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Can We Be a Society of Second Chances?
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

How can we knit ourselves together as a society if we leave no room for second chances? For most folks, these names will not mean much: Eric Pizer, Christopher Barber, and Andrew ...

Federal Judge: Clergy Tax-free Housing Allowance Is Unconstitutional
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

A federal judge has ruled that an Internal Revenue Service exemption that allows clergy to shield a portion of their salary from federal income taxes is unconstitutional. A federa ...

Sikhs Hopeful on Anniversary of Shooting
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

One year after a gunman opened fire in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., killing six worshippers, Sikhs say they are hopeful about the future and even more determined to be better understood. ...

Standing Up for the Vulnerable: A Community Response to 'The Line'
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

On a conference call with people from across the nation who held screenings of The Line, you could hear frustrations mounting from people struggling with the challenge of reducing poverty in America. ...

Shooter at Sikh Temple Left Trail of Hate
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael Page left behind plenty of signs that he was consumed by one thing: hate. OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few ...

Sikh Calls for Peace Echo Amish Shooting Response
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

At its heart, both the Sikh and Amish message is that of the indomitable human spirit, guided and inspired by faiths that practices peace, particularly when it is met with quite the opposite. ...

Sikhs and Sacred Ground
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Amidst terror and confusion, Sikhs offered food and water to the growing crowd of police and news reporters outside the gurudwara as part of langar — the Sikh practice of feeding all visitors to the house of w ...

Wisconsin Shooting, A Culture of Violence, and Why Prayer is Not Enough
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

This is the moment, once again, where we commit ourselves to the calling of peace. We do it because God’s deepest desire for us is to have life and have it abundantly. We do it because Jesus knows the physical ...

Wisconsin: Time to Speak the Truth, Not Move On
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

The threats to the poor and the central city are just as real this morning as they were yesterday. The cry of the oppressed still rings out in Milwaukee and Racine, Green Bay and Madison. This is not a moment ...

After Wisconsin: Hallelujah Anyhow
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Scott Walker has survived. Hallelujah anyhow. I say and say again: there are two responses to anything that happens in life—hallelujah and hallelujah anyhow. Those of us who suppo ...

The Red Balloon of Social Justice: Wisconsin One Year Later
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

For many months last spring, a solitary red heart balloon floated just under the dome of the Capitol. It became a gentle symbol of this powerful people’s uprising. It was on Valen ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: From the Junior High Lunch Table
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Today Handel's "Hallelujah" is brought to you by the junior high students from O ...

"Love Your Enemies" = "Don't Shoot Them, Either."
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

When Jesus said, “Love your enemies,” is it possible he also could’ve meant, “Don’t shoot them, either”? The House of Representatives just passed a law that would allow gun-ow ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Helpful Links
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 7:53am | Type: Blog

We've compiled a list of links where you can learn more about the genesis of the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Quick recap Occupy Wall Street began on Septembe ...

In the Midst of Fasting, I am so Grateful
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

On day three of my prayer fast, I woke up with the hymn, "I Am So Grateful," which the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Children's Choir sang beautifully yesterday, running throug ...

A Grassroots Call to Tackle Corporate Tax Dodging
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Across the United States, there is a new movement emerging to dramatize the immorality of corporate tax dodging in the face of drastic budget cuts.</p> Across the United Sta ...

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 1911 more than 600 employees, mostly immigrant women, reported for work at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. On the morning o ...

People of Faith United in Wisconsin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In the midst of the national uproar over the attempt by Wisconsin Gov. In the midst of the national uproar over the attempt by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to remove most collectiv ...

Back in Business in Haiti
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/22/back-in-business-in-haiti/" target="_self"></a>More than a year after an earthquake stalled the country's economy, some bu ...

Domestic Surveillance: FBI Spies on Catholic Workers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Since I moved into Casa Maria Catholic Worker in 1999, my work has focused around hospitality for the homeless. Since I moved into Casa Maria Catholic Worker in 1999, my work has ...

MLK and the "Progressive Hunter"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>Take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by st ...