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My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank" ...

A Letter To My Son: Welcome to the In-Between
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This is a letter to my son that I am not sure he will understand now, but it is one that I hope he will look back upon to give clarity to some moments of confusion and exclusion. ...

Middle East Martyr-Christians
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

One of the most precious artifacts I have in my office isn't an ancient coin or oil lamp. It is a business card. From northern Iraq.</p> One of the most precious artifa ...

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp ...

Faith, Music, and Arts at the Wild Goose Festival
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

My life changed when I went to a Christian festival in the UK in the 1990s. The same could happen to you if you come to the Christian music and social justice festival happening in the U.S. ...

How Can a 'Peace and Justice' Community Support the DREAM Act?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

We've been asked by more than one of our readers and supporters about how we can <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/dream-act/" target="_blank">support the DREAM Act</a> and ...

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards, Advocate for Health Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/08/remembering-elizabeth-edwards-advocate-for-health-reform/" target="_self"></a>[Editors' note: Today we remember Elizabeth ...

Undocumented Young People Need the DREAM
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Last Wednesday, December 1 marked the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott" target="_blank">Montgomery bus boycott< ...

Building Bridges for Creation Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Imagine you've become a mom for the first time. Looking at your infant daughter, you have a personal revelation that your conventional consumer-driven lifestyle is shallow. I ...

My Story as an Undocumented Immigrant
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

To become an undocumented immigrant requires very little but is a result of tremendous social, economic, political, and environmental forces; I offer my story as example.</p> ...

Speaking Christian with Marcus Borg
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editors' note</strong>: As part of Sojourners' commitment to bring you into discussion with a broad range of theological perspectives, writer Becky Garrison offers this ...

American 'Exceptionalism' Can Degenerate Into Superiority
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

There has been a fascinating and important dialogue going on this week over at the <a href="http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/undergod/" target="_blank"><em>Washington ...

Stop the Games in Congress
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In just the past few days, the <a href="http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-224.shtml" target="_blank">U.S. In just the past few days, the U.S. ...

Justice for Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: This m ...

The Testimony of One North Korean Girl
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/12/01/the-testimony-of-one-north-korean-girl/" target="_blank"></a>You need to watch this. In fact, you must watch this. Please watch ...

When is an Incentive a Bribe? Israel, Settlements, and Fighter Jets
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers.</p> Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers. Parent: "We've got one spare car that we'd like ...

That Thieving Christ and Advent
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:04pm | Type: Blog

In this season in which we find ourselves there is an anticipatory feeling in the air. A waiting, a longing, and yearning. This is a time filled with preparations and signs and symbols. ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide. " ...

Unto Us a Child is Given
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Windley-Daoust Why is it such a fight to have a 'natural' childbirth? Few people are going to ...

Why I'm Becoming a Doula
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kierra Jackson Discovering the call to 'mother the mothers.' Why am I becoming a doula? My answer co ...

Reclaiming Childbirth
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shafia M. Monroe How a resurgent movement is taking birth back from the medical establishment. Through history ...

Being There
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Matt Hildreth A reluctant uncle witnesses the home birth of his nephew. It was Sunday morning and I was late - ...

On the Potter's Wheel
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gordon Cosby What's it like to be almost human? Reflections on Jeremiah 18. N. Gordon Cosby is the foun ...

Rough, Mystic Beauty
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon Say God: Songs and Poems of Daniel Higgs. Thrill Jockey. Lungfish is a legendary band from Bal ...

Are We Found Yet?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The most significant DVD release of 2010 is America Lost and Found, packaging seven films produced between 1968 and 1972, ...

What's Wrong with Privatizing the Internet?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum For a while it looked like the battle for "Net neutrality" was won when President Obama appointed his own ch ...

Advent in a Crumbling Empire
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shelley Douglass The season's real message isn't pretty, but it is powerful. I've been thinking ...

The Right to Refuse to Bear Arms
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Logan Mehl-Laituri A growing movement of veterans promotes selective conscientious objection. At age 22 I foun ...

Voices from the South?
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 5:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. Brad Harris I read with relish Walter Brueggemann ("'Come, Rejoice with Me,'" September-October 2010) on new life ...

Jesus' Best Work
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels In February 2009, I attended a conference in Egypt taught by Arab Christians from throughout the Middle East. ...

Nothing to See Here...
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Having successfully survived a mid-life crisis -- mainly by living past mid-life -- I felt it was finally time to sell my H ...

Have You Heard the Good News?
Originally Posted: 02/22/2011 - 5:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 In ancient Israel, God ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Georgia Peace Georgia Peace In Faith Beyond Borders: Doing Justice in a Dangerous Wor ...

The Way to Cold Mountain
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Temple Cone Bach wrote his solo cello suites as études, not for performance./ Imagine, the arpeggios of the first prelude, forever privat ...

A Seismic Shift?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

César J. Baldelomar The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church by John L. Allen Jr. Doubleday. ...

Reel Struggles For Justice
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison Film director Julia Bacha talks about the making of Budrus There are civilian peacemakers in Is ...

Resources on Natural Birth
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 10:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen NATURAL BIRTH RESOURCE LIST NATURAL BIRTH RESOURCE LIST Here is a list of books, fi ...

Walter Wink Reading List
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen Books and Articles Published in Sojourners Here is a list of articles from the Sojourners ...

Poet Reading and Interview with Temple Cone
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen The Way to Cold Mountain Bach wrote his solo cello suites as études, not for performance. Imagine, the arpeggios of t ...

Budrus Film Trailer
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julia Bacha There are civilian peacemakers in Israel and Palestine that the international media never covers. Th ...

Free MP3 Download from Daniel Higgs
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Higgs Listen and Download 'Hoofprints on the Ceiling of Your Mind' Daniel Higgs, ...

A Believers' Web
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet, by Robert Glenn Howard. New York Un ...

Claiming Our Power
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins reviews Submarine, Project Nim, and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. ...

In Defense of Simple Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: This month ...

WikiLeaks: Historian's Dream, Diplomat's Nightmare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This past Sunday and Monday the news media published their first summaries of the documents they received from WikiLeaks which contained more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. ...

Korean-American Women and Ordination in the Church
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

In 2004, I was the 40th Korean-American clergywomen to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. denomination. Forty seems like such a small number when you consider that in 2011, Korean-American Clergywom ...

Come Celebrate With Us Where You Are
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

A few years ago, a bunch of activist-types and a bunch of prayer-warriors got together to create a prayer book with the goal of bringing together the Bible and the newspaper. A fe ...

Buy Nothing Day as Advent Activism Against the Demon Mammon
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

As per usual, on Friday, we had all sorts of Buy Nothing Day festivities. But that's not what I want to talk about. [ Editors' ...

Underwear For a Cause
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Recently I walked through downtown Austin in my underwear. Okay, so it was actually men's boxers and an undershirt, but still, technically, underwear. Recently I walked thro ...

Thanksgiving Alone is Not Lonely
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It had been a busy semester and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I arrived back home from an exhausting American Academy of Religion meeting. It had been a busy semester and the Tu ...