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Kennedy, Health Care, and Imperfection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The first time I met Sen. Edward Kennedy was in the underbelly of the Capitol on the Capitol Subway. The first time I met Sen. Edward Kennedy was in the underbelly of the Capitol ...

Three Responses to a Conservative Critic on Health-Care Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Just received this:</p> Just received this: I am one of the conservative Christians you refer to in your letter. I did not and still do not support President Obama alt ...

Minority Reports
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi Last November’s election was the most racially and ethni ...

Lift Every Voice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I was there at the Lincoln Memorial Opening Inaugural Event, the Inauguration I was there at the Lincoln Memorial Opening Inaugural Event, the Inauguration Nice writin, ...

Your Ballots at Work: 'Waterboarding is Torture'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim ...

My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; gi ...

The Poverty Pulpit
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding In September, hundreds of churches nationwide joined in ...

Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being elected, promised to close Guantanamo Bay. President-elect Barack Obama, in his first interview since being electe ...

Post-racial? No, Not Yet -- So Let's Get to Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I shed tears last night as I stood with thousands in Chicago's Grant Park cheering our new President-elect Obama, contrasting that with crowds' hatred and bigotry I experiences more than 40 years a ...

As the World Watches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Good morning! After an extensive media coverage of the U.S. elections, it was great to wake up to history! Good morning! After an extensive media coverage of the U.S. elections, i ...

Thrilled at Last to Be Thrilled to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

At 6:30 a.m., my 7-year-old daughter wakes me. "Mommy! Is it time to vote?"</p> At 6:30 a.m., my 7-year-old daughter wakes me. "Mommy! Is it time to vote? ...

Still Hungry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This weekend I found myself irritable, tired, and hungry. Not hungry for food, but with an ache in my spirit. A burdensome kind of discontent not easily soothed by quick fixes.</p> ...

Religion in the Race for the White House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As part of my coverage of the <a href="http://www.aarweb.com">American Academy of Religion</a>'s annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for ...

My Prayer for Election Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks. On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks. We should thank God for the m ...

Seeking Reconciliation Before and After the Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As the 2008 presidential campaign draws to a close, I've become increasingly less concerned about the specific outcome of election night and more concerned by what we will have positioned ourselves ...

Fighting Tears as the Election Approaches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have been fighting tears for the past few days. And as Tuesday draws closer it becomes harder and harder to keep those tears at bay. I have been fighting tears for the past few ...

Why Mavis is Voting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a building called The Festival Center. I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a buil ...

An Iraq Veteran's Ambivalent Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up. I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up. Shane an ...

What Would Yoder Do?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Since Mennonite theologian and ethicist John Howard Yoder's death in 1997, I have often wondered what he would have said about the events of these past eleven years. Since Me ...

Election 2008: Voting All Your Values
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sojourners A guide to the issues -- just in time for the elections. "Speak out, judge righteously, defe ...

Inside Story
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors God is always on the side of the marginalized, the people who are the weakest and poorest. God is ...

Audio: Conversation with a Swing State Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the faith and politics of a swing state pastor. Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the ...

Confessions of an Alternative Voter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I'm pretty sure I have more sympathy for <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane and his treatment of what I'll call "alternative voting"</a> (pr ...

Jesus is not an Essene nor a Herodian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

If you care about peace, justice, the common good, poor people, the environment, genocide, war, peoples' health, human life or general wellbeing, come hell or high water, you are going to vote on N ...

Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane Claibor ...

Not Voting is Irresponsible, Not Less Responsible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Shane,</p> Dear Shane, Your recent post is helpful, well-written, and - While I disagree, I very much While I disagree, I very much respect the viewpoi ...

Why I Believe Christians Should Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it. Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it. I am so thankful for you and everybody who is asking the question of how to ...

Voting as Damage Control
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Every day I am asked how I will be voting.</p> Every day I am asked how I will be voting. Principled Christian non-voters and secular anarchists have written to urge a p ...

An International Challenge for Christians to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

If you're a Christian who has given up on politics this year and decided not to vote, do that which is honorable. Go to Joppa and find a ship bound for Tarshish. If you' ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

Joe the Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

A new figure has entered the 2008 election campaign. His name is "Joe the plumber," and his concerns about his future have now entered the message of this political year. ...

The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations. In the months leading up to the ele ...

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners ...

Listening to the Black Church Tradition on Voting and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the black Baptist church where I worship every Sunday, it's no surprise that Republicans don't own the evangelical vote. In the black Baptist church where I worship e ...

Zogby's Purple People Poll
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

While most political junkies were distracted by the big news of the week - the economic meltdown, the first presidential debate - the good people at <a href="http://www.zogby.com/">Zogby Intern ...

Talking to the New Evangelical Voters
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

During the final week of the 2000 presidential election, I was in the fall semester of my freshman year in college, feeling incredibly hungry-hungrier than I had ever been before. ...

More Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race</a>.]</p> [ see all posts in t ...

Pledging Allegiance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting, edited by Ted Lewis. A ...

A 'Postmodern Negro' Perspective on Not Voting
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. Not with any messia ...

Mal-Engagement, Disengagement, and Wise Engagement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I understand the sentiments shared by many voters in the recent <a href="http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=334">Pew poll on faith and politics</a>. I understan ...

Heal Thyself?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Edwards When it comes to our health-care crisis, some argue for market-based solutions, saying that "consumer-directed care ...

What Is Your Vote Based On?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

All of us who choose to vote must base our vote on something.</p> All of us who choose to vote must base our vote on something. For some people, it's party. They� ...

Voting is Never Uncritical, Unqualified, nor Unconditional
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been blogging lately about faith, politics, and voting. I've been blogging lately about faith, politics, and voting. In a recent post , I reflected that this ele ...

To Vote or Not to Vote
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Some folks I've talked to are not going to vote in the 2008 elections. Some are disillusioned. Some don't like either candidate enough to vote. Some folks I've talk ...

Young Evangelicals, Elections, and Our Real Work
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It is no secret that young evangelicals are opting out of the 'religious right' in ever-larger numbers, and are becoming more (what for lack of a better term we'll call) progressive. ...

Free and Fair?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Meg E. Cox When it comes to defending the vote, democracy is in the details. e It was a Twilight Zone momen ...

New Voting Centers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Meg E. Cox The Help America Vote Act requires that every polling place be accessible to people with disabilities and that every site have ...

Votes in a Lockbox?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson There are currently 7 million adults under correctional supervision in the United States, 1.6 million more than in 1995, according to a recent Department of Justice ...

Tuned-Out Voters
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nathan Wilson Thomas Patterson says that the juice has been squeezed out of elections for Americans... Thomas ...

Beyond Voter Registration
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter A recent survey of political involvement by black ch ...