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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

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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 ] ...

BackPage and "Baby Face": Stop Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

In his column for the New York Times, Nicolas Kristof tells the story of a 13-year-old girl in Brooklyn he calls “Baby Face." She had been sent into an apartment building by a pimp to meet a customer. ...

Justice Delayed
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

During the Central American wars of the 1980s, nearly 200,000 Guatemalans were killed or disappeared. The bloodiest period came during the presidential term of Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, when entire villages were ...

Gabby Giffords Says Goodbye to Congress (for Now)
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 6:10pm | Type: Blog

Wednesday afternoon, a year and 17 days after she was shot in the head by a would-be assassin's bullet, ... of Representatives Wednesday afternoon, a year and 17 days after she was shot in the head by a would-be ... On the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon, a year and 17 days after she was shot ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 6:20pm | Type: Blog

Art in the streets and in the windows of dirty cars, photography hot spots around the world and how it's bringing healing to victims of sexual abuse, Leonard Cohen, David Lynch, Mitt Romney, and a guide t ...

“We Need to Talk” Saudi Arabian Contemporary Art
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 6:19pm | Type: Blog

Saudi Arabia’s first public display of contemporary art opened last weekend in Jeddah. The National reports that the city was crowded as people visited the raw concrete building that features more than 50 pieces from 22 local artists, under t ...

Egypt: The Revolution One Year On
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Today is one year to the day since protestors massed in Cairo's now-legendary Tahrir Square. Inspired by events in nearby Tunisia, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians called on their leader, Hosni Mubarak, ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Violinist responds to a cell phone ring that interrupts his performance with improvised number. The ringtone comes in around 39 seconds. [ Viral Viral Videos ] ...

Grace, Magic, and Hard Work
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

If animals are being abused in factory farms and the immigrants who work in those places are treated like animals, it makes it difficult to sit down to enjoy a feast much less mindlessly consume the cheap food ...

I Continue to Fail “The Poor”
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

Once in a while, it feels like this work is hardly making a dent in the poverty juggernaut we’re fighting against. So sometimes it’s just easier to keep it at arms-length and focus on “the poor.” That may help ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

At 9pm ET, President Barack Obama will address a joint session on Congress to give them information on the State of the Union. THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama To Take On Economic Anxiety In Election-Year State Of The Union, Amid GOP Attacks ...

"Helping One is Better than Helping None"
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

a 17-year-old Afghan girl  forced to flee her homeland, in the reporter's care, to escape certain death ...

He Said, She Said: Driscoll's "Real Marriage" is Really Not
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 5:41am | Type: Blog

Real Marriage is a poorly written, poorly researched book by a well-meaning pastor who I believe is struggling with his own sexuality and sense of self-worth. Editor's ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

President Obama wishes Betty Wh ite a happy 90 th birthday – and asks to see her long-form birth certificate. See video below. [ Mediate ] ...

Iran: Ask Questions First
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

In the fall of 2002 and winter of 2003, a steady drumbeat of rhetoric and accusations from the Bush administration were leading the United States into war against Iraq. In the fa ...

Tripp Hudgins' First Thoughts: SOPA and the Wisdom of Creative Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 11:24pm | Type: Blog

"Wisdom wants to be free. As a Christian, I believe there is actually some theology to this....Wisdom is a woman and she stands at the gates of the city and she cries out to the people, 'Be free. Be ...

Defining "Evangelical" and Other Unsolved Mysteries
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:24pm | Type: SojoMail

January 19, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK “In recent months, the pu ...

Just How Free?
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Freedom is a word often used by politicians, economists and others in positions of power/authority as a byword for happiness. The more freedom we have, the happier we are. Whether this is actually the case, fr ...

Defining "Evangelical" and Other Unsolved Mysteries
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

I understand the interest in us evangelicals, I really do. The way much of the mainstream media covers our communities in the news can make us seem like a puzzling subspecies of the American population, not un ...

From Sex to Satan, Some Churches Will Try Anything
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Like a fallow field, sometimes it’s best to take what is left, turn it into the ground and allow it to be reborn into something entirely new. I wrote a piece last week about Pasto ...

Forget The Firm--Meet Francia
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Most real-life law students I've met are at way, way less risk of being murdered than their counterparts in a John Grisham novel--except for Francia Marquez. Most real-life l ...

Shane Claiborne: Five Great Gatherings in 2012
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 8:15pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes folks ask me if I’ve spoken at any conferences that I get excited about. I’ll be speaking more than 150 times this next year in about a dozen countries — at all sorts of events from a Spanish speakin ...

Two Smart Cookies: Girl Scouts' Wired Campaign Calls Cookie Folk to Clean Up Act
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

We're once again in that sugary time of year, Girl Scout cookie season — but, as two Girl Scouts from Ann Arbor, Mich., want you to know, there's palm oil in those cookies, as there is in many foods ...