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'Come Let Us Reason Together'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It is time to work for common ground between evangelicals and progressives. The public discussion ...

No Religious Tests
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>I couldn't help but be struck by a bizarre similarity in two back-to-back events this week: the YouTube/CNN Republican forum and the swearing in of Pakistan's President Musharaf broadcast by ...

Changes Down Under
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the news you might have missed over the Thanksgiving weekend, Labor Party leader <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/world/asia/25australia.html?th&amp;emc=th">K ...

My Response to a Muslim Call for Common Ground
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Christianity and Islam comprise the world's largest communities of faith - 2.1 billion Christians and 1.5 billion Muslims. Christianity and Islam comprise the wo ...

Canned Compassion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Thanksgiving is the time of year when American generosity is clearly visible. We make donations to our local food banks and homeless shelters and volunteer in soup kitchens. But do we really ...

A New Fugitive Slave Act?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>A reader asked about <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changing-how-we-talk-about-imm.html">my post yesterday</a>: </P> <P>You say tha ...

Changing How We Talk About Immigration
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Last spring, Sojourners helped <A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=news.display_article&amp;mode=p&amp;NewsID=5859">launch Christians for Comprehensive Immig ...

Race and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New studies managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts show us how far the country still needs to go in achieving economic equality. New studies managed by the Pew Charitab ...

Robertson for Rudy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply astonishing. Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president is simply aston ...

Another Evangelical Bridge-Builder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>At its board meeting last month, the National Association of Evangelicals formally named Leith Anderson as its president. Anderson is senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minneso ...

Progressive and Evangelical Common Ground
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>As the Religious Right has diminished in influence, many are searching for a new political agenda that doesn&rsquo;t fit the standard right/left battles of American politics and is more consistent ...

Who Has Betrayed Us?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>I remember about eight years ago when then presidential candidate George W. Bush repeatedly claimed that he would restore honor to the presidency, soiled as it had been by our previous presid ...

Sacred Refuge
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Salvatierra With comprehensive immigration reform off the congressional agenda, the New Sanctuary Movement steps into the breach. ...

Living in God's House
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Finding sanctuary in a Chicago storefront church. Elvira Arellano, 32, wants to be able t ...

Pitfalls of Power
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Corbey Dukes Like many in the Christian community, I became greatly disillusioned with the Religious Right. Li ...

How Faith Shapes Political Values
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The presidential forum clearly showed that faith is alive and well on both sides of the political aisle. ...

Faith and Values
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Sojourners hosted in June a first-of-its-kind, live s ...

Reversing the Reagan Revolution
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum It's time to bring fairness back to the nation's airwaves. For the past 20 years ...

Hollywood in the White House. Again.
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Only one man can beat Fred Thompson in the 2008 race. t last count, there were 327 men competing ...

Tools for Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Nelson Ending Poverty in America is an insightful and readable book that contains concise chapters by experts who describe the comple ...

Faith in the Public Sphere
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The rightward drift of both Catholic and Protestant churches during the past 40 years has left an enormous number of Americans ...

The Overlooked Schism
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. America's religious communities and the battle over government. The core divisions among ...

He's Back!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Which sounds better, President Newt or President Mitt? In the past year, while you were avoiding ...

Love in Words and Deeds
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter Murphy I just finished Barack Obama’s article in the November 2006 issue of Sojourners (“One Nation ... Under God?”), and I am deepl ...

Food First
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge An uphill battle looms on the farm bill. Have you eaten today? Fed dinner to the family, g ...

Family Matters
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter How to defend the family more. In the waning days of the 2006 election campaign, it appeared that ...

Living Beyond Hatred
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Meg E. Cox John Perkins' pioneering ministry has shown that true racial reconciliation can only come with economic and political empo ...

Democrats Talk Religion
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan A new perspective on faith has emerged. The Democrats have been gettin’ preachy lately. Their ini ...

Faith-Based Fraud
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Political manipulation of religion only compounded the crime of political neglect of the poor. Davi ...

'The Survival of the Fittest'
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 10:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Obery M. Hendricks Jr. Jesus was a political revolutionary—not the meek figure he is commonly portrayed as—whose teachings have been dilut ...

Principled Power?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Terry Hess I agreed with Joan Chittister’s article (“9/11, Five Years On,” September-October 2006) except for two statements, best exemplified by a sentence in the final parag ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...