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#GivingTuesday -- A Day to Give Back
Originally Posted: 12/03/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

“Gray” Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday — and Giving Tuesday? For the second year in a row, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals are coming together to create a national day of ...

Remembering The Martyr Of Black Friday (Why I Will Not Shop Today)
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Eric Folkerth ...

On Thanksgiving Day, Not Everybody Worries About Overeating
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:12pm | Type: Press

November 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

A Very Cheney Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

The holidays are a perfect arena for family combat and we can take some small comfort that even the Cheney family is not immune. I sympathize with the Cheney family this Thanksgiv ...

Feast with Your Family this Thanksgiving; Then Fast with Us Next Week -- for Families in Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

The debate about immigration reform has been very productive in America over these past several years. And that debate has been won — by those who favor a common sense agenda for reform. ...

Requiem for a Holiday
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

I am declaring that Thanksgiving to some is obsolete, if not dead. Tomorrow, millions of people will gather across this great nation to celebrate Thanksgiving: the time in our ca ...

A Twist on the Thankfulness Trend
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

Think about your reasons to be thankful a little differently, considering the redemptive strains present in all areas in your life, not just the ones you would usually say while waiting for someone to pass you ...

Shop Early, Shop Often
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rod Anderson ...

Day 13 and 14: Fasting Is Our Cross
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Day 12 was holy ground for me — a crossroads. I woke up that morning sensing God's call to move back into the tent during Thanksgiving week and through Thanksgiving weekend. ...

Thanksgiving? Bah, humbug
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

Instead of using pilgrims or praying hands as symbols of Thanksgiving, perhaps we should just drop the pretense and go with Scrooge. Instead of using pilgrims or praying hands as ...

Should Christians Shop On Thanksgiving? Christian Leaders Offer Their Opinion
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 4:58pm | Type: Press

November 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

On Scripture: The Death of Thanksgiving (Colossians 1:11-20)
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Is Thanksgiving dead? Not as long as Jesus Christ is alive among us, at the center of creation and the community of faith. But it is our job to respond by giving thanks for the gifts of forgiveness, for the gi ...

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah Converge on 'Thanksgivukkah' for First Time Since 1888
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

It last happened in 1888 and, according to one calculation, won’t happen again for another 77,798 years: the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  It last happened in 1888 an ...

Breaking Bread in Faith and Love
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

In the Bible, few dine alone. Small wonder that Christians and Jews see sharing a meal with family, guests, and strangers as a form of spiritual nourishment and hospitality — as valuable as the bread passed ar ...

Thanksgiving Everyday
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Thanksgiving Day keeps coming around, keeps reminding us of what could be, keeps giving us tastes of what God wants for us. Thanksgiving Day speaks the bold truth that God isn't done with us. A world of w ...

#GivingTuesday Aims to Boost Charities
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- In the days following Thanksgiving, there's already Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday shopping season. Now, a group of charities and corp ...

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 ...

This Thanksgiving, Sojourners is Thankful for You
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

This Thanksgiving, we at Sojourners are thankful for each of you — for your activism, your readership, your donations, your prayers. This Thanksgiving, we at Sojourners are thankf ...

Take Action: Holiday Thanks and Letters in Solidarity
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

This Thanksgiving, as your family holds hands and give thanks and as your church packs Thanksgiving dinner baskets, and this Christmas season churches prepare gift baskets for those Jesus called “The Least of ...

Dear Congress, This Holiday Season, Don’t Make the Poor Poorer
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

This week, the Circle of Protection, released an open letter to the president and Congress with a simple message: during the holidays, please “advance policies that protect the poor — not ones that make them p ...

The Truth About Thanksgiving: Why You Should Celebrate
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Humans have an unfortunate characteristic – we don’t want to hear the voice of our victims. We don’t want to see the pain we’ve caused, so we silence the voice of our victims. ...

My Morning Prayer
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

Faithful God, help us find you in those who seem to be the smallest and most forgotten ones around us, for you said you would be here with us in them. Help us have faith. Dear God ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 5:54pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 Dunder Mifflin Paper Company , the fictional employer of Dwight Schrute, Pam Beasley, and the rest of the Office gang, ...

The Morning News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: Policy-Making Billionaires OVER the past 30 years, as the gap between wealthy and poor grew ever wider, total phi ...

Black Friday: The Anti-Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

Even if Black Friday were not so terrible for working families, and even if it did not threaten to steamroll Thanksgiving under the weight of Christmas-season merchandising, I would still be opposed to it. Bla ...

Thanksgiving at Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

A nice reclamation of the Thanksgiving meal—less like the oppressive tale of pilgrims and native people we learned about in school; more like Jesus feeding the thousands, the beloved community, etc. ...

A Prayer For The Christmas Season
Originally Posted: 11/25/2011 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Lord God, I want to stay for a while in Christmas where hope is something I can cradle to my chest. I want to dwell here where music sings the promise of love, reminding me of those Mary moments in my life whe ...

Arlo and Alice's Restaurant
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

At 11 a.m. CST today (Noon EST, 9 a.m. PST), WXRT Radio in Chicago will air, as it does every year on Thanksgiving morning, the complete, 18-minute-34-second original version of Arlo Guthrie's song, " ...

The Feast of Christ the King
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Christ threw in his lot entirely with those whom the doors of power shut out. He would talk with anyone, eat with everyone, and, in the end, died among the refuse of his people. He was a leader who led from be ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 1:49pm | Type: SojoMail

November 24, 2011   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "In my mind, it is ...

In Solidarity with Target Workers on Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

Some people who work for Target, a major national retailer that plans to open its doors for Black Friday starting at midnight following Thanksgiving, have circulated a petition in protest. They are right to sa ...

Thankful, Indeed
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

I’ve learned that it’s especially important for those who are always trying to change the world, to remember what they are thankful for in their world as it is! I’ve learned that ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE NEW YORK TIMES: Older, Suburban And Struggling, ‘Near Poor’ Start ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

When I reflect on the events of the last year, it is precisely that — the epic blessing of the unexpected — that fills my soul with gratitude. For as long as I can remember, Than ...

Rewriting History: Thanksgiving or Genocide?
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

I’m not suggesting we not be thankful. But if it were up to me, I’d repeal the official day of Thanksgiving that was sanctioned by Congress because no matter how we want to re-tell or re-write that story, we a ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 THE WASHINGTON POST: GOP Candidates Show Sharp Differences On National Security And Terrorism The Republican presidential candidat ...

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 ...

Join Us in Signing the Peace and Civility Pledge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://go.sojo.net/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&amp;id=373" target="_blank"></a>The horrible shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others is ...

Praying and Fasting in the New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The holiday season is a season of feasting and of celebration. Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a ...

Thanksgiving Alone is Not Lonely
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It had been a busy semester and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I arrived back home from an exhausting American Academy of Religion meeting. It had been a busy semester and the Tu ...

This Thanksgiving, Enough is Enough
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The political ads are finally off the air. (We can all give thanks for that!) But now there is a new wave of advertisements hitting all of us. Each one will give us a different reason to consume. ...

Why I Will Feast This Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

I am ready to give thanks. Last year, I joined my family for Thanksgiving but when the food was served, I could only watch. I am ready to give thanks. Last year, I joined my famil ...

Undocumented Farmworkers Need Support
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: In November, ...

Not Happy with the Results? Hallelujah, Anyhow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I think the elections turned on misinformation, anger, and fear. I am not happy with the results of the 2010 elections. I th ...

White Flag Warriors at the Border: Recognizing Humanity on All Sides of the Immigration Debate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/05/04/white-flag-warriors-at-the-border/"></a>About a year ago, when we were writing our song "White Flag Warrior," my friend (and fe ...

'Health and Fitness Are Better Than Any Gold'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Life and the body require exertion. There was a time -- and this is still the case in some places on earth -- when eating required physical effort. Life and the body require exer ...

Cheerful Books for the Bleak Midwinter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

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Dive!: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dumpster Diving but Were Afraid to Ask
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A confession: When I first saw publicity for <a href="http://divethefilm.com/">Dive!</a> I forwarded it to my main dumpster diving partner with the subject line: "great.&quo ...

This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/May-Day-Immigration-Rally/8116193_7PzaR#530383196_HMehM"></a>As I take time to reflect on what I am truly thankful ...

A Thanksgiving Reflection on Food
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The United States is a country that is at once overweight and hungry. There are those among us who are overweight and obese. There are those among us who live with food insecurity. ...