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White House Says It Can’t List Westboro Baptist as ‘Hate Group’
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

In response to five “We the People” petitions, the White House condemned the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church but said it is powerless to list the Kansas church as a hate group and remove its tax-exempt ...

Our Broken Social Contract
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

Throughout the years, authors and academic scholars have studied and revealed their opinions of whether economic equality is in fact possible in the United States. Throughout the ...

Detained DREAMer Tells His Story From Behind Bars
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: A recent news report recounted how activists with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance have placed themselves intentionally in deportation proceedings in order to enter the Broward Transi ...

Lutherans Find Common with Catholics on Obama Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Lutherans and Catholics are not historically known for their theological sympathy, but earlier this month the president of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod told the U.S. House that he will "stand with o ...

New Poll: Public Divided Over Birth Control Insurance Mandate
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

The American public is closely divided over the federal rule that would require employers, including most religiously-affiliated institutions, to cover birth control as part of their health care benefits, acco ...

US Catholic Bishops Reject Obama Contraception Compromise
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 2:44am | Type: Blog

Despite early indications that an "accommodation" to the mandate on insurance coverage for contraception announced Friday by the Obama Administration might earn their support, the U.S. Conference of ...

Encircle the White House Nov. 6 to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

On November 6, I will join Jim Wallis, staff members from Sojourners, and 15,000 others in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park to tell President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline project. ...

Say NO to the Pipeline
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger addressed hundreds gathered near Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. last week, to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline. ...