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The Parable of Baltimore
Originally Posted: 05/04/2015 - 9:39am | Type: Press

May 1, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

PHOTOS: Solidarity Protest Across Washington D.C. for Death of Freddie Gray
Originally Posted: 04/30/2015 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Hundreds gathered at Gallery Place Metro in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night in solidarity with Baltimore activists to protest the death of Freddie Gray. The crowd marched for two hours across the city unt ...

Baltimore: How Do We ‘Seek the Peace of the City?’
Originally Posted: 04/30/2015 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

These are the bone-dry logs, twigs, and kindling stacked high in every corner of impoverished neighborhoods. We must listen to the language of the riot. I walked through ash and g ...

Baltimore Riots: Ferguson II as another Black American dies in custody
Originally Posted: 04/29/2015 - 10:14am | Type: Press

April 28, 2015 Sojo in the News Alec Hogg ...

On Justice, Reconciliation, Faith and Philanthropy: Rev. Wilson of Deaconess Foundation Talks about a Model for Addressing Racial Justice
Originally Posted: 04/29/2015 - 10:00am | Type: Press

April 28, 2015 Sojo in the News Rick Cohen ...

How Ferguson and Now Baltimore Are Altering Our Perception of Law Enforcement
Originally Posted: 04/29/2015 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

Has this brutality been the dark side of police work all along? I enjoy cop shows on television. My favorite is Blue Bloods , following the “Reagan” family from terrorist th ...

Panel Offers Pastors Advice on Becoming ‘Ministers of Reconciliation’ in African-American Communities
Originally Posted: 04/15/2015 - 6:16pm | Type: Blog

Christian ministers should establish relationships with law enforcement, seek ways to become moral authorities in their communities, and listen. Christian ministers should establ ...

We did not advocate disobedience to the police, Franklin Graham's critic says
Originally Posted: 04/02/2015 - 9:52am | Type: Press

April 1, 2015 Sojo in the News Mark Yapching ...

Evangelicals criticise Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/27/2015 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2015 Madeleine Davies Church Times ...

Divide Over Franklin Graham's Comment ...
Originally Posted: 03/26/2015 - 9:53am | Type: Press

March 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Paul Wilkinson ...

Pastors Criticize Franklin Graham's Facebook Post in Open Letter
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:25am | Type: Press

March 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Carrie Dedrick ...

‘You Have Sinned Against Us’: Pastors Pen Open Letter Rebuking Franklin Graham for Viral Facebook Post Addressed to ‘Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and Everybody Else’
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:22am | Type: Press

March 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

Evangelicals chide Franklin Graham for comment on police shootings
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Lilly Fowler ...

Obeying Police Is Not Enough, Group of Diverse Evangelical Leaders Tell Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:51am | Type: Press

March 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

Jim Wallis, Lisa Sharon Harper Lead Attack On Franklin Graham Over Respecting Police Post
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:41am | Type: Press

March 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Kaye Wonderhouse ...

Franklin Graham branded 'crude, insensitive and paternalistic' for Facebook comments on police shootings
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:25am | Type: Press

March 20, 2015 Sojo in the News Mark Woods ...

Progressive Christian Leaders Pen Open Letter to Franklin Graham Over Racial Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 03/20/2015 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2015 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Franklin Graham’s Latest Diatribe
Originally Posted: 03/20/2015 - 1:54pm | Type: Press

March 19, 2015 Sojo in the News Beth Still ...

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Within one day, tens of thousands of his faithful followers liked and shared his short, patronizing post that called “Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and everybody else” to “Listen up” and tune in to his take on why ...

Jim Wallis: Franklin Graham's Comments On Ferguson Police Shootings 'Embarrassing' and 'Divisive'
Originally Posted: 03/17/2015 - 10:04am | Type: Press

March 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Police: From Warriors to Guardians
Originally Posted: 03/06/2015 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

After a detailed and thorough investigation over many months, the devastating report revealed a police force and court system in Ferguson that proves true virtually everything young protestors and local reside ...

Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead
Originally Posted: 02/26/2015 - 1:06pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2015 Sojo in the News Ebony Adedayo ...

Why I got arrested in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 01/29/2015 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

When Florida Police Used Mug Shots of Black Men as Target Practice, Clergy Responded with #UseMeInstead
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

After outraged critics drew attention to the police department, clergy across the country began to post photos of their own faces with the hashtag #UseMeInstead. National Guard Sg ...

Davos identifies the next major global theme: Include the Excluded – or else
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 11:16am | Type: Press

January 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Alec Hogg ...

Reverend Jim Wallis On Ferguson: 'We Need More Than A Commission, We Need A Movement'
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 11:02am | Type: Press

January 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Paige Lavender ...

In Times of Dire Distress
Originally Posted: 01/20/2015 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

Living with, wrestling with injustice day in and day out is a bit like a kettle of water just about to hit boiling. At some point, the water boils, the steam is released. Maybe I ...

Advent as Protest, Christmas as Revelation
Originally Posted: 12/30/2014 - 5:24pm | Type: Press

December 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Clergy and Millennials Pursuing Justice in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

December 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Harold Dean Trulear ...

Churches and Conversations on Race
Originally Posted: 05/04/2015 - 11:07am | Type: Press

December 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Bob Abernethy ...

'Some Folks Just Woke Up:' Families of Victims of Police Brutality Join 'Justice for All' March in Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 12/14/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

“We will march until hell freezes over. And when it does, we will march on the ice." “Excuse my ignorance, I thought I was a  free  black man.” “I’m 11 [years old], I ma ...

Who Wants to Talk About That?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

December 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Tom Driver ...

A Pastoral Letter to White Americans
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Press

December 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Untold Story of Hope Unfolding in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Press

December 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A Celebration of Life
Originally Posted: 12/10/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

I am led to think of the joy the families of these dead men and boys must have felt at their birth – a moment of endless possibilities – and I also think of the finality – the end of chances represented by th ...

It’s high time white Christians listen to our Black brothers and sisters
Originally Posted: 12/08/2014 - 11:52am | Type: Press

December 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

After Ferguson and Eric Garner decisions, white Christians say it’s time to stand with blacks
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 5:36pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Adelle M. Banks ...

America, We've Got a Problem
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 5:33pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

What Good Is Christian Faith to Contemporary Protesters?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

How can we continue to cultivate a Christianity that does not abandon the body to cultivate the soul, but neither abandons the soul to improve the body? And how can we put into practice such a non-dualistic fa ...

Listen and Learn
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

I wasn’t always aware of the vastly different realities for people of color living in this country. My conversion was slow. Not the Damascus Road type of experience where I was blind for three days and then in ...

D.C. Protesters Confront Police, Christmas Season in March for Racial Justice
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

"How dare we as Christians celebrate the birth of our Christ, the birth of our leader, the birth of our savior, if we cannot help and stand together and save our fellow brother? If we cannot do what he to ...

America, We've Got a Problem
Originally Posted: 12/04/2014 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

As I listened, I realized America would be converted by these young people’s honest and earnest conversation — they would win the national debate about our criminal justice system’s response to young people of ...

#BlackLivesMatter: Why We Need to Stop Replying ALL LIVES MATTER
Originally Posted: 12/04/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

There’s this microaggression happening online, offline, and all around that has a nice sentiment, but really needs to stop. Can we call for a week-long moratorium on decrying “ALL LIVES MATTER?” ...

N.Y.P.D. Officer Cleared in the Choking of Eric Garner
Originally Posted: 12/03/2014 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

Just over one week after a grand jury elected not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, a Staten Island grand jury has cleared an NYPD police officer of any criminal charge in the death of ...

Day two of nationwide protests
Originally Posted: 12/01/2014 - 11:46am | Type: Press

November 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Ed Schultz ...

Why Ferguson Must Lead to Change
Originally Posted: 12/01/2014 - 11:38am | Type: Press

November 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Faith leaders urge peace, change in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 11/26/2014 - 12:49pm | Type: Press

November 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Kellner ...

A Sad Night for America
Originally Posted: 11/26/2014 - 12:42pm | Type: Press

November 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A Sad Night for America
Originally Posted: 11/25/2014 - 12:27pm | Type: Blog

We now all have the chance to examine the evidence — released last night — in the grand jury’s decision not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson, who fired multiple bullets into Michael Brown. But the ...

Ferguson: A Question of Excessive Force
Originally Posted: 11/25/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

While I was not surprised by the grand jury’s verdict, what I found disappointing in this case and continue to find disappointing in cases like this one, is the failure to discuss the use of “excessive force” ...