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The View from Africa
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

Seeing life so big and so real in this cradle of civilization was just what we needed — and it all felt so far away from Washington, D.C. Sabbath should change our perspective and restore us again. ...

Taking the Long Road Home
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. IVP Books. HERE’S WHAT Slow Ch ...

Silence: A Path to Action
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

What does one take to a three-day silent retreat? Apparently a lot of noise. I had such a hard time packing for my weekend away — cramming my bag with a stack of contemplative pra ...

3 Lessons from Wild Goose: Holy Rest, Holy Mischief, and Holy Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Holy mischief is often missing in our life and work together. In our resistance to empire and the systems of domination that pervade our life and being, we tend to take ourselves too seriously. But it doesn’t ...

AUDIO: Sabbath Poetry Reading
Originally Posted: 04/04/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A poetry reading from Wendell Berry's "This Day" The author of more than 50 ...

Sloth: When Working Isn’t Enough
Originally Posted: 03/27/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

The spiritual sin of sloth shows its face when I’m inattentive to my spiritual needs, when I know the spiritual good that can come from a certain decision and I determine not to follow through ...

Sloth: Missing the Call for Sabbath
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Ironically, my approach to getting the sloth out of my life is to bring the Sabbath into it, at the end of each day. Sloth. It’s not just a strange, adorable animal we love to wat ...

The Harvest of Fidelity
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger This Day: New & Collected Sabbath Poems. Counterpoint. THE STILL, ATTENTIVE, affectiona ...

The Parameters We Prefer Jesus to Work Under
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

I’m really grateful that Jesus has always tended to disregard people’s preferred parameters for how he should do things, and that he always just seems to keep seeing people, touching them, healing them and the ...

British Government to Investigate Discrimination Against Jews
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

The British government plans to investigate whether other Jews were denied employment benefits after an Orthodox Jew who refused to work on the Sabbath won a landmark appeal. The ...

Created for the Eighth Day
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Living in the eight day is an experience of now and not yet. It's no secret that most of us find ourselves longing for chances to vacate our normal scenery and the bustle of ...

Recognizing 'Christian Privilege'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rabbi Seth Goren How the dominance of Christianity affects interfaith relations. BECAUSE I'M A Jew in Be ...

The Art of Slowing Down (And The Wisdom of Louis Armstrong)
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

This world. It’s so beautiful. And every day, we have the opportunity to relish it. How many days are spent checking off to-do-list items on the backs of receipts? Why do we think we’re so busy all the time? W ...

24/6: The Sanctity of Stop Day
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 6:29pm | Type: Blog

"Time is money," wrote Ben Franklin in "Advice to a Young Tradesman, Written by an Old One." The saying that has embodied the Protestant work ethic since 1748 is no less relevant in our 21st-century postmodern culture. Our consumer-b ...

Resting Between the Headlines: The Most Important Resolution You Can Make this Year
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

Perhaps the best thing we can do for the peace and healing of our country is to take a weekly day of rest, beginning now. Hurricane Sandy. Sandy Hook.  The Fiscal Cliff.  Next ...

Sabbath, Dammit. SABBATH!
Originally Posted: 11/24/2012 - 6:52pm | Type: Blog

Is "sabbath" a verb? Can one "sabbath?" "I'm sabbathing right now"...or..."Mike is not available right now. He's out sabbathing somewhere and cannot be reached for ...

Church No More: Part 5 — Far Too Little Sabbath in the Sabbath
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

More than two months into my sabbatical, I now have to say, “Boy was I wrong.” People who are not in church are on sabbatical, more so than I am. Editor's Note : Th ...

My Sabbath
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani The spiritual connection between the slow rhythm of August and the Sabbath. All our life s ...

Doing Nothing for Lent
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

What struck me most indelibly is how at ease — content, yes, but more than that — Peterson is in his own skin. Fully present. Mellow but absolutely alert, energized, fascinated by the world and the people arou ...

What the Bible Teaches About Capitalism
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 5:51pm | Type: Blog

Rabbi Spero makes some important scriptural points as to the importance of personal responsibility, human creativity, and freedom, but fails to deal with any passages that might temper or balance his views of ...

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 ...

Left, Right and Christ on Social Issues: #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: HuffPost Religion is running a series of posts by Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Editor's Note: HuffP ...

Yoga Sabbath: Shabbat Shal-OM.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

What can you learn from an Israeli Hindu-monk-in-training about peace? As Palestine makes a bid for nationhood status at the United Nations, and Israel and the United States. do what they can to block it, I think back to May 2010, when I wa ...

A Hymn for Blessing the Animals: "O God, Your Creatures Fill the Earth"
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

This weekend and on St. Francis Day (Oct. 4) some churches are having services for the blessing of animals. This weekend and on St. Francis Day (Oct. 4) some churches are ...

Paid Leave: Why We Need Sabbath Rest for All
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

As I celebrated my freedom on Independence Day, I found myself considering the promise that my country boasts about: "liberty and justice for all." In particular I was struck by the many freedoms uni ...

What Are Your 'Life Giving' Questions?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/18/what-are-your-life-giving-questions/" target="_self"></a>I love what I do, but it's amazing how even that which you do and ...

The Woman With the Bent Back
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then, there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. ...

All Who Labor
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Is Sabbath only for the privileged few -- or for all of us? One of the persistent themes of m ...

Sabbath for All?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1009">September-October issue of </a><em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?actio ...

Death By Ministry: Why is Being a Pastor so Unhealthy?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, I spent several hours/week doing research (and meeting with other pastors) about pastoral health and vitality for my denomination.</p> Several years ago, ...

Why Work-Free Sundays?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In March more than 70 organizations, including churches, labor unions, and civil society groups, met for the first Europ ...

Further Reflections on the Biblical Ruth as an 'Illegal Immigrant'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In March, I wrote a <a href="http://aarondtaylor.blogspot.com/2010/03/ruth-was-illegal-immigrant-so-does-that.html">piece</a> praising the Biblical character Boaz for showing compassion ...

The Second-Best Book on Sabbath
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sabbath-World-Glimpses-Different-Order/dp/1400062004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;s=books&amp;amp;qid=1270152829&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;tag=sojo_bl ...

Ruth Was a Moabite 'Illegal' Immigrant
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Immigration-Reform-March-for/11589736_fEmWi#816811802_XDKLQ"></a>Every once in a while I get an "aha" mom ...

Pastors: Your Kids Are Listening to You on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

The data is in. The data is in. Kids these days trust the news media as a source for information on global climate change only slightly more than they trust Sarah " I'm ...

The Nazareth Declaration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

On November 20, 2009, to considerable media fanfare, a group of 140 senior Christian leaders issued <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">'The Manhattan Declaration.'</a> I ...

Push Pause Now!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Do you find yourself adding more to your to-do list, even though you already feel overwhelmed?</p> <p>Are your weekends just as jam-packed as your workdays?</p> ...

Our Sisters' Anguish
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Toya Richards Congo Sabbath Initiative helps churches stand with rape survivors. On the surface, there’s absol ...

3rd Sunday of Lent: Unpredictable Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2: 13-22</em></p> Bible readings from the Revised ...

The Last Story of Summer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Tomorrow is the autumnal equinox and, with its coming, summer official ...

Practicing Sabbath Economics
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Matthew Colwell How to live in the light of God's abundance and provision. Theologian Ched Myers characte ...

A Prophetic Call
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra December 1 is World AIDS Day. Worldwide, 15 million children have lost one or both parents to the AIDS pandemic; in Zim ...

Jubilee: A Sabbath from Suffering
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman The Jubilee movement works to free the world's poorest countries from debt. &q ...

Bewildered Am I
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Bewilderment is not momentary confusion. It is becoming fundamentally displaced. Every once ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson Real Re-Creation Real Re-Creation Instead of fighting to find a "break&q ...

What the Heck is 'Social Justice'?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger 2007 is a Sabbath Year. Every seventh year, according to biblical tradition, the people of God are invited to observe a ...

The Sabbath Promise
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:20am | Type: Magazine Article

Michaela Bruzzese To follow Jesus more deeply, we must learn to stop and rest. a ...

The Sabbath Sweet Spot
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Don't 'whistle while you work'; just whistle because it makes you happy. ...

Radical Shabbat: Free Time, Free People
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Arthur Waskow Honorable work and restful renewal are both aspects of responsibility. Our religious traditions ...

Whatever Happened to the Eight-Hour Day?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Free Time/Free People Adapted from the Free Time/Free People Campaign statement. For many of us, the hardest w ...