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A 9/11 Prayer: Leonard Cohen's 'Democracy'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

My mother-in-law saw Leonard Cohen live in her native Norway this summer. She sent me this YouTube clip so I could have a taste. My mother-in-law saw Leonard Cohen live in her nat ...

Video: Health-Care Hermeneutics with Jon Stewart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I need to find something to do until Sept. 13 or thereabouts. The Daily Show is on a three-week vacation until then. (Anyone have a good home remedy for the Stewart Shakes?) I kid.</p> ...

Video: Ted Kennedy Speaking at Jerry Falwell's College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Evidence of Sen. Ted Kennedy's bipartisan bridge-building: <span class="description">On Oct. 3, 1983, he addressed Rev. Evidence of Sen. Ted Kennedy's bi ...

Video: Bill McKibben on The Colbert Report
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, environmental activist (and <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0909&amp;article=a-difference-that-matters"><em>Sojourne ...

Video: Jim Wallis Takes the Health-Care Debate to Fox
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> To learn more about health-care reform, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.display&amp;item=HC09-main">click here to visit Sojourners' Health-Care Resources ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins Discuss Health-Care Reform on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> To learn more about health-care reform, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.display&amp;item=HC09-main">click here to visit Sojourners' Health-Care Resources ...

Video: Jim Wallis Talks Health Care on MSNBC
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Jim: "It's also not nice to Jim: "It's also not nice to lie. And a lot of people are lying about this debate." It's also not nice to take your neighbor's property. This sounds to me like one ...

President Obama to Participate in Nationwide Call-in on Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis and other faith leaders from across America kicked off "40 Days for Health Reform" Jim Wallis and other faith leaders from across America kicked off "40 ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tavis Smiley on Perspective, Prayer, and the President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Earlier this year, Jim Wallis sat down with Tavis Smiley to talk about his role in public media of raising issues and asking questions that others are not. Earlier this year, Jim ...

In Defense of the 'Nice White Lady'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I really hope no one gets offended I really hope no one gets offended I guess i'm a "nice white I guess i'm a "nice white lady", since I have r ...

Bombs Won't Liberate the Women of Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Today Brave New Foundation launches the fifth segment of the <em>Rethink Afghanistan</em> documentary, <em><a title="http://rethinkafghanistan.com/" href="http://rethinkafgh ...

Mourning a Michael Jackson Who Had Died Long Ago
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue. Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue. As soon as I heard the tragic news about his passing yesterday afte ...

The Brilliance and Mystery of Michael Jackson
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's not like you need another Michael Jackson tribute or post, but oh well It's not like you need another Michael Jackson tribute or post, but oh well ...

Rethink Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

An interview with a man and his children in an Internally Displaced Person (refugee) camp quickly devolves into a father desperately trying to sell his smallest child to the cameraman. ...

Free Music Monday: The Welcome Wagon
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. About a month ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Vito Aiuto one early Saturday morning at his church, Resurrection Pre ...

Abu Ghraib: Don't Be Afraid of the Truth
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba wrote the U.S. Army's report on the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. He was then forced into retirement.</p> Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba wrote the U.S. ...

Christian Soldiers in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

William Faulkner once said: "The past is not dead. William Faulkner once said: "The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past." We often think about time ...

Stop Starbucks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

When Robert Greenwald, founder and president of <a title="http://bravenewfilms.org/" href="http://bravenewfilms.org/" target="_blank">Brave New Films</a> -- an organi ...

Video: Eugene Cho Interviews Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, I had the privilege of spending <a title="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/my-official-announcement-to-enter-into-politics/" href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2009/04/3 ...

Mark Driscoll, St. Francis, and the Megachurch
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said:</p> I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said: This genera ...

M2EP Video: Voices from Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Day two of the Mobilization to End Poverty included a trip to Capitol Hill to lobby senators and representatives on issues related to poverty and social justice. Day two of the Mo ...

M2EP Live Video: Sojo Offices Before The Mobilization
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Sojourners staff is hard at work preparing for the upcoming Mobilization to End Poverty. I decided to take my handy little flipcam around the office to see how everyone was doing. ...

Evangelicals Need to Love Gay People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Jonathan Merritt may be the most courageous Southern Baptist in America this week for his <a href="http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/04/an-evangelicals-plea-love-the-sinner.html#more"><em& ...

Made in L.A.: Putting a Human Face on the Immigrant Experience
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Seven years ago, I set out to make a little film that would put a human face on the struggles of immigrant workers in L.A. Seven years ago, I set out to make a little film that wo ...

Video: The Easter Bunny Asks You to Rethink Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Did you have a good Easter weekend? If you were in Washington D.C. for the holiday, you may have noticed a different kind of Easter Bunny hanging around the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro. ...

Video: 'Beyond Belief' - An Interview with David Wilcox
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The rhetorical question <a href="http://www.davidwilcox.com/">David Wilcox</a> asks aloud before a crowd outside Baltimore, Maryland, is The rhetorical ques ...

Video: Documentary on the Failed Drug War in Colombia
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In July 2007, Teresa Ortega stood solemnly in a field of wilting corn and pineapple crops in southern Colombia's farm land as tears streamed down her cheeks. In July 2007, Te ...

The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding). April 1 was quite the roller c ...

Economic Democracy: An Alternative to Pure Capitalism or Socialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Here's a video lecture by Professor of Christian Ethnics Ga ...

No Anger Without Alternatives
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> On Sunday I joined the Dean of the National Cathedral, Samuel T. ...

Jon Stewart, Prophet (But Not the Phoney Future-Telling Kind)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>What does it say about our country that we have to hear the cold and hard truth from a comedian? ...

Vote in the M2EP FilmMaker Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-filmmaker"></a>In preparation for the upcoming <a title="http://www.sojo.net/mobilization" ...

Video: Jim Wallis on the Poverty Forum
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis on PBS's <em>Religion and Ethics Newsweekly</em>'s coverage of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/19/the-bipartisan-poverty-forum/">The Poverty Forum</a&g ...

10 Reasons We Don't Like to Talk About Race
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, I shared a post titled "<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/19/eric-holder-on-america-and-race-a-nation-of-cowards/" href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/19/eric-holder-on-am ...

Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation? Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation? Eatin ...

Video: Jim Wallis Talks about Obama's Faith-Based Council with BBC and Fox News
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks about how Obama's new Council on Faith-Based &amp; Neighborhood Partnerships will take on the priorities of poverty, abortion reduction, fatherhood, and interfaith dialogue.</p> ...

Video: Jim Wallis on Finding Common-Ground Solutions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Last week, Jim Wallis was interviewed by David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network at the White House after a meeting with President Obama and the President's Council on Faith-Based &am ...

Video: Inauguration Eve Interview with Moby
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, the <a title="http://www.sojo.net/sojotube" href="http://www.sojo.net/sojotube">SojoTube</a> team had a chance to sit down with DJ, songwriter, and musician Moby ...

Video: Dr. Sharon Watkins' Sermon at the National Prayer Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Disciples of Christ General Minister and President (and Sojourners Board member) Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins delivered this sermon, "Harmonies of Liberty," during the National Prayer Service ...

Video and Transcript: Rev. Joseph Lowery's Inauguration Benediction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet s ...

Video: Jim Wallis in Inaugural Prayer Service at National Cathedral
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Today Jim Wallis participated in<span> the National Prayer Service to celebrate the inauguration of the 44<sup>th</sup> President of the United States. ...

Shoe-Throwing and President Bush's Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

George Bush and his legacy as president of the United States -- what do you think? Is it too early to tell since the war on terror will mark the legacy of his presidency?</p> ...

Video: Indigenous Theologians Discuss Christianity and Culture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As we reflect on the history, meaning, and mythologies surrounding the season of Thanksgiving, indigenous theologians Richard Twiss, Raymond Aldred, and Terry LeBlanc offer their perspectives on the i ...

Win a Trip to Africa in the Sojourners and World Vision Filmmaker Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/filmmaker"></a>Sojourners and World Vision need your help to promote the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;it ...

Video: How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Credit Cards
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The word "plastic" means "anything which can be easily shaped or sculpted" (actually, an even older meaning is "sculptor") The word " ...

Video and Petition: A Prayer and Pledge for President-elect Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://go.sojo.net/campaign/prayerandpledge?source=act_0811_pledge_bc"></a>Dear Mr. President-elect Obama:</p> <p>I want personally to offer you my prayers a ...

Another Sign of the End
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The conversation we have on <a href="http://www.godspolitics.com">God's Pol ...

A Church of Misfits
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.cor.org/">Church of the Resurrection</a> takes its name seriously, and it should. Church of the Resurrection takes its name seriously ...

Video: Flobots on Faith - The 'Rise' of New Music for New Movements
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://flobots.com/">Flobots</a> are a Denver-based, hip-hop/rock alternative group, whose powerful activist lyrics explore issues from globalization and poverty to war ...

Video: Financial Crisis Has Election Implications
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Jim Wallis was on PBS's Religion &amp; Ethics Newsweekly yesterday to discuss the Wall ...