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Could the U.S. Be Moving to a State of Perpetual War?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

the deficit", the House proposed INCREASING military spending by $17 billion...enough! So much for a committment ... the deficit", the House proposed INCREASING military spending by $17 billion...enough! So much for a committment ...

Why Did Two Wild Goose Contributors Spend the Night in Jail?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

North Carolina, host state for the inaugural <a href="http://wildgoosefestival.org/" target="_blank">Wild Goose Festival</a>, has many things going for it. ...

Love Wins
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/06/love-wins/" target="_self"></a>No, I am not submitting a belated entry into the heated conversation about Rob Bell's lates ...

Friday Links Round Up: Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:41pm | Type: Blog

Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week. Awesome people. Vegetarians. Going mute. Here� ...

How Peer Pressure Creates Social Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

People are rarely swayed by information alone. People are rarely swayed by information alone. If they were, the cigarette industry would have collapsed when the first Surgeon Gene ...

An Alternative to Abortion: Imagine the Story We Can Live Out
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

After my <a href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2011/05/21/rapture/" target="_blank">recent intense post about the rapture</a> that has come and gone, I thought I'd write ...

More Financial Madness
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Here is part two of my thoughts on the financial situation that the United States faces. Our nation needs a jobs bill. The country needs a second stimulus bill. Here is part two o ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:34am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Every gun that is made is, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed. &quo ...

Six Questions for Inez Killingsworth
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Bio: Founded Empowering and Strengthing Ohio's People (ESOP) to stop predatory lending and home foreclosures. Website: ...

What? Already?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our nation expects bold and innovative leadership. (Kidding.) At the media's insistence, we ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:52am | Type: Magazine Article

five foreign gods since the Assyrians (see 2 Kings 17:30-31) and the one Samaria worships now ...

Beyond Guilt by Association
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Mainstream Muslims detest the infection of radicalization far more than do other people. Are Americ ...

When People Become a Commodity
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

the average age of entry into prostitution is 14. Another 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked from other ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Julie Polter reviews current books and films. In a Time of Change In The Spirit of Vati ...

Fight or Flight
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins reviews Batle: Los Angeles, Saving Private Ryan, and Chinatown. Battle: Los An ...

Bridging the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Bradstock The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Bloomsbury Press. ...

Songs For Hard Times
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge The Better Angels, by John Francis. Horse and Rider/Dualtone. ...

Breaking Free
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:17am | Type: Magazine Article

William O'Brien Freedom Journeys: The Tale of Exodus and Wilderness across Millennia, by Rabbi Arthur O. Waskow adn Rabbi Phyllis O. ...

Debt Showdown Reveals an Out-of-Touch Congress
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

God only knows what alternative universe the United States Congress occupies. On May 31, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a bill to raise the debt limit of the United States. ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Democrats Unite. Taliban. The Cost of War.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Music, Art, and the Pursuit of Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spirituality, music, and art. I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spi ...

Why We Need Renewable Energy Sources That are Cheaper and Safer
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has caused considerable concern among Wall Street types, many of whom had already voted with their wallets against the financial feasibility of nuclear power by ...

Unveiling the Walls that Divide Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I find it discomforting that the Lord instructs someone to wage war and therefore reasoning that God-sanctioned war is justifiable even though as Christians we are called to be peacemakers in the w ...

June 2011
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 5:33am | Type: Magazine Issue

June, 2011 Let Them Eat Tanks: How the Pentagon's binge spending is starving the rest of us. ...

Japan's Nuclear Dependency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Despite the ongoing catastrophe of nuclear reactor meltdowns following last spring's earthquake, the Japanese people remain largely supportive of nuclear energy. Despite the ...

A Friend of the Family
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Members of the Family would cite Matthew 15:16-17, in which the apostle Peter identifies Jesus as “the ...

Sky High and Rising
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:47am | Type: Magazine Article

amount for health care -- in 2009, 17.6 percent of the entire national economy, basically half again ... skyrocketing to 17.6 percent in 2009. As the senior economist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid dryly ... GDP], I said it couldn't go beyond 10 percent, and I believed it. I’m sitting here at 17 percent, ...

The Church of No Lost Causes
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:43am | Type: Magazine Article

is a 17-mile stretch of strip malls, gas stations, and fast food restaurants. On weekdays it's crowded ...

Let Them Eat Tanks
Originally Posted: 07/19/2011 - 10:42am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Ben & Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen talks with Jim Wallis about ice cream, Oreos -- and how the bloated military budget ...

The Real Crisis in Ohio: Senate Bill 5
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This has been a difficult year in Ohio. This has been a difficult year in Ohio. For a state that lives and dies with the Ohio State Buckeye football team, the allegations surround ...

The Meaning of America: President Obama's Address to Parliament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches: "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be." Such is the case with every child, every grandchild, and great grandchild -- those we know and those we will never meet. ...

North Sudan Attacks, Occupies Border Region
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The folks at the <a href="http://www.satsentinel.org/">Satellite Sentinel Project</a> have confirmed that North Sudan has burned three villages in Abyei (a disputed border region which is ...

Zero Tolerance: Trump, Schwarzenegger, and Strauss-Kahn
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

expressly point out in such passages like Isaiah 1:17, Job 24-2-4, and Luke 14:13 - 24 that we should ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Taliban. Britain. Obama BBC Interview.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

Navy Honors and Discredits C
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

No one delivers sad irony quite like the United States Military. Yesterday the U.S. No one delivers sad irony quite like the United States Military. Yesterday the U.S. Navy announ ...

Nakba Day Protests: Palestine's Arab Spring?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Palestine-Israel/Palestine-Israel-April-2011/16441449_SnEeG#1236911459_74RXd" target="_blank"></a>The scenes were stunning: Hu ...

Restoring Haiti's Economy Through Local Business
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In the largest conference room in Haiti, deals were made, contact information swapped, and the air buzzed with excitement at a business fair hosted by Partners Worldwide and a dozen sponsors target ...

Why People of Color Should Attend the Wild Goose Festival
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This June, I plan to attend the Wild Goose Festival, an arts, music, justice, and spirituality festival in Shakori Hills, North Carolina. My appeal to you is simple. This June, I ...

God's Love is Stronger Than Our Doubt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it's kind of weird how we've named Thomas, "Doubting" Thomas. We don't give the other characters in the New Testament little nicknames ... ...

Ordinary People and Just Peace in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Genesis 17:9-14 sets forth the Covenant of Circumcision, made with Abraham and Ishmael. This is the first ... of Abraham's house ~ including Ishmael ~ were circumcised, this Covenant was established. Genesis 17 ... a Covenant with Isaac. At Genesis 17:21, it had not yet been established. At Exodus 2:23-24, the Bible ...

Overcoming Depression (and Stigma) as an Asian American Woman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 9:38pm | Type: Blog

Today is my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about. Today is my one-year anniversary on vitamin L, and it's finally time to talk about. ...

Newt Gingrich: A Catholic Running Against Islam?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and high-profile conservative intellectual, announced that he is officially in the running for the Republican nomination for president. New ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: John Kerry. House Withdrawal Legislation. Poppy Fields.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong></em><em>: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate ou ...

What Are Your 'Life Giving' Questions?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/18/what-are-your-life-giving-questions/" target="_self"></a>I love what I do, but it's amazing how even that which you do and ...

'It's Time for This War to End, And to End Now'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On April 14, Jim Wallis attended a press conference on Capitol Hill. On April 14, Jim Wallis attended a press conference on Capitol Hill. Organized by Rethink Afghanistan, a c ...

Let Them Eat Tanks: My Interview with Ben and Jerry's Co-Founder, Ben Cohen
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/18/let-them-eat-tanks-my-interview-with-ben-and-jerrys-co-founder-ben-cohen/" target="_self"></a>I had the opportunity to intervie ...

Presidential Contenders: None Standing Tall on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17) Fear-mongering, indeed. ... 1:17) Fear-mongering, indeed. And Fear-mongering, indeed. And to suggest that Newt Gingrich ...

Rebuilding Haiti With a Passion for Business
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/17/rebuilding-haiti-with-a-passion-for-business/" target="_self"></a>Evelien de Gier moved to Haiti 28 years ago from the Netherlands to work for a picture-frame production company. Her vision had three objectives. First ...

Worship Songs for a New Generation: 'Hold On to Love'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/17/worship-songs-for-a-new-generation-hold-on-to-love/" target="_self"></a>Much ink has been spilled about the so-called "love songs to Jesus" many of us sing week after week at church. Much ...

Choosing Priest Instead of Princess: The Pitfalls of Ransomed Heart Ministries
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Growing up, I had never heard of John and Stasi Eldredge's Ransomed Heart Ministries and their co-written book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400200385?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojourners- ...