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Chick-fil-A Draws Crowds (Not Just for the Waffle Fries)
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

It could get pretty crowded at Chick-fil-A this week — and not because of the fast-food restaurant's famous waffle fries.Supporters and opponents of gay marriage plan to appear at Chick-fil-A locations na ...

Mission Creep
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Seth Kershner Is surveillance of churches and peace groups on the rise again? On Jan. 25, 2011, Jacob Flowers ...

Police Evict Occupy London Protesters from St. Paul's Cathedral
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 6:55am | Type: Blog

LONDON — Police on Tuesday evicted scores of demonstrators from a makeshift tent city they had erected outside historic St. Paul's Cathedral more than four months ago as part of a global protest against c ...

Egypt: The Revolution One Year On
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Today is one year to the day since protestors massed in Cairo's now-legendary Tahrir Square. Inspired by events in nearby Tunisia, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians called on their leader, Hosni Mubarak, ...

They're Baaaa-aaack: OWS Protesters Return to Zucotti Park
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Occupiers have returned to Zucotti Park! The barricades that have kept them out since the park was cleared November 15 are gone and steady streams of protestors are returning to their adopted home. ...

Too Much Talk?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Consensus decision-making can make an old-style Senate filibuster seem purposeful and engaging. ...

The Year of the Protester
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 2:02pm | Type: Blog

According to TIME Magazine, 2011 is the year of “The Protester.” I love seeing who is chosen as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Pres ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 TIME: Person Of The Year - The Protester Once upon a time, when major news events were chronicled strictly by professionals and pr ...

Jim Wallis at Occupy London with the Rev. Giles Fraser, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 10:36am | Type: Photo

JW Occupy London 2.JPG (boy of Christ, demonstrators, giles fraser, Incarnation, london, occupiers, Occupy London, occupy wall street, protesters, Racial and Social Justic ...

Occupy St. Paul’s: Thanks Be to God
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

What makes Christian faith most unique among all the religions of the world is, indeed, the incarnation. In Jesus Christ, God hits the streets — that’s what Incarnation means. LON ...

Occupy Presence Grows Online with OccupyMusicians
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

Support for the Occupy movement is quickly growing in the artistic community. Many artists are writing songs or comics about the action, some are visiting the gatherings in their cities , and still others are finding their footing (and their ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Nov. 22, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Is The Bible A Reliable Moral Guide? Amos, for instance, declares that the Lord despises all of Israel's solemn a ...

Faith On Foot at UC Davis: Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Thank you, Rev. Stoneking, for being a peacemaker and a comforter. Thank you for standing up for justice and mercy. Thank you for walking with grace. The video of police shooting ...

The Unlikely Voice of a Generation: Dorli Rainey is "Maude" to the Occupy Movement's "Harold"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

"It's so easy to say, 'Well, I'm going to retire, I'm going to sit around and watch television or eat bon-bons," Rainey told Olbermann. "But somebody's got to keep them ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

TALKING POINTS MEMO: Santorum: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have A 'Legitimate Point' Rick Santorum, the Republican candidate who is perhaps the most severe in his conservatism, is doing something that might surprise people: Cutting som ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Our churches should swing their doors wide and greet the Occupiers with open arms, offering them sanctuary and a feast to say “thank you” for having the courage to take a sacred stand against injustice and ine ...

#OWS Update: Judge Upholds Eviction of Zuccotti Park Demonstrators
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 8:15pm | Type: Blog

A judge upheld New York City's legal justification for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park on Tuesday after police in riot gear broke up a two-month-old demonstration against economic ineq ...

Paramilitary attack on Occupy Wall Street: An Eye Witness Account
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

An eye-witness account of the New York City Police Department's early-morning raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park from the Dave MacMillan, a member of Eighth Day community of the Ch ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street Under Siege: Judge Allows Occupiers Back In, 5K+ books destroyed, Journalists Arrested, Protesters Occupy Church Lot
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street Under Siege: Judge Allows Occupiers Back In, 5K+ Books from OWS Library Destroyed by Police, Journalists Arrested, Protesters Occupy Church Lot ...

Liberty Has Been Ransacked: MOBILIZE!
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It’s time for people of faith to get up off the couch, out of the pews, and MOBILIZE! I saw the first tweet at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday: @OccupyWallSt: Raid happening NOW at #libert ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press: The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction pre ...

Bloomberg Defends Clearing the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The New York Times reports: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday defended his decision to clear the park in Lower Manhattan that was the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, saying “health and saf ...

New York City Police Raid, Clear Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park Overnight
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

New York City Police in riot gear raided and cleared Zuccotti Park overnight. Early Tuesday morning, New York City police in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in ...

New York City Police Raid, Clear Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park Overnight
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

New York City Police in riot gear raided and cleared Zuccotti Park overnight. Early Tuesday morning, New York City police in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in ...

A Confession to the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

It seems to me that public confession and repentance might be the best way to communicate our support for the Occupy Movement with appropriate humility. As I have read about the ...

British Clergy to Support #OccupyLondon with Circle of Protection, Prayer
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

On Sunday (10/30), the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Chartres, met with Occupy London protesters who have encamped for several weeks now on the ground of St. ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

THE NATION: Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They're Not Going Away THE NATION : Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They& ...

Watching Democracy Happen
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series. Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series . The event was ...

Afternoon SoJo: Round-up of the Best Op-Eds of the Day
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to preoccupy the imaginations of editorial writers around the country. Clarence Page in the Chicago Tribune thinks that "a lack of formal leaders, agenda and st ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I ran into Salman Rushdie, who was walking nonchalantly through Zuccotti Park with his son. Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I r ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Fox News takes a poll on #OccupyWallStreet. ... Bet they weren't expecting this: Will Occupy Wall Street's spark reshape our politics? Fox News takes a poll on #Occu ...

Jim Wallis on #OccupyWallStreet: "This Could Really Change Things" (Video)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited with #OccupyWallStreet demonstrators in New York City. Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited wi ...

The Spiritual Side of #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

USA Today's religion reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman has a great post this morning looking at coverage of the spiritual import of the #OccupyWallStreet protests from the perspective of several religi ...

Video Commentary:"New Hashtag...#Didn'tYouEverLearnToShare?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

+ Video may contain brief coarse language + + Video may contain brief coarse language + "And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since ...

Jon Stewart: Media to #OccupyWallStreet, "What's Up, Brotesters?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The protesters' stated, ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Digital Hootenanny
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple; By the relief office, I'd seen my people. As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking, Is this land made for you and me? ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Helpful Links
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a list of links where you can learn more about the genesis of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Quick recap Occupy Wall Street began on Septembe ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Evangelical author nears the end of her "biblical year" From making her own clothes to praising her husband at the city gate to sleeping outside in a tent for the duration of her period, Rachel Held ...

Libya's Revolution: A Model for the Region?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Recent analyses of the Arab Spring have questioned the efficacy of nonviolent resistance compared to armed struggle in ousting authoritarian regimes. Recent analyses of the Arab ...

A Democratic Egypt: Worker Justice and Civilian Rule
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

After months of good-faith reforms and patience, the drama is back in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protesters are preparing for a potential showdown with the state's military rule. ...

Yemen: The Difference Between a Peaceful Revolution and Violent Clashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Atiaf Alwazir, who runs the blog <a href="http://womanfromyemen.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Woman from Yemen</a>, has a new post explaining the relationship between what she ...

Where are the Women?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, the last time I checked, women were in the front lines of civil resistance struggles in <a href="http://msmagazine.com/blog/blog/2011/03/03/women-on-the-frontlines-in-bahrain/" target=" ...

The Hypocrisy of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The U.S. just started another war. We're good at starting wars. We're not good at ending them, but we start them really well. They say this is for "humanitarian" reasons. Aren't they ...

From the Streets of Madison: A Crash-Course on Collective Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/25/from-the-streets-of-madison-a-crash-course-on-collective-action/"></a>Before last week, we'd rarely thought about unions or union ri ...

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The current budget and deficit debate in America is now dominating the daily headlines. There is even talk of shutting down the government if the budget-cutters don't get their way. ...

Will Gaddafi Fall?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

For the tenth day in a row, protesters in Libya took to the streets today, despite the use of far more violence from the state than what happened during Egypt's recent uprising.</p> ...

Wendell Berry Won't Quit Trying to Save the Mountains
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/14/wendell-berry-wont-quit-trying-to-save-the-mountains/" target="_self"></a>Fourteen mountain-top removal protesters -- including ...

Friday Links Round Up: The Day of Departure. Mubarak. Egypt.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/11/friday-links-round-up-the-day-of-departure-mubarak-egypt/" target="_self"></a>Here's a little round up of links from aroun ...

The Power of the People of Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

After 18 days of ever-growing protests, Egyptian Vice-President Omar Suleiman went on state television with a terse <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12433045" target="_bla ...