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Results for Voting

How Would Jesus Vote?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

We’d all love to claim Jesus for our team, but in doing so, we can safely assume that Jesus actually would wriggle free from such limitations. While it would be comforting to validate ourselves by claiming Jes ...

Myths We Live By? Voter Fraud & Jim Crow Dead And Gone
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Press

October 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Paul Louis Metzger ...

Voting Rights Act Challenge: The Fight Continues
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Indeed, as Frederick Douglass wrote, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” I was on the airplane, looking forward to reading Taylor Branch’s n ...

'My Vote Doesn't Matter'
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:43pm | Type: Press

September 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Paul Loeb ...

Civic Duty: What Can I Do Now?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

I ask the question; one, because I do not know the answer; two, because I have an entirely different answer. So first, the question stands: What can I do now, as a citizen? This s ...

Post-Election: A New Day for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential election is offering new hope to activists advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential elect ...

The 'Nones' Say 2012 Election Proves They are a Political Force
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

fter Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life study released last month, “nones” — those who say they have no religious affiliation or do not believ ...

Christian Right’s Influence Shaken by U.S. Election
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:57pm | Type: Press

November 8, 2012 Sojo in the News Sarah McHaney ...

My Vote Was Stolen
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

What does it feel like to have your vote stolen? It sucks. It feels like someone literally let all the air out of my balloon animal. What does it feel like to have your vote stole ...

Watch the Vote: A Prayer for America
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

It’s here, God — Election Day in America. Today is the day when Americans everywhere are given the privilege and responsibility to exercise dominion (agency) at the polls. It’s h ...

The DecodeDC Voter Guide
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:06pm | Type: Press

November 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Andrea Seabrook ...

Sojo Discusses Young Evangelicals and Voting
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Press

October 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Bart Gingerich ...

Watch the Vote: The Ground Game
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

For the next 12 days it’s all about the ground game. With most voter registration deadlines passed, the fight against voter suppression has shifted focus from registration drives to calling banks, car-pools, and calls to vote early. Bishop Dwayne Roy ...

Values of a Public Faith (Part 3)
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

This is part three of a three-part series from Dr. Miroslav Volf an a voice instructing us how to involve our values into our present politcal debates. Editor's Note:  ...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Vote
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

While several years pass between presidential elections, we vote for the collective benefit of our global common good on numerous occasions with each passing day. In a few week ...

2012 Election Guide: Why Voting Matters
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Vote your conscience with Sojourners’ 2012 election guide Given the deluge of money in politics a ...

The Disillusionment of Our Youngest Voters
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

The candidates’ religion isn’t the only factor affecting young peoples’ voting patterns. Another issue is a lack of voter engagement in the political process altogether. Young mil ...

Watch the Vote: 28 Days, 13 States, 1 Prayer
Originally Posted: 10/08/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

With 28 days to go until our nation chooses its 45th president, a string of court victories have knocked down Jim-Crow-style barriers to voting that have been erected in states across the nation. But 13 states ...

How to Choose a President
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The faith agenda in an election year? Start with "the least of these." AS I CAREFULLY wa ...

Why Voting Matters
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

As we have since 2004, Sojourners has published an issues guide of principles and policies for Christian voters. We encourage you to use this guide to educate yourself on these issues. ...

So You Think You Can Vote?
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

This anniversary may have passed you by, but on this day in 1919, The US Senate passed the 19th Amendment. Almost seventeen months after being introduced by the House of Representatives, women were given the r ...

Young Evangelicals and the 2012 Election
Originally Posted: 04/20/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Young evangelicals are different from their parents and any generation that has preceded them. On Thursday, Sojourners launched its 2012 election campaign, Voting For Us , ...

Are Voter-ID Laws Racist?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice More than 5 million voters could be affected by new Voter-ID laws and (coincidentally?) a disproportionate number of them are pe ...

The Iowa Caucus: Watch it LIVE on God's Politics
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 8:53pm | Type: Blog

There are a lot of concerns about the undue influence early voting states wield in the primary process. The fact that I got more face time with candidates as a New Hampshire elementary school pupil than most v ...

Egypt's Bumpy Road to Democracy
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

Initial results from Egypt’s first round of elections produced an unexpectedly large showing for Islamists. Initial results from Egypt’s first round of elections produced an un ...

The Afternoon News: Monday Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE KANSAS CITY STAR : In 'God's Country': Voting Wa ...

Randall Balmer answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Blog

The puzzle here is not that readers of the Bible would tilt toward the political left. That, for me, as well as for thousands of other American evangelicals, is self-evident. ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Let Us Be Clear: The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Purely Artificial
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

We have come to an impasse in the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling because of several conceptual errors in our public discourse. We have come to an impasse in the negotiatio ...

The Shape of Things to Come
Originally Posted: 11/20/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Michael McDonald New software may help the public have a greater voice in the crucial redrawing of voting districts. ...

Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/selma/" target="_blank">Selma, Alabama</a> began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the ...

The Other Side of the Border
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Even before the 112th Congress convened in January, we knew that advancing progressive immigration policy would be challenging. Even before the 112th Congress convened in January, ...

Encouraging News from South Sudan, Troubling News from Darfur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I have encouraging news from <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/south-sudan/" target="_blank">South Sudan</a>, and I have troubling news from Darfur. Let's start with the So ...

Stay Informed and in Prayer for the People of Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As voting continues in South Sudan's week-long <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" target="_blank">independence referendum</a>, which started yesterday, here are a fe ...

Four Reasons Not to Mess with Payroll Taxes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Now that President Obama's people have sent out glowing press releases about how wonderful the proposed tax agreement is (<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/10/a-win-women-mothers-and ...

Entitlement Hypocrisy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

You might think that those who spent their campaigns telling their constituents that they would work to appeal "Obamacare" -- just another government entitlement -- would either think that <a hre ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<strong>[</strong><em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurre ...

After This Election, We Need a New Vision Forward
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank">This election</a>, some good people were elected and other good people lost. ...

Campaign Ads: Scarier Than Halloween Decorations?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Elections, my dear sir "Elections, my dear sir Campaign Ads: Scarier Than Campaign Ads: Scarier Than Halloween Decorations? ...

The Immigration System: So Much To Fix
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It has been one of those weeks. Everything around me seems to need fixing. First the shower backed up, and then my car broke down. It has been one of those weeks. Everything aroun ...

Follow the Money
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

That could be the conclusion of an op-ed piece in the <em>New York Times,</em> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/opinion/15loewenstein.html?th&amp;emc=th">"Economi ...

Excuse Me, Senator Grassley, Did I Hear You Correctly?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say that? Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say ...

Tea Party Protests and Taxation Without Representation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>Well, it looks like some folks are coming to the District of Columbia this April 15 to protest under the "tea party" banner. Well, it looks like some folks ar ...

The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing <a href="http://www.sojo.net/magazine">Sojourners magazine</a> at the annual <a title="Faith and Polit ...

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Health-Care/10104725_XrdU4#694003830_DapYT"></a>Yesterday, the Senate <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.co ...

MLK and the Supreme Court: Why Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Domestic/Washington-DC/9784402_5Kps2#663712345_UfZ3C"></a>This week started off by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and is ending with a ...

The U.S. Shouldn't Bless Honduras's Flawed Elections
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Elections took place Sunday, Nov. 29 in Honduras with National Party leader Porfirio Lobo declared the winner.</p> Elections took place Sunday, Nov. 29 in Honduras with Nati ...

What's Wrong with a 'Taxpayer Bill of Rights'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Voters in Maine and Washington state are being asked to vote this November on whether they want impose a rigid formula limit on state and local revenues and services. Voters in Ma ...

Health Care, Race, and the Role of Government
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I was recently talking with a European-American friend of mine who is also an evangelical. I am African-American and evangelical. I was recently talking with a European-American f ...

What?! Racism Still in America?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Here we go again. Some people raise the issue of race (this time about the ways others are talking about or treating the first black U.S. president) and the media goes crazy. He ...