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Presbyterians Remove Controversial 'Zionism Unsettled' from Denomination's Website
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism. The Presbyterian Chur ...

Why I Am Still In Detroit
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

Nine days after my Dad’s memorial service on June 7, I am still in Detroit. Nine days after my Dad’s memorial service on June 7, I am still in Detroit. I am still in Detroit to ...

Inspired and Inclusive Equality
Originally Posted: 06/06/2014 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

Working as a university writing and literature professor in a conservative college town in the Bible Belt, I have seen the views of Christian students change on the issue of LGBTQ inclusion over the last decad ...

Presbyterians Stir Theology Debate by Rejecting Popular New Hymn
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

The committee putting together a new hymnal for the Presbyterian Church (USA) dropped the popular hymn “In Christ Alone” because the song’s authors refused to change a phrase about the wrath of God. ...

Presbyterian Group Appoints First Openly Transgender Director of Mainline Protestant Organization
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

More Light Presbyterians, a network of congregations and individuals in the Presbyterian Church (USA) that advocates for LGBT inclusion, today announced Alex McNeill as their new executive director. McNeill is ...

'Here is the Steeple:' Church Leaders Take on Sexual Violence Within Their Walls
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

A movement of lay advocates speaking out against sexual violence is gaining steam in the faith communities. But are similar efforts happening inside church doors? A movement of la ...

PCUSA promotes pro-immigration push
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 12:39pm | Type: Press

January 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Alan F.H. Wisdom ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

Civility: The Problem of Being Nice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In March, I signed <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.display&amp;item=100308-civility-covenant">The Civility Covenant</a> issued by the folks at Sojourners. ...