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Bread and Circus
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Juvenal believed far too many citizens were far too willing to cooperate in their own exploitation. What I find incredibly intriguing — and disconcerting — about Juvenal’s observations is that, numerous genera ...

Social Justice Protester Dies Following Self-Immolation
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

Haifa man who set himself on fire in a social justice protest died Friday. On Friday, The New York Times reported: :Moshe Silman, the desperately indebted Haifa man w ...

Introducing Quick Read: Social. Justice. News.
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

For all of you who are unlucky enough to be chained to a computer, Blackberry (does anyone still use these?) smart-phone or are otherwise more electronically connected then you would like to be—we’ve got a spe ...

Breaking the Bubble Wrap
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Magazine Article

David M. Csinos and Brian D. McLaren We may be tempted to quarantine our children from the scary world out there—but it's better to ...

'Croon Her to Sleep with Freedom Songs'
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Marie Roderick The goal of social justice parenting is not to produce the "right" kind of child—it is to create an environ ...

On a Firm Foundation
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Resources to help you raise happy and engaged kids. Resources to help you raise happy an ...

A 'Hostile Takeover' of Women Religious
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world. AFTER ...

With God Some Things Never Change
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Peace is better than war. Good of the whole is better than whims of a few. God wants everybody — red, yellow, black, brown and white taken care of. God wants true community, more togetherness … not more separa ...

Wild Goose Heaven Is Our Answer to Hate
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina. Ahead is the third WG fest at the end of August in Portland OR. And then there will be next year and th ...

Young Pastor at the Forefront of Social Change in Australia
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

Young pastor Jarrod McKenna describes it as “rolling up our sleeves and just getting on with the practical work of loving our neighbors.” He’s been arrested more times than he ca ...

Thank a Nun: Whimsy, Color, Theology, Social Justice and Sister Corita
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

At 18, not yet knowing myself to be called as a bearer of color and words and truth, my voice was unleashed by the prophetic artwork of Sister Corita. ++ Join us in showi ...

Having the Sisters’ Back
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upset with the Catholic Sisters here in the United States. After an official investigation, the Vatican seems pretty upse ...

Q Conference Hopes to Present a Different Face of Evangelical Activism
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens today in Washington, D.C., is an attempt to do things differently. With 700 participants gathered ...

President Obama to Young Evangelicals: 'God’s Hand is Moving through His People'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

In a video address Tuesday, President Obama told hundreds of young evangelical Christian leaders gathered at the Q Conference in Washington, D.C., that they had a partner in the White House in their humanitari ...

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ultimate Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Forty-five years ago today, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his now-famous speech at Riverside Church in New York City, declaring his opposition to the war in Vietnam. One year later -- 44 years ago ...

Nine Years of War in Iraq
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 12:39pm | Type: Media

sojotube Offsite Video (Iraq, jim wallis, Peacemaking, Social Justice, Video Offsite, War, Life and Pe ...

A New Hymn for World Water Day
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

This Thursday, March 22nd, is World Water Day. The April 2012 issue of Sojourners includes Ched Myers’ 'Everything Will Live Where the River Goes', a Bible study on water, God, and redemption. See a ...

Invisible Children: Using Film and Social Media to Advance Global Justice Advocacy
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

Social media as an organizing tool also opens up the possibility of creating extensive webs of interactions between activists across the globe. It allows story-telling to be a global enterprise. ...

Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration and G92
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

Whether what is happening in Alabama as a result of this law — and, as the program reveals, a great deal is happening, even if most of us outside of the state aren’t paying attention — was the intention of the ...

Young Lawyer Fights for Social Justice on Her Way to Becoming a Nun
Originally Posted: 02/04/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

Alison McCrary starts her mornings with prayer and meditation. Sometimes she writes in her journal, other times she draws geometric mandalas. It's a way of silencing her mind. She thinks about what grace ...

When Actions Speak Louder than Words: Bill and Melinda Gates
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

While Bill and Melinda Gates don't wear their religiosity or spiritual predilections on their sleeves, they most certainly are doing God's work, intervening to care for and advocate on behalf of the ...

Coming to a Computer Near You: It's Tea Party Jesus!
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 12:37am | Type: Blog

The "Tea Party Jesus" video will be a satirical take of the Sermon on the Mount with various quotes, signs and policy positions of the Tea Party. I can’t say I ever expe ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

TV's award winning comedy 30 Rock debuts tonight, create your own remixes with Mono's customer appreciation page, discover hidden features on the iPhone, Hostess nears bankruptcy, GOOD's new soc ...

Dear SoJo Commenters: "This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man."
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

We can disagree, and we must when our conscience so demands, but we must do it with kindness, open minds and open hearts. Dear Sojourners Commenters, Please consider the f ...

Millennials to the Church: Wake Up or We're Outta Here
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Young people are thirsting for social justice, and simply not finding those principles in the pews. Most vexing of all is that this trend isn’t surprising. But it should be. ...

Catholic Bishops: Unemployment Benefits are Pro-Life
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a letter to Congress on Monday concerning unemployment benefits. Bishop Leonard Blaire of Toledo, Ohio, the letter's signatory, makes the argument ...

Is Free Enterprise Moral?
Originally Posted: 12/09/2011 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

On Nov. 30, at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, debated the question, "Is Free Enterprise Moral?" ...

On Redundancies: Social Justice and Personal Salvation
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Social justice is redundant. Justice, properly understood in a biblical sense, always has social implications. Personal salvation is redundant in the same way. Salvation, properly understood in a biblical se ...

Groaning for Justice
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

How we assist other countries in their development is an issue of justice. The Occupy movement. Elections. A deficit crisis that seems impenetrable. The problems facing the United ...

Talking Turkey: Poverty
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Washington D.C. high school student, Chidiki Jones-Whitley, created this video to demonstrate the financial challenges faced by poor Americans on Thanksgiving -- when the cost of turkey alone has gone up nearl ...

A Society That Doesn't Believe In The Family
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

If we truly are pro-family, it’s time for us to demonstrate that it means all families, at all times, in all circumstances. " Shattered Families ," a new report from t ...

Oh My God! A Response to the GOP Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

“Oh my God” was the refrain that kept going through my mind as I watched the Republican presidential candidates talk about their positions on foreign policy at their debate over the weekend. ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

A twice-daily roundup of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. CBS NEWS: Cain: God Convinced Me To Run For President Herman Cain, whose ca ...

Radical Economic Justice: Jesus Forgave Sins and Debts
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Christians forgive debts, and Jesus releases the indebted from their debts. In the Lord's prayer, our daily prayer, we pray, "forgive us our debts, as we forgive our de ...

The Morning News: Tuesday Nov. 8, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

A morning round up of news related to the Sojourners' commitments to social justice. NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Conference: Human Trafficking, Sex Slavery Thriving In U.S., Abroad. ...

From Jim Wallis to Billy Graham, on His 93rd Birthday: "Thank you!"
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:37am | Type: Blog

Billy Graham is 93 years old today. And all over the world, people are discussing his influence and impact and remembering their own encounters with the world's leading evangelist. ...

"Hole-y" Bible Gets a Digital Makeover
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

This morning, as I caught up on what had been going on in the world over the weekend, I stumbled across a very interesting resource -- a website that compares the frequency with which words appear in ...

News: Morning Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

DAILY KOS: Social Justice Index: USA Number 27 Of 31 OECD Members Social justice index: USA No. 27 of 31. Democrats in Congress attempt to eat on $4.50 a day to protest potential ...

From a Shoebox to a Movement
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis For 40 years, Sojourners has been fighting the good fight. Where do we go from here? The metaphor ...

Salt, Light, and Social Change
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Soong-Chan Rah An evangelical scholar looks at Sojourners' role in evangelical social justice. The year ...

Wallis and Mohler Debate Social Justice and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Jim Wallis and Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, went head to head Thursday night at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School outside Chicago in a debate over the hot ...

The "Atonement-Only" Gospel
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

I really enjoyed the "debate" I had Thursday night with Al Mohler , president of Southern Baptist Seminary, at my own seminary alma mater, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in the northern suburb ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

NPR/AP: Economy Grew 2.5 Pct. In Q3 As Consumers Rebound NPR/AP: Economy Grew 2.5 Pct. In Q3 As Consumers Rebound WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew modestly over th ...

Andrew Marin answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:35pm | Type: Blog

To me, reclaiming the word evangelical starts with how Christians see their call by Jesus in Matthew 28 as the Great Commission. To me, reclaiming the word evangelical start ...

News: Quick Links Round-up and Redux
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

THE WASHINGTON POST/RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: D.C. Pastor To Lead Democrats' Faith Outreach THE WASHINGTON POST/RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: D.C. Pastor To Lead Democrats' Fait ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled Early Friday
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The clean up of Zuccotti Park -- announced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday -- by city workers has been scrapped as of early Friday a.m. The clean up of Zuccotti ...

Adam Phillips answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Blog

This video is the latest installment in an ongoing series at God's Politics blog where we've asked leading clergy, writers, scholars, artists, activists and others who self-identify as "evangeli ...

Jim Wallis on #OccupyWallStreet: "This Could Really Change Things" (Video)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | 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 ...

Luci Shaw answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:33pm | Type: Blog

I wonder if the Lord God abhors labels as much as I do. I wonder if the Lord God abhors labels as much as I do. Somehow we human beings need to group and categorize pe ...

Kevin Palau answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:32pm | Type: Blog

"Although Portland is hardly the only place where evangelical Christianity is evolving (and making new friends in the process), there is little doubt that evangelicals here are on the front-end of a d ...