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Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 2:36pm | 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 - 12:32pm | 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 - 11:41am | 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 - 1:56pm | 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 - 4:32pm | 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 - 4:52pm | 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 - 11:46am | Type: Press

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

Young Guns: Gun Violence Effects on Millennials
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 3:50pm | 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 - 12:07pm | 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 - 1:21pm | 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 - 10:30am | 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 - 11:39am | 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 - 12:34pm | 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 - 10:11am | 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 - 10:20am | 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 - 4:20pm | 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 - 5:36pm | 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 - 1:25pm | 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 - 3:49pm | 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 - 11:43am | 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 - 3:24pm | 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 - 3:17pm | 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 - 9:52am | 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 - 9:24am | 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 - 9:06am | 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 - 4:46pm | 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 - 4:38pm | 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 - 3:29pm | 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 - 4:28pm | 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 - 4:18pm | 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 - 4:14pm | 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 - 4:11pm | Type: Press

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

Gun Reform Vote Demonstrates Power of Persistence
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:07pm | 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 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

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

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

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

Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:37pm | 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 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

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

Faith leaders press case for US gun laws at vigil
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Robert MacPherson ...

Sikh, Other Groups Urge Stronger Gun-Control Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Anju Kaur ...

Background Checks Proposal Fails (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 6:51pm | Type: Blog

Background checks proposal fails to get 60 votes. President Barack Obama responds. The U.S. Senate has just failed to get 60 votes on a bipartisan proposal to expand gun sale b ...

Sikhs joins other religions demanding strict gun control laws in US
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2013 Sojo in the News NDTV.com ...

Where Idolatry Rages, Prophets Speak Out
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

Guns are dangerous idols. ... While the idolatry rages on, prophets are beginning to speak out. Guns are dangerous idols. While mass shootings are happening at an alarming rate an ...

Life, Death, Taxes, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

The common good is not only about politics. The common good is about life and how we live it. It is ultimately about how we are all connected. I haven’t written much in the past t ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

It Is Time to Honor the Spirit of the Republic
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

It is time — it is way past time — to honor the spirit of the republic and the wisdom of the founders by ending our idolatrous worship of guns and our prostration before an interpretation of the Second Amendme ...

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

Today, on the National Mall, I stood with fellow faith leaders, including clergy from Newtown, to remember lives lost at Sandy Hook elementary school and the 3,364 gun deaths that have happened since. ...

Meet the ‘Catholic NRA’
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Among the Catholic faithful, not everyone supports gun control measures. Call them the NRA Catholics. As the Senate takes up a heated debate over gun control and background checks ...

Witnesses to Trauma: Faith Leaders Stand Up for Gun Violence Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

For many pastors of urban congregations, “stepping up” to end gun violence stems from a very personal place — as they have been forced to bury their own neighbors and church members. ...

Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Capehart ...

Shooting Down Easter
Originally Posted: 03/30/2013 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

The conversation yelling match around gun control is exhausting — both in terms of the ethical boundaries each side will breach to advance its cause, and the way our rhetoric has turned into an exercise in “cr ...