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For Your Calendar: 125th Annual Convention Of The Central Conference Of American Rabbis (CCAR)
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News PR Inside ...

Dumpster Diving As An Act Of Faith
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

White House Tries A Kinder, Gentler Approach To Achieving Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 4:30pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Fox News Latino ...

Transcript For Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons And Lucas Johnson On Deromanticizing The Civil Rights Movement And Rediscovering Its Humanity
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Krista Tippett ...

The Trouble with Being Salt and Light
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

There was a time when calling someone “salt of the earth” was a compliment. It suggested a strong work ethic, moral integrity, and someone whose priorities were in proper order. Today, it seems like more of an ...

Perception Is Reality
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 6:36am | Type: Blog

The problem that is really facing the church is others’ opinions of it. Many people do not have an issue with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Their opinion is formed and shaped by the experiences they ...

The Art Of Presence
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 12:15pm | Type: Press

January 20, 2014 Sojo in the News David Brooks ...

The Power of None
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

What does surprise me is our failure to see that affiliation with a traditional, God-centered religion is no longer the primary way that many Americans express their deeply rooted need for faith. ...

What's Wrong With Inequality
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:59pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Amyx ...

Whose Transformation?
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Gail Irwin ...

Salvation: All Is Grace
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

We elevate one belief or practice over another, then divide ourselves as Christ followers by the priority we set when, in fact, all of these are taught as saving by Christ, who alone is our salvation. ...

Tony Campolo To Shutter The Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Asian American Advocates Continue Fighting For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Press

January 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Mary Tablante ...

First Time Author Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2014
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:20pm | Type: Press

January 8, 2014 Sojo in the News PRWeb.com ...

Social Justice
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

January 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Christianity Today ...

Our Position On Missionaries
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

January 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Katelyn Beaty ...

The Mazeways They Are A'chang'n ("None's") On The Rise)
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Metacrock ...

A Resurgence of the Real?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The e-book, the next big thing that was supposed to kill off the local bookstore, may have peaked. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life by Nancy Koester / Blood Brother by Steve Hoover / The Nonviolent Life by John Dear ...

Birmingham Before the Dream
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

The Rev. José Humphreys Birmingham Revolution: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church. IVP Books. ...

Taking It to the Streets
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Charita Ford Does our theology have anything to say to African-American gang girls? It should. AS I ATTENDED ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

David Brooks and Religious Hostility: Tasting Goodness
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

Why do religious believers spend so much energy reinforcing their (our – I’m one of those orthodox believers) borders, building thicker and higher dividing walls designed to keep out the underserving, the sinn ...

Rethinking 'Faith Like A Child'
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

Children’s faiths are alive and strong, and the church needs to recognize this instead of repeating corny “children’s sermons” that are usually well intentioned but often developmentally inappropriate. The chu ...

Those Who Know Where Pain Lives: A Treatise on Presence
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

What about the God who seems to be known by God’s absence as much as by God’s presence? What happens when we don't feel God’s proximity uninterrupted? Last year, I wrote ...

Breaking Out
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 9:54am | Type: Blog

We build many individual shells. Ideas and beliefs easily harden into a shell of certainty and leave us in a small, dark space. We all have prejudices and fears that act like shells, keeping us apart from othe ...

In 'David and Goliath,' Gladwell Provides Fresh Perspective on the Underdog
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

In the same clear, concise style that made his other books so intriguing, Gladwell challenges yet another widespread assumption — that being the underdog tends to make one an underdog forevermore. ...

When Christians Love Theology More Than People
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

The practical application of your love is just as important as the theology behind it. Our faith is evidenced by how we treat others. Does the reality of your life reflect the theory behind your spiritual beli ...

10 Things You Can't SAY While Following Jesus
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

I think people who say these things are mostly trying to be kind, grateful, and even humble when they say some of them. But if we really do want to be kind, grateful, and humble we need to think about these sa ...

Why I Won't Sign a Statement of Faith
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

In many cases, it seems that a statement of faith is more of a social contract that helps maintain appearances of uniformity, despite the reality that, lo and behold, each organization is made up of individual ...

Learning to Surrender
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

We have to let go of things that are holding us back so that we can reach for God. It was my junior year of college. I sat in the balcony of chapel listening to a message and expe ...

A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Trauma upends everything we took for granted, including things we didn’t know we took for granted. And many of these realities I wish I’d known when I first encountered them. So, while the work of life and hea ...

Pope Francis' Message for Washington
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

As an evangelical whose work has focused on the intersection of faith and public life, let me offer two additional reflections that will render Pope Francis more understandable to our public life. ...

Church Shouldn’t Be This Hard
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

After 36 years of serving churches as a pastor and consultant, I came to a startling conclusion the other day. My conclusion: Religion shouldn’t be this hard. After 36 years of se ...

A Tribute to Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill These magazine articles and blog posts published by Sojourners through the years pay tribute to the great South African ...

In Pursuit of Wholeness
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Cynthia Bourgeault Cynthia Bourgeault explains how we can both seek social ...

A Fast for Families
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper We didn't eat for 22 days, but we did feast. IT WAS LIKE the end of the movie Linco ...

A Prayer for Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation. NELSON MANDELA ...

Five Spiritual Resolutions For 2014: What Elders, Suffering, And Loss Have Taught Me About The Gospel
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Press

January 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Christians On Right And Left Agree; Church Must Push Back Against Trend Of Government Cynicism
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Press

January 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

I Pledge Allegiance To The Kingdom Of God
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 4:30pm | Type: Press

January 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Keith Giles ...

Pastor's Corner: Consider A Deeper Resolution To Compassion
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

January 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Sister M. Brigid Clingman ...

Help! I Love Jesus but Hate Christianity!
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

Sentiments of frustration are growing among many followers of Jesus who admire Christ but despise certain things associated with him. I love the grace, forgiveness, and love th ...

My 10 Favourite Books Of 2013
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Press

January 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Father Ron Rolheiser ...

8 Countries on UN Human Rights Council Restrict Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — Eight of the 47 countries that hold seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council imprisoned people in 2013 under laws that restrict religious freedom, according to a new report from Human Rights W ...

'A Disaster For The Catholic Church': Other Views
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Press

December 23, 2013 Sojo in the News USA Today ...

The Idolatry Of Money
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Press

December 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Mandi Smallhorne ...

The Bible, Bigotry And The Willie Nelson Look
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Press

December 27, 2013 Sojo in the News vorjack ...

The Pope's Criticisms Hit Where It Hurts
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Press

December 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Letter to the Editor ...

Pope Francis 'Reminds Us Of Christ' Says US Evangelical
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Press

December 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Ekklesia ...