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'Once Again' in Darfur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Here we are again, and again, and again. It is not a new message or a new concern. People have been suffering, starving, raped, beaten and killed year in and year out. Here we ar ...

Lent Devotional: The Triumphal Entry and the Poor People's Campaign Mule Train
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

During this Lenten season <a href="http://www.povertyinitiative.org/">The Poverty Initiative</a> is inviting you to join us as we reflect on the last week in the life of Jesus and the las ...

I'm Taking Down All My Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers Posters
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Enough is enough! Enough is enough! I bit my tongue several months ago when Miley Cyrus came out with her chink-eyed picture . Last summer, I was pretty furious ab ...

Colombian Pastor Still Missing, Family Threatened
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>I first heard of Idia and her missing husband, Pastor William Reyes I first heard of Idia and her missing husband, Pastor William Reyes Thanks for the update, ...

The Real History of 'Saint Patrick': The Saint He Wasn't, the Man He Was
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

the feast can be celebrated with greater solemnity. If March 17 falls on a Sunday, the feast is not observed ... the feast can be celebrated with greater solemnity. If March 17 falls on a Sunday, the feast is not observed ...

Darfur's Cries Grow Louder
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I was on a conference call for an hour and a half last week. It was intense. I haven't fully calmed down from it. I paced back and forth in the living room for a good portion of it.</p> ...

Through Lenten Darkness, Rays of God's Grace in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The sad news from Zimbabwe continues The sad news from Zimbabwe continues (activist, Africa, Churches, farm invasions, global issues, God's Politics, Grace, Hope, Hum ...

Recommended Reading from the Twittersphere
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

If you all didn't know already, <a href="https://twitter.com/Sojourners">Sojourners has a twitter account</a>! It's been a lot of fun communicating with all of you "followe ...

3rd Sunday of Lent: Unpredictable Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2: 13-22</em></p> Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John ... readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2: 13-22 ...

Watchmen: A Clone without a Soul
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Imagine a world in which a human being developed godlike powers and put them to military use. War might soon be a thing of the past. Imagine this world also tolerating people who dress up in costume ...

Palestinian and Israeli Former Fighters Unite for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Ishmael and Isaac, brothers of the same father and different mothers, together buried their father Abraham. Esau and Jacob, twin brother and rivals, reconciled. Ishmael and Isaac, ...

Coming Clean: A Confession
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

17:11 that the Bereans "...searched the Scriptures daily whether those things were so." When ... be fully persuaded in his own mind," but it also says in Acts 17:11 that the Bereans "...searched ...

The Economy and Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I have written about <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2008/10/13/what-is-the-meaning-of-life-seeking-common-ground-on-abortion-reduction/" href="../2008/10/13/what-is-the-meaning-of-life-seekin ...

A Fairness Issue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"<br /> "Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" ...

Action Alert Victory: Department of Justice to Investigate Arizona Sheriff's Racial Profiling
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Action alerts make a difference. Our <a href="../2009/02/18/stop-sheriff-joe-arpaios-racial-profiling/">call for the Department of Justice to investigate Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio< ...

Audio: Who is in Control? Wealth and Wisdom
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>It's always difficult to find just a few minutes from Pastor Efrem's sermons to highli ...

Earth to G-20 Part 2: The Hidden Treasure of the IMF
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/11/earth-to-g-20-the-developing-world-is-too-big-to-fail/">continued from part one</a>] <em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a ...

I Hope Rush Limbaugh Fails
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Go ahead, guess who wrote the following paragraph. And I'll give you a hint: It's not Al Franken, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, or even Michael Moore.</p> Go ah ...

Earth to G-20: 'The Developing World is too Big to Fail'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a few questions from </em>Sojourners <em>assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg about the upcoming G-20 meeting, the global economic crisis, a ...

Reading Peace for Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I am a good person.</p> I am a good person. We make this declaration from time to time, usually when we have done something wrong or when we want to put distance between ...

Remembering Christian Peacemaker Tom Fox on the Anniversary of His Death in Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"Let's listen in now to the Marine Corps Band," the CNN commentator says. The camera pans across the Washington Mall. People, as far as the eye can see, waiting for the historic moment, ...

New Violence Takes Aim at Northern Ireland's Hard-Won Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

On Saturday night, two young soldiers preparing to go to Afghanistan were murdered in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Four other people, including two men delivering pizzas, were injured. ...

Zimbabwe Prime Minister's Wife Killed in Car Crash
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<span style="color: #000000;">A dark cloud has descended on Zimbabwe. A dark cloud has descended on Zimbabwe. On Friday, March 6 th , Susan, the wife of Zimbab ...

Does Grace Abound to the Chief of Torturers?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

to two million people during their reign of terror. Nearly 17,000 of those people passed through the Tuol ... justifies torturing 17,000 people and sending them to their deaths. It doesn't. I hope that Duch ...

From Lazy Pluralism to Active Solidarity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

group, but not also in other groups. Now I read in Isaiah and Acts 17 that there is only one God, ... their religion. Paul, in the Acts 17 sermon said that we were all God's children regardless of ethnicity ... group, but not also in other groups. Now I read in Isaiah and Acts 17 that there is only one God, ...

U2's Sacred Pilgrimage: 'I Found Grace, It's All That I Found'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Blog and Preach to Honor International Women's Day This Sunday
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Each year on March 8 the world takes time to observe <a href="http://www.internationalwomensday.com/default.asp" target="_blank">International Women's Day</a>. ...

Beating the F-22 Fighter Jet into a Ploughshare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p align="left">"People will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy." "People will judge you on what you can buil ...

Audio: Interview with Diana Butler Bass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061448702?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0061448702">&l ...

Lent: A Time for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Lent is a season of transition. It is a season of fasting, reflection, penance, and preparation. Lent is a season of transition. It is a season of fasting, reflection, penance, an ...

A More Excellent Way
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>It is often pointed out that some of the places most lacking in hope are not the industrial wastelands or the bleak landscapes shorn of beauty, but the places where there is too much ...

Tools for a God-Focused Lent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

During the Lenten season, I decided to see how I could put into practice this <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/27/confession-radicalism-often-turns-people-into-jerks-rather-than-lovers/">g ...

Zimbabwe's Bi-Polarity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The power struggle continues in Zimbabwean politics between progressive forces and the 'old guard.' The progressive forces want to get on with rebuilding the entire infrastructure of the country, e ...

2nd Sunday of Lent: Bringing Everyone to the Table
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38<br /> </em> Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; ... Life and Peace) Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm ...

Check Your Terms
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brigit M. Barnes [Regarding “A New Faith Coalition,” by Jim Wallis, January 2009]: Those who characterize abortion as “single-issue politi ...

Freedom Songs
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joey Ager Eugenia Bonetti, a Cath­olic sister in Rome, is tackling a tough social evil: human trafficking. Eu ...

There's Just Something About Madea
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The first three screenings of Tyler Perry's new film, Madea Goes to Jail, that I tried to go to last week were sold out. When I finally did get a ticket, I had one of the last single seats in the ...

Mobilization and Murder in our Nation's Capital
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home"></a>It's 8 p.m. and I'm exhausted.</p> <p>My six-month-old boy finally sto ...

Vote in the M2EP FilmMaker Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-filmmaker"></a>In preparation for the upcoming <a title="http://www.sojo.net/mobilization" ...

The Sad State of Dialogue on Civil Unions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I am an evangelical Christian who attends church regularly, so I was surprised to see a worship service on the grounds of the Hawaii state capitol this past Sunday. I am an evange ...

Calling for Interfaith Action in the Middle East
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

While at Yale last weekend, I had the opportunity to eat breakfast with a bright group of young students. One of the topics we touched on was interfaith dialogue. While at Yale l ...

Audio: The Right Relationships to Fight Physical and Spiritual Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Preaching from the story of Ezekiel and the dry bones, Pastor Efrem describes the "right relationships" that God wants to bring about for both physical and spiritual change in our lives. ...

Save Darfur's Women: Rape as a War Crime
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I recently heard a voice from Darfur. She sat on a stage in front of me, not on the pages of the newspaper, and Darfur's resilient voice said, "The crisis has turned our lives upside down."</ ...

The Legacy of William Sloane Coffin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Sunday, I preached from the old pulpit of William Sloane Coffin at Yale University. Sunday, I preached from the old pulpit of William Sloane Coffin at Yale University. He served ...

A First Person Fight for the Millenium Development Goals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home"></a>I am the tenth of 17 children from a polygamous East African family. I hail from the village ... I am the tenth of 17 children from a polygamous East African family. I hail from the village ... Issues, Life and Peace) I am the tenth of 17 children from a polygamous East African family. I hail ...

Hope for Darfur?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The United States has recognized that genocide is taking place in Darfur, Sudan. That recognition is now five years old. The United States has recognized that genocide is taking ...

India's Women Stand Up to Religious Bullies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

At the end of January in Mangalore, India, a group of right-wing extremists, the Sri Rama Sena, entered a bar and assaulted the women there. At the end of January in Mangalore, In ...

Poem: Freedom's Lament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Freedom is on my mind. In the case of South Africa, political freedom was achieved almost 15 years ago. It was a freedom from the heresy of Apartheid. Freedom is on my mind. In th ...

Is A-Rod Forgiveable?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Over brunch with my husband and one of my best guy friends last weekend, conversation turned, as it does, to Major League Baseball, doping and the nature of sin.</p> Over br ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...