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Seven Top Reads of 2013
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

As the director of Major Gifts, I’ve been particularly consumed with thinking through resource distribution, stewardship, and the power of the purse, so it is with this lens that I share my top reads of 2013. ...

Year of the Woman
Originally Posted: 12/23/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

With women’s issues dominating so many of the headlines in 2013, how will we continue the conversation in 2014? The year 2013 may well come to be known as the Year of the Woman. ...

VIDEO: Lifting Up Women's Voices
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Learn more about the Sojourners Women and Girls (SWAG) work. For far too long, women have been tr ...

Four Questions for Sister Jean Lait, CSF
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children ...

And Now, the Rest of the Story
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels For years, Charlene's face haunted me and compelled me to action. A FEW YEARS ago in this c ...

Sacred Medicine
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Farmer How liberation theology can inform public health. TWO OF MY greatest teachers were Latin American ...

The Sounds of Silencing—And Speaking Out
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Angela Kissel Her pastor told her it was 'against scripture' for females to preach. When furlough ...

Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle A. Gonzalez Some churches calling themselves Christian continue to act as if women are second-class citizens in the kingdom of G ...

WATCH: How the Media Treated Women in 2013
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

There was a lot to celebrate this year for women in the media. But some things aren't changing fast enough. Check out an overview of how the media treated women this year below courtesy of the folks over ...

Marginalization of Women Leads to Increasing Rate of AIDS/HIV
Originally Posted: 11/29/2013 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

World AIDS Day presents an opportunity to address as how those disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS mirror society’s most marginalized populations — the poor and women — and how faith-based communities ...

Nineteen Percent? A Problem That May Already Have a Proven Solution
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

Some conference organizers embrace that God originally charged women and men to lead together. And they believe that Christ’s work on the cross has destroyed the curse that’s led to systemic patriarchy — howev ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

Last week, a controversy erupted over Twitter when it came to light that a prominent evangelical conference with 110 speakers only had four women on stage. Last week, a controvers ...

Church of England paves the way for women bishops
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s governing body has approved new proposals that would allow women bishops to be ordained by this time next year. The Church of England’s governing body has ...

Answer the Call: Lifting Up Women & Girls
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

In Christian TED talk fashion, 12 phenomenal speakers at Q Ideas shared their thoughts on what it means for women to live in response to God’s call. Christian women are a hot topi ...

The Most Ignored and Undervalued People Within Churches Today
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

Churches have a tendency to favor some groups but not others, resulting in discrimination instead of equality, exclusion instead of acceptance, and prejudice instead of fairness. ...

R.U. Dateable Sends Teens the Wrong Message
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

R.U. Dateable "rules" are bogus. They come from a place where boys and girls are divided into classes and in the end boys win. A school assembly speaker is gaining natio ...

Book Explores 'God's Radical Notion' of Feminism
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

Jesus Feminist explores “God’s radical notion that women are people, too.” Blogger extraordinaire and self-described “happy-clappy Jesus lover” Sarah Bessey has just released her ...

Key Domestic Violence Resources
Originally Posted: 09/12/2014 - 10:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Check out these resources to help you and your faith community address the sin of domestic violence. ...

What Good Is a Ph.D. for Reading the Bible?
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

While a Ph.D. is not necessary in order to read and/or understand the Bible, my reading of the Bible since receiving my doctorate promotes the inclusion of far more people than my reading of the Bible before m ...

Women and Taboos: Leaning In, and Getting Frank About Faith, Sexuality and the Bible
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

While Sheryl Sandberg's Leaning In focuses on issues such as long work hours, daycare, and more flexibility for working moms, the 40 women essayists in Talking Taboo look at faith, sexuality and biblical ...

Alternative Seasonal Reading
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books that can be interesting, grounding, and inspiring companions for a complicated time of year. ...

Works of Economic Fiction
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The Fatherless series (book one and two). FaithWords. JAMES DOBSON and Kurt Bruner get thr ...

Naming the Sin
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle D. Bernard Are churches helping to stop domestic violence—or enabling it? JULIE OWENS had no way of ...

Called to Lead
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Toya Richards Jackson More and more African-American women are called to ministry—yet still excluded from the pulpit. ...

Vatican: Female Cardinals Aren't 'Even Remotely Realistic'
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican on Monday moved to quash speculation that at least two women would be among the cardinals that Pope Francis will name in February, saying such a move was “not a realistic possibility.” ...

Could Pope Francis Make Women Cardinals? A Pipe Dream, and an Opening
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Could a woman vote for the next pope? Could a woman vote for the next pope? Pope Francis has said repeatedly that he wants to see greater roles for women in the Catholic Church ...

On Scripture: Beaten, Battered, and Burned Before I Am Helped
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 7:01pm | Type: Blog

Not one more person should have be battered or bruised as a result of domestic violence before someone dares to help. Before we dare to help. The images of her burned face are cle ...

Jewish Feminists Say They’d Accept Western Wall Prayer Compromise
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

JERUSALEM — In a stunning reversal, a feminist Jewish prayer group said it will consider a government proposal to allow a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall — but only after the government agrees to ...

Unlawful Entry
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I watched the police toss Steve, age 70, into the crowd behind me. OFFICER MARIO normally w ...

Unfinished Business
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Sara Wenger Shenk John Howard Yoder's history as an abuser clouds his legacy. JOHN HOWARD YODER, who die ...

On Scripture: The Power of Love
Originally Posted: 08/19/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

While there may be interesting, and coincidental, similarities between the woman in Luke 13 and the women of Magdalene up to this point, where their stories converge is that none of them were looking for Jesus ...

What About the Women?
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Keehan Pope Francis is clearly on a mission to alter the status quo, but will that extend to greater freedom for women's leade ...

Pastor, Prophet, Pope
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 3:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stephen F. Schneck Francis—refreshingly candid and seemingly repelled by the perks of the papacy—offers new hope for the Catholic Church ...

Refusing to be Forgotten
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Kang Korean sex slaves—so-called "comfort women"—stand up for respect and justice. TORU HASHI ...

A Lifesaving Partnership
Originally Posted: 07/26/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey The Global Fund has a plan to win the fight against the three major diseases of poverty—and it's working. ...

Church of England to Draft New Legislation on Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/10/2013 - 8:41am | Type: Blog

The Church of England’s governing body reaffirmed its commitment to consecrate women bishops with the aim of reaching final approval on an issue that has for so long split the church’s ranks no later than Nove ...

A New Wave
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley The Evangelicals You Don't Know: Introducing the Next Generation of Christians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ...

OMG! Miss Utah Made a Mistake! Let’s All Feel Superior!
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Her answer was painfully incoherent, and as you can tell in the video, the poor girl knew it. There’s a bit of irony in the question that has been missed. Maybe we should be asking, “What does it say about our ...

Five Questions for Susan Burton
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project Bio: Founder of A New Way of Life ...

Creating Equal
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot As the Lean In debate shows, striving for gender equality is still personal and political—and vital. ...

On Scripture: Women, Work, and the Word
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

A recent Pew poll revealed a significant shift in American families. Four in 10 of this country’s households now rely primarily on the income of women. This is both good news and bad. ...

Overcoming Violent Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Religious extremism will not be defeated by a primarily military response. TODAY THE Middle East—w ...

Pope Francis on Celibacy, Feminism, and More in Two New Books
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Two new books offer further insights into the heart and mind of the former Jorge Bergoglio through his own words. In his two months as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Cat ...

How Abercrombie & Fitch Became Uncool
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, BusinessInsider.com published an article titled “Abercrombie & Fitch Refuses to Make Clothes for Large Women.” The article included a comment made by Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries in 2006 ...

AUDIO: The Battle for the Anna Louise Inn
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 1:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Dawn Araujo As Sojourners editorial assistant Dawn Araujo recounts in “ No Room at the Inn ,” from the June ...

PHOTOS: A Historical Look at the Anna Louise Inn
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 8:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo The Anna Louise Inn first opened in 1909. Built on the Taft family’s front yard, the Inn provided safe and affordable housing for women in Cincinnati. Since then, the I ...

No Room at the Inn
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Cincinnati's faith leaders cross denominational lines to standup to a corporate bully. REV. ...

Tales of a Male 'Preacher's Wife'
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christian Piatt The stats say that women in the workplace – from seminaries to the boardroom – have become the norm, but being a stay-at- ...

Jerusalem Court Upholds Women’s Prayer Rights at Western Wall
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

JERUSALEM — Women who want to wear prayer shawls while praying in the women’s section of the Western Wall are not breaking the law, according to a landmark decision handed down Thursday by the Jerusalem Distri ...