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Iraq Vets Take on Washington
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Erik K. Gustafson Soldier-candidates offer a firsthand perspective on the Iraq war. During the Vietnam War, it ...

Jesus the Radical
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard B. Hays Jesus' anti-politics is very much real politics. Garry Wills, a Pulitzer Prize-winning au ...

A Digital Stage Dive
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Neil Young's Living With War reopens the channel between artist and audience. In May, ...

Widening The Heart
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Like a cluster of traffic cops, insurance adjusters, and whiplash lawyers at a multicar pileup, writers of all sorts are tryi ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A Basis for Peace A Basis for Peace The Tent of Abraham, by Arthur Waskow, Joan Chittister ...

Who Owns The 'Catholic Vote'?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maurice Timothy Reidy Roughly 40 percent of Catholics are reliable Republicans, and 40 percent are reliable Democrats. The rest could go e ...

A Thorn In Both Their Sides
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. If the church causes discomfort only to one political party when both are in need of repentance, it is not being the churc ...

Denuking Iran
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright Washington calls the kettle black. Convincing Iran to refrain from developing nuclear weapons ...

Wal-Mart Goes to School
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins Felice Yeskel The Walton empire gets political. ...

Politics With Purpose
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Lerner There is little that is "neutral" or "value-free." In his new book, The ...

Abortion: A Way Forward
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan The politics of abortion has been dominated by extreme views on either side, but now voters are looking for solutions, not sl ...

Redefining The Camps
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederica Mathewes-Green 'How many of you are both pro-life and against the death penalty?' On a Nov ...

Arresting Developments
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Apparently, 'a-wassailing' means 'meeting with my lawyers.' Setting a high ...

Divided States of the Americas
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eric Olson Human rights and democracy in Latin America: A progress report. A recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico bo ...

The politics of PBS
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Can we get spin-free public TV? Faced with widespread public outrage over his attempts to ...

IRS vs. Pulpit
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank The nonprofit status of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, is being challenged by the Internal Rev ...

Healing People, Healing Nations
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Is 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' just a current movie or is it also a national mantra? With on ...

It's the Message, Not the Messaging
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The Democrats can't even muster the gumption to oppose a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. ...

What the Waters Revealed
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Hurricane Katrina opened the eyes of many to the reality of poverty in America. Will we take responsibility for the poor in our ...

'Tis a Gift to Be Simple
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Johnathan Taplin Our lives do not consist in the abundance of our possessions. Many of us ( ...

Battling Goliath in Tennessee
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks The Tennessee Justice Center advocates for the ill - and squares off against the state's health cuts. ...

God's Politics: A Better Option
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Why can't personal ethics and social justice - together - become a real political choice? ...

Catholics Take On Single-Issue Bishops
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Mark Betz Catholic reform movement Call To Action - a national 25,000 ...

The Power of Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There is probably no more divisive time in America than an election season. There is probably no more divisive time in America than an electi ...

The Politics Of Piety
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan When candidates claim God as their campaign manager, you can be sure they're trying to divert attention from the real qu ...

The Rest Of The Story
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Deryl Davis Whatever happened to the 'public good'? We' We’ve all s ...

The Boss Plays for Change
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Bruce Springsteen as singer, guitarist - and statesman. As the fallout fro ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A Peace Diary A Peace Diary Longtime peace advocate Peggy Gish traveled to Iraq, along with others in the Christian Peacema ...

Scared to Talk Politics in Church?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren You don't need to be partisan to be prophetic. Sometimes I think that th ...

One-Sided Views?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. Stephen W. Rankin One- I’ve been "checking in" with Sojourners off and on for a number of years. I appreciate and strongly support yo ...

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Marty Jezer Why incremental reform is not the solution. Advocates of campaign finance reform a ...

Open Letter to Dennis Kucinich
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum A political realignment in this country isn't possible until we heal the cultural breach that afflicts us. ...

The Conscience of the State
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Breakfast in the White House can be dangerous to the prophetic vocation. President Bush's supp ...

It Was a Tie
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis President-elect George W. President-elect George W. Bush, as a victor who lost the popular vote and ...

Each Side is Right. And Wrong.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan In the Old Testament lesson at my church one Sunday, we read, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem....May there be peace wit ...

Should Joe Lieberman Keep his Faith to Himself?
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The real question is not whether religious values should help shape politics, but how. Some people ...

Poverty Is Not a Left-Wing Issue
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Overtaking poverty will take all of our best values and insights. In the Faith Works book tour ...

Good Government?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Scripted hope in The West Wing. Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing is a wonk-world of pure ima ...

Which Side Are You On?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank A surprising ally in the moment clean up politics. Not too long ago, syndicated columnist and auth ...

Our Lady of the 501(c)3
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. E.J. Dionne talks about God, politics, and the American experiment. E.J. Dionne—syndicated col ...

Goodbye to 'One of Us'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alden Almquist Nyerere, Africa's father of independence. When the body of Tanzania’s founding President J ...

The Bulworth Factor
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The 2000 presidential election promises to be the biggest fiasco since 1920, when monied interests foisted Warren G. H ...

A Coalition of Power and Hope
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Julius Wilson Ordinary people could bring about a more just society. But to do so, we have to work together. An interview with soc ...

Missing moral Issues
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Power politics vs. the poor A flood of recent news stories have reported efforts to create a new c ...

Repair Manuals for Politics
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scott Kennedy A library of progressive politics Columnist George Will may crow about "an era of wealth cr ...

A Great National Sin
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In deciding whether or not to sign the Republican welfare bill, Bill Clinton faced the most serious moral test of his p ...

The Price of Power
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis How political fortunes change. How political fortunes change. Just two years ago, the Republicans s ...

A Crisis of Civility
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The spiritual challenge of building a new politics. The bitter name-calling, hostility, and ranco ...

With Malice Toward None
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Harvey Cox Mixing religion with politics is nothing new. A century and a half ago, a young congressman from ...

The Courage of Conviction
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis An interview with Sen. Mark Hatfield. After reading the first issue of Sojourners ' precurs ...