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Paying Tribute to Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Style
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

<p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;"><span style="color: black;">In observance of <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Trafficking-Awareness-Day-Global-Observation ...

One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings" target="_blank"></a>To commemorate the anniversary of the devastating <a href="http://blog.sojo ...

Human Trafficking and the Food We Buy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

January 11 is recognized around the world as <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/trafficking/" target="_blank">Human Trafficking</a> Awareness Day. J ...

Shooting a Reminder of Our Swords of Words
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

God's heart broke just as ours did upon hearing of the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/congresswoman-gabrielle-giffords/" target="_blank">victims in Tucson</a>. ...

Join Us in Signing the Peace and Civility Pledge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

John 17:22 ). +Click here to sign the Peace and Civility Pledge. Jim Wallis ...

Violent Stories That Change Us for the Worse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

A public figure is shot. School children are shot. A building explodes. A package explodes. And immediately we look for someone or something to blame: Republicans? A public figu ...

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: Speaking for the Soul
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

3:16-17 ) Jesus' baptism in water symbolizes life, the newness that comes of cleansing. ... Morning Star." 17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears ... Morning Star." 17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears ...

Stay Informed and in Prayer for the People of Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As voting continues in South Sudan's week-long <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/sudan/" target="_blank">independence referendum</a>, which started yesterday, here are a fe ...

Snapshots from Tucson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="margin-bottom: .0001pt;">I welcomed in the New Year in Tucson, Arizona with the kind folks of the <a href="http://restorationproject340.wordpress.com" target="_blank ...

God, We Have Heard It: A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note: </strong>Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette lamenting gun violence. We hope you find it helpful in light of the shootings in Arizona.]</em ...

An Attack on the Soul of the Nation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/110110-GabrielleGiffords1.jpg"></a>The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, the young Congresswoman from Arizona, must speak to the soul of this n ...

End-of-Life Planning: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health ...

Nonviolent Activists in Palestine Face Harassment, Prison, and Violence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/Al-Walaja-November-13-2010/15158696_BntxA#1090842085_GTdxP" target="_blank"></a>Last Friday, at a protest ...

We Three Kings of Orient Are (Not in the Bible): An Epiphany Sermon
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I have a pastor friend who collects a lot of cr&egrave;che scenes. He especially likes really bad ones. I have a pastor friend who collects a lot of crèche scenes. He especi ...

Fish-Workers in Sri Lanka Struggling for Life and Livelihood
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

protested for ten hours last November 17 around Negombo lagoon and on Colombo-Negombo's main road ...

Seeking Justice: Does it Really Matter?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday morning, I arrived at <a href="http://qcafe.org/" target="_blank">Q Cafe</a> as I do on nearly every work morning to begin a new day. Yes ...

Taking the Constitution Seriously
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Today, the new 112th Congress convenes. Today, the new 112th Congress convenes. Among the new rules for this Congress adopted by the incoming Republican majority is that in th ...

My Hardest Working Students are Undocumented
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I am greatly saddened and angered by Congress' failure to pass the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/dream/" target="_blank">DREAM Act</a> before Christmas last year. ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

Palestinians Protest Death of Nonviolent Activist
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://wagingnonviolence.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Jawaher-Abu-Rahmah.jpg"></a>For nearly six years, the Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Bil' ...

'Come and See': A Reflection from Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"Tell them to come and see who we are." Almost every Afghan we met said that. <em>Tell them to come and see</em>. "Tell them to come and see who we are. ...

Does Sunday School Have a Future?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Sunday school. It was one of the main reasons I enjoyed church as a child. As a young adult, it sometimes still is. But there's a conversation brewing: Does Sunday school have a future? ...

The Truth of Tax Transparency Will Set Us Free
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

to Medicare, $287.03 for interest on the national debt, $229.17 to combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, ...

Word Made Flesh, and the Indignity of Having a Human Body
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

So, just to get it out of the way, I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas. No, not an iPad or world peace. So, just to get it out of the way, I didn't get what I want ...

What Does Violence in the Bible Tell Us About God?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1101&amp;article=is-god-violent" target="_blank"></a>I recently received a note from ...

Archbishop Deng, George Clooney, and You
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Murderous regime in Khartoum, meet "<a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2039887,00.html" target="_blank">Google Earth on lots of steroids</a>": It&# ...

Praying and Fasting in the New Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The holiday season is a season of feasting and of celebration. Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a ...

Is God Violent?
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brian McLaren What does the violence in the Bible tell us about the nature of God? I recently received a note ...

Apocalypse (Then and) Now
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anathea Portier-Young A Bible study on the book of Daniel and empire. Apocalypses generate mixed reactions in ...

Who Killed Donte Manning?
Originally Posted: 06/29/2011 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A 9-year-old's murder tells us much about his neighborhood -- and about America. When I ...

What Sudan Needs Now
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Rev. Sam Kobia The world, and the world church, must stand w ...

Planning for Peace
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Rodrick Beiler In the Middle East, people step in where governments fail. Even before last fall's re ...

Out of the Mouths of Asses ...
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger It's often good to have a donkey with you when you pray. They provide a natural antidote to excessive piety. Take m ...

A Giant Flushing Sound...
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Not to brag, but my new toilet was rated Best Flush for 2010. Not to brag, but my new toilet was ...

My Imperfect Caligraphy
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rob Soley My strokes are halting, not like the imagined fluidity of the monastic scribes, hunched, by candlelight, over some ancient text, ...

Truth and Storytelling
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins It's a golden age for documentaries. It's a golden age for documentaries. Michael Moo ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Nonviolent Power Nonviolent Power Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Wom ...

Community's Messy Grace
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove The Gifts of the Small Church by Jason Byassee. Abingdon Press. I grew up on gospel ...

Rwanda Revisited
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison The makers of the film Earth Made of Glass on finding truth after genocide. In the documentary ...

Taking Sin Seriously
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. Lawrence W. Althouse "The Theology of the Tea Party" (by Jim Wallis, November 2010) reminded me that when I was at Union Se ...

Countering Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dr. Susan Gore As Adam Taylor writes in your November issue, we truly are "One in the Body." I am compelled to offer a factual c ...

Prioritizing The Sabbath
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeaneene Nooney My husband and I, too, have been long concerned with Sabbath-keeping ("All Who Labor," by Lauren Winner, Septemb ...

The Worst Place to be a Woman
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Austin It was good to learn in Lynne Hybel's "The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman" (September-October, 2010) how loc ...

Walking With the Light of the World
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17 In the Isaiah reading, God’s servant is an answer ...

Poet Reading and Interview with Rob Soley
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen My Imperfect Calligraphy My strokes are halting, not like the imagined fluidity of the monastic scribes, hunched, by candleligh ...

Five (More) Must-See Social Justice Documentaries From 2010
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen 1. Dive! The United States throws out 263 million pounds of food per day, much of which is perfectly good to eat. ...

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Disarm Now Activists Demonstrate What it Means to 'Pay the Price' for Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101230-plowshares.jpg"></a>On December 13, a Tacoma-based jury declared five Disarm Trident Now <a href="http://ickevald.net/resistan ...

The Inconsistency for the Call to Civility
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In light of an unsuccessful campaign to become the president of my middle school as an eighth grader, I have no plans on entering politics and running for political office. In lig ...