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Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.</p> The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress. A few weeks ago, there was the disturbing report on tor ...

Hispanic Heritage Month, Immigration, and the Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<p align="left">This week is significant in the lives of the more than 40 million Hispanics in the United States in that it marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=ccir_mult"></a>Last year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without f ...

Two Questions of a Soon-to-be Immigrant
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In a few weeks, I will make a life-changing journey. After 33 years of living in Northern Ireland, and for very good reasons, I am about to become an immigrant. In a few weeks, I ...

Is This Really America?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Wednesday's <em>New York Times</em> gives a shocking description of the death of Hiu Liu Ng, also known as Jason Ng. Cause of death? Wednesday's New York T ...

Exploitation Isn't Kosher
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/guidetokosherfoodlabels/ss/symbols.htm"></a>Kosher law forbids you from boiling a calf in its mother's milk. But how are human mother ...

Exploitation Isn't Kosher
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://kosherfood.about.com/od/guidetokosherfoodlabels/ss/symbols.htm"></a>Kosher law forbids you from boiling a calf in its mother's milk. But how are human mother ...

Court Interpreter Exposes Immigration Raid Flaws
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Catholic social teaching tells us the dignity of the human person is the foundation and measure of a moral society. If the U.S. Catholic social teaching tells us the dignity of th ...

Daddy Used to Be an Illegal Alien
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week, I <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/from-tomato-picker-to-neurosur.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/from-tomato-picker-to-neurosur. ...

From Tomato Picker to Neurosurgeon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I was touched recently to hear <a href="http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dome/0609/top_story.cfm">Dr. I was touched recently to hear Dr. Alfredo Quinoñes-Hinojosa ...

Treating the Sojourner
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll Rodas. Baker Academic. ...

Megachurches Meet on Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform a Sojo ...

Danger and Opportunity in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both&#160;danger and opportunity. I have heard that the Chinese symbol for crisis means both danger and opportunity. The ...

Burger King Agrees to Raise Wages for Tomato Workers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced Friday that after a prolonged and often heated campaign, Burger King has agreed to award tomato pickers 1.5 cents per pound of tomatoes picked, the equi ...

Video: Immigration Raids and Church Response
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Please check out this moving video shot and edited by our own on-the-ground correspondent, Sojourners Web assistant Matt Hildreth. Please check out this moving video shot and edit ...

A Call for African Solidarity Against Xenophobic Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a South African, it is a downright shame that brothers and sisters from other countries in Africa <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/05/zimbabweans-face-new-violence.html& ...

Zimbabweans Face New Violence - in South Africa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

This week has been marred by xenophobic violence in <st1:placename>Alexandra</st1:placename> <st1:placename>Township</st1:placename>, Johannesburg, South <st1:place>Africa</st1 ...

Black-Brown Unity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I first decided to spend this semester of my college career in Washington, D.C., I did not expect to work for the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=CC ...

Joseph Dantica's Death
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Sojourners </em>magazine scooped CBS's <em>60 Minutes </em>when <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0804&amp;article=08 ...

Churches a Haven after Immigration Raids
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

There was a raid at a meat-packing plant in <st1:place><st1:state>Postville, Iowa,</st1:state></st1:place> yesterday, in which about 300 people were detained. Please keep them in your p ...

WSJ: That 'Insulting' Pope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Thank God for <I>The Wall Street Journal</I> editorial board. Now that's a phrase I never imagined uttering. Thank God for The Wall Street Journal ...

Video: Countering Hate with Humor in the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The <A href="http://www.wecanstopthehate.org/">"Haters"</A> know how to use the Internet effectively, or at least that's what recent research by the <A href="http:/ ...

Edwidge Danticat Describes a 'Death by Asylum'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A few of us around Sojourners have been reading award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat since she published her first novel Breath, Eyes, Memory in 1994. ...

PLUS: Latino Expressions of Faith and Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of w ...

Death by Asylum
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat. Haitian novelist and memoirist Edw ...

Romans 13 and Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>The United States prides itself on being a country of laws. The United States prides itself on being a country of laws. There is the settled conviction that here citi ...

A Proposal for "Illegal Aliens"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The Hebrew Scriptures clearly call for the children of Israel to make room for the alien. The Israelites are reminded that they, too, were once aliens in a strange and distant land.</P> ...

Rejecting Intolerable Rhetoric
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P dir=ltr>In Arizona it is clear that the immigration issue is <A href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/25/AR2007122500877.html">more than just a political d ...

Brothers and Sisters at the Borders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the past year, political expediency, xenophobia, and extremism defeated reason, compromise, and reconciliation in the immigration debate. The level of animosity directed towards the immigr ...

Bring Them Home Now
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our private contractors have sacrificed enough in Iraq. As the Iraq war moves to­ward its fifth ...

The Right Words
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

John G. VanDerWalker II I appreciate Sojourners’ attention to U.S. immigration policy (“The New Sanctuary Movement,” September-October 20 ...

The Lord Preserves the Foreigner
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maxine Beach Alexis Vaughan About 250 day laborers rallied in front of the town hall in ...

Shifting the Shouting Match on Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>There's no denying it. Immigration has become, and will continue to be, a hot-button issue in the presidential season. There's no denying it. Immigration ha ...

Debating with Dignity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>It happened again. A presidential candidate's debate in two languages. It happened again. A presidential candidate's debate in two languages. Just as the De ...

Limits to Compassion
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Blackburn With deference to Alexia Salvatierra (“Sacred Refuge,” September-October 2007), I do not believe that our current laws regar ...

Being a Church with Day Laborers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Mendez In June, a predominantly African-American Christian church took the innovative step of hosting a day laborers’ hiring site ...

Who's the Illegal Immigrant, Pilgrim?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>There seems to be much concern lately over the people being referred to as "illegal immigrants." Let's define our terms: "Immigrant" - somebody who has come to a country and s ...

A New Fugitive Slave Act?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A reader asked about <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changing-how-we-talk-about-imm.html">my post yesterday</a>: </P> <P>You say tha ...

Video: Changing the Churches' Conversation on Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Here's a <a href="http://www.sojo.net/Action/Alerts/CCIR_T_giving_Report_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf">link to the press release</a> that accompanied the event.</p> ...

Another Evangelical Bridge-Builder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>At its board meeting last month, the National Association of Evangelicals formally named Leith Anderson as its president. Anderson is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minneso ...

Stories as Spiritual Practice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh From parables to street theater, imagined worlds open our eyes. Being a disciple takes imaginatio ...

Sacred Refuge
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Salvatierra With comprehensive immigration reform off the congressional agenda, the New Sanctuary Movement steps into the breach. ...

Living in God's House
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Finding sanctuary in a Chicago storefront church. Elvira Arellano, 32, wants to be able t ...

'The Church is the Last Safe Haven'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Francis Evangelical Latinos and the New Sanctuary Movement. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the Na ...

Standing Up for Sanctuary
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Belinda Passafaro The broken immigration system is a spiritual issue. 'The ringing of the bells announces ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the ...

My Minnesota /by Tony Jones/
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>But for three hiatuses for school, I've lived my whole life in the Twin Cities, and my heritage and skin tone match the Lake Wobegon image of my city and state. I'm the descendant of German, ...

Sanctuary Movement Activist Arrested and Deported /by Patty Kupfer/
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0709&amp;article=070910a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0709&a ...

'Guest Worker' or Slave?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez In the public debate over immigration reform, Preside ...