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When is an Incentive a Bribe? Israel, Settlements, and Fighter Jets
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers.</p> Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers. Parent: "We've got one spare car that we'd like ...

That Thieving Christ and Advent
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:04pm | Type: Blog

In this season in which we find ourselves there is an anticipatory feeling in the air. A waiting, a longing, and yearning. This is a time filled with preparations and signs and symbols. ...

Global AIDS Day and Advent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide. " ...

Unto Us a Child is Given
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Windley-Daoust Why is it such a fight to have a 'natural' childbirth? Few people are going to ...

Why I'm Becoming a Doula
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kierra Jackson Discovering the call to 'mother the mothers.' Why am I becoming a doula? My answer co ...

Reclaiming Childbirth
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shafia M. Monroe How a resurgent movement is taking birth back from the medical establishment. Through history ...

Being There
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Matt Hildreth A reluctant uncle witnesses the home birth of his nephew. It was Sunday morning and I was late - ...

Are We Found Yet?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins The most significant DVD release of 2010 is America Lost and Found, packaging seven films produced between 1968 and 1972, ...

What's Wrong with Privatizing the Internet?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum For a while it looked like the battle for "Net neutrality" was won when President Obama appointed his own ch ...

Advent in a Crumbling Empire
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shelley Douglass The season's real message isn't pretty, but it is powerful. I've been thinking ...

The Right to Refuse to Bear Arms
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Logan Mehl-Laituri A growing movement of veterans promotes selective conscientious objection. At age 22 I foun ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Georgia Peace Georgia Peace In Faith Beyond Borders: Doing Justice in a Dangerous Wor ...

A Seismic Shift?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

César J. Baldelomar The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church by John L. Allen Jr. Doubleday. ...

Reel Struggles For Justice
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Becky Garrison Film director Julia Bacha talks about the making of Budrus There are civilian peacemakers in Is ...

On the Potter's Wheel
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gordon Cosby What's it like to be almost human? Reflections on Jeremiah 18. N. Gordon Cosby is the foun ...

Voices from the South?
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 5:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. Brad Harris I read with relish Walter Brueggemann ("'Come, Rejoice with Me,'" September-October 2010) on new life ...

Have You Heard the Good News?
Originally Posted: 02/22/2011 - 5:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 In ancient Israel, God ...

Resources on Natural Birth
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 10:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen NATURAL BIRTH RESOURCE LIST NATURAL BIRTH RESOURCE LIST Here is a list of books, fi ...

Walter Wink Reading List
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen Books and Articles Published in Sojourners Here is a list of articles from the Sojourners ...

Poet Reading and Interview with Temple Cone
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen The Way to Cold Mountain Bach wrote his solo cello suites as études, not for performance. Imagine, the arpeggios of t ...

Budrus Film Trailer
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julia Bacha There are civilian peacemakers in Israel and Palestine that the international media never covers. Th ...

Free MP3 Download from Daniel Higgs
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Higgs Listen and Download 'Hoofprints on the Ceiling of Your Mind' Daniel Higgs, ...

Nothing to See Here...
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Having successfully survived a mid-life crisis -- mainly by living past mid-life -- I felt it was finally time to sell my H ...

Rough, Mystic Beauty
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Vernon Say God: Songs and Poems of Daniel Higgs. Thrill Jockey. Lungfish is a legendary band from Bal ...

The Way to Cold Mountain
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Temple Cone Bach wrote his solo cello suites as études, not for performance./ Imagine, the arpeggios of the first prelude, forever privat ...

Jesus' Best Work
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels In February 2009, I attended a conference in Egypt taught by Arab Christians from throughout the Middle East. ...

A Believers' Web
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet, by Robert Glenn Howard. New York Un ...

Claiming Our Power
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Gareth Higgins reviews Submarine, Project Nim, and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. ...

In Defense of Simple Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: This month ...

WikiLeaks: Historian's Dream, Diplomat's Nightmare
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This past Sunday and Monday the news media published their first summaries of the documents they received from WikiLeaks which contained more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables. ...

Korean-American Women and Ordination in the Church
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

In 2004, I was the 40th Korean-American clergywomen to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. denomination. Forty seems like such a small number when you consider that in 2011, Korean-American Clergywom ...

Come Celebrate With Us Where You Are
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

A few years ago, a bunch of activist-types and a bunch of prayer-warriors got together to create a prayer book with the goal of bringing together the Bible and the newspaper. A fe ...

Buy Nothing Day as Advent Activism Against the Demon Mammon
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

As per usual, on Friday, we had all sorts of Buy Nothing Day festivities. But that's not what I want to talk about. [ Editors' ...

Underwear For a Cause
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Recently I walked through downtown Austin in my underwear. Okay, so it was actually men's boxers and an undershirt, but still, technically, underwear. Recently I walked thro ...

Thanksgiving Alone is Not Lonely
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It had been a busy semester and the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I arrived back home from an exhausting American Academy of Religion meeting. It had been a busy semester and the Tu ...

This Thanksgiving, Enough is Enough
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The political ads are finally off the air. (We can all give thanks for that!) But now there is a new wave of advertisements hitting all of us. Each one will give us a different reason to consume. ...

Why I Will Feast This Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

I am ready to give thanks. Last year, I joined my family for Thanksgiving but when the food was served, I could only watch. I am ready to give thanks. Last year, I joined my famil ...

Undocumented Farmworkers Need Support
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: In November, ...

Walking the Talk in the Fight for Fair Food Practices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/food-and-faith/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editors' Note: In November, ...

Preaching on Truth and Conscience
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>This series written by Logan Mehl-Laituri for God's Politics focuses on selective c ...

Preparation for the Poor: Why Climate Funding Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The effects of climate change -- coastal flooding, stronger storms, spreading vector-borne diseases like malaria, and changes in rainfall patterns -- are already taking their toll on marginalized p ...

What Celebrities Can Teach Christians about Simple Living
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In my <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1012&amp;article=simple-living-becomes-sexy" target="_blank">Culture Watch piece in the Decem ...

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

Mark 2:15-17; Luke 5:29-32) The epistle to the Hebrews 10:5-10 suggests that Jesus did not come ... in the Temple. (Matthew 21:12-14; Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19:45-46; John 2:14-17) Jesus not only repeatedly upheld Mosaic Law (Matthew 5:17-19; Mark 10:17-22; Luke 16:17), he justified his healing on the Sabbath ...

What We Need is More Killing!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Now, let me see if I have this right. Real men kill, maim, and inflict destruction. Saving lives and rescuing those in harm's way is, well, feminine. Now, let me see if I ha ...

Churches Call to End the War in Afghanistan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In his <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-address-nation-way-forward-afghanistan-and-pakistan" target="_blank">December 2009 speech on Afghanistan&l ...

Harry Potter and Social Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

of the stranger. 17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth. 25 Have I ... of the stranger. 17 I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth. 25 Have I ...

How You Can Help Protect Children Around the World
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

I have been an international human rights activist and lobbyist for 31 years in Washington. There have been times when issues I cared about and worked hard on simply didn't bear fruit, and I wonder at tho ...

Prayer and the Persistent Widow
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Well, it's parable day again boys and girls. Parables are like Jesus' subversive little stories of an alternate universe. Well, it's parable day again boys and girl ...

Urgent Action Needed on Behalf of the Saharawi People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This morning I received an e-mail from a friend asking me to get the word out about a tragic human rights event that has been taking place over the past week, which the world knows little to nothin ...

Churches Key to Peace in Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<strong>[</strong><em><strong>Editor's Note:</strong> Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurre ...