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Four Questions for Tyrone Parker
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Tyrone Parker works with urban youth and families in the nation's capital. Bio: Tyr ...

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 ...

Church Partnerships Working to Stop School-to-Prison Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/13/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

We know that the pipeline is undergirded by Zero Tolerance policies, mass expulsions, unprecedented school arrests, inadequate school funding, and myriad other unjust policies that either criminalize our child ...

Nearly 50 People Murdered in Chicago and No One Gives a *&%^$
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

Chicago is weeping from the emotional exhaustion of having to bury too many youth who have been murdered. My city of Chicago, known as the City with Big Shoulders, is now on its k ...

Nonviolence and the Drug War
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Regan The U.S. and Mexican governments have tried to battle drug violence with more violence. It hasn't worked. Gandhian gr ...

Is It Too Late For Us?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

As tragic as the shooting was in Connecticut —and I am truly not interested in minimizing the grief or outrage — we have to wake up and realize that more children are killed every year in the U.S \and we seldo ...

REPORT : 'A Window of Hope'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 1:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors An opportunity for gang peace in El Salvador If you’re in need of some good news, check out Aaron ...

From 'Iron Fist' to Hand of Peace
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 9:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Gangs in El Salvador call a truce from behind prison walls. IN THE TRAGIC, often-hop ...

Mission: Transformed
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Garcia The Street Psalms community pursues theology from below—and that changes everything about how "missionary" work ...

Nursing Trauma: How One Church is Going After Chicago’s Violence Epidemic
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

This angry and dark world is traumatic for children, and they will grow up angry and dark unless we help them process what they have seen. Editor's Note: This piece is pa ...

Love, No Matter What
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle. Free Press. FULL DISCLOSURE: I teared up near ...

White Flag Warriors at the Border: Recognizing Humanity on All Sides of the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/05/04/white-flag-warriors-at-the-border/"></a>About a year ago, when we were writing our song "White Flag Warrior," my friend (and fe ...

Notorious Arizona Sheriff has Federal Immigration Enforcement Role Revoked
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Living in Maricopa County, Arizona, we are used to seeing our <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/12/action-alert-victory-department-of-justice-to-investigate-arizona-sheriffs-racial-profiling/" ...

Human Freight
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Frodge Sin Nombre, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Focus Films. Like hearing an unresolved chord, seei ...

Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Richard Robert Brenneman’s article (“The Cross and the Crossfire,” April 2009) leaves this reader incredulous. ...

The Cross and the Crossfire
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Brenneman In Central America, Christians are countering gang and government violence armed only with faith and the belief that no o ...

Tattoos and Bright Lights
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Hoke Inside Guatemala's gang prisons. Sitting on a concrete floor in the middle of the prison gang ...

Gangs, Nations: Same Thing
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>In </em>Sojourners<em>' April issue, Tierra Neuva gang chaplain Chris Hoke <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0904&amp;artic ...

Sin Nombre: Immigrants as Sojourners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

President Obama recently addressed the crying need for comprehensive immigration reform. He reminded us that we are a nation of immigrants. President Obama recently addressed the ...

Readings on War, Happiness, and Cultural Amnesia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Need a good book? Check out some of these titles:</p> Need a good book? Check out some of these titles: War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning , by Chris Hedges. Ve ...

Kids in the Crosshairs
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger 'It's hard to see your apartment building closed for a Starbucks to move in.' ...

As For Me and My Gang, We Shall Serve the Lord
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter The Un-Chained Gang Motorcycle Ministry is a nondeno ...

The Faces of Crisis
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Restoring hope and identity to El Salvador's youth. "THIS IS the face of Maria. She� ...

La Cultura Cura
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Latinos' culture of healing draws on Christian and indigenous traditions. All ...

A New Day
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Gang members and the question of God With the proliferation of gangs and crews in re ...

We're In the Forgiving Business
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Barrios Unidos' spiritual movement against gang violence. Santa Cruz, Californi ...

A Street Blessing
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Well, it finally happened. Well, it finally happened. After more than two decades of living and wo ...