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A Stunning Victory
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 2:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Bennis U.S. troops will finally withdraw from Iraq -- but what about the contractors? NEAR THE END of ...

Monasteries of the Heart
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joan Chittister A vibrant spirituality for our troubled times grows out of a centuries-old tradition. "A ...

Which Side Are You On?
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Howard-Brook A study on the Bible's "two religions." For a thousand years before Jesus, tw ...

A Mason of Peace
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 2:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi An Arab Christian works -- person by person and block by block -- to bring Muslims and Christians together in Jordan. ...

From Patriarchy to Partnership
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

marriages to its socio-political agenda. Women’s second-class status is rooted in a long history. In 17 ... to happen.” Proverbs 27:17—“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”—suggests that conflict, ...

Nativity
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 9:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Crooker The amaryllis bulb, dumb as dirt, inert, how can anything spring from this clod, this stone, the pit of some subtropical, ...

What's Wrong With Capital Punishment
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger No one could stop Troy Davis' execution -- despite his apparent innocence. THE STATE O ...

A Few Good Men
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Clooney's new movie, The Ides of March, serves as a thoughtful and entertaining mirror for next year's president ...

Fierce For Peace
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larisa Friesen Hall 'Does the bullet know Christian from Muslim? Does the bullet choose?' TWO LIBER ...

A Life of Spiritual Adventure
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie Riegle Dorothy Day's deep love of God and her unwavering ability to see God in those the world shuns. ...

Bearing the 'Wait' of the World
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 10:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Enuma Okoro Reflections on the Common Lectionary. The Word of God is steadfast and faithful. This is the prom ...

Chicken Run
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Tarantulas are not insects. They're arachnids. Really big ones. After four trips to Hondur ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 3:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Joking for Jesus, The Courage to Love, Body Meets Soul, Rethinking War. Joking for Jesus Wh ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Justice Groups Start Work On 'Common Good' Platform For 2012 Election With the first votes ...

Groaning for Justice
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Thursday – and in the coming weeks -- the U.N. climate change conference, COP17 -- we cannot pretend ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 ABC NEWS: GOP Candidates Fight Over Future Of Immigration Reform While the country’s flailing economy is still shaping up to be th ...

Revolution 2.0: Fulfilling Egypt's Democratic Promise
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 2:20pm | Type: Blog

There were no speeches, but constant chanting rose from groups throughout the Square, all with a similar message: Military rule must end. This past Friday, my wife (and fellow pea ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 NPR: Coptics Fear Islamists Will Sweep Egypt Elections Many Coptic Christians in Alexandria are eying Egypt's first free parlia ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 Dunder Mifflin Paper Company , the fictional employer of Dwight Schrute, Pam Beasley, and the rest of the Office gang, ...

O Come Ye, O Come Ye to Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

What one quickly learns when visiting Bethlehem is that the political climate today is quite similar to the one that was prevailing during the time of Jesus. “O come ye, O come ye ...

White House Honors National Adoption Awareness Month
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

As many of us head back to work or school and continue to recover from our post-Thanksgiving-turkey-induced food comas, let us remember that November is National Adoption Month.  While we can be thankful that over 1.5 million children have found permane ...

Hallelujah Chorus from a Mall Court Flash Mob
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Today we launch a new daily feature for the Christmas season: Video interpretations of "The Hallelujah Chorus" from Georg Friedrich Händel's Messiah. Today we laun ...

A Prayer For The Christmas Season
Originally Posted: 11/25/2011 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Lord God, I want to stay for a while in Christmas where hope is something I can cradle to my chest. I want to dwell here where music sings the promise of love, reminding me of those Mary moments in my life whe ...

Arlo and Alice's Restaurant
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

At 11 a.m. CST today (Noon EST, 9 a.m. PST), WXRT Radio in Chicago will air, as it does every year on Thanksgiving morning, the complete, 18-minute-34-second original version of Arlo Guthrie's song, " ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 12:49pm | Type: SojoMail

November 24, 2011   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "In my mind, it is ...

Thankful, Indeed
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 8:51am | Type: Blog

I’ve learned that it’s especially important for those who are always trying to change the world, to remember what they are thankful for in their world as it is! I’ve learned that ...

A Photo Goes Viral, Enters History
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

There are photographs that have become part of our iconic memory. There are photographs that have become part of our iconic memory. Think of German shepherds straining at their ...

Oregon Announces Moratorium on the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 11/28/2011 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Yesterday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced a moratorium on all executions in the state Yesterday Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced a moratorium on all executions in the ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

When I reflect on the events of the last year, it is precisely that — the epic blessing of the unexpected — that fills my soul with gratitude. For as long as I can remember, Than ...

Rewriting History: Thanksgiving or Genocide?
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

I’m not suggesting we not be thankful. But if it were up to me, I’d repeal the official day of Thanksgiving that was sanctioned by Congress because no matter how we want to re-tell or re-write that story, we a ...

The Gift of Goat
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

I look back on my selfishness as a teen and see how blind I was to the idea of grace — to the beauty and significance of my aunt and uncle’s gift. Some 15 years ago, my aunt and ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 Awesome tweet of the day: The father of liberal theology, Fred Schleiermacher, was born today in 1768. “Born” and “today” ...

Faith On Foot at UC Davis: Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 12:40pm | Type: Blog

Thank you, Rev. Stoneking, for being a peacemaker and a comforter. Thank you for standing up for justice and mercy. Thank you for walking with grace. The video of police shooting ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Nov. 18, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Nov. 18, 2011 “[ All American Muslim ] is not a documentary with journalistic standards, a la PBS’ Frontline , for example. It is a made-for-t ...

"Love Your Enemies" = "Don't Shoot Them, Either."
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

When Jesus said, “Love your enemies,” is it possible he also could’ve meant, “Don’t shoot them, either”? The House of Representatives just passed a law that would allow gun-ow ...

Will the Class of 2012 Head for Main Street or Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

But what would it look like if we didn’t follow the money? What if Wall Street paid no more than schools or hospitals? Why do so many of America's best and brightest want to ...

The Jesuit Jester
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

"playfulness" in giving his disciples nicknames. Take brothers James and John in Mark 3:17, where Jesus calls ...

Cultivating Fruits of Transformation
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 12:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher Smith A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt by Kyle T. Kramer. WHEN I FIRST pic ...

'Ǎhk-Toong Bāy-Bi Covered': New U2 Album Aids Victims of East Africa Famine
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

All of the proceeds from the album, 'Ǎhk-Toong Bāy-Bi Covered,' featuring Patti Smith, Snow Patrol, Depeche Mode, Jack White, The Fray and others covering U2's famous 1991 album 'Achtung Ba ...

‘Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes’ – Charismatic Christianity 2.0?
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

The Sacred Breath of God breathes into us, making all things numinous. Reality is not cold and mechanistic, but infinitely personal – binding us all. Charismatic Christianity ha ...

Seattle's 'Disastrous' Response to the '99 WTO Protests Is A Cautionary Tale for NYPD
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Writing in The Nation, Norm Stamper, who served as Seattle's police chief during the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, says his "disastrous response" a dozen years ago should have been a c ...

Egypt's Coptic Christian Community Faces Harsh Persecution
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

The Coptic Christian community in Egypt is facing harsh persecution. The Coptic Christian community in Egypt is facing harsh persecution. Just days before the country’s first d ...

Do We Get Pleasure From Sharing Our Pain?
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

This is true of any bad news, really. When I feel sick. When I don’t get my way. When I’ve had a bad day. You name it. If it’s negative, then I look forward to sharing it. I don’t mean to; I just do.I sense th ...

Penn State’s Massive Moral Failure to Put The Most Vulnerable First Instead of Last
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

As it was done to them, it was done to Christ himself, the very Son of God. The Penn State story of the sexual abuse of children has just sickened me — as it has many others. I ha ...

Racism, Moral Law and the Penn State Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

My heart is very heavy today as I read about the eight boys who were sexually assaulted by Gerald A. Sandusky in his home and in the locker rooms of the Penn State University campus. My soul deeply grieves to ...

Love and Marriage: A Kardashian Cautionary Tale
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

It’s tempting for us to scoff at Kris and Kim’s downfall, but the reality is that their marriage failed at least in part because of our society’s views of nuptial bliss. That makes us all implicitly responsibl ...

Be A Good Neighbor to a Veteran
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

You might call yourself a pacifist, a just-war theorist, a pragmatist, a dove or a hawk but today (and every day), you should be a good neighbor to a veteran. The other week duri ...

When Soldiers Become Saints
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 12:04am | Type: Blog

at a rate of 17 every day. … "Bearing more the mark of Cain, we cry out that our burden is too ...

Colombia's "People of the Land" Call Out for Justice ... And Some of Us Are Listening
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Colombia's campesinos ("people of the land") — peasants, farmers and artisanal miners, the indigenous — are calling out for an end to the exploitation and environmental destruction of their life ...

Armistice Day/Veteran's Day: 11/11/11
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

I say if we are to truly honor veterans, we ought to remember and honor Armistice Day with the hope that we can bring an end to violent conflict within and between nations. Befor ...