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Seeing Justice As Part of Discipleship — and Our Worship of God
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

And sometimes, when I hear folks talk about justice in the church, I cringe … I cringe because if we’re not careful, we’re again compartmentalizing justice rather than seeing it as part of the whole Gospel; We ...

Are You 'Good Enough'?
Originally Posted: 08/14/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

I love my country and my faith, but I see that both have succumbed to the paralyzing mediocrity of believing that ‘good enough’ is good enough. I don’t know about you, and the peo ...

A Summit for Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "When I claim to be a Christian, it should be a radical statement." IN JUNE, SOJOURNERS ...

Spotlight on The Summit: World Change Through Faith and Justice 2014: Sara Johnson
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

Although nervous to be a founder of a non-profit that hasn’t officially launched yet attending a conference with heavy hitters in the non-profit world, within seconds of walking into the initial Summit gatheri ...

Occupy Good Pasture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Do you have to get what’s yours and at the same time mess it up for others? The interesting thing about human nature is that even among the oppressed, people will seek supremacy, ...

A Handbook for Justice
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World. IVP Books. FAITH-ROOT ...

From the Archives: July 1991
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Melanie Morrison An Issue of Justice MOST discussions about the Bible and homosexuality are limited to a hand ...

The First Multimedia Blowup Moment
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

The moment of Pentecost was an enormous multisensory event. It was the equivalent of a something going viral on social media — but on an even grander scale. Can you imagine sittin ...

This Will Change How You See Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

The people we meet change our lives. Through hearing the stories and learning about the lives of others, we are transformed. And, it is for exactly those reasons that I hope you’ll watch this short trailer and ...

Pastorgraphs: "The Heart Of A Sojourner"
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 11:49am | Type: Press

May 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Bill Jenkins ...

COMMENTARY: In Bethlehem, Pope Francis Can Show His Support for Peace, Justice
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

The visit of Pope Francis to Palestine has turned into an enormous opportunity for His Holiness to reaffirm his commitment to peace and justice in a land that so desperately craves these things. ...

We Are In a Crisis — a Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Martin Luther King, Jr. said 46 years ago in one of his last sermons that if you ignore the poor, one day the whole system will collapse and implode. The costs are too high if we don’t address systemic racism ...

God Sets the World Right
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A EVER SINCE ADAM AND EVE ate themselves out ...

Cherish Each Moment — Even the Sucky Ones
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "If communion isn't a little edgy, you may not be doing it right." -- A tribute to Elizabeth Palmberg (1970-2014) ...

10 Personal Decisions for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Christ's upside-down kingdom offers a different and subversive message: Lose your life and you'll find it. ...

The Supreme Court's Assault on Democracy
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court has decided that people (individual human beings or corporations) have the right to donate to an unlimited number of political candidates — therefore removing the aggreg ...

SLIDESHOW: Moral March Photos
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors On a cold day this past February, seminary student Sara Wolcott boarded a bus in New York to attend the Moral March in North ...

Telling a Resurrection Story
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A THERE IS NO controlling a story once it’s ...

Recovering Creatureliness
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Grataski If we seek to follow Jesus in context, nothing is more contextual than a watershed. The foll ...

Wrath: The Deadly Sin of the Divine
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

This definitional conundrum raises a few questions. Is it wrong to speak of God’s wrath? Wrong to list wrath among the Deadly Sins? Or are there certain things that are only sins if humans do them but are appr ...

The Criminality of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

The core problem is not the law, but its application in our racialized world. The Dunn mistrial and Zimmerman verdict are manifestations of a core spiritual lie that keeps us from seeing what is because we onl ...

The Hope of Glory Amidst 'Bondage and Decay' of Environmental Injustice
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

I am encouraged because despite the bondage and decay, glory is coming. In order for us to really receive God’s promises, we need to relieve ourselves of the bondage of sin that is manifested through environme ...

Working Toward Justice in the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

We must fight for justice, but we must do so in the way of Jesus. The classic sci-fi novel  Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card was adapted on to the big screen in November 2013. ...

SXSW 2014 Where Faith Joins The Convo
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Press

March 8, 2014 Sojo in the News DJ Chuang ...

Attn SBNR: Biblical Violence Matters to Peace
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Religion can be defined as the practices and beliefs employed by humans to contain our violence. If you are a spiritual but not religious seeker after peace, please do not deceive yourself into thinking that i ...

And the Mountains Will Fall
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Allen Johnson New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby. SOON AFTER D ...

Why is the Cross Necessary?
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A THIS GENERATION IS wired a bit differently ...

Evangelical, Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his argument for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace to the annual AIPAC conference this week, and whatever else we might know, we know this: Many evangelical Christians ...

Judson Conference On Slavery, Human Rights Set For Feb. 21-22
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Dave Gathman ...

Hundreds Call For Social Change At Justice Conference In Calif.
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:52pm | Type: Press

February 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Anugrah Kumar ...

Justice Conference Feb. 21-22 in Elgin
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

February 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Windy City Times ...

Immigration Activists Arrested in Civil Disobedience Outside White House
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

This President’s Day, about 20 church leaders, sympathizers, and undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House as part of an act of civil disobedience to protest the nearly 2 million people ...

Faithful Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

My life is not my own. I am the product of sacrifice. I am here because of those who saw beyond themselves and thought personal sacrifice was worth giving up to allow justice to take hold. I am here because Je ...

AUDIO: StandUp w/PeteDominick - Jim Wallis: How To Win The "War On Poverty"
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:45pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Pete Dominick ...

How A Poor Theology Of The Cross Created America's Broken Justice System
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Our system isn’t working. It might surprise you however, to understand how we arrived at such a broken justice system. We got here because of poor theology. America’s justice syst ...

The Hidden History of Pentecostal Pacifism
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Alexander Early Pentecostal denominations, including the Assemblies of God, opposed war and supported peacemaking. What happened to ...

Justice Delayed: About That Time We Executed A Child With A Bible
Originally Posted: 01/31/2014 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

The difficulty of restorative justice, is that some things simply can’t be restored. The difficulty of restorative justice, is that some things simply can’t be restored. Certai ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

Friendship as Justice
Originally Posted: 01/24/2014 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

Friends don’t pity; they love. Justice work, at its best, is as simple as making a friend. Overheard on a Facebook conversation last week: “There is really not much difference bet ...

5 Myths About Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Here are five commonly perpetuated myths about minimum wage. Hopefully, their exploration will shed a more accurate light on this contested issue. It’s a new year, and Congress is ...

What Is the Lord's Justice?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A EXECUTE: TO ENACT OR DO. Having grown up i ...

In Pursuit of Wholeness
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Cynthia Bourgeault Cynthia Bourgeault explains how we can both seek social ...

Pastor's Corner: Consider A Deeper Resolution To Compassion
Originally Posted: 01/03/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Press

January 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Sister M. Brigid Clingman ...

'This Little Light of Mine': A Simple Sunday School Song and A Civil Rights Anthem
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

I hadn't known "This Little Light of Mine" was an anthem of the civil rights movement. I hadn't known this little light might shine through simple acts of justice: sitting on a bus, orderin ...

Four Questions for Sister Jean Lait, CSF
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children ...

A Garden Toolbox for Schools
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese   Catholic Coalition on Climate Change Catholicclimatecovenant.org This site has education and worship resources tailored to different ages and set ...

Pope Francis Lays Out a Blueprint for His Papacy in 'Evangelii Gaudium'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Laying out a blueprint for the issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis on Tuesday issued a biting critique of capitalism, calling on world leaders to fight against poverty and for the rich to ...

Mandy Patinkin, 'The Princess Bride,' and Justice, Revenge, and Jewish Spirituality
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

Twenty years after 'The Princess Bride' became a pop culture icon, Mandy Patinkin began to hear one of his lines from the movie that he’d overlooked when he spoke them two decades ago: ...

Your Turn, Harvard
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This kind of neutrality is like defending the right of poor and rich alike to sleep beneath bridges. ...

Faith and the Executioner
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty. Liturgical Press. IN ...