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Prophets, Questions, and a Dream
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 9:51am | 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 - 11:08am | 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 - 11:09am | 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 - 3:35pm | 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 - 10:24am | 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 - 5:40pm | 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 - 10:28am | 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 - 10:28am | 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 - 10:28am | 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 - 10:28am | 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 - 11:16am | 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 - 10:55am | 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 - 2:10pm | 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 - 4:51pm | 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 - 10:55am | 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 ...

Christ At The Checkpoint 2014 Conference
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

November 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeremy Reynalds ...

The Last Thing the World Needs Is Congress Thwarting Historic U.S.-Iran Nuclear Deal
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

The  nuclear deal  that the U.S. just struck with  Iran  is nothing short of historic. This agreement is a victory for everyone who wants to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and a catastrophic war. The deal is one of the many triumphs that have resul ...

15 National Organizations Urge Support Of Merkley Afghanistan Amendment To NDAA
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Center For International Policy ...

Saving 40,000 Lives in Under 3 Minutes
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

United Hatzalah are changing the emergency rapid response game and uniting people of all faiths in the process. How can we save 40,000 lives in under three minutes? That questi ...

Honor Veterans Day by Working for Peace
Originally Posted: 11/11/2013 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

In a culture of war and empire, it’s time to reclaim Nov. 11 as a day of peace. World War I hostilities ceased at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice Day, 1918. D ...

The New Commonwealth of God
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A A PROFOUND SENSE of expectation launches a ...

Bridging the Persian Gulf
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Diplomatic talks with Iran could end the nuclear standoff—and more. AT LAST, AFTER more than ...

Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian Doyle Joan Chittister Walter Brueggemann Cherie Q. ...

Syria Is About People, Not Politics
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

September 6, 2013 Press Releases Jim Wallis ...

Drones and Terrorism: Is the U.S. Scapegoating Al Qaeda?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s an odd question, I know, but it reared its ugly head as I read about the new reports from Amnesty International and Humans Rights Watch on U.S. drone strikes. The scapegoating mechanism is a very precise ...

The Peace Process
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

How does one find ways to strengthen the fragile line between democracy and the lurking dark social disorder? Limiting or reversing anarchy in the U.S. and abroad may depend on finding ways to persuade and pro ...

Malala Yousafzai and the Tradition of Islamic Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

Christians like myself must hear our Muslim brothers and sisters’ call for nonviolence as a result of their faith, not as a contradiction of their faith. Malala Yousafzai has capt ...

A Dogged Pursuit of Middle East Peace
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels "The alternative—not having negotiations—is guaranteed to fail." GEORGE MITCHELL, the ...

The Knotted Gun
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Bishop Peter Price Is the NRA preventing the U.S. from regulating the international arms trade? IN 1988, a br ...

Let's Talk About Food: Naked, No Doubt Hungry, and Definitely Not Ashamed
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

It's odd that Christians — people who claim to believe that God created the earth, sustains it day by day, and intends to create a new earth — are often so mixed up about sex and food. ...

Soulful Leadership For Peace In Syria
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Press

September 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Margaret Benefiel ...

Let's Talk About Food: The Apple Wasn't the Problem
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

If we're going to talk about food, we need to start with theology. Before chocolate was invented, a snake put "sinfully delicious" and "decadent" on the menu. Somebody fell for the mar ...

Give (The Department of) Peace a Chance
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

The time is upon us to recognize that peace is not merely a destination, but a journey, and not merely a noun, but a verb, for we can be people of peace even in the midst of a violent world. Instead of spendin ...

How We Halted Military Strikes in Syria — For the Moment
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 5:32pm | Type: Blog

The threat of U.S. military intervention is far from over. Should the particular diplomatic option on the table not work out, the Obama administration and Congress could still push for a military attack. ...

Obama, Seacrest, and Our War Against Indifference
Originally Posted: 09/12/2013 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The time is upon us to seek solutions and spark action, and the first enemy to conquer is not standing on foreign soil, but rather, it is the collective indifference that sits in so many of our hearts. ...

Muslim Mother Seeks Justice for the Son She Lost on 9/11
Originally Posted: 09/11/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

It’s been five years now that Talat Hamdani has been able to talk about her son without crying, but she still prefers mostly not to tell his story. It’s been five years now that T ...

Syria: It Will Take More Than Saying No to Military Strikes
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

When people respond to violence with more violence, they keep that cycle of retribution spinning higher and higher. Oh, just a few well-placed missiles will teach Assad a lesson and he’ll ramp down his attacks ...

On Syria: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

As Martin Luther King taught us, you cannot fight fire with fire, you only get a bigger fire. You fight fire with water. You fight violence with nonviolence. You fight hatred with love. ...

Pope Francis: Military Intervention in Syria 'Futile'
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Thursday told world leaders gathered in Russia for the G-20 summit that a military intervention in Syria would be “futile,” urging them to focus instead on dialogue and reconciliation to bring ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

The jump we often make from just causes and moral cases to military actions reveals our dependence on old habits of war as our only response to conflict and injustice. It also reveals our lack of imagination f ...

Christians in Middle East: U.S. Attack on Syria Would Be Detrimental
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

As the Obama administration considers a strike in response to recent chemical attacks, the head of a global evangelical group said Wednesday that Christians in the Middle East oppose military intervention in S ...

Advice on Syria from Gregory the Great
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

How does one respond to violence without becoming as guilty as the perpetrators you seek to punish? As I began my morning devotions on Tuesday this week, Syria was on my mind. No ...

Christian Pacifism: Relevant Beyond Syria
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 7:23am | Type: Blog

As the United States prepares to “officially” become involved in the Syrian war, Christian pacifism has reemerged as a much-discussed and relevant topic. Unfortunately, the concept has been somewhat misreprese ...

The Ethics of a Syrian Military Intervention: The Experts Respond
Originally Posted: 08/30/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of theologians and policy experts whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria in light of th ...

On Syria: We Must Use a Moral Compass to Guide Our Moral Outrage
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Christians should be guided by the gospel of peacemaking and conflict resolution that reduces the violence of our world. And it is a long-held Christian principle that governments and citizens are obliged to w ...

AUDIO: Kathy Kelly's Defiant Peace Activism
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo The Editors As Ramzi Kysia writes in " The Song Remains " ( Sojourners , August 2013), after decade ...

Antoinette Tuff: Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 08/23/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

I am praising Ms. Tuff because too often in our violence-saturated world, we fail to see the miracles of hope and humanity. I don’t know Antoinette Tuff. All of my knowledge about her comes from watching her i ...

Our Obsession With Violence and the Stories You’re Not Supposed to Hear
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

We do grave harm to these regions and the people within them when we fail to highlight these gritty, subversive, and everyday movements of hope in the midst of conflict. As followers of the great Reconciler, w ...

What's So Great About Perfection?
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Many people continue to chase perfection and refuse to compromise with realities that fall short. Two Sunday meetings prevented my going to the country with the family. So on S ...