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Pasta and Peacemaking: Learning Nonviolence from My Kids
Originally Posted: 05/25/2014 - 7:09pm | Type: Blog

A big part of maturing is learning how not to be driven by our emotions — how to respond thoughtfully, rather than reacting emotionally. If this is hard for me as an adult, it's understandable that my 8-y ...

COMMENTARY: In Bethlehem, Pope Francis Can Show His Support for Peace, Justice
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The visit of Pope Francis to Palestine has turned into an enormous opportunity for His Holiness to reaffirm his commitment to peace and justice in a land that so desperately craves these things. ...

Multi-faith Group Backs US Bipartisan Support For Persecuted Middle East Christians
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 8:20am | Type: Press

May 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Ecumenical News International ...

A Call For Help For Mideast Christians
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Movsesian ...

American Christians Pledge Solidarity With Persecuted Christians In Egypt, Iraq And Syria
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Press

May 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Nina Shea ...

Christian Leaders Stand In Solidarity With Imperiled Religious Communities
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Press

May 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jeffrey Walton ...

Part IV: Identifying With the Oppressor
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

“I committed genocide. I would rather stay in prison than to see the eyes of whom I have committed crimes against.” Over banana beer and fried plantains, we sat around a com ...

5 Points To Take From Time Magazine's List Of Top 100 Influencers
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

April 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Ventures ...

Sarah Palin and the Beauty of Baptism
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin used baptism as a metaphor for waterboarding terrorists . Oh, Sarah Palin. So you’ve most likely heard Sarah Palin u ...

Dangote, Okonjo-Iweala, Other Africans Make Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Niyi Aderibigbe ...

Twitter Reacts To Honorees From Africa On 2014 TIME 100
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:43pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Maddy Fry ...

Imam Omar Kobine Layama, Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga and The Rev. Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou
Originally Posted: 04/24/2014 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Rwanda 20 Focus On Prevention
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Press

April 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Cason ...

Reclaiming Resources from War, Railguns, and Grenades
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

In early April, the U.S. Navy unveiled its Mach 7 Magnetic Mangler, “a railgun straight out of Star Trek that can take out targets at 100 miles with a projectile flying at nearly 7,000 feet per second.” So far ...

Rethinking What It Means to be a Christian
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

More and more, I’m seeing that the issue is not doctrine; it’s attitude. It’s not theology; it’s posture. It’s not the brain; it’s the heart. “You are not only a coward but a non- ...

Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Carl McColman ...

Voting With Their Feet
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

On March 28 at about 4 p.m., the Afghan Peace Volunteers heard a loud explosion nearby. For the rest of the evening and night, they anxiously waited for the sound of rocket fire and firing to stop. It was repo ...

Evangelicals And Peacemaking - Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe's Speech At The Third Christ At The Checkpoint Conference In Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 12:56pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Geoff Tunnicliffe ...

A New Relationship with Iran
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick How an agreement on nuclear weapons can build a bridge to peace. DEALING WITH IRA ...

Did Jesus Pray to Allah?
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 8:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan McAnnally-Linz Miroslav Volf Several nations have recently banned non-Muslims fro ...

Interfaith Peacemaking Workshop This Weekend
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

March 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Journal Star (Illinois) ...

7 Lessons About Peace From My Time in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

There is no place on earth that has exploited human story and experience for the sake of a tourist “experience” more than in the Holy Land. Having just gotten home from guiding an ...

Peaceful Words for Angry Birds
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 8:05am | Type: Blog

While Jesus embodied the pursuit of justice for the oppressed and marginalized, he also spoke often about the ways in which angry thoughts, angry actions, and angry words corrode their container to the point o ...

Attn SBNR: Biblical Violence Matters to Peace
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Religion can be defined as the practices and beliefs employed by humans to contain our violence. If you are a spiritual but not religious seeker after peace, please do not deceive yourself into thinking that i ...

Cine-Monastic Disciplines
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Without conscious resistance, the flattened culture of entertainment globalization is going to continue to dominate. ...

Theology Quotes: Lisa Sharon Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:08am | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Susan Rose Francois ...

AU PACT Welcomes Sojourners Lisa Sharon Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 10:58am | Type: Press

February 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Anderson University ...

62 Organizations Warn Senate Against New Iran Sanctions
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Press

January 14, 2014 Sojo in the News National Iranian American Council ...

The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen McCoy Sometimes even we— / pierced with arrow-words, with brassy / cacophonies of slurs—stand in calm. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life by Nancy Koester / Blood Brother by Steve Hoover / The Nonviolent Life by John Dear ...

The Thorn Tree Resistance
Originally Posted: 02/18/2014 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Gold and silver mines in Guatemala are wreaking havoc on local communities. But the people, using nonviolent Christia ...

Forget Swords and Plowshares: Turn Guns Into Guitars
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

When properly presented and engaged, great art invades our dreams and haunts our waking hours. It causes us to see reality in a new way, and sometimes even presents an alternative vision for what the future co ...

Smoking What We’re Growing: 8 Things That Happen When We Live (or Don’t Live) What We Talk About
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Who's to say theology built in academia is any more valid than theology build in the realities of everyday life? I was down in Mexico a few years ago for a gathering of peers ...

The Pope and the President: What to Look for in the Obama-Francis Summit
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

So what will the two leaders talk about? What issues will they avoid? With Francis, anything is possible, but here are some initial ideas on how the summit could play out. The ne ...

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Originally Posted: 01/21/2014 - 10:13am | Type: Blog

Week after bloody week, the chart of killings lengthens. And in Afghanistan, while war rages, a million children are estimated to suffer from acute malnourishment as the country faces a worsening hunger crisis ...

Prophets, Questions, and a Dream
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

Prophets are always asking questions. Tough questions. Unsettling questions. Questions that they pose to themselves, then try to answer by how they live. One of my favorite scenes ...

Messenger of Peace
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 10:08am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Yousef Bashir's remarkable story of reconciliation. For years, Yousef Bashir was a prisoner ...

Moriel Rothman's Spoken Word Poetry
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Moriel Rothman speaks candidly about his decision to not serve in the Israel Defense Forces. It’s ...

Want to Win the War on Poverty? For the Sake of the Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and conservatives to make peace — for the sake of the poor. The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and ...

A Tribute to Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 9:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill These magazine articles and blog posts published by Sojourners through the years pay tribute to the great South African ...

Tales of the Disobedient
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace. Cascade Books SHORTLY AFTER ...

Profiles in Courage
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice "When someone is faced with a gun and chooses to respond with respect and love, that's hope." ...

Confessions of a Violent Peacemaker
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Moriel Rothman An Israeli-American resister on the spiritual links between violence and nonviolence. What a ...

When the Fighting Stops
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis What does it take to reintegrate combatants into society? MARIE-LOUISE IS a 34-year-old single ...

A Prayer for Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation. NELSON MANDELA ...

VIDEO: A Soldier of Conscience
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Joshua Casteel served as an interrogator in Iraq. Then an encounter with a Jihadist challenged him to truly live out his fait ...

Pax on Both Their Houses
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Getman Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books. ...

Four Questions for Sister Jean Lait, CSF
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children ...

Christian and Muslim Dalits Beaten in New Delhi Protest
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Police in India’s capital used water cannons and canes on peaceful Christian and Muslim leaders Wednesday while they were demanding equal constitutional protections. NEW DELHI — P ...

The Beginning of the End of War
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Margaret Alvarado Joshua Casteel was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison and later staffed open-air burn pits in Iraq. The experien ...