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Shooting at Florida State University
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Early Thursday morning a gunman opened fire in a library at Florida State University, wounding three students before being fatally shot by police officers. Wielding a handgun, the shooter entered the library a ...

Justice … not ‘Just Us’
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

While punitive justice might be one way of thinking about justice, it’s not the dominant or prevailing understanding of justice promoted within most religious tradition of the world. ...

Bonds of Brotherhood
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Dunn-Bauman How an act of hatred brought together two unlikely allies in the struggles for peace.  PAR ...

Unlocking the Answer to School Shootings
Originally Posted: 10/29/2014 - 8:01am | Type: Blog

Whenever these tragedies occur we are tempted to blame the shooter by making him into a monster. We label the shooter “mentally ill,” claim that he was isolated from his peers, or was a generally troubled yout ...

Weekly Wrap 10.24.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

1. Black People Riot Over Injustice; White People Riot Over Pumpkins and Football Title says it all. 1.  Black People Riot Over Injustice; White People Riot Over Pumpkins and F ...

WATCH: The Gun Conversation We Need to Have
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 12:42pm | Type: Press

October 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

WATCH: The Gun Conversation We Need to Have
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

While gun violence can happen anywhere, as Ottawa shows, it happens much more in the United States than any other developed country. Yesterday a gunman opened fire in Ottawa and k ...

Protecting God’s Children: How Gun Violence Impacts America’s Youth
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

In 2011 alone, 19,403 children were shot and 2,703 children and teenagers lost their lives to guns. That’s seven of America’s youth killed every day. Michael Brown. Sandy Hook. ...

Elevating the Issues: Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Product

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Arrested in Ferguson in Act of Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Thousands of people from around the country came to Ferguson, Mo., for a “weekend of resistance.” But for faith leaders it was a weekend of repentance. Twenty of us were arrested in Ferguson yesterday for an a ...

Hearing Tamar: The Role of Guns in Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

It is frightening to consider that within the context of violence against women, little has progressed since the time of the Old Testament. Currently, 1-in-3 U.S. women will experience intimate partner violenc ...

The Emptiness of Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

The empty shoes came in all shapes and sizes — cowboy boots and sneakers, children’s sparkly shoes and women’s dress shoes. They filled step after step going up toward the entrance of the Wisconsin State Capit ...

Sandy Hook Dad on What You Can Do Right Now to Help Prevent Violence
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Press

June 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Rachel Marie Stone ...

Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. WATCH: Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty “A new Verizon ...

Sacrificing Our Sons and Daughters
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

On our U.S. currency are inscribed the words: “In God, we trust.” Many of us have believed that those words referred to trusting in the God of Abraham. But I am convinced that there is another word that is imp ...

The New Normal?
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

I grew up in the state of Colorado. It’s known for cowboys, mountains, skiing, smoking pot, the Broncos, but also — mass school shootings. I grew up in the state of Colorado. It’ ...

The Lunacy of a Nation
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

A tragedy is when something happens that no one could have helped: an accident, a natural disaster, a crime that could not have been foreseen or prevented. On June 10 , Emilio ...

Seattle Pacific Shooting: Communal Wounds
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

it seems inevitable that, when we talk about gun reform, it will always be too little, too late. Yesterday, a gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian liberal arts college, killing one per ...

Interfaith Group Speaks Out in Wake of Santa Barbara Shooting Spree
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

An interfaith group representing 15 organizations spoke out against gun violence Thursday in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting spree in Santa Barbara. An interfaith group re ...

Faith And Reason Can Help Break Cycle Of Violence We Do To Ourselves, Others
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Press

March 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Chicago Tribune ...

Young Guns: Gun Violence Effects on Millennials
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Generation Progress and The Center for American Progress recently released a report: “Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation.” According to the report, “American children and tee ...

A Time to Grieve, a Time to Remember
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

During this holiday season, many families are facing the pain of empty chairs, their loved ones having been taken from this world through an act of gun violence. For many, the keen ache of their absence will b ...

On Scripture: Happy are Those Whose Help is the God of Jesse (Psalm 146:5-10)
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

Happy are those whose help is the God of this Jesse — Jesse Lewis of Newtown, Conn. — who in his short life, mastered three words it takes most of us a lifetime to learn: nurture, heal, love. ...

Bringing America Back to Life
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

We need a movement of people across this country who refuse to let violence win, a movement of people who refuse to settle for the country as it is and insist on dreaming of the country as it could be. I’m re ...

Gun Victims, Erased from Our Memory
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

The best impulses of major religions condemn this kind of hateful violence. Yet in America their arguments go nowhere, beaten back by gun lobbyists whose only answer is more guns. Apparently they think nothing ...

What We Need Right Now
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Laws can help to restrain us, and can help by making it a little less easy for us to find ourselves armed for murder. But we need something more, something that churches are better equipped to offer than legis ...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Brings Rally to D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

The reality is bleak: 33 Americans are killed and 260 wounded from gun violence daily. Yesterday, as the culmination of its No More Names bus tour, which reached 25 states in 100 days, Mayors Against Illegal G ...

Feds Release First Guidelines for Confronting a Church Shooter
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman. For the first time, the federal governm ...

White House Pushes Gun Safety
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama is expected to call upon lawmakers and Congress Tuesday as he asks for their support in backing his measures concerning gun safety. President Barack Obama i ...

Our Brother's Keeper
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

In the fourth chapter of Genesis, after the proverbial “fall” of humanity, two brothers stand in a field. Cain is a farmer — Abel, a herdsman. Both bring offerings from their labor to God, but Abel brings his ...

Gun Control Fight Shifts to State Capitals
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

Mayors Against Illegal Guns is buidling grassroots organizations across the country. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is buidling grassroots organizations across the country. After set ...

Guns Kill More People Than Motor Vehicles in 12 States, D.C.
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

A new study from the Violence Policy Center found you are more likely to die from gun violence than be killed in a traffic accident in 12 states and the District of Columbia. A ne ...

Gun Control Advocates Target Senators
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

Gun control advocates are targeting key senators with advertisements and protests to change their minds on background checks. Gun control advocates are escalating their campaign t ...

A Mother’s Day for Peace in our Cities
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

This Mother's Day, remember Howe’s words: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword [or gun] of murder is not the balance of justice." Ask yourself, "What can I do to sow seeds of peace in an atmosphere of vio ...

Gun Crime Decreases, Americans Think It's Up
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Two studies of government data show US Gun crime has decreased from its peak in the middle of 1990s Two studies of government data show US gun crime has decreased from its peak in ...

Black Pastors: Gun Violence Isn’t Just a Problem for White Suburbs
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent failure of legislation on Capitol Hill and all too aware of the problem of gun violence. ...

Newtown's Teddy Bears: How Many is Too Many?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Just what is the best response to a horrendous act of public violence? There's no right answer, Kawakami says. “One strategy might be to do something in your own community that honors the victims and also ...

In Guns We Trust
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 8:06am | Type: Blog

Virginia Tech, Aurora, and Newtown each stopped the nation in its tracks but we eventually moved on, and before anyone might guess, well over 3,000 more have died by gun violence in America since December. ...

Gun-control advocates win first round in Senate vote
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Gun Control News 2013: Senate Defeats Filibuster Attempt of New Gun Regulations
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News I-Hsien Sherwood ...

Photos of the day from around the world: April 11
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News New York Daily News ...

Dramatic gun control display on the National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Nick Iannelli ...

Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall as Senators Vote on Guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News NBC Washington ...

Slideshow: Shared pain over gun deaths ‘can help us move forward’
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Traci Lee ...

Some Newtown clergy disapprove of Senate compromise on guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Merica ...

Gun Reform Vote Demonstrates Power of Persistence
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:07pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News MSNBC ...

Clergy Join Gun Control Debate With Pleas, Prayers in 24-Hour Vigil
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

Volunteers Put 3,300 'Graves' On National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News WUSA9 ...

Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Comcast Sports Network (CSN) ...

We Are in a Battle for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...