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Stifling the Persian Spring
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Reza Aslan How U.S. and Israeli threats are undermining the democracy movement in Iran. WE IRANIANS ARE a cyn ...

Destroying Our Rights to Save Them
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dianna Ortiz The U.S. government continues to claim the authority to detain and kill without trial. IT IS WEL ...

'Why I Hate Religion, But Love YouTube'
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani The lesson for me, as the parent of a middle school child, was to pay closer attention. Earl ...

The Innocence List
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

later, ‘It took you too long, God.’” It took 17 years, eight months, and one day. It took ... And don’t forget about us.’” On Jan. 3, 2002, after more than 17 years, the state of Florida provided him ... ’ But I can’t relax,” she says. In 1989, when Butler was 17 and a single mother, she found her ...

Life Under Empire
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Clawson What The Hunger Games and the gospels have in common. “THE WORLD will be watching,” runs the ta ...

Soul Force vs. The Assassin
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth, by James W. Douglass. ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation, by Gerardo Marti; The Forgotten Bomb; Le ...

A Sci-Fi Take on Adolescence's Brutal Truth
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Along with the silent film The Artist, Haywire, and War Horse, the smartest wide-release recent movie is Chronicle, a kine ...

Art and Exile
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Makoto Fujimura The painter Makoto Fujimura imagines what God might say to the church about its frequent rejection of the artists. ...

Isaiah and the Foreclosure Crisis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Magazine Article

the principal on mortgages with “negative equity” to the tune of $17 billion over three years. However, ...

A Family's Identity Crisis
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

of self-discovery as it manifests itself in Alike (pronounced Uh-Lee-Kay), a bright 17-year-old African-American ...

Meet the New Boss
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Piano-playing cats or union organizing drives—Google and Facebook don’t care. They just keep a sieve in the flow to c ...

Trading
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeanne Murray Walker Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.                                                                 —Word ...

2-for-1 Bomb Sale! Supplies Unlimited!
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. In fact, my knowledge of Brazil is limited to that tall Jesus statue overlooking a city, and the fact people can be naked o ...

God's Cross to Bear?
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Father ... my God and your God” (20:17). Easter faith means letting ourselves ascend with him in heart ... be with me where I am ...” (John 17:24). The bald outline of the story of Jesus that Peter told ...

April 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Passover Prep Takes Spring Cleaning to a Whole New Level
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

While Passover cleaning of one form or another has been around since the Israelites fled from bondage in Egypt -- Passover's central theme -- some say the lengths to which many contemporary Jewish familie ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 30, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Downtown Arby’s : the perfect mashup between the PBS series Downtown Abbey and the popular fast food chain. [ Miss Cellania ]   Listen to Sir Paul McCartney talk to Terry Gross on Fresh Air about his childhood and new album , K ...

Denison Witmer Video Premiere: More on Truth, Music, and Beauty
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Last month I had the privilege of interviewing Denison Witmer as he passed through Washington, D.C. in support of his newest album The Ones Who Wait . While waiting for the show to begin at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, we talked in the arti ...

Religious Leaders Press Village Voice on Sex Ads
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Village Voice Media has defended the site, most recently responding to a March 17 article in The New York ...

Palmed, Passionate Drama
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Dramatic structure serves to sharpen our focus and draws us into narrative as imagined and experienced co-conspirators in the Palm Sunday service. The Bible is steeped in drama.   ...

In the Stacks, March 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many books being published that I would love to read, but just don’t have the time. So, I rely on reading book ...

You Might Be an Emergent Christian If …
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

In order to clear up any confusion, once and for all, I thought I’d compile a list of simple criteria to help you figure out if you are officially an emergent Christian or not. I’ ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Nothing quite welcomes the spring-time like a Girl Scout cookie milkshake. In Washington D.C. Batman is making his rounds to childrens hospitals, and the Supreme Court is debating where to order take out from. ...

Pride Goeth Before a Sail
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:11pm | Type: Blog

Word to the wise: don't get on a cruise ship in a year ending in the number 12. Especially if the captain feels a little too sure of himself. Word to the wise: don't get ...

Dalai Lama Wins Templeton Prize for Work on Science, Religion
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

Templeton Prize on Thursday (March 29), a $1.7 million award that is often described as the most prestigious ... Templeton Prize on Thursday (March 29), a $1.7 million award that is often described as the most prestigious ... the 14th Dalai Lama, won the 2012 Templeton Prize on Thursday (March 29), a $1.7 million award ...

Parents: Take Your Children to See 'Bully'
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Tyler Long, 17, hanged himself more than two years ago after being teased and bullied. He joined ...

Justin Bieber, Other Celebs, Endorse 'Bully'
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

Celebs are showing their support for the movie Bully , released Friday.   A Twitter post made the rounds all week, grabbing endorsements for the film from the likes of Justin Bieber , Diddy, Maria Shriver, Ellen DeGeneres, Ricky Martin, ...

Cries From the Bully-Pulpit
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has highlighted Christians who are standing with gays and lesbians, exposed racial bullying, discussed religious bullying, bullying of every stripe. But there’s more to say. ...

Richard Dawkins: The Atheist Martin Luther
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

No two atheists are alike. They have different philosophical views about the universe and humanity and it turns out, even about organized religion. As further evidence that athei ...

Elijah at the Table: Pascha and Passover
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

“Easter? Isn’t that over ?” I’m already gearing up to hear this, just as I launch into trying to trying to actually make something spiritually of Lent’s remaining weeks, after my feeble efforts, while also anticipating the Feast of Feasts that aw ...

Critiques of the “Blue Like Jazz” Movie and My Thoughts
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

People have been interested in my opinions both about the book and the film Blue Like Jazz, so I thought I’d reflect on both a little bit. I should recognize up front that I can h ...

One Psalm, Two Causes, Two Meanings
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

For decades, Psalm 139 has been a byword of the anti-abortion movement, printed on posters in crisis pregnancy centers. More recently, it's been tied to high-resolution ultrasounds, the movement's mo ...

Pope Meets with Fidel Castro, Urges More Freedom
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI ended his three-day visit to Cuba on Wednesday (March 28) with an appeal for more religious freedom for the Catholic Church, ahead of a highly anticipated meeting with the island's histo ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 28, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

National pizza chain Red Tomato Pizza has devised a refrigerator magnet that orders pizza to be delivered to your door, and also sends a confirmation text to your cell phone. [ Digital Trends ] What surnames are popular in your part of ...

Get Your Free “Blue Like Jazz” E-Book Guide
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Christian Piatt, who recently interviewed the creators behind the upcoming film Blue Like Jazz, was asked to write a discussion guide for the movie. Download the guide here. Chri ...

Who Controls My Body? The Struggle to Reconcile Spirituality, Sexuality
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

I honestly don’t know how I’ve made it 33 years like this. It is certainly not for lack of wanting sex or trying to make myself available. But somehow, between God’s sometimes-firm resistance to me getting my ...

Soul-Searching for Colombia
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

It's ripped from the headlines: A young person is killed, but the police seem to be casting aspersions on the victim. It outrages us when it happens in Florida, and it should outrage us just as much when ...

Nine Years of War in Iraq: A Sojourners Retrospective
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:46am | Type: Blog

A retrospective on nine years of war in Iraq from Sojourners. W ...

Nine Years of War in Iraq
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 12:39pm | Type: Media

sojotube Offsite Video (Iraq, jim wallis, Peacemaking, Social Justice, Video Offsite, War, Life and Pe ...

Pope Benedict XVI in Cuba: A Media Round-up
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI’s 3-day visit to Cuba began Monday, when President Raul Castro greeted the pontiff at the airport of Santiago de Cuba. The arrival was fairly quiet, but the evening Mass in Santiago’s plaza w ...

Report Says Church Giving on the Rebound
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

The recession and a sluggish recovery have made for a lighter collection plate in recent years, but a new study shows that giving to U.S. congregations bounced back in 2011 as the economy improved. ...

‘Covenant’ to Bind Anglican Communion Appears Dead
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 7:07pm | Type: Blog

A proposed "Covenant" aimed at ensuring unity across the worldwide Anglican Communion appears to have failed, leaving the world's third-largest Christian body facing an uncertain and likely frag ...

We Can Do Better
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

"Values" are cropping up in all political and cultural camps. The acquisitive life simply isn't sustainable. Consumerism becomes dull, and non-stop partying seems shallow. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The Seattle Space Needle is transformed into an Angry Birds slingshot, horror characters imagined in their old age, mashups of classic art with pop culture figures, Facebook's new headquarters and QR code ...

The Bouquet
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

“God doesn’t loves us as a flower but as a bouquet.” Most every Sunday Ruth or Lily Janousek hands me a drawing on the way out the door. I have quite a collection. Lily and Rut ...

Church’s Mock Raid Leaves Teen Traumatized
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Church stages fake raid to show the teens the perils faced by Christian missionaries in the world's trouble spots. MIDDLETOWN, Pa.--The men burst into the church classroom a ...

Palestinian Christians React to Israeli Ambassador’s Claims about Holy Land Churches
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

What we are saying, is that for us, the real issue and the core of our struggles is the Israeli occupation. Two weeks ago, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Michael Or ...

Pope Arrives in Cuba, Blasts Economic ‘Selfishness’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba on Monday (March 26), renewing the Catholic Church's pledge to "work tirelessly to better serve all Cubans" as the island strives to "renew and broaden its ...

Lapsed Catholics Explain Why They Leave Church
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 7:24pm | Type: Blog

TRENTON, N.J. — As part of a survey to understand why they have stopped attending Mass, a few hundred Catholics were asked what issues they would raise if they could speak to the bishop for five minutes. The ...