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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: 01/23/2015 - 5:31pm | 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: 01/23/2015 - 5:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

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

From the Archives: November-December 1999
Originally Posted: 01/23/2015 - 5:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Will Campbell We've Lost the War on Drugs THIS STORY IS about the loss of a war and the sin and insanity ...

'I Have A Complaint' -- No -- 'I Have A Dream'
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Press

August 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Breaking the Line by Simon & Schuster / Moved by the Spirit by USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture / The Adventist ...

Why I Will Be Marching on Washington and Why You Should Too
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

Thankfully, "separate but equal" is a vestige of the past; Jim Crow segregation is no longer the law of the land; and racial slurs and derogatory remarks are no longer acceptable. However, we must re ...

Toward Life Abundant
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Fortress Press. CYNTHIA MOE- ...

The Color of Justice
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

America, we have a problem with race. And with guns. Oddly, I wasn't there the night George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. I wasn't in the jury box either. Some commenta ...

Traffic Cameras, Domestic Drones, and Mandatory Sentencing
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

But then, there may be another problem with increased surveillance and flooding our nation’s skies with drones. Let’s take traffic cameras as an example. At first I had no problem ...

Drones for Christ
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

David Swanson How Jerry Falwell's Liberty U.—the world's largest Christian university—became an evangelist for drone warfare.  ...

My Pilgrimage with Warehouse Workers
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Helene Slessarev-Jamir Immigration reform must include protection of workers' rights. EVERY TIME I fly i ...

No Room at the Inn
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Cincinnati's faith leaders cross denominational lines to standup to a corporate bully. REV. ...

Experiments in Love
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

What would it be like if, instead of responding to violence with vengeance, we, as leaders, imagined ways for love to drive out hate? When I got off the plane at O’Hare Airport in ...

An Invocation for May Day
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

The following is the text of an invocation being given at the May Day Rally in Madison, Wis. Editor's Note : The following is the text of an invocation being given a ...

Talking to My Son About Boston
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

“I heard someone dropped a bomb on Boston,” said Mattias, my 9-year-old son, over breakfast while I scrolled through the breaking news reports. I woke up this morning, like everyo ...

Heartbreak Beyond Heartbreak (Hill)
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

The beauty of Jesus’ story is that we soon forget the brutality of the robbers due to the caring example of the Good Samaritan. Thirty-four years ago – and about that many pounds ...

Boston Bombings: Deliver Us from Evil
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

I hate admitting that I’m vulnerable. But the president’s words didn’t reassure me. They made me feel more vulnerable because the phrase “full weight of justice” is always a veiled call to violence. ...

'Pacem in Terris' — 50 Years Later
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

On April 11, 1963 Pope John XXIII published an encyclical some initially dismissed as naive and myopic, as too liberal and too lofty. But today, his "Pacem in Terris" is generally lauded as genius an ...

Four Quesitons for Sophoan Rath
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 1:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Sophoan Rath, survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime Bio: Tour guide in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and ...

The Endlessly Fascinating Word
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Whether you're preaching the Bible, teaching it, or reading it on your own, there are always new facets to be revealed. ...

'We Dare Not Postpone Action'
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Christian Churches Together Church leaders respond, 50 years later, to King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." ...

To Redeem the Soul of America
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Harding King's "living letter" from Birmingham jail still speaks to us all. AT TIMES I ...

Connecting the Dots
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Onleilove Alston Hurricane Sandy vividly demonstrated the relationship between climate change, poverty, and immigration. ...

Calling of the Shepherd
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis A prayer for the new pope to fulfill, in fresh ways, the promise of Vatican II. WHEN POPE BENEDI ...

The Forgotten
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

Immigration is not my problem — deportation, not my concern. My family will never be personally harmed by the injustices of a broken system. But I care about immigration reform because injustice is here. I car ...

On Scripture: When People You Don’t Much Like Receive God’s Love
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Our sense of injustice is quite attuned to moments of personal grievance even as we neglect how our actions may harm others. If anything, these moments of rage reveal much more about us than those we think hav ...

Using Spending Power for Good: A Conversation With Nathan George of Trade As One
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

At the Justice Conference last weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan George, founder of Trade As One, and ask him about buying fair trade and his company's awesome — and newly launched — f ...

Human Flourishing: Seeking More For The Oppressed
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Press

February 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Anthony Bradley ...

Closing the Loop on Khalid Sheikh Mohammad?
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

The excuse of national security is being used to eliminate a basic foundation of democracy: transparency. If evidence used to convict a person is secret, if the accused cannot openly challenge the charges bein ...

A Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors This pledge, which draws on one used by Mahatma Gandhi's independence campaign in India, was used in the U.S. civil righ ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Pursuing Justice: The Call to Live & Die for Bigger Things by Ken Wytsma / Girl Rising / Summoned from the Margin: Homec ...

'Where Were You?'
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper "You shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt." ...

King, Clowns, and the Third Way
Originally Posted: 01/18/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

"The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice," proclaimed the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It may bend towards justice, but it does not bend gently. ...