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The Rev. Jim Wallis, Christian Activist, To Speak Thursday At Dillard
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2013 Sojo in the News John Pope ...

The Real Reason Americans Love Guns
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I felt the same way. When I was 9. THE DAY BEFORE President Obama's second inauguration (c ...

The Inaugural Prayer We Didn't Hear
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Claire Albert An inaugural prayer should connect the particularities of one ...

Inauguration Look Ahead
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ...

Maybe the Fighting is Almost Over
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Watching the prayers, the songs, the speeches, the crowd massed on the Washington Mall, I felt the faith. We don't have to hate each other. We can work together for a future that will be good for our coun ...

Obama Extols a Biblical Vision of Equality for All in Second Inaugural
Originally Posted: 01/21/2013 - 5:25pm | Type: Blog

A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of office on Monday in a ceremony that was explicit in joining theology to the nat ...

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Inauguration Speech
Originally Posted: 01/21/2013 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's remarks following his swearing in during Monday's Inauguration ceremony. Editor's ...

MLK and Les Miserables' Case for a Socialism of Grace
Originally Posted: 01/21/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

Many know of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Fewer know of Dr. King’s letter from a Selma jail where he wrote, “If we are to achieve a real equality, the U.S. will have to ad ...

Saying no to Inaugural bigotry
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Press

January 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Dick Polman ...

On Scripture: A Vision for America
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

As we stand this week on the cliff of a critical moment in the life of our nation — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama, the first person of African descent, as the ...

Who should step in to pray at Obama’s inauguration?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Press

January 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Kevin Eckstrom ...

Who Obama should pick to replace Giglio
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 11:41am | Type: Press

January 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Alex Seitz-Wald ...

Obama to Use Lincoln, King Bibles for Swearing-In
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

President Obama will take the oath of office with two Bibles that once belonged to a pair of civil rights icons: Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. WASHINGTON — President ...

Pastor Pulls Out of Inauguration Over Anti-Gay Sermon
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

The evangelical pastor that President Obama picked to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew from the high-profile assignment on Thursday following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1 ...

On Scripture: Waiting on the Messiah and Presidential Expectations
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

It is an odd juxtaposition, December 21, 2012 and January 21, 2013. The former date representing the “so-called” Mayan apocalypse where the usual suspects prepared for the end of the world – many of whom were ...

Make Earth Day a Church Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It is fitting that this year <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/earth-day/" target="_blank">Earth Day</a> falls on Good Friday and that three days later the greatest dawn since t ...

The Summer of Our Discontent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Remember January 2009? That month, the country witnessed the historic inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America. Remember January ...

Is Obama's Peace Prize Premature?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Just peace theory proceeds from the premise that peace is a day by day effort. It is a process that requires vision, skill, and courage. Just peace theory proceeds from the premi ...

What?! Racism Still in America?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Here we go again. Some people raise the issue of race (this time about the ways others are talking about or treating the first black U.S. president) and the media goes crazy. He ...

Remembering Christian Peacemaker Tom Fox on the Anniversary of His Death in Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"Let's listen in now to the Marine Corps Band," the CNN commentator says. The camera pans across the Washington Mall. People, as far as the eye can see, waiting for the historic moment, ...

Poem: Freedom's Lament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Freedom is on my mind. In the case of South Africa, political freedom was achieved almost 15 years ago. It was a freedom from the heresy of Apartheid. Freedom is on my mind. In th ...

My Hope is not Entirely Dead
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I want to be hopeful these days, what with Barack Obama just being inaugurated as our nation's 44th president, but <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2008/04/11/keeping-the-faith-by-bart-campolo/" ...

Video: Inauguration Eve Interview with Moby
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, the <a title="http://www.sojo.net/sojotube" href="http://www.sojo.net/sojotube">SojoTube</a> team had a chance to sit down with DJ, songwriter, and musician Moby ...

'Yes, We Did' - But What Will We Do Now?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

As I layered my clothing and stepped out into the biting pre-dawn chill, and as my friends and I walked the three miles down to the Mall and stood for hours feeling our toes go numb, I found it all ...

'The Needs of the Poor Take Priority Over the Desires of the Rich'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As a Catholic, I have been taught about the importance of the po ...

Gaza: A War Without Winners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I began a fast for peace when Israeli troops entered the Gaza Strip. Last week, I ended the fast, as fighting has stopped and most if not all the troops have left Gaza.</p> ...

Lift Every Voice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I was there at the Lincoln Memorial Opening Inaugural Event, the Inauguration I was there at the Lincoln Memorial Opening Inaugural Event, the Inauguration Nice writin, ...

Obama: 'Talk is Cheap'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

For millions in the U.S.A. For millions in the U.S.A. and hundreds of millions throughout the world, the much anticipated inauguration of the 44th President of the United States o ...

Hope Replaces Cynicism: Reflections on the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Generations are often defined by tragedy and crisis. Cultural milestones are often measured by a traumatic event that is shared by a generation. Remember Pearl Harbor? Generatio ...

Seeking Common Ground for Abortion Reduction on Roe vs. Wade Anniversary
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a day that divides us.</p> Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a da ...

Video and Transcript: Rev. Joseph Lowery's Inauguration Benediction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet s ...

Video and Transcript: Rick Warren's Inaugural Invocation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Here's the video and the transcript of Rick Warren's prayer at the inaugural ceremony, for your reference and comment:</em></p> Here's the v ...

20th January, 2009
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

On 20<sup>th</sup> January, 2009, I turned on my radio to listen to the news and heard these words from the leader of the main opposition party in Zimbabwe: "Today is probably one of the dark ...

Obama's Inauguration Speech: Tough Love
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

President Obama's inaugural address might not have been one for the ages.</p> <p>But it certainly was the right one for the moment.</p> President Obama' ...

Video: Jim Wallis in Inaugural Prayer Service at National Cathedral
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Today Jim Wallis participated in<span> the National Prayer Service to celebrate the inauguration of the 44<sup>th</sup> President of the United States. ...

An Inauguration Pilgrimage: Dreams From My Mother
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>We waited for 30 minutes. Standing, awkward, we looked up at the board. When I arrived at Penn Station the board said train #167, enroute to Washington D.C., "25 mins late"... Five minutes l ...

The Obama Inauguration: A Singular and Unique Event
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The inauguration of President Barack Obama was a singular and unique event. I intend an emphatic redundancy. It was much much. Very very. Amazing.</p> The inauguration o ...

Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.</p> ...

International Inauguration Congratulations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

What an amazing and inspiring event. Our TV networks had the event 'live' so we could share this moment with the citizens of the USA! What an amazing and inspiring event ...

What Kind of Love Can Really Change the World?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

What a moment it was on Saturday at the War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore as President-elect Barack Obama heard a woman shouting in the crowd, "We love you, Obama!" and he answered, "I love you ba ...

Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.</p> <p>The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.</p> The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first fem ...

Israeli-Occupied Territory on Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

A year ago I heard a Palestinian diplomat describe Capitol Hill as "Israeli-occupied territory" in a speech given at Georgetown University. A year ago I heard a Palestin ...

Come to the MLK Day Open House at Sojourners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Right now at Sojourners we are feeling the energy of all the activities planned around the inauguration-the concerts, worship services, <a href="../../../mlk">MLK day of service</a>, and ...

This Feels Like Family: The Obama Inauguration and Beyond
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

As my mother and I prepare to "Thelma and Louise-it" to travel to Washington for the Obama inauguration, my excitement is tempered with anxiety. As my mother and I prepa ...

My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; gi ...

MLK Day Altar Call to Action
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the Presidential Inauguration Committee announced that the annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be an official part of the inauguration activities. ...