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Churches and Conversations on Race
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 10:39am | 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 - 11:12am | 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 ...

Weekly Wrap 12.12.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

1. Read the Torture Report While its 525 pages — and disturbing subject matter — may cause you to opt for the news coverage and analysis, you can actually read the entire Torture Report yourself — even before ...

The Untold Story of Hope Unfolding in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 10:37am | Type: Press

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

It’s high time white Christians listen to our Black brothers and sisters
Originally Posted: 12/08/2014 - 10:52am | Type: Press

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

America, We've Got a Problem
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Press

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

Are We Ready to Listen?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

What is it like to have people look at you every day and decide that because of one physical feature, you must be a bad person? A dangerous person? A worthless person? A person to be watched closely? ...

Day two of nationwide protests
Originally Posted: 12/01/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Press

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

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

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

An Open Letter to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

November 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

An Open Letter to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
Originally Posted: 11/14/2014 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

This is an open letter to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon urging him to maintain peace and protect those exercising their right to free speech. I encourage you to read the letter and join me and others across the coun ...

How Will The Region Handle Discomfort?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

November 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Chris Krehmeyer ...

Activists tally FergusonOctober's strengths, weaknesses
Originally Posted: 10/14/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Press

October 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Hampel ...

'God Loves Gays' Billboard Project Doubles Fundraising Goal
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

The God Loves Gays Billboard Project launched Aug. 9 on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, aiming to raise $50,000 to put up a sign about three miles from the church. Organizers hoped to reach the goal by Oct. 8 ...

In Ferguson, Nation of Islam Members Push for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/25/2014 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

All acknowledge that the Nation of Islam has been a key player since the very beginning of the Ferguson protests. FERGUSON, Mo. — Ever since Michael Brown, a young, unarmed Africa ...

Dispatch From Ferguson
Originally Posted: 08/18/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

We made it back safely to our vehicle and safely out of Ferguson. But democracy didn’t. She took a heavy beating last night. The question is will she recover? Editor's N ...

Nuns, Paddy Wagons, and the Dags Will Inherit The Earth
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

On Monday a nun was arrested here in Australia. That’s right, a nun. She was one of a crowd of Christian leaders who engaged in nonviolent sit-ins at the electorate offices of Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott. Thi ...

Better Together
Originally Posted: 04/09/2014 - 8:23am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The Moral Mondays model seems to be spreading. LIKE THE 2013 Moral Monday protests—which over the ...

The Legacy of Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 8:14am | Type: Blog

To express such elation over another's demise is actually a show of weakness. It accedes power over our own spiritual and emotional discipline to the one whose rhetorical poison we allow to contaminate ou ...

The Washington Post is Wrong on Keystone XL
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

The Washington Post editorial board misses the entire meaning of the forest of protests over the last 18 months. The day after the  Washington Post  announced it was  moving it ...

Middle East Riots Fueled by Competition Between Radicals, Moderates
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Anti-American riots that have spread to more than a dozen countries across the Middle East are a sign of fissures between radical and more moderate Islamists that are vying for power as their societies undergo ...

Can Dog Owners Still Be Good Muslims?
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Muslims' alleged canine-phobia is often cited by critics of Islam as an example of how the faith is incompatible with Western values. Some Muslims have perpetuated that narrative, such as when a Somali ca ...

'To Protect Peace'
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Min-Ah Cho Faith leaders and others protest a planned military base on a South Korean island. IF YOU HAVE eve ...

Counter-protesters Target Westboro Baptist Church
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 8:49am | Type: Blog

Thousands of people wearing red shirts gathered in downtown Columbia, Mo., July 21 to honor an Army solider killed recently in Afghanistan—and to fend off Westboro Baptist Church. ...

VIDEO: Images from NATO Protests in Chicago
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

From the Chicago Sun-Times: Several thousand protesters spent five hours peacefully chanting, singing and marching against war. At the end, nearly 40 young veterans dramatically took their military medals and ...

Egypt: The Revolution One Year On
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 2:24pm | 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, ...

Western Canada Tar Sand Pipeline Decision Delayed Until Late 2013
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

While citizens across the United States have been demanding President Obama deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians and First Nations folks have been organizing as well. ...

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 THE HILL : Democrats See Opening To Attract Religious Voters In 2012 Election Democrats claim to have an unprecedented, promising o ...

Dark Days in Tahrir Square
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

As we watched from a balcony overlooking the Square we heard the boom of military cannons, saw contrails from tear gas canisters hurtling across the Square, and felt clouds of stinging gas wafting up to our la ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Protest Against Keystone XL Pipeline Planned For November 6 Tar Sands Action, an environmental group fighting aga ...

Folk Music Brings Unity to Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:26am | Type: Blog

This weekend, Pete Seeger took his spirit of activism and unity to the occupiers at Zucotti Park, leading a crowd of 1,000 people in lyrics of hope, equality, and a better world. ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Occupy America: A new great awakening Occupy America: A new great awakening Starting with Occupy Wall Street, protests have spread across the United States wit ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | 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 ...

Alabama Immigration News Roundup
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alabama Workers Skip Work to Protest Immigration Laws THE HUFFINGTON POST: Hey Alabama, Take A Hint From California ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alabama Workers Ski ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Rejected Ben & Jerry's Flavors Rejected Ben & Jerry's Flavors The taste creators over at Ben & Jerry's have released some pretty creative flav ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | 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 - 4:30pm | 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 ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Generation Finds Its Voice
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Like many of my contemporaries, I found the non-violent protests in Egypt that led to regime change earlier this year terribly inspiring. But, also like many in my generation, I never thought such a movement ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

For those about to rock-upy, Ben & Jerry salute you! For those about to rock-upy, Ben & Jerry salute you! Although they haven't introduced a new ...

The Spiritual Side of #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | 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 - 4:30pm | 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 ...

Why Can't Americans Work the Fields?
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 5:58am | Type: Blog

How ironic that for all the protests going on about unemployment these days there is a parallel, if less shrill, debate happening in our agricultural sector involving what to do about a shortage of wo ...

In Case You Missed It: #OccupyWallStreet's Official Statement
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 3:55am | Type: Blog

On Sept. 30, the NYC General Assembly of #OccupyWallStreet -- organizers of the ongoing demonstrations in New York City's financial district against economic injustice that has spread to other cities acro ...

WAR NO MORE
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:16am | Type: Blog

This Friday, October 7, 2011, marks 10 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan in the name of the "War on Terror." Sadly, this summer President Obama announced he'll continue our milit ...

WAR NO MORE
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

TEN YEARS. THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. TEN YEARS. THOUSANDS OF LIVES. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Next Friday, October 7, 2011, marks 10 ye ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

Dead Sea Scrolls go digital Dead Sea Scrolls go digital The Dead Sea scrolls, 2,000 parchment and papyrus copies of 974 biblical texts, have been pixilated f ...

Afternoon Philosofail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

A philosophy professor of mine from college, who is also a Facebook friend, just posted a link to the following item, without comment (although I could hear what he was undoubtedly thinking from 900 m ...

Undocumented and Unafraid: The Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/04/12/undocumented-and-unafraid-the-immigrant-rights-movement/" target="_self"></a>The immigrant rights movement is getting extreme. ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Quran Burning. Troop Drawdown. War Tax Calculator.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our ...