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Culture War Casualties: Responding to Carrie Prejean and Bullying Suicides
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week Carrie Prejean, also known as the former Miss California, lost the Miss U.S.A. Last week Carrie Prejean, also known as the former Miss California, lost the Miss U.S.A. p ...

Defining 'Progressive'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

"Progressive" has become the adjective of choice to describe faith communities with commitments to justice, serving the poor, and environmentalism. "Progressive&quo ...

What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something. When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to so ...

Video: Jim Wallis on the Poverty Forum
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis on PBS's <em>Religion and Ethics Newsweekly</em>'s coverage of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/19/the-bipartisan-poverty-forum/">The Poverty Forum</a&g ...

The Poverty Forum's Three Points of Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It is the power of relationships that make new things possible. Relationships are the foundation of and the means for creating a culture shift. It is the power of relationships t ...

The Bipartisan Poverty Forum
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Through the partisan fistfight of the general election, in the midst of political posturing during the transition, and moving forward in spite of a Congress split down party lines, a bipartisan gro ...

On the Corruption of a Young Evangelical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&amp;pageId=84943">Philis Schlafly, a long time leader of the Religious Right</a> and known for her opposition to the Equal ...

Secretary of State Clinton Promises Action Against Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many newspapers across the country last Friday. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, graced the front pages of many ...

Rev. Joel Hunter on This American Life
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In case you're not a loyal listener of PRI's <em><a href="http://www.thisamericanlife.org">This American Life</a></em> (the Rodrick Beilers have passed many a long r ...

The Next Stage in the Fight Against Torture
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

It is still hard to believe that the hopes we have nurtured in the Christian anti-torture movement would come to fruition -- and so early, and so comprehensively, as they did with President Obama's ...

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. The day after the inaugur ...

An Evangelical Heritage of Gender Equality
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

How many times have you heard the oft-repeated claim that Christians who advance the shared authority and leadership of men and women in the church and home ignore the authority of scripture? ...

A Brief Explanation of Canadian Politics: Prorogue, Eh?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Here in Canada if you're the party with the most seats in the House, you get to be in charge, and your leader gets to be the Prime Minister. Here in Canada if you're the ...

Seeing the Election Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.</p> Wat ...

We Need Post-Election Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I follow politics, but I don't go crazy. I'm not the kind of person who wears buttons, puts bumper stickers on their cars, and signs on their home lawns. I follow polit ...

Be Not Afraid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged. For the entire political year, the ...

The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations. In the months leading up to the ele ...

Audio: Adam Hamilton Talks About Mainline Renewal
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Pastor Adam Hamilton of <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2811">Church of the Resurrection</a> in <span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;">Lea ...

Egalitarians' Feminism Based on Scripture, Not Secular Ideals
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

For egalitarians, it is an appeal to scripture rather than liberal political thought (as <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/june/28.41.html">Sarah Sumner suggested in <em>C ...

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He looked at me in disbelief. "Like, a real one? A born-again one?" he asked. Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He ...

President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | 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 ...

Zogby's Purple People Poll
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

While most political junkies were distracted by the big news of the week - the economic meltdown, the first presidential debate - the good people at <a href="http://www.zogby.com/">Zogby Intern ...

Am I Liberal or Conservative? Or Both? (Romal Tune)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

[... <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/am-i-liberal-or-conservative-o.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [... continued from ...

Am I Liberal or Conservative? Or Both? (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

It wasn't until I started working in the world of religion and politics with advocacy organizations on Capitol Hill that I ever heard anyone define Christians as liberal or conservative. ...

Personal and Social Responsibility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/">"blogalogue"</a> with David Klinghoffer, author of </em>How Woul ...