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Shore
Originally Posted: 12/10/2014 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

After the monsoon, after work, I catch you with your face in the hot laundry, the syntax of spring held together by sap, hanging wild and worried and crazy in the lowest branch. In the ripe country, sa ...

Bono: 'I Give Thanks Just for the Sanity of Billy Graham'
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 9:40am | Type: Press

September 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Chapman ...

VIDEO: "Prairie Roots"
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 8:19am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The deep roots of the land need deep roots of stewardship. Our nation has a dangerous dependency ...

Lessons from the World's Loneliest Whale
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

We send out our words and hope that someone will hear them and sing back to us. We send our words over the water ... and listen ... and hope. In the northern Pacific Ocean, there ...

AUDIO: Sabbath Poetry Reading
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A poetry reading from Wendell Berry's "This Day" The author of more than 50 ...

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. ...

VIDEO: Poetry Reading by Yehoshua November
Originally Posted: 12/20/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Hasidic poet, Yehoshua November, on the mystery of God. Yehoshua November, an award-winning Hasid ...

PHOTOS & POETRY: A Unique Look at Gaza
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors When most people think of Gaza, surfing is not the first thing that comes to mind. But photo journalist Ryan Rodrick Beiler has an eye for capturing the resilience and ...

Beautiful Brown Boy: A Poem
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

Aas God is my witness, sweet boy, you will never be forgotten   Beautiful brown boy On the ground Eyes open Not seeing the rain Pouring into them Jaw slack  ...

Ode on a Summer Road Trip
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 1:31pm | Type: Blog

"Car Trouble in Indiana" — a poem by God's Politics contributor Jennifer Grant about a road trip many summers ago with her husband and brother-in-law. Car Trouble ...

Poverty 101: A Poem
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

A note from the poet: Two years ago, our church opened its doors and began serving meals to our community. The immense and overwhelming feelings I felt scared me and so I penned them in this poem. Working with ...

Waxing Poetic: One Perfect Hour
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen... I pulled on my wetsuit quick, quick pausing to take note of a new hole under the left arm, darnit and paddled out. A new poem by Sarah Vandervee ...

Waxing Poetic: Blue Christmas
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

An original poem by Sarah Vanderveen. It was a December of golden days and crisp, sparkling nights. I saw swooping pelicans and Orion's belt, bright blooming ...

A Poem for Advent: "Living Sacrifices"
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

Empty stomachs moan. The .000258 percent hedge their bets against the common good. Living Sacrifices By Lisa Sharon Harper   The 99 percent offers work and wealth ...

Worship, Liturgy, and an Introduction to Poet Scott Kinder-Pyle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian pastor in Spokane, Washington, and the featured poet in <em>Sojourners</em>' July issue. Scott Kinder-Pyle is a Presbyterian p ...

Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598662228_VWVrR"></a>In this simple statement from his poem <a href="http://wri ...

Poem: The Lorraine Motel
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>as i walk toward the balcony where my hero fell, i feel strangely drawn in enwrapped by invisible hands of comfort and welcome. hands that welcome the peacemakers of the world "come and witness t ...

'Twas a Week Before Christmas: A D.C. Holiday Poem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

'Twas a week before Christmas, and all through my city<br /> Politicians were scrambl'n, it wasn't very pretty.<br /> Health care and climate were up in the air, ...

Redemptive Poetry on a Night of Violence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire. It is Sunday night, and I am suddenly awake at the crack of too-close gunfire. I creep to the window ...

Dog is My Co-Pilot?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last week a friend who knows my dogs sent me a link to Wendy Francisco's wildly popular new song, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY">"God and Dog" < ...

Breath: A Poem for Transformational Action
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I recently wrote and performed a spoken-word poem for the Transformational Development (TD) Conference at Eastern University, co-sponsored by Eastern and Food for the Hungry. I r ...