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Video: Flobots on Faith - The 'Rise' of New Music for New Movements
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://flobots.com/">Flobots</a> are a Denver-based, hip-hop/rock alternative group, whose powerful activist lyrics explore issues from globalization and poverty to war ...

Randy Newman's Harps and Angels and the Fall of the American Empire
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Randy Newman might be surprised to see himself mentioned on a progressive spirituality blog. In his five decades of making music that is alternately brilliantly satirical and elegant (and sometimes bo ...

Rene Marie's National Anthem Controversy (Good Art Gives -- but Doesn't Always Sell; part 2, by Melvin Bray)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

[... continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/good-art-gives-but-doesnt-alwa.html">part one</a>]</p> [... continued from ...

Low: Struggling but Hopeful
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.chairkickers.com/">Low</a> is a band that defies easy characterization. Low is a band that defies easy characterization. O ...

Forbidden Revivals and the Birth of Bluegrass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> In the days of my childhood, summer was the season of the big-tent reviv ...

Forbidden Revivals and the Birth of Bluegrass
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> In the days of my childhood, summer was the season of the big-tent reviv ...

Video: They Will Have Their Reward
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Eyes%20to%20See&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> <p>Sometimes it's hard to hear justice at first ...Y ...

In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is ...

Body of War's All-Star Soundtrack
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>My fingers have been tapping out of control for more than a month and a half now. Don't worry, though -- I am not falling to the symptoms of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitic ...

The Sound of Social Justice in Australia: 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

If you thought socially conscious music in the mainstream was a thing of the past, turn your ears to what Australia is listening to. If you thought socially conscious music in the ...

Digging for Gospel Gold (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In my ongoing quest for <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/03/carrie-newcomers-songs-for-cha.html">music that can enact positive social change</A>, I c ...

Carrie Newcomer's Songs for Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>On Jan. 22, 2008, I headed down ... 22, 2008, I headed down to Joe's Pub in New York City to celebrate the launch of Quaker ... 22, 2008, I headed down to Joe's Pub in New York City to celebrate the launch of Quaker ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

A Rock Star Environment Minister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Jim wrote a piece</a> a few weeks back about the new Bonhoeffer-quoting Aussie PM Kev ...

Pete Seeger and the U2charist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

During the <a href="http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/">Tribeca Film Festival</a>, I happened to catch the world premiere of the documentary <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co ...