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Learning from Undaunted Women
Originally Posted: 03/28/2015 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Only when all men are intolerant of any abuse of women will things improve. I pray that I may develop a sliver of the courage Anna, Anna, and Sunitha model. Editor's Note ...

Lean In: How Men Can Support Gender Equity
Originally Posted: 03/26/2015 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

It's time for all men to lean in. Editor's Note: This article is part of a blog series for Women's History Month featuring stories of men and women working to ...

Justice Ginsburg Writes a Feminist Opinion for Passover
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Rabbi Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Rabbi Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Not quite, but when a Jewish nonprofit asked the Supreme Court justice to write a biblical commentary for Passover, she a ...

Being a Man, a la Paul
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Paul forces me to think differently about what it means to be a man. Editor's Note: This article is part of a blog series for Women's History Month featuring storie ...

Vatican Drops Image of Bound Woman after Complaints
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

Following complaints, the Vatican’s cultural office has removed an image of a naked female torso bound in ropes that was used to advertise a women’s conference. Following complai ...

Men: Take a Stand to End Gender-Based Violence
Originally Posted: 03/05/2015 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

We believe that now is the time for men to engage in these issues; to stand up and speak out against violence; to be “First Men Standing.” Editor's Note: This article is ...

Resisting ISIS
Originally Posted: 03/16/2015 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maria J. Stephan Surprisingly, acts of civil resistance in Syria and Iraq have shown success against the so-called Islamic State.  ...

A Call to Prayer: Make Violence Against Women History
Originally Posted: 03/27/2015 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

But while it’s important to make space to honor and recognize the contributions of women in history/herstory, I also pray that more men will be a part of the conversation. March m ...

Reclaiming 'Angry' Feminism and Other Lessons from 'She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry'
Originally Posted: 02/23/2015 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

Bras weren’t the only things the second wave feminists burned in the ‘60s. Bras weren’t the only things the second-wave feminists burned in the ‘60s. But that’s all I learned abo ...

Way to #RiseForTheRaise!
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

We are grateful for all of those who took the time to put their love into action this Valentine's day. Many thanks to our friends and supporters for rallying together to #R ...

Can Women Have It All? Pope Francis Says They Need 'Freedom to Choose'
Originally Posted: 02/09/2015 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Whether women can, or should, “have it all” — both work and family — has been one of the most contentious cultural debates of the modern age and one any secular or religious figure engages at his or her peril ...

V-Day: It's Time to #RiseForTheRaise
Originally Posted: 02/17/2015 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

In God’s economy, all are created equal and should be treated fairly. It’s time for people of faith to rise up and close the gender pay gap. Forget the candy and flowers this Vale ...

Short Takes: Anastasia Uglova
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés 4 Questions for Anastasia Uglova 1.   How would you describe Akilah Institute’s goals for its s ...

End of an Inquisition?
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Zagano The Vatican wraps up its three-year investigation of U.S. nuns. What's next for women in the church?  ...

This Is What It Looks Like to Help End Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes, in the midst of the daily humdrum of life, I forget that what I’m doing really does make a difference, half a world away, in the lives of survivors of trafficking. I am ...

A Journey to Full Restoration
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

A successful business can provide the wages and benefits needed to sustain a woman while giving her the opportunity to reach full restoration. When the greater community invests in freedom products, we can hel ...

Help End Domestic Slavery, Ratify Convention 189
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 5:25pm | Type: Blog

Many domestic workers in the United States are hard working people who enjoy their jobs and have fair working conditions. But the private and unregulated nature of the job does make these workers vulnerable to ...

Report: Vatican Investigation Ends with Praise of U.S. Nuns
Originally Posted: 12/16/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

The much anticipated final report of a Vatican-ordered investigation of U.S. nuns was released today without controversy. The much anticipated final report of a Vatican-ordered i ...

REPORT: Bob Jones University Failed to Support Sexual Abuse Victims for 40 Years
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

An alarming report released today reveals that Bob Jones University, a historically fundamentalist Christian college, failed to support nearly 40 victims of sexual abuse over four decades. ...

7 Concerning Pope Francis Quotes About Women
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

When Pope Francis this month wanted to highlight his appointment of several women to a blue-ribbon theological commission, he called the female theologians “strawberries on the cake.” ...

‘The Red Tent:' A Bloody Tale with a Timely Twist
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 12:21pm | Type: Blog

It is time to return Dinah’s voice to her — and not only in a Lifetime miniseries. Imagine: The Sabbath when her story is read in synagogue could become an annual Sabbath Against Violence To Women. ...

Faith Groups Take a Stand for Global Education
Originally Posted: 01/16/2015 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

People of faith can play an important role in helping each child of God realize his/her potential. I remember the day my mother stopped helping me with my homework. I was in m ...

An Interview with Elaina Ramsey, Sojourners' Women and Girls Campaign Associate
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Meet Sojourners' Women and Girls Campaign Associate, Elaina Ramsey Thanks to the support of our donors, activists, and subscribers, we are pleased to announce that we have hi ...

Richard Dawkins Stands by Offensive Remarks
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

As the world’s most famous atheist, Richard Dawkins is no stranger to criticism from religious believers. As the world’s most famous atheist, Richard Dawkins is no stranger to cr ...

Is California Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Religious groups are battling the state of California over whether employee health insurance plans require them to pay for abortions and some forms of contraception that some find immoral. So is the state forcing churches to pay for abortions? It dep ...

Evangelical Institutions Lag Far Behind General Marketplace in Leadership Roles for Women
Originally Posted: 10/22/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Looking at more than 1,400 evangelical organizations, researchers for the Women in Leadership National Study found that women held 21 percent of board positions, 19 percent of top-paid leadership roles and 16 ...

Seventh-Day Adventists to Decide in 2015 on Women’s Ordination
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

Seventh-day Adventists opted for a middle-way approach on the divisive issue of women’s ordination on Oct. 14, kicking the question to next year’s worldwide meeting without taking a firm stance either for or a ...

Mormon Feminists Seeking Change Find It in Subtle Wording
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Sept. 27 at the church’s general women’s meeting. Mormon feminists may have been surpris ...

Women's Equality Day: Our 5 Most Popular Posts in 2014 by Women
Originally Posted: 08/27/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

In honor of Women's Equality Day, we decided to round up our five most popular posts authored by women in 2014. Today, August 26, is  Women's Equality Day . The d ...

Churches Must Be Safe Places
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Safety in church is a matter of solid and secure leadership, self-discipline by all, effective norms for behavior and putting dignity and respect ahead of winning and getting. Chu ...

Six Questions for Kelly and Peter Shenk Koontz
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Peter and Kelly Shenk Koontz know the difficulties and joys of peacebuilding in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Accidental Theologians by Elizabeth A. Dreyer / Extending the Table by Mennonite Central Committee / Overrated by Eugene Cho ...

Women Bishops in the UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

The historic Synod vote in York on Monday reminds us that all of our gifts will be needed for the full exercise of the common good I met my wife, Joy Carroll, at Greenbelt, a summ ...

Spotlight on The Summit: World Change Through Faith and Justice 2014: Sara Johnson
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

Although nervous to be a founder of a non-profit that hasn’t officially launched yet attending a conference with heavy hitters in the non-profit world, within seconds of walking into the initial Summit gatheri ...

Church of England Set to Vote on Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops. CANTERBURY, England — Women’s rights ac ...

Chile OKs Some Abortions; LGBT Threats Are Global
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Press

June 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Womens eNews ...

Morning Roundup 7/2/2014
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer ...

The Overflow
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Women get to choose the life we want, and most of us will choose fountain and flowing, over and over again. … my cup overflows. -Psalm 23 Women have a lot to offer — and ...

COMMENTARY: What Power Madness Has Done to Women — and Men
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

We have weapons, and, in our brokenness, we tend to use whatever weapons we think will work. We have weapons, and, in our brokenness, we tend to use whatever weapons we think will ...

Five Questions for Katerina Friesen
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca Kraybill Katerina Friesen, a seminary student, knows the labor of love of land-based ministry. Bio: ...

To the Women of Syria
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels I wish I could end the war ravaging your country. I wish I could sit beside you on a cushion on ...

Back from the Brink
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Nielsen Jones When the economic floor drops for everyone, it drops even lower for women. THE PHRASE “PO ...

Abducting Girls In The Name Of God
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Are You One of Us?
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 6:45am | Type: Blog

We’ve grown up a lot. We’ve taken many steps in recognizing that everyone is an equally beloved child of God and must be treated that way. Yet, there are reminders all around us that we’ve got a long way to go ...

Turning Toward Pentecost: Remembering the Women
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

This Easter Sunday, we must remember the women. The women were there at the foot of Jesus’ cross. The women were there when they laid him in the tomb. The women walked throu ...

When Pope Francis Washes Women's Feet, Arguments Follow. Who's Right?
Originally Posted: 04/17/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis will also observe the Holy Thursday rite, though not in a cathedral like Morlino but at a center for people with disabilities. There he will wash the feet of a number of residents, all lay people ...

Four Reasons Men Need Paternity Leave
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

I thought I would offer a few specific reasons why it is important for men to take the time to be with their partners — to be present at their children’s births and during those first weeks or months, whenever ...

Not a 'Women's Issue'
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Gerhardt The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and GIrls, by Elizabeth Gerhardt ...

Who Is Your Woman of Faith?
Originally Posted: 03/31/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Women of faith have moved hearts, minds, and mountains. They have changed the world by their faithful witness – and changed lives. Through our Women and Girls campaign, Sojourners is working to gather and lift ...

Mormon Women Seeking Priesthood to Be Shut Out of Temple Square
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Mormon women seeking tickets to the faith’s general priesthood session next month will not only be denied access to that all-male meeting, but also may be shut out of Salt Lake City’s historic Temple Square al ...