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Activists End Immigration fast as Thousands of Others Take up the Cause
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Sapped by three weeks of a water-only diet, three activists for immigration reform ended their fasts Tuesday with a morsel of bread blessed by a priest and “passed the fast on” to others who hope to keep atten ...

'Because They Marched:' Obama's Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's speech from the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Editor's Note:  The fol ...

WATCH: 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

Watch the live stream here. Do Not Display (Barack Obama, Diversity, God's Politics, John ...

Memories of the March
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

“I think we got a long ways to go but I do think that there’s been a lot of changes. I don’t think you’ll ever see what Martin Luther King dreamed in reality, in total. I think we’ll always have to strive for ...

Sojo Stories: Marching Alongside a Civil Rights Hero
Originally Posted: 07/31/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

famously were beaten  by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., in 1965 during an attempted ... Act of 1965. Aydin, who co-wrote the book with Congressman Lewis, and illustrator Nate Powell sat ...

Watch the Vote: Supreme Court Effectively Kills Voting Rights Act
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 5:38am | Type: Blog

Only 48 years ago, on March 7, 1965, men, women, and children absorbed blasts of water, bone-crushing ... of 1965, Emerging Voices) Brandon Hook / Sojourners Blood had to flow from Edmund Pettus Bridge ... discrimination,Selma to Montgomery,voting rights,Voting Rights Act of 1965 ...

Ecumenical group pledges to act on King’s jail message
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 2:10pm | Type: Press

May 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Alex Mikulich ...

We Are in a Battle for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

I hear it over and over again both during my conversations on the road, and as I skim the headlines each day, that we are in a battle for the common good. From Boston to Washington, we are facing many fronts. ...

Congressman John Lewis Tells the Story of the March from Selma to Montgomery (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 6:21pm | Type: Blog

Congressman John Lewis boarded my bus from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, and this living testament to nonviolent activism told us his story. This past weekend, The Faith and Politi ...

Joe Biden, John Lewis, and the Long Road to Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 6:24pm | Type: Blog

On the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, John Lewis,  Hosea Williams, and many others, were confronted ...

Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies. Amidst the jubilation of the new year and a long awaited solution to the fiscal cliff crisis lies sad news: Lillian Miles Lewis, the wife o ...

For Black Farmers, Fight For Civil Rights Continues
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/08/for-black-farmers-fight-for-civil-rights-continues/" target="_blank"></a>On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights marchers attempted ... On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights marchers attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery , Alabama, ... coordinating committee, target, Washington, Faith and Politics) On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights ...

Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/selma/" target="_blank">Selma, Alabama</a> began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Time to Break the Silence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>[<em>Editor's Note</em></strong><em>: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will feature a series of p ...

Why August 28 Matters (It's Not About Glenn Beck)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On August 28, 1963 the mastermind of the historic <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/march-on-washington/">March on Washington</a>, A. On August 28, 1963 the ...

A Million Christians for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential.</p> Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential. For more than a year, Sojourners has been discu ...

Healing the Nation's Soul with Mutual Respect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The health-care struggle culminating in Sunday's vote brought out the best and the worst of legislators' and citizens' behavior. The health-care struggle culminatin ...

A Significant Step Toward Health Reform in Spite of Poisonous Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

in Mississippi during 1965-66 when I was there as a civil rights activist, it was like this, with the N-word ...

The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing <a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine">Sojourners magazine</a> at the annual <a title="Faith and Polit ...

What Does the Civil Rights Movement Have to Do With Me?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

This weekend I have the privilege of representing <a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine"><em>Sojourners</em> magazine</a> at the annual <a title="Faith and Politics In ...

46 Years and Counting: What Happened to the Dream?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Forty-six years ago, on Aug. 28, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood and gave the <a href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm">"I Have a Dream" ...

Doing Kingdom Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

There were some remarkable outcomes to last week's Mobilization to End Poverty, with nearly 50 <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-host-sponsors">sp ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...

Inauguration Journal: Scattered Thoughts Over Four Days of History
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's a better country than I thought it was. I honestly wouldn't have thought this possible. I guess I would have agreed with the older generation of African Americans in my neighborhood: Th ...

Crossing the Line Between Legitimate Criticism and Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attacks in Gaza. It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attack ...

Why I Believe Christians Should Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

of the historic Voting Rights in 1965. John had tears in his eyes when he told me about the long early voter lines ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...

John McCain's Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

"I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his soul. "I think if McCain uses these very nasty character references he risks losing his ...