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Coalition aims to end death penalty in U.S.
Originally Posted: 12/11/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Press

December 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Pattison ...

Christian Groups Join New Coalition to Mobilize 90 Million Americans Against the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 12/10/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Press

December 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Samuel Smith ...

December 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Four Challenges for Christians After Brittany Maynard’s Death
Originally Posted: 12/01/2014 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

The greatest gift Christianity has to offer is not in the condemnation of the choice to take one’s life but in the provision of a compelling alternative. Death never makes for ea ...

November 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Finding God on Death Row
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Press

July 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Sean Salai, S.J. ...

What 'Normal Politicians' Should Look Like
Originally Posted: 08/26/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

We can do better. We can be like Aung San Suu Kyi. The 2014 election-year posturing forces me back to November, 2010, when a living parable walked into freedom after 15 years of ...

Standing Against the Death Penalty: It’s About the Families of the Victims
Originally Posted: 08/22/2014 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

Assuming a capital trial adds another two years, then 18 years between crime and death is quite common. ... complications. The inmate raped and killed a 24-year-old female in 1995. He had been on death row for 18 years! ... years on death row . Assuming a capital trial adds another two years, then 18 years between crime ...

Remember That Our Lives Matter
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

We need to (re)learn to be more human. And most importantly, remind yourself that YOU are loved. Not just merely by your loved ones but also by the ONE who created all that is good and beautiful. ...

September/October 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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California Judge Rules the Death Penalty Unconstitutional
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

A U.S. District Court judge declared the death penalty "unconstitutional" in the State of California. A U.S. District Court judge declared the death penalty "uncons ...

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey Supports Assisted Suicide Bill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

for assisted suicide ahead of a British Parliament debate about the issue on July 18, 2014.  RNS photo ...

Utah to Appeal Gay Marriage Case to Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

The Utah attorney general announced Wednesday that he will go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an appellate ruling that declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. ...

August 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Wheaton College Gets a Pass from Supreme Court on Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court offered a further sign that it favors letting employers with religious objections avoid the Obama administration’s so-called contraception mandate. The Supreme C ...

July 2014
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July, 2014 Dismantling the 'New Jim Crow' July 1, 2014 ...

Conservatives May Hold the Key to Ending the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Ralph Reed’s recent Road to Majority conservative confab in the nation’s capital had an unlikely exhibitor in the conference hall: opponents of the death penalty. Ralph Reed’s rec ...

Awaiting Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling, Public Favors Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs. Obamacare. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to ...

Georgia Execution Would Be First Since Botched Oklahoma Effort
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

After an unusual six-week lapse in executions in the nation since a botched effort in Oklahoma on April 29, two men could face lethal-injection deaths in Georgia and Missouri Tuesday night or early Wednesday. ...

Why I Am Still In Detroit
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Nine days after my Dad’s memorial service on June 7, I am still in Detroit. Nine days after my Dad’s memorial service on June 7, I am still in Detroit. I am still in Detroit to ...

Marching Through Death’s Desert
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

It’s 93 degrees in Texas today. And Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty … and he is not alone. ...

July 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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If It Weren’t for Jesus, I Might be Pro-Death Penalty Too
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

We dare not forget the story – of a God who so loved the world that Jesus was sent, not to condemn the world but to save it. We must not forget that much of the Bible was written by murderers who were given a ...

10 Truths Learned About Trauma
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

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On Capital Punishment, Don’t Start with the Old Testament
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

them to death” (Deuteronomy 13:6-10). Do you have rebellious children (Deuteronomy 21:18-21) or kids ... money with a high interest rate to make a profit (Ezekiel 18:13)? See you on the other side. I am ...

No Time for the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

By all accounts, Clayton Lockett did a terrible thing. ... Some might even say that Clayton Lockett got what he deserved for his crime. But was what the state of Oklahoma did on Monday really about Clayton Loc ...

Capital Punishment and the Power of Art
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday has refocused the nation on the inherent contradictions in the death penalty. But here in Wisconsin last week, an opera helped focus the attentio ...

Tennessee Death Row Inmates Invite Governor to Pray With Them
Originally Posted: 04/26/2014 - 7:25pm | Type: Blog

Last week, the men on Tennessee’s death row, four of whom have scheduled execution dates in the near future, invited Gov. Bill Haslam, the man who signs the death warrants, to join them for prayer ...

Pope Francis Broaches a Rare Topic: Abortion
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis reiterated his strong opposition to abortion on Friday, saying it “compounds the grief of many women” already succumbing to what he called the “pressures of secular culture.” ...

Killing People Is Hard to Do
Originally Posted: 04/14/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Blog

Why don't we treat death row prisoners at least as well as we treat dogs? Twelve years ago we took our beloved Maltese dog, Moose, to the vet and came home without him. Moose ...

A Turning Tide
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Beaudoin A growing number of conservative Christians have joined the movement to abolish capital punishment. ...

World Vision's Gay Marriage Flip-Flop Reflects Evangelical Angst as Culture Shifts
Originally Posted: 03/28/2014 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

of an older generation. In 2012, Pew found that 29 percent of young white evangelicals (age 18 ...

The Criminality of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

The core problem is not the law, but its application in our racialized world. The Dunn mistrial and Zimmerman verdict are manifestations of a core spiritual lie that keeps us from seeing what is because we onl ...

Hobby Lobby's Steve Green Stands on Faith Against Obamacare Mandate
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

as the three men told the king, “even if God does not deliver us, we still cannot do this.” (Daniel 3:16-18 ...

As Execution Drugs Grow Short, States Scramble on Capital Punishment
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

Prison guards meet in the desert to hand off chemicals for executions. A corrections boss loaded with cash travels to a pharmacy in another state to buy lethal sedatives. States across the country refuse to id ...

Evolution, Creationism, Intelligent Design And THE Problem Of Animal Suffering (Interview With Ron Osborn)
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:07pm | Type: Press

February 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Enns ...

Fired Tenn. Pharmacist Sues Walgreens Alleging Religious Bias
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

A Tennessee pharmacist and a Baptist church deacon who lost his job after an ongoing dispute over selling Plan B contraception has sued his former bosses, claiming he was fired because of his religious beliefs ...

Why There Needs to Be More than One Story
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

Given the degree of power stories hold to affect our society, it is incumbent upon us to do justice to all stories by cultivating a safe place where every voice is valued. We may ...

The Evangelical Campaign Against Birth Control Is Really About Obama
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:38pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Rob Shryock ...

Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Level Since 1973
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

The abortion rate in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level since the procedure became legal in 1973, according to a new data analysis that reflects a 13 percent decline in both the abortion rate and the num ...

What’s Abortifacient? Disputes Over Birth Control Fuel Obamacare Fight
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s provision that employers must provide insurance coverage with no co-pays for contraception. C ...

God, Same-Sex Marriage, and 33 Weddings at the Grammys
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

The Grammys trivialized marriage because it trivialized the need all couples have for a supportive community from the beginning of marriage to the end. Call me old fashioned, but ...

Fla. Man Gets Prison for Abortion-pill Miscarriage
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The son of a Florida fertility doctor was sentenced Monday to nearly 14 years in federal prison for duping his pregnant girlfriend into taking medication that caused her to abort her 6-week-old fetus. ...

For Some Christians, Sharing Medical Bills is a Godly Alternative
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith. Every time he goes to the doctor’s office, Daniel Eddinger takes a leap of faith. Eddinger, a ...

Half the Sky
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Product

Nicholas D. Kristof Sheryl WuDunn ...