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Human Rights in China: Google and Gao Zhisheng
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Google's vow to pull out of China last month was partly based on the discovery that human rights activists' Gmail accounts had been hacked into, purportedly by Chinese intelligence. As a hum ...

Haiti: Faith-Based Business Partnerships Seek a Sustainable Recovery
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Three days after a 7.0 earthquake rocked their city, hundreds of Haitians returned to work at SPIA, one of the largest pasta production companies in the country. Three days after ...

Success, Seminars, and Salvation
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> Ever since the crash of 2008, I've found mysel ...

Not Your Typical Valentine's Day-Type Love
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>This week my friend Sara reminded me that the really amazing thing about 1 Corinthians 13 is that even hundreds of thousands of schlocky wedding and inspirational posters and bad Christian coffee mug ...

The Bleeding Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

I love my church. And I love that it isn't afraid to explore the difficult issues -- and figure out how to do so in loving ways. I love my church. And I love that it isn' ...

Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;article_mode=edit&amp;issue=soj1002&amp;article=video-about-paint-your-faith"></a>One of the reason ...

Encouraging Informed Freedom of Conscience on Questions of War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Not long ago, I <a href="../2010/01/25/learning-from-iraqi-good-samaritans/">blogged about my trip to Iraq</a> with fellow God's Politics blogger Shane Claiborne and <a href=" ...

A Haitian Church Engages Long-Term Needs in Port-au-Prince
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Law student Sebastien Doussous currently manages the database on a needs-assessment survey administered, just days following the Jan. 12 earthquake, by members of his church, L'...glise Communaut ...

Fashion as a Social Justice Vehicle, Part 2
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> <p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/02/08/fashion-as-a-social-justice-vehicl ...

Beyond a Predictable Script: Dialogue with Comments on My Israel/Palestine Posts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesus worked and walked in the past. It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesu ...

Victory for Haiti Debt Cancellation!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

For those of us who work for social justice, victory can seem elusive. For those of us who work for social justice, victory can seem elusive. But then there are times when we mob ...

Fashion as a Social Justice Vehicle
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> On his blog , international missiologist Andrew ...

One More Gun Death Too Many -- and Three Things You Can Do About It
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://jamiemoffett.com"></a>At about midnight we heard the shots ring out. My friend ran to the door and I heard him yell, "Shane, a kid has been shot, come down.& ...

Tim Tebow's Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad Brouhaha
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Is nothing sacred anymore?</p> Is nothing sacred anymore? With the exception of one Super Bowl in the '80s, I've generally looked at Super Bowl Sunday as an ex ...

Faith Beyond Belief: Dogma Without Deeds is Dead
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

for truth (Acts 17:11), and Psalm 138 states, "Thou hast exalted thy Word above all Thy Name." ... for truth (Acts 17:11), and Psalm 138 states, "Thou hast exalted thy Word above all Thy Name." ...

Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of <a href="http://www.theordinaryradicals.com/"><em>The Ordinary Radicals</em></a>, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary &l ...

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Former President George W. Bush <a href="http://www.ocregister.com/news/bush-232385-life-president.html">receives a pro-life award</a> this weekend from Legatus, an organization ...

Tales of Two Capitalisms: Ayn Rand vs. Horatio Alger
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

those church theologians of the 17th century and their works? Your reply infers that all church theologians of the 17th century thought God is a capitalist. Are the Church theologians of the 17th century ... of the 17th century were the be all and end all arbitors of societal and economic right, we'd still have ...

Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church. What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The deb ...

Cut the Deficit--Cut Military Spending
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

President Obama's 2011 budget, submitted to Congress this week, totals $3.8 trillion and projects a deficit of $1.6 trillion. President Obama's 2011 budget, submitted to ...

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

President Obama <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-national-prayer-breakfast">spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast</a> this morning, with a plea for c ...

Video: David Bazan's Reasonable Doubt
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Since 1994, musician David Bazan (former front man of Pedro the Lion and Headphones) has put sharp questions about faith, justice, and his Pentecostal-evangelical upbringing front and center in his so ...

An Ordination by Archbishop Tutu and Valentine's Day Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Saturday, Jan. 30, I attended a service in which one of my colleagues was being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church together with ten others who were being ordained either as priests or dea ...

'I don't live for the Jesus who eats red meat, drinks beer, and beats on other men.'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Several weeks ago, I had an extensive phone interview with a reporter from The New York Times about the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the wide and nebulous net of "evangelical ...

The Global Grassroots Struggle Against Corporate and Government Corruption
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1002&amp;article=tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil], anti-corruption"><em>As described in the February ...

Haiti: Living and Loving Through Tragedy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I was at the supermarket at my home in Florida with my two young daughters when my sister-in-law called to ask if I'd heard that there had been an earthquake in Haiti. I was a bit stunned. " ...

Break the Chains of Haiti's Debt
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Over the last few weeks, we have seen an incredible international response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti. U.S. citizens are generously giving; the U.S. Over the last few weeks ...

Reinvigorating the Discourse on Just War and Pacifism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Before <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/01/25/learning-from-iraqi-good-samaritans/">I went to Iraq</a> with my friend and fellow God's Politics contributor <a href="http:// ...

Justice for Vieques
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The book of Jeremiah states, "For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? The ...

Video: Phase Two of the Earthquake Response -- From Relief to Rebuilding
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p> John Engle is co-director of Haiti Partners (<a href="http://www.haitipartners.org/">www.haitipartners.org</a>), which has set up an Earthquake Response Fund.</p> ...

Israeli Peacemakers' Challenge to Americans
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/International/Palestine-and-Israel/9000011_7mJL3#598862440_oYtxc"></a>We have spoken with many Palestinians in the West Bank and in East ...

Haiti: Hell and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Smoke and flames rose from the sidewalk. A white man took pictures. Slowing down, my breath left me. The fire was a corpse. Leg bones sticking out of the flames.</p> Smoke ...

50 Years Later: From a Sit-in to a Civil Rights Museum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

from Feb 13 to May 17, 1960. The exhibit is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC beginning the next day. For details. ... the opening (for museum members) of the exhibit of the NASHVILLE SIT-INS that lasted from Feb 13 to May 17 ...

Paint Your Faith
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi A Toronto church wall speaks to the vibrancy of faith, thanks to the work of four aerosol artists. ...

Interpreting the Language of God
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Geneticist Francis Collins -- new director of the National Institutes of Health -- talks about faith, science, and the spirit ...

Meditations on Disbelief
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi David Bazan on how he became an agnostic -- and lived to sing about it. Since 1994, David Bazan h ...

The Seen and Unseen
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Forest City of Belief, by Nicole d'Entremont In 1965, Nicole d’Entremont, a not-quite college graduat ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Blessed Are … Blessed Are … In Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generatio ...

Post-Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Cormac McCarthy’s novels are the Ecclesiastes of postmodern American literature—finely wrought chunks of sparseness in whic ...

More Religion, Less Juvenile Crime
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

John J. DiIulio Jr. The case for faith, not prison, to prevent youth crime. From 1985 to 1994, the rates at which 14- to 17-year-old males committed murder doubled for whites and tripled for blacks. ...

God's Two Books
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joel C. Hunter I recently attended a private symposium of Christian leaders—scientists, theologians, and pastors, along with other scholar ...

Perfect Love
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani Ah, February, the month that is, for those of us in northern climates, the coldest, darkest, and, blessedly, shortest mon ...

Thar It Blows...
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I’ve been surfing the Internet, looking for ways to escape the coming apocalypse that ancient Mayans, using science availabl ...

Tools of the Carpenter
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen has created the new cross screwdriver that is both a hand tool and a religious symbol ...

Cities Light Up for Life
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In November, 1,150 cities around the world—including 60 capitals—lit up public buildings to support an end to the death ...

Watching
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Hoffman Because I lay on my back as a boy in the grass of the small yard behind our house watching clouds move and become faces, m ...

Five Questions for Rev. Efrem Smith
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Bio: Author of The Hip-Hop Church; Senior pastor of Bio: Author of The Hip-Hop Chur ...

An Answering God
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

that is caused to be “aglow.”   [ February 17 ] Reconciled Living Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20 - 6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21   These texts refuse and resist ...   [ February 28 ] Alternate Citizenship Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; ...

America's Rebel Artist
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Was Jack Kerouac a keeper of visions or a self-destructive individualist? In the past half ...

Video About Paint Your Faith
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Against the gray of concrete and stone buildings, the vibrant colors of the Paint Your Faith mural on a wall of M ...