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A 'Just Peace' President?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

If this Gaza War teaches us anything, if the tragic history of wars in the Middle East teaches us anything, it is that when people are determined to obtain weapons and fight, war goes on and solves ...

'The Needs of the Poor Take Priority Over the Desires of the Rich'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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 ...

Obama: 'Talk is Cheap'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | 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 ...

Peacemaking, Power, and Politics: Books for Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

As a former theology and philosophy professor at Asbury Seminary, Sojourners' COO, Chuck Gutenson, is a walking encyclopedia of all things theological As a former theology a ...

Racial Reconciliation: A Necessary Conversion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency. In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency. Through books he read and conversations he had with A ...

My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | 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 - 8:17am | 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. ...

Will Obama Spell Justice Outside of the U.S.?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

More people around the world will watch Barack Obama's inauguration than any other presidential inauguration in history. More people around the world will watch Barack Obama& ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

Favorite Books and Movies of 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Here are some books I read this past year that gave me considerable food for thought:</p> Here are some books I read this past year that gave me considerable food for though ...

Border Walls Keep Out Mary and Baby
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

She walks the trails until her ankles swell and her back pulsates with pain. She walks the trails until her ankles swell and her back pulsates with pain. Her abdomen, swollen with ...

India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror. After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit th ...

Still Hungry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This weekend I found myself irritable, tired, and hungry. Not hungry for food, but with an ache in my spirit. A burdensome kind of discontent not easily soothed by quick fixes.</p> ...

President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at </em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/action/alerts/VOP_poverty-sunday-toolkit.pdf"><em>Poverty Sunday</em></a ...

A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting. This week, with the news of the U.S. ...

A Look at Mary in August
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

My wife and I are starting the book of Luke for our devotional reading this week. The whole Christmas story comes up so fast, and it is a bit strange to consider the story in August. ...

A Justice Revival
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg A three-day event features prayer, worship, and a call to put faith into action. What does ...

Charging the Darkness
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gary Haugen An excerpt from Gary Haugen's new book, Just Courage. I vividly remember when I finally had t ...

WEB ONLY: Redefining Holy
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Various Authors Exclusive online extended content. Making Dreams Real Eliacín Rosario-Cruz, 33 Program a ...

All the Way to the Bank
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Meg E. Cox Opportunity International takes microfinance to the next level. An elderly Zambian woman pulled out ...

It's a Start
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donald W. Shriver Jr. Apologies for slavery must be followed by steps to justice. Between January 2007 and Mar ...

At the Hour of Our Death
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Is a proper burial for World Trade Center victims a justice issue? Diane Horning's vigil for the conscience of Amer ...

Going with Your Gut
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson I often "miscue" in reading the story of the Good Samaritan. I often “miscue” i ...

Milking the Innocent
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sharon Craig Marketing infant formula at the cost of young lives. In the Philippines, as in much of the globa ...

A Shelter for the Soul
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joanna B. Campbell 'Citizen architects' meet real-world challenges. El Centro Episcopal is located ...

Seeking Shalom
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Or N. Rose Peace, Justice, and Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition is part of a growing body of literature written by progressive Jews, Christi ...

Flooding Jena with Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Thousands of protesters marched through Jena, Louisiana, on Sept. Thousands of protesters march ...

The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren Our 'framing' stories aren't serving us well. But there is an alternative: the good news of Jesus. ...

Soul-Freeing Pursuits
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathy McGinnis A list of life-shaping books for children. Children’s literature provides one of the most upli ...

Bursting the Christian Bubble
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Hanna Kang Azusa Pacific students follow Jesus out of the comfort zone. In the foothills of the San Gabriel Mo ...

Brownfields Forever
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront ...

30-Year Sentence in Stang Killing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez A Brazilian landowner known as the mastermind behind ...

Truth and Consequence
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis An eyewitness to massacre and genocide finds shame, hope, and possibility for a moral world. Nicho ...

Living in the Presence of God
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C. Themes of time and patience uni ...

Attention to Trade Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Guy I have received Sojourners magazine for some time and am especially impressed with the May issue on fair trade. ...

Voter Fraud?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Meg E. Cox Conservatives nationwide have been clamoring for tough ID requirements to stop individual voting fraud. ...

Reconnecting Spiritual Practice, Evangelism, and Justice
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 6:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tony Campolo Many Christians are questioning whether evangelicals care enough about trying to change the political and economic instituti ...

Fashion Conscious
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Clothing the world with justice. When stern-looking models wearing the colors of Africa sashayed d ...

Making Trade Just
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Adam Russell Taylor Changing the world by changing the rules. During the 2005 Group of Eight summit, the Unite ...

Earth in the Balance
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alan Betts The faith community will need to step up its role as protectors of creation. By profession I am a c ...

Restorative Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Toronto-based Anglicans met in November to discuss re ...

Resisting the Death Spiral
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Howard Zehr Capital punishment is about vengeance, not justice. Resisting the Death Spiral: Capital punishment i ...

Spiritual Revolutionaries
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Ard Some activists possess a certain quality that's hard to put your finger on; you just know it when you see it. They are hopeful when the situation seems hopeless, they ...

Sowing Peace and Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The management of the Smithfield Foods pork processin ...

What the Heck is 'Social Justice'?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger 2007 is a Sabbath Year. Every seventh year, according to biblical tradition, the people of God are invited to observe a ...

America's Holy City
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The suffering and salvation of New Orleans. America's Holy City ...

Create in Me a Green Heart...
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily R. Hershberger Resources for a sustainable life. Creation and Christ Creatio ...

Battling Goliath in Tennessee
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks The Tennessee Justice Center advocates for the ill - and squares off against the state's health cuts. ...

What's right with this picture?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Micah Challenge calls evangelicals to get serious about bringing good news to the poor. ...

From El Salvador to South Africa
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Challenges to the church in the global South. Three Catholic bishops stood at the ...