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The Moral Default
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The debate we have just witnessed has shown Washington, D.C. to be not just broken, but corrupt. The debate we have just witnessed has shown Washington, D.C. to be not just broken ...

Hidden Battles: A Story of Five Former Soldiers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Hidden Battles is a 65-minute documentary which follows a female Sandinista rebel, an Israeli officer, a Palestinian freedom fighter, and two American soldiers as they come to terms with their combat ...

Les Mis
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 8:44am | Type: Blog

I prefer my revolutions to be simple: A corrupt dictator/tyrant, an oppressed population, inspired reformers who risk their lives, calls for democracy, waves of marchers in the streets, background mus ...

Extremism, Terrorism, and the Attack in Norway
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Similar to many of my Western counterparts, my first thoughts when I first heard about the attacks in Norway went to extreme Islamic terrorism. Similar to many of my Western count ...

Neocolonialism and Cowboys & Aliens
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Excep ...

'We Are All One'
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 2:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

down the toilet set off three days of riots that left 17 people dead. In 2006, 200 people, including ...

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 2:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jep Hostetler How humor can help sustain the work of social justice. A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. -- Proverbs 17:22 How can one have ...

Are You Paying Attention?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot How do we find ourselves and God in the midst of media overload? Advertising and social me ...

Terrible Twins
Originally Posted: 07/29/2011 - 4:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marie Dennis Hiroshima and Fukushima remind us that civilian and military nuclear technology go hand in hand. ...

Men Behaving Badly
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis It's a consistent storyline in the media, involving powerful men in politics, sports, business, and religion: Men behave ...

The Art of Householding
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger My "life plan" -- at age 23 -- was to own little and to move where the Spirit led. ...

'Now that I've found you ...'
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. So now we know why over the past few years our Internet service would sometimes slow to a crawl: Osama bin Laden was tying u ...

No Just War
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bernard Kern David Cortright's "Finding the Way Out" (March 2011), about why it's time to end the war in Afghanistan, ...

No Ordinary Season
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

and religious difference. Yet in Matthew's gospel (16:16-17), when Peter says, "You are the Christ, ...

Saying Goodbye to Uncle John: My Memories of John Stott
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

John Stott died this Wednesday. He was 90 years old. John Stott died this Wednesday. He was 90 years old. What many people don't understand is that he was the most influentia ...

Who? From the Better Angels by John Francis
Originally Posted: 07/29/2011 - 9:00pm | Type: Media

John Francis Songs For Hard Times Who? from the album "The Better Angels" by John Francis. ...

Migrant Workers and The Grapes of Wrath Revisited
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

When John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, it caused a sensation. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was the best-selling novel of the year. Wh ...

The Conservative Radical: An Article by John Stott
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

; Mt. 5:17, 18 ). One of Jesus' chief complaints of contemporary Jewish leaders concerned ... Prayer: 10s To 3 new commandments: 12s To making a completely new Creed: 17s 6d On the other hand, ...

Buddhas Brought Back to Life in Central Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly blog about issues in Afghanistan to educate our readers about the latest news and developments rel ...

God Is Watching
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The average effective tax rate for the wealthiest is now only 17 percent of their income, and many ... 19:21, Lk 11:41, Acts 9:36, Acts 10:31, Acts 24:17, Rom 15:26, Lk 9:13...God wants people to work ... of the Rich Young Ruler ( Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30) who declared himself an adherent ...

The Importance of Sharing Our Stuff
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. "And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was le ...

Women & Girls
Originally Posted: 03/08/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Campaign

Empowering Women Empowers Us All How Not to Raise a Daughter Religion, Scripture, and the Value of Women ...

'God is Watching' the Budget Debate in Congress
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"God is Watching," reads the headline for a full page ad Sojourners ran in this morning's Politico. "God is Watching," reads the headline for a full pag ...

Where Has All the Sanity Gone?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

workers was 17.5%. That compares to 17.1% in December 1982, the previous high. See ...

A Gospel Takeover
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, by Scot McKnight. Zondervan. MY FIRST YEAR at North Park Universit ...

Let Us Be Clear: The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Purely Artificial
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

We have come to an impasse in the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling because of several conceptual errors in our public discourse. We have come to an impasse in the negotiatio ...

'You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock!': The Daughters of South Africa Speak Out
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The lost art of reading might be in danger, but I'm happy to report that the desire to write remains strong, at least with Amazw'Entombi ("Voices of the Girls"). ...

'Your Daughters Will Prophesy'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge In the new South Africa, the future is speaking in the voices of the girls.  I write, I can ...

Free Music Download!
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 8:46am | Type: Magazine Article

John Francis Download the song 'Who?' John Francis, whose album "The Better Angels," offe ...

Interview With John Francis
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 8:43am | Type: Magazine Article

John Francis Betsy Shirley Interview with John Francis by Betsy Shirley ...

Extended: A Friend of the Family
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Members of the Family would cite Matthew 15:16-17, in which the apostle Peter identifies Jesus as “the ...

Sojourners Launches Radio and Facebook Ads Calling Politicians to Remember the Poor
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

If you live in Kentucky, Nevada, or Ohio and listen to Christian or country radio, you'll be hearing some of Sojourners' new radio ads calling for legislators to remember the least of these during th ...

From Selma to Syria: The Power of Song in Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

How should music rank among the ever-growing list of time-tested nonviolent methods such as boycotts, marches, strikes, sit-ins, and vigils? http://www.flickr.com/commons/usage/ ...

The Bookends of Life
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

There's something special about the bookends of our lifetimes. I became a first-time father seven months ago and a hospice chaplain just one month past. There's somethin ...

Spotting the Kingdom of God After the Tragedy of Death
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greates ...

Trigger Words
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joel C. Hunter I got accused of everything from turning my back on Christ to taking God out of the classroom! ...

Is a Boycott of Murdoch and News Corp. Possible?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

With the scandal around Rupert Murdoch growing by the day, a full-fledged boycott of News Corp. has been launched on the internet, according to the Washington Post. With the ...

On My Bookshelf: The 10 Books I Always Reach For
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

My office has two overflowing bookshelves, with more books stacked on top and on the windowsill. But above my desk within easy reach is a small shelf. My office has two ove ...

Afghan Exchange Students Flee to Canada
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly blog about issues in Afghanistan to educate our readers about the latest news and developments rel ...

The Body in Pain
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 5:10am | Type: Magazine Article

Robin Kirk What do people of faith have to say about torture? When Mel Gibson premiered The Passion of t ...

WWWired for Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 4:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen An activist in Phoenix launches a website -- and supports a revolution on the other side of the world. ...

Immigration Theology from a Dreamer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"I will call them my people, who were not my people. And her beloved, who was not beloved." (Romans 9:25 referencing Hosea 2:23) http://creativecommons.org/license ...

A Democratic Egypt: Worker Justice and Civilian Rule
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

After months of good-faith reforms and patience, the drama is back in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protesters are preparing for a potential showdown with the state's military rule. ...

Why We Need to Cut Wasteful Defense Spending in the United States
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

It's funny the things that you remember. I can remember one time when I was a teenager watching an episode of the Montel Williams show. It's funny the things that you re ...

The Harry Potter Prayer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2007 Laura Askelin | more info (via: Wylio)Though I like a rousing round of ave maria's as much as the next person, the past few centuries of church prayer trends have eschewed Latin in f ...

Are Books a Thing of the Past?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2010 Zhao ! | more info (via: Wylio)Sales of printed books are down 9 percent this year, supplanted in part by digital versions on Kindles, Nooks, and even iPhone apps. ...

Bringing the Church Together for Justice
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

After having spoken at the Greenbelt Festival in England a number of times now, we at the Center for Action and Contemplation always hoped and planned that we create a similar festival for spiritualit ...

Who is Organizing the California Prison Hunger Strike?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 Amanda Slater | more info (via: Wylio)On the first day of this month, inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison, joined by inmates in other prisons around the state, began a hunger strike ...

A Sermon on My Alcohol Addiction, the Tyranny of the Will, and Romans 7
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

beverages were known to be habit-forming (Proverbs 23:35), resulting in violence (Proverbs 4:17 ...

Shane Claiborne on Rupert Murdoch, Zondervan, and Empire
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

photo © 2009 World Economic Forum | more info (via: Wylio)Most people know now that Rupert Murdoch presides over the News Corp media empire, and that he is fighting for his reputation after being ...