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A Global Community Event
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> Like millions of people around the world, ...

The Right to Act in Conscience
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>This is the second installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's ...

Activism Works Against Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

at the age of 14. The site is expected to earn about $17.5 million in profits from online sex ads this year ...

A Crucial Time for Sudan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Jesus' prayer for us in John 17), that the world will judge our truth by the love we have for our fellow ... of uniquely intra-ecclesial love within the Church (John 17, etc.). Not until the redeemed Church loves itself ... As Christians, God tells us As Christians, God tells us (in Jesus' prayer for us in John 17 ...

Political Meltdown
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

of Repubs in congress and 17% approves of Dems. Basically everyone disapproves of Congress. However, ... of both parties but would still prefer one over the other. The 10 and 17% figures can still be subsumed ...

Proclaim Jubilee: Why I March for Economic Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It's been ten years since the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/jubilee/" target="_blank">prophetic call to Jubilee</a> was made in 2000. It&# ...

Who's Holding Back U.S. Aid to Haiti?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

On Friday, September 24, at 3 p.m. a violent and terrifying storm erupted over <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/haiti/" target="_blank">Port-au-Prince, Haiti</a>. ...

Grass-Roots Practitioners, in Their Own Words
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

From September 7 to 11, the <a href="http://ccda.org" target="_blank">Christian Community Development Association</a> (CCDA) celebrated 20 years of restoring under-resourced com ...

Interview: Jim Wallis Reaches Out to Glenn Beck Down Under
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I'm impressed by several things. One being people who love well and whose presence disarms in such a way that others can be received as they are. I'm impressed by severa ...

Climate Refugees: A Cordial Introduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101006_climaterefugees.jpg"></a>[Editor's Note: On October 10 (10.10.10), <a href="http://www.350.org/">350.org</a> ...

Blogging Religion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

As newspapers continue to shrink and reduce staff, too often the first to go are religion reporters. As newspapers continue to shrink and reduce staff, too often the first to go a ...

Former Legislators Sound a Warning, Call for Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a> <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43063.html" target="_bl ...

Our Righteous Lament
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

3:17-18 ) Alleluia. Amen. (If you are a GLBTQ person and have been the victim of violence, ...

Herbie Hancock on Striking the Wrong Chord
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

In the midst of matching mentors to new interns a couple of weeks ago at Sojourners, I came to an uncomfortable realization. In the midst of matching mentors to new interns a coup ...

Social Justice is Not Totalitarianism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"speak up for justice". Well, here's Isaiah 1:17: "learn to do right! Seek ... or the poor. Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. ... but whoever is kind to the needy honours God.??Pr. 19:17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he ...

What Do Glenn Beck and Alan Grayson Have in Common?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

3:18-24 1 Timothy 2:4 John 1:9; 3:17; 1 Timothy 2:4 John 1:9; 3:17; 12:32 Romans 11:32 Note ... 3:18-24 1 Timothy 2:4 John 1:9; 3:17; 1 Timothy 2:4 John 1:9; 3:17; 12:32 Romans 11:32 Note ...

The Church Must Retain a Prophetic Voice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

We have all heard the old saying that Satan's greatest ploy is to get people to stop believing in him. We have all heard the old saying that Satan's greatest ploy is to ...

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Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<b>Burma to Free Suu Kyi. </b>Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, is set to be released just days after Myanmar's upcoming election, government officials have said.</p> ...

Securing Soldiers' Rights to Selective Conscientious Objection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/conscientious-objection/" target="_blank"></a>Last March I testified at the <a href="http://conscienceinwar.org/2010/07/24/log ...

We Won't Back Down from Beck
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

with whom I disagree-even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21) I will express my ...

What I've Been Reading This Year
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

What a great year for books. I've been enjoying some new ones and some old ones lately. Here are a few in various categories.</p> What a great year for books. I've ...

Is it REALLY the end of Men?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> Many were rightly shocked by the statistical assessment of males in our society by Hanna Rosin's article, " The End of Men ", in the Ju ...

"Oh Say Can You See": Shane Claiborne and Jim Brenneman's Email Exchange (Part II)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/truth-and-civility/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Jim Br ...

Just a Few Days Left to Save Thousands of Children's Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

With just a few days effectively left in this session of Congress, as a grassroots organizer I feel like I'm in the middle of a political thriller, the movie preview for which would include that d ...

Peace or Partisanship? New START Reaches a Critical Juncture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Nuclear policy typically moves at a glacial speed, with opportunities for progress few and far between. Nuclear policy typically moves at a glacial speed, with opportunities for p ...

Coal Country: Is it Mine or God's?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note</strong>: On 10.10.10, </em><a href="http://www.350.org/" target="_blank"><em>350.org</em></a><em> is c ...

Postcolonialism Comes Home
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

For most of us, the term<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/colonialism/" target="_blank"> "colonialism" </a>conjures images of palm trees, pith helmets, and mosquito ne ...

Worship Meets Experience at "The Opiate Mass"
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Whenever Karen Ward, Abbess for <a href="www.apostleschurch.org" target="_blank">Church of the Apostles</a> (COTA), makes a suggestion about what's happening on the faith f ...

Prayers for the Congo
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has once more been a theater of serious violations of human rights. The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has o ...

Floodwaters Diverted in Pakistan to Save U.S. Base
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

It appears that flood waters have been diverted in Pakistan to save a U.S. air base. The Shahbaz air base is used by the U.S. military to launch drone attacks into Afghanistan and Pakistan, attacks that kill a ...

Justice in the Hole: A New Way to Educate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I think about the gospel as being a new way of seeing the world. Jesus would empower people that usually did not have power in their normal day to day life. I think about the gosp ...

A Peace Movement Victory Against Drones
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[</em><em><strong>Editor's Note</strong></em><em>: </em><em>Every once in a while there is a landmark court case for the cause of freedom and just ...

Standing Up for Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Should you not walk in the fear of our God?</p> Should you not walk in the fear of our God? This is the question Nehemiah addresses to the people of Judah when he sees t ...

George W. Bush Led on AIDS. Will Obama?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS.</p> The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS. It was not that l ...

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Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<b>Recession over? </b>On the day that the Great Recession was officially declared to be part of history, President Obama confronted deepening angst from business leaders and ordinary Americans who ...

Give 60 Seconds of Prayer for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It is the time it takes to say the Lord's Prayer three times. Sixty seconds. One minute. On September 21, 2010, U.N. It is the time it takes to say the Lord's Prayer thr ...

Globalized Justice: A Promise to the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

the 17th and 20th centuries was based on a 'new frontiers' mindset of reaching the ends ...

Women in Ministry: Following Christ's Example
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I recently spoke to a pastor who made his case for not supporting women as senior pastors. "I've asked many men this question," he said. I recently spoke to a pasto ...

Salvation Through Doctrine or Christ?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

(Two striking examples of this are Acts 13:38-39 , 48 and Acts 17:30-33 ) This led me to think ...

What Kind of Church Do We Want?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

My wife Sarah and I recently moved to Baltimore and are knee-deep in that time-honored tradition of relocation: church shopping. My wife Sarah and I recently moved to Baltimore an ...

The Woman With the Bent Back
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

the wonderful things that he was doing. ( Luke 13:10-17) We know very little about the woman who ...

Post-Colonial Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note: </strong><a href="http://www.emergentvillage.com/events/2010-theo-conv">Emergent Village</a> will be hosting its annual Theological Conv ...

We Have Our Brother Back
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

(Matthew 18:15-17) . Pastor Jones was told that his plan to burn the Quran offends Christians. ...

Another Disaster for Pakistan as More Loans Announced
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/pakistan/" target="_blank">Pakistan</a> is still in the midst of recovering from a devastating flood -- one of the worst humanitarian disasters ...

It Didn't Happen
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

It didn't happen. The threat of a pastor from a very small Florida church to burn Qurans and start "International Burn a Koran Day," was not carried out. It didn� ...

My Phone Conversation with Terry Jones
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

When the story of the fringe Florida pastor and his proposed burning of the Quran broke back in July, we intentionally decided not to give oxygen to the story. When the story of t ...

'Welcome, Cordoba House!'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note: </strong>Lisa Sharon Harper spoke at a candlelight vigil in support of the Cordoba House in New York on September 10. Below is her transcription of the speech ...

Applauding Humility (and a Good Decision by Terry Jones)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Humility is not easy. Humility is not easy. After all it shares the same root word as "humiliation." But the humility that allows us to say we are sorry and to change ou ...

The Massachusetts Bible Society Got it Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased ... Paul said the people of Athens in Acts 17: 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also ...

The Plowshares 8: Thirty Years On
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

While imprisoned after his 1967 <a href="http://www.jonahhouse.org/pics67-73.htm">Baltimore 4 action</a>, Philip Berrigan, in his <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ ...