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After Ferguson Protests, Church Volunteers Pick Up the Pieces
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

On the fourth morning after Michael Brown’s death, residents from different parts of the region came together to pick up the pieces. Some were young, some old. The majority arrived as part of the faithful. Ot ...

Why Evangelicals Should Care About 'The Mikado' Controversy If They Care About Reconciliation in the Church
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

Evangelicals ought to learn from the current controversy surrounding 'The Mikado' in Seattle if they care about reconciliation within the church. In my pastoral counseli ...

A National Shame
Originally Posted: 08/19/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruby Sales Susan Smith Police killing of black people is not a black problem. It is an ...

Into the Playhouse
Originally Posted: 06/24/2014 - 8:39pm | Type: Blog

As we get older, we lose many of those childlike qualities. We think we have all the answers and stop asking questions. We lose our ability to marvel at the small things and at the big things, too. We pull awa ...

Ratio Imaginis
Originally Posted: 06/20/2014 - 6:39am | Type: Blog

I wonder how many of us listen to Scripture with a positivist ear, with the hope of being told what to do or how to live. If we do, today's readings might be a hard word, indeed. "Thanks be to God?&q ...

Obama Delays Deportation Review Amid Push For Immigration Overhaul
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Laura Meckler ...

Obama Delays Deportation Fix To Give GOP Time On Immigration
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

May 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...

The Criminality of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

The core problem is not the law, but its application in our racialized world. The Dunn mistrial and Zimmerman verdict are manifestations of a core spiritual lie that keeps us from seeing what is because we onl ...

That Our Creation Care Would Also Fight Racism and Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/17/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Are we listening to the voices closest to the ground — where the injustices of sin layer themselves against creation and the vulnerable in a double-offensive? What more perfect a ...

Prophet in a Cracker Dress
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Liuan Huska From galleries to the street, artist Nora Howell is unafraid of tough topics. ONE RECENT WINTER d ...

Faithful Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

My life is not my own. I am the product of sacrifice. I am here because of those who saw beyond themselves and thought personal sacrifice was worth giving up to allow justice to take hold. I am here because Je ...

It's Been a Whirlwind of World-Changing Work
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

In these three months, I have witnessed activism for immigration reform, a vigil for those most affected by congressional dysfunction, organizing for climate change, a prophetic stand for racial justice, the l ...

Moore Prays For Obama, Urges Immigration Steps During White House Session
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Press

November 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

The Most Controversial Sentence I Ever Wrote
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

October 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Religious Leaders Hope New Film Brings Attention To Race Relations
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Herb Scribner ...

Moving Backward on Racial Progress
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Once again, as happened in the 19th century, impoverished whites who should be lining up to resist predatory behavior by the moneyed class are being turned against their own best interests by race politics. ...

On Scripture: The Social Shape of Divine Generosity
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

It all sounds so… demanding. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. “Be dressed for action." In Luke 9:57-62, Jesus encounters three would-be disciples. And each receives a warning that would vanquis ...

Equal Protection — for All
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We should always be open to what God is speaking to a new generation of Christians. THIS SUMMER, t ...

An American Story
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The story of Trayvon Martin is a story that must be lamented if we are to write a story of justice in the weeks, months, and even years ahead. So my first response this week is lament and deep sadness. ...

From the Archives: January 1991
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Hampton A Dream of Justice. A YOUNG MAN of American Indian heritage said to me: "Imagine growing u ...

Southern Baptists to Probe Richard Land’s Trayvon Martin Remarks
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

Southern Baptist leaders will investigate whether their top ethicist and public policy director plagiarized racially charged remarks about the Trayvon Martin case that many say set back the denomination's ...

Emancipation Day
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

One-hundred and fifty years ago, April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, freeing more than 3,000 slaves within its borders. Tod ...

Fellowship with Black Suffering: We are Trayvon Martin
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

To become black goes beyond a checkbox in a census data column. To become black is to enter into the experience of black pain – to enter a social, historical, yet living experience of a people group who were u ...

Crossing the Racial Divide
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: SojoMail

March 29, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We still give food to ...

Is Lamb to the Slaughter the Best We've Got?
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

My greatest fear for my children is the cautious regret I see on the many faces that can’t help but leave open the possibility there may be some justification for the Trayvon Martin tragedy. ...

TED Talk: Bryan Stevenson - We need to talk about an injustice
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of Equal Justice Initiative, shares stories about America's justice system and illustrates the imbalance of justice along racial lines. ...

When the Spirit Says Go
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander The fight against mass incarceration is joined by an emerging faith-based movement. SEVERA ...

Why Did Two Wild Goose Contributors Spend the Night in Jail?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

North Carolina, host state for the inaugural <a href="http://wildgoosefestival.org/" target="_blank">Wild Goose Festival</a>, has many things going for it. ...

The Cincinnati Riots and the Racism That Remains
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, Timothy Thomas died from a gunshot fired by a police officer in Over-the-Rhine -- a neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ten years ago, Timothy Thomas died from a guns ...

Wisconsin Strengthens Ties Between Labor and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Corporations have long used the false rhetoric of "jobs versus the environment" to pit what would be natural allies -- environmentalists and labor activists -- against one another. ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Making Real the Promises of Democracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>[<em>Editor's Note<span style="font-weight: normal;">: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will featur ...

A Million Christians for Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential.</p> Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential. For more than a year, Sojourners has been discu ...

Our National Loss of Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

"You lie!" yelled Representative Joe Wilson during President Obama's recent address before a joint session of Congress. "You lie!" yelled Representative J ...

Executions Worldwide Nearly Doubled in 2008
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a <a title="http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/003/2009/en/0b789cb1-baa8-4c1b-bc35-58b6063098 ...

The New 'Nones' Aren't Atheist--Just Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Historically, the number of individuals who say they have no religious affiliation in America ranges between 5-10%, but a new poll conducted by Robert Putnam (of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/p ...

The NAACP Century
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>With the bicentennials of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin the subject of numerous conferences, articles, and television shows this month, we also should remember another important commemoration in ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...

Tulia and Jena: America in Miniature
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I moved to Tulia, Texas, in the summer of 1998, a year before <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/10/the-war-on-drugs-in-tulia-texas/">a massive drug bust decimated the black side of town< ...

Economic Free Fall Without a Safety Net
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Earlier this week the New York Times reported that even as m ...