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Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 6.27.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. WATCH: Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty “A new Verizon ...

Do Fish Need My Ibuprofen?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Sasha Adkins It's important for me to think about water as belonging to God. The following reflectio ...

What Is the Lord's Justice?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Joy J. Moore Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A EXECUTE: TO ENACT OR DO. Having grown up i ...

Reimagining Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Sheldon C. Good A movement is underway to free people of faith from the yoke of Christmas consumerism. CHRIST ...

Water Is Not A 'Privilege,' Says Catholic Bishop
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Is access to clean water for public use a human right? Is access to clean water for public use a human right? According to Luis Infanti, the Roman Catholic bishop of Aysen in Chi ...

Bridging Science, Faith, and Troubled Waters
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Dottie Yunger An interview with "Rev. Riverkeeper" Dottie Y ...

Water Initiatives Get Congregations to Pledge to Conserve
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

Across the country, water has become more than a ritual element used in Christian baptismal rites or in Jewish and Muslim cleansing ceremonies. It has become a focus for worshippers seeking to go beyond water’ ...

Elsewhere Around the World...
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Maude Barlow Wenonah Hauter IN FRANCE, about 70 percent of water services are privatized. French corporations continue to vie for ...

A River Runs Through It
Originally Posted: 02/12/2014 - 11:10am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger Water in the New Testament "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?" pondered the middle-aged wom ...

'Rev. Riverkeeper'
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Dottie Yunger One minister's effort to keep the Anacostia River "baptizable." THE ANACOSTIA RI ...

The Great American Water Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Maude Barlow Wenonah Hauter Corporations are trying to buy up our water supply—and sel ...

10 Bible Verses about Water
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors God's word is rich with images of water. Drink up. Water not only sustains our bodies and co ...

At the River We Stand
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Baptism means we are imprinted on Christ. FROM THE RIVER to the rope. From the creek to the ...

From the Archives: March-April 1999
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Jean Casolo 'If Not Us, Who?' IN A CROWDED auditorium [in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch] ...

Water as a Women’s Issue
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

On Friday, the day before World AIDS Day 2012, I had the privilege of attending World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World luncheon in New York City. Strong Women, Strong World is a new initiative “supporting s ...

Top 10 Things I Learned From the Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

10) Don't try to tame the Wild Goose. Full stop. That sacred Goose — the Holy Spirit — knows what it’s doing. Just get out of the way and, to paraphrase W.H. Auden, when grace shows up and begins to danc ...

Fighting for Water
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

The Atlantic reports on 'The Coming Global Water Crisis.' The Atlantic  reports on 'The Coming Global Water Crisis': "In the next twenty yea ...

WATER: Clear Gold in the Desert
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

How much water have you used today? You probably took a shower, used your toilet, brushed your teeth, maybe boiled some for a cup of tea of coffee, not to mention being well on the way to the 64 ounces of wat ...

'Everything Will Live Where the River Goes'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ched Myers A Bible study on water, God, and redemption. In the Christian tradition we speak of baptismal wate ...

Waxing Poetic: One Perfect Hour
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A new poem by Sarah Vanderveen... I pulled on my wetsuit quick, quick pausing to take note of a new hole under the left arm, darnit and paddled out. A new poem by Sarah Vandervee ...

Why Adapt?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Climate change affects the poorest the hardest. Most things do. In the parts of the world where climate change is most prevalent, it is those who have done the least to cause it that are bearing the brunt of i ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: AIDS: From Judgment To Hope (OPINION) World AIDS Day on December 1 was marked with an inspiring flood of artic ...

Life: Interrupted
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

I've come to believe that one aspect of maturity is the ability to see life's interruptions not as interruptions but as necessary events and journeys. If we think of the unexpected as an interrupt ...

Requiem for Republicans
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Last weekend, former Senator Charles Percy of Illinois passed away. Along with former Sen. Mark Hatfield of Oregon, who died a month ago, they represented the last vestiges of an era of moderate Republicans ...

How Long Do You Spend in the Shower?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Many of us not only shower too frequently (there is evidence that suggests that daily showers are not always good for us), but many of us also spend far too long in the shower. Ac ...

My Other Calling? Coaching Jack and Luke
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 8:28am | Type: Blog

My iPhone died and I didn't even care. A cooler full of water and ice was dumped on my head, which soaked not only me, but also my phone. My older son Luke's Little League team, called the Nationals, ...

How To Prepare for Turbulent Times
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Change happens in our lives whether we like it or not so we must learn how to mold our lives so that we bend, rather than break, in the midst of change. Change happens in our live ...

A Hymn Celebrating God's Creation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This hymn was originally used for the dedication of the 180 solar panels on the sanctuary of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware where I am the co-pastor. This h ...

Why We Need Renewable Energy Sources That are Cheaper and Safer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has caused considerable concern among Wall Street types, many of whom had already voted with their wallets against the financial feasibility of nuclear power by ...

America's National Humiliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Almost three weeks ago I stopped eating and started fasting, calling people of faith and conscience to do the same.</p> Almost three weeks ago I stopped eating and started f ...

Tread Lightly During Spring Break Travel
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

My family, while I was growing up, was not much for spring breaks. As other families we know flitted about preparing for palm trees and sand, my sister and I would pout and lament to my mother that we had the ...

Seeking Peace and Dignity in Jordan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/16/seeking-peace-and-dignity-in-jordan/"></a>When I announced my plans to go to Jordan several weeks ago for a press trip, my son replied, & ...

The Truth About the BP Oil Spill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Ten months have passed since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and by now most of the nation has shifted its focus away from the gulf to more recent and pressing topics. Ten months ...

He Said, She Said: A Personal Journey Through the Use of Inclusive Language
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Growing up, the use of inclusive language was a foreign concept. Growing up, the use of inclusive language was a foreign concept. Although I grew up in diverse church settings -- ...

Fish-Workers in Sri Lanka Struggling for Life and Livelihood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In the wake of the horrendous tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0601&amp;article=060148a" target="_blank&quo ...

Seeking Justice: Does it Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I arrived at <a href="http://qcafe.org/" target="_blank">Q Cafe</a> as I do on nearly every work morning to begin a new day. Yes ...

Remembering Judy Bonds, Mountain Defender
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">This past Monday, January 3, anti-mountaintop removal activist Judy Bonds exhaled her last breath from the homeland she loved. This pa ...

My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank" ...

Update from Haiti: Flooding, Cholera, and Local Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/09/update-from-haiti-flooding-cholera-and-local-action/" target="_blank"></a>There's been considerable rain where we live in ...

Loving the World
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "For God so loved the world ..." Lately John 3:16 won't leave me alone. It hovers above my shoulder as I ...

Floodwaters Diverted in Pakistan to Save U.S. Base
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

It appears that flood waters have been diverted in Pakistan to save a U.S. air base. The Shahbaz air base is used by the U.S. military to launch drone attacks into Afghanistan and Pakistan, attacks that kill a ...

Football and Ramadan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

All around the United States, high school and college football teams are beginning to practice for the fall season. All around the United States, high school and college footba ...

How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice to Have Cheap Gasoline?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is. Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is. Woody Guthrie said it a long time ago: "This land is your land, this lan ...

Darth Vader Goes Swimming and Clarity Floods In
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We joined the flood club this weekend. I've heard rumors about this group of people before. We joined the flood club this weekend. I've heard rumors about this group of ...

Gulf Apocalypse: Don't Watch This Video
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<h1><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 13px;">Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a. Conservationist John L. Wathen a.k.a. "Hurricane Creek C ...

Voices from the Gulf: We Arise to the Putrid Scent of Oil
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-from-the-gulf/"></a></p> <p class="wackmsg_new_sender"></p> <p class="wackmsg_new_sender">Edi ...

God's Provision in a Recession
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

A few summers ago, my son brought a little white plastic birdbath to my dad's house and set it up in the back yard. Dad kept the birdbath clean and filled with water. A few ...

Testifying on the Gulf Coast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The captain was the first to smell it. He told us that the ocean didn't used to smell this way. Then, we all smelled it. The captain was the first to smell it. He told us ...

Calling the Church to Pray for the Gulf
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> "If we believe in God, then we have hope," said Maurice, a resident of Grand Bayou, Louisiana. Having just traveled 80 miles walking, ...

Convenience and its Consequences
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I love the clerks in my local grocery store. The same women scan and weigh and slide my yogurt and tortilla chips every week. I love the clerks in my local grocery store. The same ...