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From the Archives: September 1984
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacey Merkt Where is the Refuge? EL SALVADOR'S war has already claimed 40,000 lives. But our government ...

Faith Leaders Arrested At White House Calling For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

More than 100 faith leaders and immigration activists were arrested today during an act of civil disobedience outside of the White House. The activists were calling on President Barack Obama to take executive ...

'The Children Come': A New Hymn on the Exodus of Children from Central America to the U.S. Border
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

This new hymn is inspired by the crisis in Central America that has caused over 70,000 children to take the dangerous journey to the United States in recent months. This new hymn ...

Jesus Is at the Border
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

So, why do we keep expelling Jesus? Because we don’t actually believe in him. We don’t believe that in Jesus God is setting the world right by showing us that there is a divine unity of love that unites “us” a ...

Double Victory: 'Winning Over the Cops Who Had to Arrest Us'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

As nine of us sat in MP Jamie Briggs’ office, we shared our hopes and dreams for the impact of what we were taking part in. Beforehand all agreed, not only did we want to draw attention to children who continu ...

Look at the Picture
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Last week amid the closing of the Olympics, the national debt, and the latest pop culture ‘news,’ this photo was published that encapsulates the volume of pain and suffering that is happening in Syria. ...

In South Sudan Conflict, Churches Attacked, Looted
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

African church leaders are urging parties in the South Sudanese conflict to respect places of worship, after rebels attacked and looted church compounds in the town of Malakal. Af ...

In Kabul, Locked in Winter
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Squeezed together in abject poverty in a refugee camp, women of various Afghan clans begin to feel like family. The fire in the Chaman e Babrak camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, began i ...

Syria: The Stuff No One Wants To Talk About
Originally Posted: 09/06/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

I have read countless articles from political, religious, and ethical perspectives on why or why not the U.S. should militarily intervene against the Syrian regime. Most do a decent job evaluating the situatio ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

The jump we often make from just causes and moral cases to military actions reveals our dependence on old habits of war as our only response to conflict and injustice. It also reveals our lack of imagination f ...

AUDIO: The Cosas, an Iraqi Christian family
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 2:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Dawn Araujo An interview with an Iraqi Christian family ...

A Holy Land Without Christians?
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Gregg Brekke Arab Christians are vital to a thriving Middle East - and their numbers are dwindling. LIKE MANY ...

The Man in Row 26
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels How small my world gets when I'm not paying attention. OUR PLANE SITS at the gate in Brusse ...

The Gathering Storm
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janelle Tupper Climate change leads to far more consequences than just destructive weather patterns. Climate ...

A Relentless Faith
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Sylvia Yu Steven Kim won't let anything - not even imprisonment - stop him from his mission to care for the people of North Korea. ...

The Lamb and the Beast
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Ron Browning Revelations abound when refugees study the Bible's last book. WHEN A GROUP of refugees from ...

Welcoming the Stranger: What Jordan's Bedouin Can Teach Us
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

A recent UNHCR report notes that, increasingly, Syrians are arriving in Jordan with only the clothes they are wearing and with few economic resources after months of unemployment. ...

Making Love Practical
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

In the Australian city where I live, there is a housing crisis. Only 2 percent of rental properties are vacant. The mining boom has seen a huge increase in the number of renters and this additional competition has left parties outbidding each other t ...

World Refugee Day 2012: Redefine Who Deserves Refugee Protection from Christian Communities
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Who is a refugee in our world today? How does one receive “refugee protection” and is this determination fair and just? On World Refugee Day 2012, June 20, we remember those who have fled persecution because o ...

'Ǎhk-Toong Bāy-Bi Covered': New U2 Album Aids Victims of East Africa Famine
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

All of the proceeds from the album, 'Ǎhk-Toong Bāy-Bi Covered,' featuring Patti Smith, Snow Patrol, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Fray and others covering U2's famous 1991 album 'Achtung Ba ...

Aid without Demands
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi While diplomatic relations between the U.S. While diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North ...

Refusing to Forget North Korea
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Students mobilize against the humanitarian crisis. During the 2004 presidential election, North ...

A Knock at the Door
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn Lacey An excerpt from This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers. I started out thin ...

Brother, Where Art Thou?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger Each month, 60,000 Iraqis are forced to leave their ho ...

The Lost Boys Of Sudan
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mark Bixler The young refugees had come through almost unthinkable terrors to a strange, strange land. In 20 ...

Replacing Hatred with Hope
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Swanee Hunt, Swanee Hunt, founder of Women Waging Peace, spoke with Sojourners ’ Rose Marie Berger about her book This W ...

Web exclusive: Full text of Swanee Hunt interview
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Replacing Hatred with Hope Swanee Hunt, founder of Women Waging Peace, spoke with Sojourn ...

Reality Refugees
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman In April, Saskatchewan's Rosthern Junior College sp ...

Haitian refugees
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 10:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Two-hundred-seventy Haitian refugees—including chil ...

Why Did You Come Here?
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 11:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Camp Rakovica, Sarajevo—There were 1,500 Kosovar refugees in this camp on the dusty outskirts of Sarajevo. They had com ...

The Moral Dilemmas of Doing Good
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pearl Sensenig Everyone wants to aid refugees. But humanitarian work in the midst of war raises some hard questions---and carries the risk ...