence” that McCain had promised was. The senator turned to a chart illustrating how much fence had been constructed (hint: it’s a lot), and the man shot b ...

Angry Senators Afraid of Debate
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

It’s time to confirm Chuck Hagel. It’s time to have the debate. It was the biggest story inside the Beltway. Since last Thursday’s hearing, the whole Washington media machine has ...

US faith leaders pray for civility in public political debate
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

January 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Ekklesia ...

In 113th Congress: First Hindu, first Buddhist in Senate, and (maybe) first ‘none’
Originally Posted: 01/04/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

The 113th Congress is the most diverse in U.S. history. New members include the first Hindu, first Buddhist, and the first "none." The Washington Post reports: The new, 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Se ...

US evangelicals question Republican ties
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2012 Sojo in the News London Wired ...

Fiscal Cliff: Time to Challenge the 'Mighty on Their Thrones'
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

December 21, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Madonna’s ‘black Muslim in the White House’ quip should give candidates pause
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

September 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Sally Quinn ...

Local 'talk show' to explore variety of life topics
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

September 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Kevin Parks ...

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic convention
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Press

September 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Robert P. Jones ...

Progressive Christians Enter the Age of Relevancy
Originally Posted: 11/16/2012 - 4:47pm | Type: Blog

The Huffington Post reports: It's been a sobering few decades for Christians who work alongside the poor, claim their feminism, respect scientific discovery, care for the earth, and yearn for marriage equality. We felt like the voice ...

Atheists Sue IRS for Failure to Monitor Church Politicking
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

A First Amendment watchdog group is suing the Internal Revenue Service for failing to challenge the tax-exempt status of churches whose pastors engage in partisan politicking from the pulpit. ...

Should President Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Fr. Thomas Reese of Georgetown University writes that the U.S. Catholic bishops took a beating druing the election. Thomas J. Reese writes in The Washington Post: ...

Liberal Catholics use Election Results to Battle Bishops
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

CNN reports that Catholic activists are using Obama's reelection to take on some of the more conservative bishops. CNN reports: Emboldened by the re-election o ...

Focus on the Family Head Takes Conciliatory Tone After Election
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Jim Daly says he believes the Christian right fought the fight against same-sex marriage. The Los Angeles Times reports: As the head of Focus on the Family, Jim Dal ...

Politicians Ignore the Working Poor at Their Peril
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Politicians are ignoring the poor. Eric Sapp writes for The Huffington Post: In recent years, there has been a trend in politics away from any mention of the po ...

Is There a Political Plan B for the Bishops?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Clearly the political strategy of the bishops is not working. So where do the bishops go from here? As the bishops gather in Baltimore this week for their annual meeting, they li ...

God Is Still Not a Republican, Or a Democrat
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Press

November 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Mixing Faith into Public Life?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

I believe that our missional activity in the world as church should lead to transformation not only of individual lives, but of society itself. But how does this take place? How do we engage society without b ...

Survey: Young evangelicals at odds with their political parties
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

We’ve Got Issues
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Think and pray about whom, you would entrust with the responsibility to lead your community, state, and nation. If you care about having a substantive conversation about is ...

Romney Says Tax Returns Would Publicize Private Mormon Tithing
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney says in a new interview that one of the reasons he’s distressed about disclosing his tax returns is that everyone sees how much money he and his wife, Ann, have donated to his Mormon church, and th ...

Paul Ryan, Joe Biden: A Tale of Two Catholics
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The 2012 presidential campaign could bear a new subtitle: A Tale of Two Catholics. The 2012 presidential campaign could bear a new subtitle: A Tale of Two Catholics. For the fi ...

Is Jesus a Republican or a Democrat? Independent?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

August 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Rob Kerby ...

Don’t Go It Alone
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

January 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Lani Guinier ...

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

June 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

QUIRK: Mitt Romney = Unicorn?
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

In the Washington Post , Dana Milbank raises the question that has (apparently) been on everyone's lips during this election season: Is Mitt Romney a unicorn? An interesting question, we can all agree. By why are people ask ...

Churches Tread Lightly on Politics in 2012 Election
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

With the 2012 election less than six months away, congregations are getting the message that Americans want religion out of politics. But that doesn’t mean they plan to keep mum in the public square. Instead, ...

Barna Reports: Issues Matter More to Voters Than Anything Else
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:31am | 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. ...

Grandiose Claims About God Poison the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

The ugly political morass of 2012 isn't just Reaganism redux: It's not just another variation on the "trickle-down" delusion – make the rich rich enough and they will discover how to share ...

Are Faith-Based Initiatives a 'Failure'?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

So-called faith-based initiatives quietly persist under President Obama. Sarah Posner  critiques faith-based initiatives in an article on  Salon.com : “Compassio ...

The Idolatry of Politics and the Promise of the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 12:38pm | Type: SojoMail

May 3, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK “If Republicans can’t support ...