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Lisa Sharon Harper Urges Prayer To #UpliftNigeria
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News KineticsLive.com ...

Women's Unfinished Journey
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 6:38am | Type: Blog

However you fall on the optimist/pessimist scale, it is safe to say that women’s place in the world is still highly tenuous. Editor's Note : This post is an excerpt from ...

Selling Sodas: A Cure for Human Bondage
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Ultimately, freedom is about helping people realize that they may choose how they associate economically, socially, politically, and spiritually. “ In dealing with poverty ...

Crucible of Courage
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jean Stokan The growing militarization of Honduran society is fueled by U.S. support. IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ele ...

A Time To Break Silence On Central African Republic
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:48pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

The Knotted Gun
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Bishop Peter Price Is the NRA preventing the U.S. from regulating the international arms trade? IN 1988, a br ...

Global Churches Alliance for Bangladesh Garment Workers
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Mary Priniski wrote in Sojourners about churches responding in solidarity with garment workers, now a global alliance has formed. Mary Priniski wrote in the August 2013  Sojourne ...

Khaipi
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Four questions for Khaipi. Bio: "Khaipi" (real name withheld) is a peace studies pr ...

Who Would Jesus Drone?
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Being a Christian inevitably means many things — it means being baptized, partaking of the Lord's supper, and belonging to a community marked by the confession that Jesus Christ is Lord. Likewise, being a ...

Religious Leaders Divided on Gay-Marriage Decisions
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

Religious leaders from across the country revealed their thoughts on yesterday’s DOMA and Prop 8. decisions. Religious leaders from across the country revealed their thoughts on y ...

The Preciousness of the Person
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Elverton Dixon The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World's Future. Wm. B. Eerdmans Pu ...

Arms Trade Treaty: Global Victory for Women and Girls
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

The U.N.'s new Arms Trade Treaty will for the first time link arms sales to the human rights records of the buyers. On April 2, the United Nations passed an innovative Arms T ...

Change From Within
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 12:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Molloy Villages in Senegal put an end to female genital cutting—and show the power of communities learning together to change. ...

Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor Gets Push from State Dept.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 8:40am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case. ...

What Would Dr. King's Fight Be Today?
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

As our nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther, King Jr., I can’t help but wonder what injustices Dr. King would fight against today. As our nation celebrates the legacy o ...

What Do We Stand For?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

There are so many issues out there. There are so many hills to die on. There is such deep division in our politics and in the church. Wading through the sound bites gets tiring. How can one make sense of it al ...

Finding God in Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell?
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

Who would have thought that a chance encounter in a kids pizza joint and a subsequent search online for some pop culture trivia would reveal a glimpse of the as-yet-unrealized but nearly tangible kingdom of Go ...

A New Hymn for Human Rights Day
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette wrote this hymn in celebration of Human Rights Day (December 10), the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Carolyn W ...

Religiously Returning to 2004
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Press

November 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

BREAKING NEWS: Pastor Nadarkhani Acquitted of Apostasy Charges in Iran, Released from Prison
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

According to a report late Friday from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, an international organization devoted to issues of religious freedom, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, a Muslim convert to Christianity who has b ...

It's Empowered Birth Awareness Week
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

September 3 (Labor Day) launched “Empowered Birth Awareness Week,” which, sponsored by ImprovingBirth.org, aims to raise people’s consciousness concerning the notion of “evidence-based maternity care,” the les ...

More Than 12,000 Christians "Starving" in the Village of Rableh: Humanitarian Law is Invoked
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Mussalaha, the popular faith-led peace movement in Syria, smuggles humanitarian aid to blockaded Rableh. Agencia Fides, the Vatican news outlet for Catholic missioners, is the onl ...

Human Rights Lawyer: Denise Siwatula
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Denise has seen the destruction of her home through natural disaster and the pain of thousands of Congolese women who are raped every year. Still, she is faithful with the calling that she has been given—worki ...

State Department Highlights Global Religious Restrictions in New Report
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Religious minorities continue to suffer loss of their rights across the globe, the State Department reported on Monday, with a rise in blasphemy laws and restrictions on faith practices. ...

Jimmy Carter Tries to Pull the Log from America’s Eye
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

Carter’s confessions to foreign leaders are not merely symbolic — as though he must search for a token American violation in order to get a foot in the door with those who perpetrate the really bad things. Des ...

DRONE WATCH: Abandoning Human Rights
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Former President Jimmy Carter writes that U.S. is abandoning human rights. Former President Jimmy Carter writes in the New York Times this morning of how far the U.S. has ...

Senate Seeks Greater Respect for Human Rights in Russia
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Senate moves toward human-rights legislation targeting violators in Russia. The Hill reports: "A Senate panel on Tuesday will move human-rights legislation that ...

China's problems stem from its poor human rights record
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

For The Atlantic, scholar Michael Fullilove on China's poor human rights record and why it matters. For  The Atlantic , scholar  Michael Fullilove  on China's po ...

Women, Storytelling, and Activism Merge at MAKERS
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

MAKERS is a documentary project where dozens of short reflections and dreams are gathered to promote the ways a diverse collection of women are transforming the planet into a more holistic and habitable place. ...

The Key Missing Feature in the New iPad3
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

With the innovation of the iPad 3, comes some critical missing features — including conflict free minerals from eastern Congo. To date, Apple has been a leader on this issue, but I know they can do more. ...

Standing Up to Death Squads
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Caught in the crossfire of army, guerrilla, and paramilitary forces, women, farmers, and Indigenous leaders in Colombi ...

Just How Free?
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Freedom is a word often used by politicians, economists and others in positions of power/authority as a byword for happiness. The more freedom we have, the happier we are. Whether this is actually the case, fr ...

Gypsy History, Culture and Gospel Community
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

According to Pastor Skip Cristo, a native Chicago Gypsy and pastor of The Master’s Touch Church in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Gypsies are no stranger to persecution and excessive force by the p ...

The Immigrant Days of Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Unaccounted for in the empire, baby Jesus’ first movement in this world was a government-evading trek through the desert by night. I noticed this Christmas season, for the first t ...

Prayers for Burma
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

The question also is: Will economic advantages that may result benefit all of Burma’s people, especially the poor? We are not powerless to influence events for the better. We can continue to pray. ...

Racism, Moral Law and the Penn State Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

My heart is very heavy today as I read about the eight boys who were sexually assaulted by Gerald A. Sandusky in his home and in the locker rooms of the Penn State University campus. My soul deeply grieves to ...

Light in the darkness – an interview with Daniel Walker, author of "God in a Brothel"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

Author Daniel Walker sits down with Sojourners' James Colten to talk about his new book, "God in a Brothel," the scourge of child slavery and the sex industry worldwide, and the church's r ...

Jim Wallis and Gary Bauer on CNN's "State of the Union" Discuss Religion and the 2012 Election
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:09am | Type: Blog

On Sunday morning (11/6), Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis appeared on CNN's "State of the Union," with American Values president Gary Bauer and host Candy Crowley to discuss how religion will affect t ...

Chris Hedges' Occupy Wall Street Statement
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:30am | Type: Blog

Christ Hedges' statement on Occupy Wall Street. Editor's Note: Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges made this statement in New York City's Zuccotti Park on Thurs ...

Halloween Treats Can Be Tricky: The Ethics of Chocolate
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

There are plenty of big things for us to worry about in America right now. Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading quickly across North America and around the world. There ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

THE NATION: Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They're Not Going Away THE NATION : Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They& ...

Doing Nothing is Not an Option -- United to End Genocide
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Last weekend, I had the privilege of spending some time at the End Genocide Action Summit, which brought people from all over the world to Washington, D.C., to learn about and fight against genocide ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

My son Jack was born just days before the war in Iraq began. So, for these last eight and a half years, it's been very easy for me to remember how long this horrible conflict has been going on. ...

Lawyers' Surreal World and the Fight Against Selling Children
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

When three dozen prominent interfaith clergy (including Jim Wallis) signed an ad in the New York Times saying that the best way to stop the sex trafficking of children on Backpage was to shut down tha ...

Linda Midgett answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

I think an evangelical is someone who believes Jesus is the Son of God, that the Word of God is true, and that we all need redemption from this fallen word. I think an ...

Andrew Marin answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:35pm | Type: Blog

To me, reclaiming the word evangelical starts with how Christians see their call by Jesus in Matthew 28 as the Great Commission. To me, reclaiming the word evangelical start ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Rediscovering Values
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In light of the recent protests at #OccupyWallStreet and around the world, we have revisited Jim Wallis' 2010 book Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street ...

The Poor People's March and Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

At the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, at least two speakers -- the Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King's daughter, and the Rev. At the ...

"Spirit Day" 2011 Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, was Spirit Day, a national movement to speak out against bullying of LGBT teens. Here are a few links as to what religious communities and leaders are saying and doing about bullying: ...