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Your Photo Memos to Barack Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>About a week before my first day on the job at Sojourners, a very exciting piece of news made its way around the office: Barack Obama had worked out at the gym across the street from Sojourners. Welco ...

Our Children's 'Audacity of Hope'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord (audacity of hope, Barack Obama, change, Children, Educatio ...

Even More Will Be Expected
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, You have been given a wonderful opportunity to help and heal America and the world. Thank you for using your ...

Challenge the World with Mosaic Leadership
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama:</p> Dear President-elect Obama: Congratulations to you, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha. Your victory is indeed theirs as they have chosen to shar ...

Great Crises Call for Bold Leadership
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, Although it has been said that every great president needs a crisis during which to exhibit his greatness, it ...

Time to Open up a Two-Way Street
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, I am sending you some wonderful memos, letters, and reflections on what your election means , and what peo ...

Obama's Harmony of Intellect and Intuition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Mr. President, Barack,</p> <p>Every room I have ever been in with you was a much easier room for your presence.</p> Mr. President, Barack, Every room I have ...

Tend to Your Soul
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> <p>You are a leader not just because of what you have done, but because of who you are. Tend to your soul.</p> Dear President-ele ...

A Prayer for a New President and a New America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

God of Abraham, Miriam, Hannah, Rizpah, and David...<br /> God of Elijah, Amos, Ruth, Isaiah, Deborah...<br /> God of Mary, John the Baptizer, Peter, Paul, Philemon and Onesimus... ...

Building the Capacity for Neighbors to Help Neighbors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This election galvanized millions of people who yearned to take back our country. People want to contribute their talents, strengthen communities, take pride in what we give and accomplish. ...

Abortion Reduction Key to Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, First, congratulations on your election as our 44 th president. I hope you know that there are tens of mil ...

National Service, Global Concern
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama,</p> President Obama, Your campaign fired up supporters around the country and galvanized them to ring doorbells and make phone calls. Now you need to in ...

Be a Friend to Yourself and the World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, As you prepare to begin your historic presidency, I offer you these simple words from another senator of Illi ...

Intellectual Rigor and Vigor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama:</p> Dear President-elect Obama: Probably the hardest single thing for any modern president to maintain amidst the daily storms, both real and ...

Leaders Are Only as Strong as the Citizens Who Raise Their Voices
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title. On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother ...

We Will Be Measured by Our Treatment of the Least and the Last
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama, on behalf of the Vineyard Church of Columbus, I offer our sincerest congratulations and encouragement as you assume the awesome task of providing leadership for our country and our ...

President Obama: Honor Your Call to the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

While my friend, Christine, sent me iPhone photos of the thousands of ecstatic Chicagoans she partied with last night in Grant Park, I pondered what I would write to you this morning. ...

All Americans at the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama, in taking the nation into its next chapter, I am counting on you to remember those who have been left behind and forgotten by too many of your predecessors.</p> ...

An Opportunity to Translate Religious Diversity into Global Stability
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Religious conflict is the great global challenge of the 21<sup>st</sup> century. America is the most religiously diverse country in the world and the most religiously devout nation in the West. ...

A Time for New Transparency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

We welcome you, President Obama, as the leader of our nation. We welcome you, President Obama, as the leader of our nation. What we need most from you is regular, open communicat ...

My Three Hopes for Obama
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Mr. President,</p> <p>You have my active and prayerful support. In addition, I am hoping you will:</p> Dear Mr. President, You have my active and praye ...

A Brief Observation on Your First Morning as President-Elect
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Whether installed by election, by hereditary right, or by power of arms, of all the rulers humankind has ever had, none is so venerated or cited or-and this is important-none so forgiven by history ...