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Jewish Groups Say Conspiracy Theory Over Anti-Islam Film Won’t Die
Originally Posted: 09/30/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Respected news outlets unwittingly sent a lie around the world on Sept.12: a Jew backed by 100 Jewish donors made a film insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad. Respected news ou ...

9/11? My Children Don't Remember
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

The oldest of them was six when the towers were destroyed and we went to war. I'm wondering how I talk to them about it. I wonder how I tell them the story without subjecting them to the trauma so many pe ...

Presidential Proclamation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Text of President Obama's Proclamation on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance on the 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11. Editor's Note ...

Pat Robertson: I'm Out
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

Mark your calendars. The Rev. Pat Robertson has announced his ersatz retirement from politics. Robertson, 81, tells the Associated Press that he will no longer offer political endorsements. ...

Surprised by Joy on 9/11/11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"[Music] is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us." -- Martin Luther ...

Guantanamo: When Will It Get Foreclosed?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Please keep in your prayers those who are fasting and praying at the U.S. capitol between January 11 to 21, keeping vigil for the closing of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo. As an opening to their prayer vi ...

What Does Violence in the Bible Tell Us About God?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1101&amp;article=is-god-violent" target="_blank"></a>I recently received a note from ...

Mosques, Churches, Terror, and Love
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes space is warranted. We need boundaries when relationships are difficult. Sometimes space is warranted. We need boundaries when relationships are difficult. We set up par ...

Top Secret America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>The </em><em>Washington Post</em> today blanketed the front page with this lede:</p> The Washington Post today blanketed the front page w ...

Next Steps to Stop Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I'm grateful for President Obama's swift action to halt the use of torture by signing an executive order that requires the CIA to comply with the Army Field Manual, closes secret prisons, ends rend ...

Sept. 11 Families Join Nonviolence Efforts in Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>Please, spread the message: There is not only violence in Iraq, there is something more -- people are building peace and seeking real change. Please, ...

Reflecting on Our Response to 9/11
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Seven years ago this morning, airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon, and a field in rural Pennsylvania. Seven years ago this morning, airplanes wer ...

Holding 9/11's Emotions Up to the Light of God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

All of us remember this day, where we were when we heard the news, our feelings, our fears. All of us remember this day, where we were when we heard the news, our feelings, our fe ...

9/11, Five Years On
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister Has the world changed? Or have we? We are five years away now from the incineration of the Twi ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger •Dish it Up. The employees of Windows on the World restaurant, which was destroyed in the Sept. ...

The Story of the Lummi Totem Pole
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler There's more to the Lummi totem pole than meets ...

On a Song and a Prayer
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Two Roches and Zero Church On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Suzzy Roche was out walking her dog. The sun shone brightly over New York City in a clear, perfectly blue sky. Thoughts ...

9-11 Relatives Visit Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler Family members of Sept. 11 victims traveled to Afgha ...

Report from Ground Zero
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis I just returned from Ground Zero in New York City. I just returned from Ground Zero in New York C ...

Dateline: Our Nation's Capital
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Those of you in the hinterlands—when you’re not taking care of your hinter—are probably wondering what life is like now in W ...

Going for Broke
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nathan Wilson As the economy heads south, it's the poor--as usual--who bear the brunt. For some time to ...

Eyes Wide Open
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 10:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Norris Apocalypse grabs us by the shoulders and says, 'Look at what matters in life.' It is ...

The Tonto Principle
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stanley M. Hauerwas Some people think that if you have a position of Christian nonviolence, you don’t have anything to say because you’re ...

Change from Within
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Paul Lederach The most significant ways—both short and long term—to deal with the sources of terrorism will emerge more from within t ...

The Silence of Cain
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Are we cannon fodder in a cosmic war of good and evil? In the nightly news, President Bush ...

Fiercely Loves Us All
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carrie Newcomer Friends, this song is called "I Heard an Owl," and it was written two days after the Sept. 11 tragedy. ...

Aftershocks of the Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler "It’s heartbreaking to see how quickly this hap ...

A Light in the Darkness
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This edition of Sojourners went to press just as the U.S. military strikes in Afghanistan began, which makes this special issue ...

Our Gravest Temptation
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson Politicians have given the president a military blank check. The church, however, cannot write a moral blank ch ...

Giving Birth to the Unexpected
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:09am | Type: Magazine Article

John Paul Lederach For 20 years I have worked as a mediator in violent situations?from Northern Ireland to Somalia, from Colombia to Nicar ...

A Time for Hard Decisions
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister War was so much easier before the world's borders began to seep like a sieve. War was so ...

A Stark Vision of the World
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Cortright The bin Laden organization and other terrorist networks are obviously fired by an intense hatred of the United States. ...

Deny Them Their Victory
Originally Posted: 03/16/2011 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Robert W. Edgar A religious response to terrorism ...

In the Chaos Everyone Was Equal
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis The United States will never be the same again; these are watershed days of irreversible change. Surely the events of Sept. ...

The Silence of God
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Wink Many of us feel a deep desire for revenge and violent retribution. We know how natural that is. We want to strike back at the ...

A Word of Hope in the Rubble
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 11:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Our broken hearts are indeed the proper place to begin theological reflection. Wounded hearts, the tears of sufferin ...

The Sukkah and the World Trade Center
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Arthur Waskow A few weeks ago, the Jewish community celebrated the harvest festival by building "sukkot." What is a "sukkah ...

Visigoths and the City of God
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger When the Visigoths sacked Rome, the Eternal City, in 410 C.E., the attackers used the city's own mighty transportat ...