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Time for Confession—and Action
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We stood by as our addiction to fossil fuel ran Genesis in reverse. THE NEWS IN mid-May was gri ...

The Obama Strategy Of Complicated Immigration Border Flow
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Press

June 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Jonalyn26 ...

Obama: GOP Failed To Pass A 'Darn' Immigration Bill
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:13pm | Type: Press

June 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Obama: I Will Fight for Immigration Reform Alone Since House Republicans Refuse To Vote
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Press

July 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

John Boehner Has Moral, Biblical Choice To Make On Immigration Reform Vote, Says Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Press

May 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Our Biggest Climate Change Policy Ever Looms
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

On June 2, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will unveil our biggest climate change policy ever. June 2 is going to be a big deal. Why? Because EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is ...

Chile's New U.S. Ambassador Recalls A Deadly Day In 1976 In Washington And His Own Escape
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

May 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Al Kamen ...

Immigration Reform: Now Is The Time
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

May 16, 2014 Sojo in the News David Gushee ...

The Fateful Year Ahead
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to show that the zeitgeist is changing, and that there's a steep price for fooling us. ...

A Wish List for the 1 Percent
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Gregg Brekke The Trans-Pacific Partnership would grant new powers to multinational corporations. THE TRANS-PA ...

Immigration Advocacy Update: Nearing Two Million Deportations
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

With Easter recess around the corner, immigration supporters are in full force with their advocacy plans. With Easter recess around the corner, immigration supporters are in full ...

Hobby Lobby's Green Family Meets with Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

The pope met with Obama on Thursday for the first time, touching on some hot-button disputes between the White House and U.S. Catholic bishops. Days after discussing the U.S. Cath ...

Time To Stop The Train: Keeping Our Young Brothers Of Color
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Press

March 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Waiting for a Miracle
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer While the battle for immigration reform continues, more than 1,000 people are deported every day. ...

NY's Human Stake: Immigration Reform & State Of The Union
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:17pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Mike Clifford ...

SOTU Reactions From Religious Groups
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

January 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

Long Elusive Immigration Reform Faces Narrow Path Forward In Congress
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Naureen Khan ...

White House Tries A Kinder, Gentler Approach To Achieving Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 5:30pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Fox News Latino ...

White House Dials It Down On Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Reid Epstein ...

What's Right About Obamacare?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Sr. Carol Keehan Amid the political bombast, it’s easy to forget why we needed health-care reform in the first place. ...

What Good Is a Bridge If We Never Cross It?
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama called natural gas a bridge, but what good is a bridge if we don’t take sufficient steps to cross it? Energy policy and climate change action are inexorably linked ...

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 ...

Unemployment, the Vote, and Hope
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 8:38pm | Type: Blog

Today’s Senate vote on unemployment benefits brings hope to 1.3 million people who dare to hope every day. It is right and good that we stand with the least — ones who have fallen on hard times — in their time ...

Obama's Two Faces on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The president has sought to placate the rich, powerful fossil fuel industry. PHYSICS IS IMPLACA ...

The NSA's Need to Know, Your Privacy, and Jesus' Path
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to security. We will always be seeking the better mousetrap to ensnare increasingly stealthy mice, nibbling at our heels. But with each new effort to stave ...

Selfie-Gate: Obama, a Funeral Celebration, and a Scapegoat
Originally Posted: 12/13/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

When taken in context, it seems like Obama's infamous selfie at Mandela's service was reflective of the celebratory, joyful atmosphere typical of a South African memorial service. The only criticism ...

Pastor Mike Goes To Washington
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:48pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Diane Bell ...

Behind Scenes, Catholic Bishops Seek Exit Strategy for Obamacare Mandate
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

After a closed-door session at their annual meeting in Baltimore this month, the U.S. Catholic bishops issued an unusual "special message" reaffirming their long-standing opposition to the Obama admi ...

In Oval Office, Evangelicals Press For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

Has Drone Firepower Conquered Christ's Love?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

As we seek faithful ways to engage governments with the spirit of Jesus’s love and reconciliation, we must remember some essentials. For centuries, followers of Jesus have wondere ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

Gimme That Old-Time Health Insurance ...
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

With the changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act, insurance continuity would be a crap shoot. Yes, President Obama said that if we like our health insurance, we can keep it.  ...

Aide Shares Bible Devotionals He Sent to President Obama Each Morning
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

President Obama may not attend church most Sundays, but a new book reveals the Bible verses and prayers that he reads every morning. President Obama may not attend church most Sun ...

Obama, Evangelicals To Make Immigration Top National Priority Following Fiscal Crisis Resolution
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Suzan Johnson Cook to Resign as Religious Freedom Ambassador
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is resigning after 17 months on the job, according to two sources familiar w ...

Federal Workers Deserve A Living Wage
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

As poverty continues to increase unabated, the faith community must raise its voice and speak in unison. President Obama must bring justice to these workers. Morality demands it. ...

President Obama: ‘Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me 35 Years Ago’
Originally Posted: 07/19/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

President Obama addressed the nation today regarding the George Zimmerman trial, giving his thoughts on the nation's response to the verdict and the state of racism in our society. ...

Catholic Hospitals at Odds with Bishops Over Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all employees receive free birth control coverage. ...

Mr. Obama, Close Down This Jail!
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Guantanamo reminds us of the fragility of constitutional democracy. PUBLIC PRESSURE IS finall ...

Peering in the Dark Corners
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Catherine Woodiwiss Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill shines a light on U.S. covert wars. JEREMY SCAHILL ...

Hellfire from Above
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Holt More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. Obama, technology, and the myth of redemptive violence. ...

What's Wrong with Drones?
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Under Christian ethics, drone warfare is neither just nor moral. SOME CHRISTIANS seeking moral gu ...

Seeking Nonviolent Solutions in Syria
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Working with the U.N. for a negotiated settlement has a greater chance of success than military involvement. ...

COMMENTARY: A Hunger Strike to Close Guantanamo
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Last Sunday, Timothy Murphy began a fast of solidarity with the Guantanamo inmates who are on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention. As one of our Ph.D. students and an orda ...

National Day of Prayer: Text of Presidential Proclamation
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

Text of President Barack Obama's Proclamation for the National Day of Prayer. Editor's Note:  Below is the text of President Barack Obama's Proclamation for t ...

General Motors Calls on Washington to Work Together on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

General Motors signs the Climate Declaration. General Motors signed the Climate Declaration. The statement is part of a new initiative by businesses for greater action on global w ...

President Obama Sides With His Guantanamo Bay Protesters
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday, President Obama repeated his belief that Guantanamo Bay needs to be closed. President Obama broke his silence to comment on the current hunger strike of over 90 men at Gu ...

President Obama, Mourner in Chief
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Barack Obama’s legacy is still a work in progress, though even sympathetic commentators are seeing him now, in his fifth year, as too slow to act, too cerebral to brawl, and too little respected by his politic ...

VIDEO: People of Faith Tackle Climate Change
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Rose Marie Berger writes in the May 2013 Sojourners magazine cover story, “ For God So Loved the World ,” that people of faith are key to reversing climate ch ...

The Battle is Joined
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We can see in our mind's eye all the generations to come, and so we know why we fight. ALL ...