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Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

POLITICO: Obama: Jesus Would Tax The Rich President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that ...

When Actions Speak Louder than Words: Bill and Melinda Gates
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

While Bill and Melinda Gates don't wear their religiosity or spiritual predilections on their sleeves, they most certainly are doing God's work, intervening to care for and advocate on behalf of the ...

Christians Join Fight Against Cockfighting
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Christian leaders are teaming with animal rights advocates to fight against cockfighting, calling the practice of watching and betting on roosters who fight to the death antithetical to biblical values. ...

Middle East Christians Keep Wary Eye on Arab Spring
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

in Alexandria on New Year's Day 2011 that killed 20 people. The military attacked the demonstrators and 17 ...

Mormons Confront 'Epidemic' of Online Misinformation
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Surprised by what they find so easily online, more and more Mormons are encountering crises of faith. Some even leave the fold and, feeling betrayed, join the ranks of Mormon opponents. ...

Super Bowl XLVI: Real Battles Off the Field
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

The seamy underside of the Super Bowl is the increase in sex trafficking that accompanies it. Like any large gathering of people, it attracts traffickers peddling their victims, many of them minors. ...

BREAKING: Panetta says U.S. Combat in Afghanistan to End Next Year
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 5:34pm | Type: Blog

On his way to a NATO defense meeting in Brussels, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told reporters the U.S. now plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan by next year. It is the first time an administration official has said that an end to direc ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 6:00pm | Type: Blog

In preparation for tomorrow’s show in Punxsutawney , discover a few things you may not know about the February occasion in the video, “ Groundhog Day Explained .” http://youtu.be/7-Nl4JFDLOU Stephen Colbert sits down with Icelandic mu ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Searching For The Common Good In Political Discourse In a political campaign among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, it is striking that one central Christian religious theme seems absent: the theme of the ...

Our Budget-Busting Foreign Policy Disconnect
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

A recent Gallup poll shows that 81 percent of Americans want the President to be focused on domestic issues, while 9 percent say they want him to focus on foreign policy issues. Not too surprising ... until yo ...

About Those So-Called "Honor Killings" in Canada
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

17, and Geeti, 13, as well as Rona Amir Mohammad, 52, Shafia's childless first wife ...

Getting Ready for the 'Palestinian Spring'
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sami Awad Nonviolent resistance will be key to freedom and independence in Palestine. As a Palestinian Christ ...

Works of Mercy
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sylvia Yu Chinese churches face off against human trafficking -- and start to see social justice as part of their mission. ...

Standing Up to Death Squads
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Caught in the crossfire of army, guerrilla, and paramilitary forces, women, farmers, and Indigenous leaders in Colombi ...

Words
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

R.M. Blair While he was in jail, two policemen / came to his apartment, took / all his books, sat at his kitchen table / drinking his cof ...

There Was a Tree in Starksville...
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemarie Freeney Harding as told to Rachel E. Harding In 1961, going "back South" to form an interracial community meant facin ...

Hope Three Ways
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Hugo, Take Shelter, and The Mill and the Cross have little in common on the surface other than their quality; look deeper ...

The Bible Unbound
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim Kumfer Liberating Biblcal Study: Scholarship, Art, and Action in Honor of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice, ed ...

Power Ballads for Jesus
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot No Sympathy for the Devil: Christian Pop Music and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism, by David W. Stowe. ...

Slaves in Our Family
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger When, as is true today, the richest 10 percent own 85 percent of the world’s wealth and the poorest 50 percent live off ...

Embracing the Powers that Be
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Prevail Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 It is the first Sunday ...

Learning from Our Mistakes (...kidding)
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. My new approach this year is not to promise better behavior or new experiences, but to simply look back at the mistakes of ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Widow, Queen, Lover, Warrior; Faith in the Struggle; The Message; ‘Do Not Cast Me Away.’ Widow ...

From the Archives: The Unprotected God
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dorothee Soelle Is it possible to live without violence and without weapons? There are two objections made to ...

Passages and Pilgrimages
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Why sometimes life can seem like one big road trip. WE ARE ALL on a journey, it seems—the butche ...

The End of Rock As We Know It
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Thirty-four years later, nearly two decades into the Internet age, the September 2011 break-up of the rock band R.E.M ...

Fighting Fire with Water
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis With U.S. troops now in Africa to escalate the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army, clergy in the region express c ...

Waiting to Exhale
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani The apostle writes his letter to folks who are feeling anxious, worried, insecure, and unsettled. They don’t know what t ...

Abandoning Women to Flames
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Alisa Harris In a country where parents lit their wounded daughters on fire, women lit themselves on fire to escape. I couldn’t shake the ...

'Humankind's Most Savage Cruelty'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns What will it take to shut down "Satan's marketplace," the global slave trade? Every weapon in the arsenal of ...

Here?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Abayea Pelt Human trafficking happens around the world -- and right down the street. A Washington, D.C. organization works to save girls ...

Shutting Down "Satan’s Marketplace"
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns In “’Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty,’” I describe how it will take every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence to end the g ...

Collateral Murder and Preemptive Love
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 3:58am | Type: Blog

Today I was catching up on emails and came across two messages that deeply affected me, maybe because I read them back-to-back. Today I was catching up on emails and came across ...

February 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet . See the final moments of last yea ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST/RNS: The End Of 'Compassionate Conservatism'? The Republican presidential candidates competing for the affections of Florida voters have plenty of labels with which to tar each other: Influence peddler. Failed politic ...

Homeless Veteran to President Obama: "Why Are We Sending Money to Pakistan?"
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

During the first-ever all-virtual interview conducted by Americans via Google+'s "hangout" group video chat feature, a young, homeless veteran in Boston asked President Obama why the United Stat ...

Mother Dolores Hart: God is Bigger than Elvis
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 11:48am | Type: Blog

was able to raise the money needed to save an artistic marvel - the 17th century Sardinian creche. If any ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 30, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

Ferris Bueller is back and ready for the Super Bowl. Kermit and Piggy strike back (at FoxNews), a dad covers Depeche Mode songs with his kids. Animals acting out scenes from Star Wars, the case of the missing ...

Responsible Adults
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

years ago, under pressure from anti-trafficking activists and 17 state attorneys general, Craigslist ...

Tripp Hudgins' First Thoughts: Treasuring Sustainable Gratitude
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

How do we go on "when the honeymoon is over." How do we sustain love? What do we treasure and how do we sustain the affection and even the excitement? This morning's First Thoughts is about Grat ...

We Need More Cannibals
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

Lately I’ve been thinking about why it’s important for an organization, be it religious or for-profit, to be more cannibalistic. Lately I’ve been thinking about why it’s important ...

The Red Phone
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

There are numerous other situations that bombard my newsfeed every day. They wear me down, anger me, cause me pain, and bring me to tears. If only there were a red phone. How many ...

We Must Protect Conscience from War
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Democrats: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 5/11/2011 Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 3/17/2011 Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 3/17/2011 Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 3/17/2011 Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] - 12/6/2011 Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 3/17/2011 Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 3/17/2011. At one time ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

A huge collection of 90s pop classics set to the tune of one man's melodica, animals appearing everywhere -- in public libraries, photobombs, even to predict the superbowl, how to mount a hot pocket holde ...

Go Play!
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

Play matters from a faith perspective and within a developmental context. From either approach, play doesn’t just matter, it’s essential to who we are. The big red barn on my fami ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Marco Rubio Calls For A Shift In Rhetoric On Immigration Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate or said that he wants to be vice president, but that doesn't mean that GOP hopefuls don't ...

Attending Your Own Funeral
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

I’ve been writing this week about inspired vision and embracing radical change even in the face of the death of present systems. But the experience is different when applying the same principles to our own liv ...

Healing Through Music
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

A moving feature piece in Thursday's Washington Post described a program that is helping veterans make the transition from war to civilian life through the arts — specifically music. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 6:08pm | Type: Blog

Brooklyn based musicians Miracles of Modern Science perform an a capella mashup of Bon Iver + Bon Jovi , or Bon Joviver. [ Prefix ] ...