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Vanquishing Jane Crow
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, by Sarah Azaransky. Civil ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 2:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Life Stories Alison Owings interviewed members of 16 tribal nations for the oral history Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans , capturing intimat ...

The Vision of E Street
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 5:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Springsteen has always understood that the rock-and-roll story is about freedom. Bruce Sp ...

From the Editors
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Loving our neighbors is usually easier in the abstract. The members of Heartsong Church, just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, made that love very real last year in a ...

SEPTEMBER Not for the Faint of Heart
Originally Posted: 09/14/2011 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

(Matthew 20:11-16). [ September 25 ] Questioning Authority Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 25:1-9; ... with thirst?" (Exodus 17:3). It's a common enough question to put to religious leaders: "Who gives you ...

Outside the Circle?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 4:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer A. Nolan "The Safety Net Frays" is a nice piece, but we've seen this movie before. The American chattering classes chatter marvelously, but stopped believin ...

Waging Peace
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 5:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Grant Bakewell, Jr. Please continue to address the importance of promoting and building peace ("The Things that Make for Peace," by Jim Wallis, July 2011), whether in Afg ...

OCTOBER Remembering Our Identity
Originally Posted: 09/14/2011 - 2:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 God is present here right now ... and ethnicity being recognized and treated as children of God (Revelation 7:9-17.) We need one another to hold ...

September-October 2011 Sojourners Magazine
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Libya's Revolution: A Model for the Region?
Originally Posted: 03/16/2015 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

Recent analyses of the Arab Spring have questioned the efficacy of nonviolent resistance compared to armed struggle in ousting authoritarian regimes. Recent analyses of the Arab ...

Who is the Messiah of Evangelical Politicians?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The evangelical world expands to a far-off horizon and the topographical valleys and peaks cover landscapes that are both long and wide. The evangelical world expands to a far-o ...

595 Arrested at the White House
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! I'm home. I'm tired. And I feel great! Yesterday, 145 religious leaders, artists, and students were arrested in front o ...

What Karl Barth Says about Blog Comments
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The comment code of conduct for the God's Politics blog includes familiar commitments to civility, courtesy, and respect, and even connects these pledges to biblical passages. ...

Hurricane Irene and the Wrath of God
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

to divisiveness. Yes, John 3:16-17 speaks of Yes, John 3:16-17 speaks of God's love. But it's also ...

Martin Luther King's Other Dream
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The forthcoming dedication of the national memorial monument honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., affords an opening for considering the complexity and meaning of his leadership. ...

10 Years After 9/11 the Question Remains the Same
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was standing in the bathroom of my apartment outside Chicago, about to hop in the shower, when I heard the phone ring and then my husband call my name. ...

Compassion, Destruction, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a surprising addition to the typical summer blockbuster canon -- for one thing, it manages to entertain and challenge, without resorting to gratuitous violence to ...

Reflecting the Image of God
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In reading some of the responses to my last post Embodied Theology, I was reminded of an essay I wrote for a class last semester, so I've rewritten part of it as a blog post to help clarify my positi ...

When the Earth Shakes
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

It was over in less than a minute. Three miles below the surface of the earth near a town in Virginia named Mineral, a fault line shifted. It was over in less than a minute. Thre ...

Did the Libyan Uprising Have to be Violent?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Could nonviolent resistance have succeeded in Libya? Here are four points worth considering: Could nonviolent resistance have succeeded in Libya? Here are four points worth consid ...

Why Christianity and Comics Go Together
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I remember vividly the first time I went to a comic book shop with my mom. I'd sneaked there before. But this time was different. I remember vividly the first time I went to ...

Tools for Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday afternoon I found out that ABC news plans to dedicate it programming today to "Hunger at Home: Crisis in America." It precipitated my writing of this post which I had planned to add as a la ...

A Hymn for Somalia
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Exodus 3:7 ; Romans 12:15 ; Matthew 16:24-26 ; Isaiah 65:17-25 ; Luke 13:29-30 ; Luke ...

Welcome to the Gratitude Blog!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

Grat ∙ i ∙ tude &nbsp;[grat-i-tood, -tyood]<p>noun The quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: Sojourners expresses gratitude for all of our faithful supporters! </p><p>We in t ...

Coming Home From Killing
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The recent British film In Our Name is a returning-soldier drama featuring a married woman, Suzy, who leaves her husband and little girl to fight in Iraq. Th ...

We're Connected by What We Eat
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

To the farmers who grow our food, the harvesters who pick it, the transporters who bring it to market, the grocers who present it, and the cooks who prepare it. To the far ...

A Lifestyle of Enough
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

About two years ago, Minhee and I made one of the hardest decisions we've made thus far in our marriage and in our calling as parents. About two years ago, Minhee and I made ...

Peace & Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/08/2015 - 11:58pm | Type: Campaign

Fatwas, Philosophers and Peace Games Has Drone Firepower Conquered Christ's Love? Sojo Stories: Dirty ...

Embodied Theology
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this summer I attended a church service where the pastor, a man struggling with what appears to be his final bout with cancer, preached about the hope that Jesus promises to those who trust ...

Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I was in Baghdad in March 2003, where I lived as a Christian and as a peacemaker during the "shock-and-awe" bombing. I was in Baghdad in March 2003, where I lived ...

A Tennessee Church Welcomes its Muslim Neighbors
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Rev. Steve Stone was just trying to be a good neighbor. Rev. Steve Stone was just trying to be a good neighbor. Two years ago, the pastor of Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tenne ...

Video: Practicing the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I am currently reading Mark Scandrette's book Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life together in the Kingdom of Love. I am currently reading Mark Scandrette's book Practi ...

Picture This
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children plod across barren cracked earth. Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of women, men, and children plod across bar ...

No Time to Think
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The avalanche of information available via the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. The avalanche of information available via the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. U ...

Here I Am!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, 'Here I am, for you called me.' Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. ...

Should Worship be Entertaining?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In recent days I've been thinking through with a friend one of the enduring challenges of pastoral and catechetical ministry: how to dispel the notion that worship should be entertaining. ...

Could the Riots in England Have Been Averted?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The rioting and rampages that spread across English cities last week have caused severe property destruction and raised public alarm. The rioting and rampages that spread across E ...

Speculative Fiction, the Church, and Hope
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

So NPR just released the results of their survey for the "Top 100 Science-fiction and Fantasy Books." It's a great list with some of my all-time favorite books on it (although I disagree with ...

Ali Forney Center's Ad Supporting LGBT Homeless Youth
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night, the night it rained, that it got to me. The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night ...

6 Films for a Meaningful Summer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

It's been a fabulous few weeks for movies -- at theaters and at home. It's been a fabulous few weeks for movies -- at theaters and at home. There are images in the gre ...

Hymns for September 11
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Many people remember "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," a hymn written on the afternoon of September 11, 2001. Many people remember " O God, Our Words Cannot Expr ...

Economic Crisis or Nonviolent Opportunity? Gandhi's Answer to Financial Collapse
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

On Monday the Dow Jones industrial average fell 634.76 points; the sixth-worst point decline for the Dow in the last 112 years and the worst drop since December 2008. On Monda ...

Why is America Cutting Emergency Food Aid in the Middle of a Famine?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

not supporting the troops!" And I am old enough to remember that Pes. Reagan raised the debt ceiling 17 ... not supporting the troops!" And I am old enough to remember that Pes. Reagan raised the debt ceiling 17 ...

Jesus Walking on the Water: A Sermon Sarcastic and Serious
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

It's Jesus walking on the water Sunday here at House for All Sinners and Saints, and we thought maybe during "Open Space" we should have a kiddie pool set up in the back so you could all " ...

New Models of the Church in a New Media World
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

In his seminal 1974 book Models of the Church, theologian Avery Dulles offered five paradigms, or "models," each of which called attention to certain aspects of the worldwide Christian church. ...

Why Exclude Women from Ministry?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congregation with a practiced eye as he wound down his presentation. Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congre ...

Dear World: Please Wake Up!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

provide a nutritious meal for one person for .17 I'm guessing you are I'm guessing you ...

Deaths in Afghanistan: Robbing the World of Human Possibilities
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I hate war. I do not hate it because people die. Death is inescapable. And believers believe that we will meet those we love again in heaven. I hate war. I do not hate it because ...

Jesus For President
Originally Posted: 08/08/2011 - 4:21pm | Type: Resource

http://store.sojo.net/Jesus_For_President_by_Shane_Claiborne_p/bk_jfp.htm By Shane Claiborne, Chris Haw, and friends (Soft Cover) Jesus for President  is a refreshing reminde ...