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Religion and Women: The Oldest Injustice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Nicolas Kristof had a recent article in <em>The New York Times</em> titled, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/opinion/10kristof.html?partner=rssnyt&amp;emc=rss">"R ...

The Devil's Reparations for Haiti's Debt?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

So Pat Robertson, to whom the media are still inexplicably willing to pay attention, is saying that Haiti is being punished for an alleged pact with the devil?</p> So Pat Ro ...

Haiti: Praying, Waiting, and Worshiping in the Rubble
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>This is Cindy and Phyllis writing to let you know that we are all safe here at Bolosse. We were hit hard though. This is Cindy and Phyllis writing to ...

Haiti: God's Love is Greater
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

By now you have heard that there was a major earthquake in Haiti yesterday, which brought much of Port-au-Prince to the ground and also devastated other areas where our ministries work. ...

Haiti and Anti-Evangelist Pat Robertson's 'Gospel' of Disgrace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Sam Harris, Richard Dawkin, and Christopher Hitchens have nothing on the greatest evangelist of atheism today, Pat Robertson. Sam Harris, Richard Dawkin, and Christopher Hitchens ...

The Televangelist and the Archbishop: Contrasting Christian Responses to Haiti's Tragedy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Upon learning of the ruinous earthquake that leveled most of Haiti, my wife and I felt sadness and horror, as well as concern for the affected, their families, and friends. Upon l ...

Haiti: God Is Suffering With Those Who Are Suffering
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

There are times when events make everything else pale in comparison. There are times when events make everything else pale in comparison. I'm in Los Angeles today on my book ...

Ayiti...ke'w an Dey: My Lament for Haiti
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Ayiti...ke'w an Dey...</p> <p>"Haiti believe in God," reads a friend's Google mail status.</p> Ayiti...ke'w an Dey... "Haiti be ...

Avatar and The Blind Side: The Never-ending Messianic Complex Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The last two movies that my wife and I had the chance to watch were Avatar and The Blind Side. Not sure how that happened, but both movies had very rich missiological and race themes to them. Or maybe ...

Sojourners Readers Respond to Haiti Earthquake
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://bit.ly/6jPmaR">Sojourners readers are posting recommended ways of responding to the Haiti earthquake on our Facebook page. Please click here to post your suggestions th ...

South Park, Eco-Prophets, and Whale Wars
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<em>South Park</em> famously set up how the <a href="http://www.seashepherd.org/">Sea Shepherd Conservation Society</a> is "branded" as a group of "hardcore-any ...

Woza 2010 Woza! Reasons for Optimism in Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Woza 2010 Woza! Woza 2010 Woza! Meaning 'come 2010 come!' There is an air of excitement not only in South Africa but across the continent as the World Cup Football Tourn ...

Terrorism and 'the Primitive Brain'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Parker Palmer, in a beautiful and important essay called <a href="http://www.upperroom.org/weavings/articles/brokenopenheart.asp">"The Broken-Open Heart: Living with Faith and Hop ...

Five Ways (and 27 Million Reasons) to Fight Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Today is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eve-blossom/are-we-really-aware-human_b_417820.html" target="_blank">Human Trafficking Awareness Day</a>. ...

Experiments in Accountability, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. (2 Cor. 5:17-20). My prayer moving forward is that I can ...

Oldest Known Hebrew Script, Recently Deciphered, Links Worship and Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

I've long been interested in archaeology, particularly <a href="http://www.bib-arch.org/">biblical archaeology</a>. I've long been interested in ar ...

TIAA-Cref Divests from Sudan Oil Interests
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

While the situation in Sudan remains dire (and could worsen as the country faces volatile elections this spring), Christians can celebrate a recent story of hope: the first major U.S. ...

The Power of Questions
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> Jim Wallis is right in his new book, ...

'Human Wrongs' and the Next Generation of Christian Activists at Urbana
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

It was powerful to be worshiping Christ with 17,000 young adults who were saying "Here am I Lord, send ... to be worshiping Christ with 17,000 young adults who were saying "Here am I Lord, send me." ... Christ with 17,000 young adults who were saying "Here am I Lord, send me." ...

The (Second) Worst Religious Idea of the Decade
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Earlier this month, the nice folks over at The Washington Post's Outlook section asked me to write an essay about what I thought the worst religious idea of the past decade was. I ended up giving ...

'Irreconcilable Islam' and Irascible Christianity, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/01/05/gingrich-labels-irreconcilable-wing-of-islam-but-ignores-irascible-christianity/">[continued from part 1]</a> If duplicity were the only moral fai ...

Gingrich Labels 'Irreconcilable Wing of Islam' but Ignores Irascible Christianity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

"'Tell me what distinguishes the murderer at Fort Hood, the people we arrested in Denver and Detroit and New York, and the five people who were just picked up in Pakistan?'" Former House Sp ...

Why N.T. Wright is Wrong About Social Media
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The Out of Ur blog recently posted a <a href="http://www.outofur.com/archives/2009/11/ur_video_nt_wri.html" target="_blank">video of N.T. Wright</a> going off on the dangers of ...

Offensive Medicine
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The new year is dawning brightly—usually too brightly, depending on how late you stayed up on New Year’s Eve—and it is fille ...

Super Size My Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Jeannie Choi How Morgan Spurlock changes the way we think. ...

Solidarity and Retreat
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

César J. Baldelomar Solitude and Compassion: The Path to the Heart of the Gospel, by Gus Gordon. Orbis. Workin ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Power of the Word Power of the Word Like any life-sustaining resource, language can also be ...

On Film: Selective Storytelling
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Another look at Gone with the Wind. Gone with the Wind was released last fall in a detailed ...

Behaving Badly
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

of the political spectrum. According to the online magazine Salon, 17 Republican members of Congress have either ...

The Story of Your Life
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Don Miller What fiction teaches us about what’s real. What if you took the elements that make a great story in ...

Consistent Ethics?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Fisher While reading Jim Wallis’ “Faith Principles for Health-Care Reform” (November 2009), I found this sentence dismaying: “Th ...

Segregated Schools
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Schools in the United States are becoming increasingly segregated based on students’ race and economic status, according to a ...

Can I Get a Witness?
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jason Gedeik Thousands gathered in the Dallas Market Center in November for three days of preaching, Bible study, and action for social ju ...

Aid without Demands
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi While diplomatic relations between the U.S. While diplomatic relations between the U.S. and North ...

Is It A.D. Yet?
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Once upon a time, a long time ago, unto us a savior was born. Sadly, his mom never threw him a birthday party. But now y ...

Ode to St. Anthony of Egypt
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Denny Of all the saints, my Anthony, I love you best. For you did what I long to do: you walked away from a life of comfort and ease ...

Wondrous, Inexplicable, Demanding Newness
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 2:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

[ January 10 ] Fearless Submission Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 ... the baptism of the church (Acts 8:14-17). The candidates were convinced of the news of God in Christ; ... to fearfulness! [ January 17 ] Radical Transformations Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians ...

An Interview with Morgan Spurlock
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 12:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Morgan Spurlock Jim Wallis Jeannie Choi Matt Hildreth ...

Video Interview with Don Miller
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Matt Hildreth Don Miller ...

Audio Reading and Interview with David Denny
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Denny David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, C ...

A Revival for Justice
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 12:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis In November, Dallas hosted Sojourners’ Justice Revival. In November, Dallas hosted Sojourners’ Just ...

Extended Interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new ...

From the Archives: January 1984
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemary Radford Ruether Ministry without Hierarchy. Clericalism is a model of leadership that disempowers tho ...

Turning Despair into Hope
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism. Promo ...

Audio Interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new ...

Thank a Sister
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California. ...

The Trafficker Next Door
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison A conversation with filmmaker Libby Spears. In Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America , ...

Fighting for Their Lives
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Beatrice Spadacini Women's advocacy groups in Kenya take on the issues that most hit home. Last April, 10 ...

The Nazareth Declaration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

On November 20, 2009, to considerable media fanfare, a group of 140 senior Christian leaders issued <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">'The Manhattan Declaration.'</a> I ...

An Indigenous Ecuadorian Christian Activist Takes on Big Oil
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<em>Earlier this year, Luis Yanza, who is featured in the documentary </em><a href="http://www.crudethemovie.com/">Crude</a><em>, sat down with Sojourners assistant edit ...