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First Among Equals
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I never look forward to my trips to Dallas, a red-state city short on political tolerance but long on congenial in-laws, who ...

Interview With Richard Rohr
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Richard Rohr is founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Franciscan priest of the ...

More Resources on Intentional Community
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Sondra Haaga For more on building Christian community, Bob Sabath and Sondra ...

Extended Interview on Community
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Barger Community That Transforms (Extended Interview) Community That Transforms (Extended Interview) ...

Four Questions for Sylvie Mbanga Maunga
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 12:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg How did you begin your work as a lawyer and activist? I think it was my vocation. In my own life, my parents said sometimes, “Women can’t do that, and men ...

The Moral of "Toy Story 3"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-toy-story31.jpg"></a>It's been awhile since Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the gang have been on the big screen, but they've lost ...

An Open Letter to Madonna
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-falsani-family.jpg"></a>Dear Madonna,</p> <p>Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family ...

Vandalism: A Dead-End Tactic at Toronto's G20
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

During Saturday's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/nonviolence/">nonviolent protest</a> of about 5,000 activists outside the conference center in downtown Toronto, where leaders of ...

I'm a Mac, and I'm Helping Fuel War in the Congo
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100628-mac-pc.jpg"></a></p> "With 1.7 million iPhone 4s sold within three days of launch, the only thing Apple's sorry for is that it couldn't meet demand," says PC ...

The World Cup and Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup, there was much rejoicing and reflection on how far the country had come. When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup ...

'No Stranger to Danger': RIP Quaker, Lawyer, Indigenous Peace Warrior Waratah
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sad news for so many of us in the peace and human rights movement this morning to hear our friend Waratah Rose Gillespie has passed away. Sad news for so many of us in the peace a ...

Naming Jesus Again and Again
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

98:4-6, 113:3, 116:1-17, 146:1, 148:1-5, 13) The Lord and His name are praised throughout ... to ALWAYS pray ceaselessly. This is a biblical command. (I Thessalonians 5:17) "In a sense, ... 116:1-17, 146:1, 148:1-5, 13) The Lord and His name are praised throughout the Psalms. "I will ...

Missionaries: What's Wrong with Them?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

sake" Luke 21:17 7 So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, but when will these things be? And what ... be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17 ... be "hated by all for My name's sake" Luke 21:17 7 So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, ...

Confusing our Kids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I catch up on my news in the airport. Yesterday I watched this obscure story about a second grader in Rhode Island who wore a baseball cap to school with soldiers carrying guns on the front. ...

Israel Eases Gaza Blockade
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>The New York Times </em>reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/02/another-cost-of- ...

Children, Church, and God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take away from the week. One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take awa ...

Goodbye, Styrofoam Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

in March: http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/17/the-collapse-of... To be fair, Troy posted ... http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/17/the-collapse-of... Kinda feels like beating your Kinda feels like beating your head against a wall, huh? ... http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/17/the-collapse-of... Kinda feels like beating your Kinda feels like beating your head against a wall, huh? ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week: ...

New York Domestic Workers Call for Rights
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last spring while eating lunch I noticed a <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/workers/">domestic worker</a> poring over piles of Christian books. Last spring ...

The War, the Well, and the Wall: A Time to Break Silence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We rarely slow down to create the sacred space needed to discern the "signs of the times" and who we are as Christians in this time of America. We rarely slow down to cr ...

Jesus in My Father's Garden
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

17:20) Holding that tiny mustard see under my fingernail and thinking how just that much faith could ...

Suffer the Little Children
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced ... A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced ... * A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer ...

Drone Attacks Increase Under Obama Administration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last night I googled the words "drone attacks Obama" to verify if President Obama has indeed increased unmanned <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=s ...

Bloody Sunday and Telling the Truth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

by the "British" leaving: of the 1.7 million people living in northern Ireland, nearly a million Protestants who ...

Finally, the U.S. Gets Graded on Its Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

in America unmentioned, particularly since an estimated 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked ...

Immigration, Children, and the Way of Jesus
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

About your myth they are only poor people trying to feed their families. in 2004: "Roughly 17 ... About your myth they are only poor people trying to feed their families. in 2004: "Roughly 17 ... Executive Document 46, pp. 1116-17." "Mexicanos: A history of Mexicans in the United States. ...

DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc ...

Uganda's Transformation Must Start With Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Since independence 47 years ago, Uganda has not experienced peace. Civil wars, coups, military regimes, you name it. People are getting fed up. Since independence 47 years ago, ...

10,000 Haitian Farmers March Against Monsanto
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

More than 10,000 farmers marched in Haiti last Friday, opposing a $4 million donation of hybrid seeds from the Monsanto Corporation that are being shipped with the support of the Haitian government ...

An Oily, Slimy, Putrid Epiphany
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100513-crude-awakening.jpg"></a>Joanna Weiss asks the right question in a recent <a href="http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial ...

Outrage about Helen Thomas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Sometimes it feels like there's hardly enough outrage to go around. I started this post to condemn the recent, well, outrageous, words of Helen Thomas. Sometimes it feels lik ...

Focusing World Cup Fever on South Africa's Fringe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I have committed my work, social action, and development endeavors to a social consciousness and awareness that propels a high standard of morality, ethics, and codes of conduct. ...

Seeing Our Place in the Matrix
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I won't forget the day the 15-year-old Korean exchange student I tutored informed me she needed surgery to "correct" her eyes. I stopped my grammar lesson and had her teach me about racism.</ ...

University of Puerto Rico Students Strike
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. ...

Social Justice is a Virtue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

by them. (Romans 12:17-21) I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas ... feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21) I will express my disagreements with other community ...

When Grace and Death Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Hans Peterson, a good friend of mine, died two months ago in a work-related accident. Hans Peterson, a good friend of mine, died two months ago in a work-related accident. Hans wa ...

Nonviolence takes hold in "Mexico's Gaza"
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/09/nonviolence-ta (ironically called the Unit (ironically called the Unit for the Social Well-being of the Triqui Region), a ...

Mysticism for Mathematicians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I've always longed to see the world through a poet's eyes -- to see the magical in the everyday and to be able to weave words in such a way as to convey that magic to others. ...

California Band Hires Latino Day Laborers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

A San Francisco band called Monarchs hired three Latino day laborers to pose as the band members in a music video for their song "Mexicans." Both the video and the song pay tribute to the ...

Is Google Making Us Ignore God?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

God calls on us to meditate on God and God's word. However, does the fast intake of information from TV, film, and especially the Internet make us less likely to experience God? ...

Texas School Board: The "Common Good" as Liberal Conspiracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong> </strong></p> The Texas School Board has approved controversial new social studies standards . Some on the board appear more intent on imme ...

Imagining a New American Church Response to Immigration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This week, a group of 150 Christian leaders committed to the ministry of reconciliation in their churches, communities, schools, and organizations gathered at Duke Divinity School to explore how th ...

Silent Prayers and a More Than Perfect Game
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

There are times when there are no words. There are times when it seems that there is no hope for humankind, that our blindness to the things that make for peace is willful. There ...

Why My Faith Calls Me to March
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In my research into how to build grassroots ministries that are sustainable and Christ-centered for my books, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310292891?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wwwbeckygarri-20&a ...

Violence from the Past
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The day after we here in the U.S. paused to remember the men and women who had died fighting for our country, the fight continued from beyond the grave. The day after we here in t ...

Untold Story: BP-sized Oil Spills Happen All the Time in Nigeria
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp/">The BP Oil Spill</a> is the worst oil spill in U.S. history, much worse than Exxon Valdez. The BP Oil Spill is the ...

Another Cost of the Flotilla Raid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Along with shooting nine peace activists during their <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/flotilla/">attack on the peace flotilla this week</a>, Israeli commandos may have shot themselves i ...

Nonviolence and the Gaza Freedom Movement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Three days have passed since the Israeli navy attacked an<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/01/the-freedom-flotilla-tragedy"> international Gaza Freedom Movement "Freedom Flotilla,&qu ...

The Kingdom of God is not an Empire with Language Laws
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0611&amp;article=061121">Barabara Kingsolver</a>'s novel titled <em><a href="http ...

Time to Declare a Mission Trip Moratorium
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Like many Christ-followers in the United States, I have participated in my fair share of mission trips to the Caribbean and Central and South America over the past few decades. Li ...