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Moral Mondays' William Barber To Speak At WNC Festival
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 11:52am | Type: Press

June 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Carol Motsinger ...

Chile's New U.S. Ambassador Recalls A Deadly Day In 1976 In Washington And His Own Escape
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Al Kamen ...

Change The World Event Reaches Five-Year Milestone
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sidney Daily News ...

6 Times Pastors Went On Late-Night TV
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Press

May 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Jesse Carey ...

Earth Week: A Witness to God's Glory
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Creation therefore, is a witness to the wonder and awe of God. Although humanity has been given the honor of bearing God’s image, the earth shows God’s creativity and ingenuity. T ...

Fast for Families Returns to Washington
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

The national “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour campaign ended their journey yesterday in front of the U.S. Capitol building Washington, D.C.—The national Fast for Fami ...

The Tribes of Rob Bell, Mark Driscoll, John Piper ... and Jesus
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Pride, greed, hatred, bitterness, fear, and ignorance often cause Christians to promote distrust instead of unity — but what if Christians were more patient, graceful, and forgiving of each other? ...

Living with 'An Illegal:' How a Friendship Changed My Perspective on Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/21/2014 - 7:44pm | Type: Blog

How one person changed everything I knew about immigration reform and undocumented immigrants. I don’t know what came over me. Was it what Noel Castellanos (CEO of CCDA) had said? ...

Jim Wallis Talks the World Economic Forum from Davos, Switzerland
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Listen as Jim Wallis talks to Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black about giving the send-off speech on values at the World Economic Forum, where the pair brushed shoulders with some of the most prominent business m ...

Grace at Home: Thoughts on Christian Parenting from the ‘Village Priest’
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

We think that living in a family is the most serious commitment to community that anyone will ever make. Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Joy Carroll Wal ...

Tony Campolo To Shutter The Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:27am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Asian American Advocates Continue Fighting For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Press

January 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Mary Tablante ...

Pope Francis' Message For Washington
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Tony Campolo to Shutter the Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, announced that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30. ...

Empowering Women Empowers Us All
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

There is one report that has particularly fascinated me — and many others — as it describes how women have been struggling the most against poverty in the United States. Watching ...

LISTEN: Jim Wallis Talks Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Listen in as Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black kick off the new year with a discussion on Pope Francis and the new Pope's influential presence in all kinds of media. ...

Pope Francis' Message for Washington
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

As an evangelical whose work has focused on the intersection of faith and public life, let me offer two additional reflections that will render Pope Francis more understandable to our public life. ...

Five Spiritual Resolutions for 2014: What Elders, Suffering, and Loss Have Taught Me About the Gospel
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

This past year taught me so much about the gospel and caused me to go deeper into my faith. As this new year begins, here are five spiritual resolutions I learned from last year. ...

LISTEN: Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black Talk Fasting
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent fast for immigration reform. Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent ...

Remembering the Greatest Political Leader of the 20th Century: Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Today I had the great honor of saying a prayer at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most important political leader of the 20th century. Today I had the great honor of ...

Hope and Despair
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

As we patiently anticipate the light of Christ entering anew this Advent season, we must cling steadfastly to the hope we profess. For our help comes from the Lord, who ensures that hope ultimately triumphs ov ...

Fast for Families: Reflections from Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 6:27pm | Type: Blog

This post contains updates from Jim Wallis as he experiences the "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship," taking place on the National Mall. ...

'The Most Important Political Leader of the 20th Century': Jim Wallis on the Life of Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

In response to the passing of Nelson Mandela, Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, issued the following statement. In response to the passing of Nelson Mandela, Jim Wallis, Presid ...

Feast with Your Family this Thanksgiving; Then Fast with Us Next Week -- for Families in Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

The debate about immigration reform has been very productive in America over these past several years. And that debate has been won — by those who favor a common sense agenda for reform. ...

Nineteen Percent? A Problem That May Already Have a Proven Solution
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

Some conference organizers embrace that God originally charged women and men to lead together. And they believe that Christ’s work on the cross has destroyed the curse that’s led to systemic patriarchy — howev ...

Activists to Fast on Capitol Hill Until Congress Passes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

As an icy wind whipped the sides of a packed tent, five activists committed themselves Tuesday to fast from food and drink and to camp in front of the U.S. Capitol until Congress passes comprehensive immigrati ...

It's Time to Fast and Pray
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

It is time to pray and fast for a change that now feels like a "miracle" in regard to immigration reform. ( Editors Note:  On Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and l ...

Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Faith, immigrant rights, and labor leaders launched the "Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship," Nov. 12, taking place on the National Mall. This post is composed of update ...

Representing Christ in the Face of Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

On Oct. 13, Asian Americans United published an open letter asking the church to reevaluate its behavior toward its Asian brothers and sisters. On Oct. 13, Asian Americans United ...

The Most Controversial Sentence I Ever Wrote
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

The most controversial sentence I ever wrote, considering the response to it, was not about abortion, marriage equality, the wars in Vietnam or Iraq, elections, or anything to do with national or church politi ...

The Man Behind the President's Devotional
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 10:34am | Type: Press

October 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Paul Raushenbush ...

Frustrated Religious Leaders Combat Gov't Shutdown With 2,000+ Bible Verses And A ‘Faithful Filibuster’ Near U.S. Capitol
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

'Faithful Filibuster' Protest Asks Politicians To Focus On Poor, Vulnerable In Shutdown Fight
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Food For Thought
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 9:53am | Type: Press

October 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Henry McLeish ...

Faithful Filibuster: Christian Leaders Read Scripture, Exhort Congress to Care
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God,” read Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and one of several Protestant and Catholic leaders who gathered Wednesday to launch “Faithful Filibuster.” ...

Jim Wallis on the Shutdown: 'It's Unbiblical'
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis gives his commentary on the government shutdown. Jim Wallis sat down to discuss the government shutdown. His conclusion? It's unbiblical.   ...

Jim Wallis Talks Food Stamps Recipients on Ed Show: 'You Must Not Know Them'
Originally Posted: 09/27/2013 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Last night, Jim Wallis appeared on "The Ed Show" to discuss why it's imperative to avoid cutting social programs like food stamps that feed millions of poor and hungry in our country. ...

New Yorkers “Baffled” By Battle Against Food Aid
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

September 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Mark Scheerer ...

'I Have A Complaint' — No — 'I Have a Dream'
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

There was much to complain about for black Americans, and there is much to complain about today for many in this nation. But King taught us that day our complaints or critiques, or even our dissent will never ...

Theologian Jim Wallis to preach at Harbor Church
Originally Posted: 08/12/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Press

August 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Steve Hollaway ...

The Bible's case for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Press

August 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

44,000 can’t wait for immigration reform in Congress
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Press

August 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Pablo Alvarado ...

From politics to the pulpit, faith groups see 'the hand of God' in immigration reform
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 11:29am | Type: Press

August 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Carrie Dann ...

Questioning the Bible: What I Would Have Said to Bill Maher
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Press

July 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Derek Flood ...

Questioning the Bible: What I Would Have Said to Bill Maher
Originally Posted: 07/30/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

It matters how we read the Bible. So as someone who has focused on confronting those "bad parts" in Scripture, I wanted to take a stab at addressing Maher's questions. ...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Press

July 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Religious leaders lobby House for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 1:41pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

CBF pastor seeks immigration reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:41pm | Type: Press

July 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Some say that we should wait again, wait longer to work on the immigration system, wait until later, do it slowly, over time, down the road, piece by piece, and not act now. But our message was this: the time ...

A prayer for peace
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

July 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Alan Sherouse ...