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Catholic Bishops, Nuns Voice Support For Obama’s Iran Deal, Ask Congress To Back Off
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

April 15, 2015 Sojo in the News Jack Jenkins ...

Christian Leaders Call for US Statesmen's Sincerity in N. Talks with Iran
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 2:31pm | Type: Press

April 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Fars News Agency ...

Christian Leaders Voice Support for Iran Framework Agreement
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 1:59pm | Type: Press

April 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Report Counts Sharp Spike in Global Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 04/15/2015 - 6:18pm | Type: Blog

The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks around the world surged nearly 40 percent last year. The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks around the world surged nearly 40 percen ...

Faith leaders support Iran framework deal
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 1:11pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2015 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

U.S. Catholic bishops back Obama on Iran, warn Congress against meddling
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 1:06pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2015 Sojo in the News David Gibson ...

RELEASE: Christian leaders rally support for Iran Framework Agreement
Originally Posted: 04/13/2015 - 1:55pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2015 Press Releases A large and diverse group of Christian ...

Iran – In relationship with the other
Originally Posted: 04/13/2015 - 10:39am | Type: Press

April 11, 2015 Sojo in the News Robert Azzi ...

Kenya Cracks Down on Al-Shabab Funding and Recruitment After Garissa Attack
Originally Posted: 04/10/2015 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

This week, Kenya froze the accounts of 85 groups and individuals, including bus companies and Muslim rights organizations, allegedly linked to the group. Faced with a fierce enemy ...

Hope but Verify: The Iran Nuclear Framework
Originally Posted: 04/09/2015 - 4:09pm | Type: Press

April 9, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Journalism and the Sacred Work of Disseminating Knowledge
Originally Posted: 04/09/2015 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

There’s an old adage in journalism that if it bleeds, it leads. It sounds kind of savage and it’s often that principle people quip when complaining about excessive violence in the news. That criticism isn’t wr ...

At Least 147 Killed, Hundreds Rescued in Kenyan University Attack that Targeted Christians
Originally Posted: 04/02/2015 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants shot and killed more than 147 people, wounded dozens of others and held hundreds hostage April 2 at Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya. ...

Canada's Shameful Exports
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 6:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emilie Teresa Smith Fifty years of bloody conflict, economic greed, and environmental devastation.  CANADIAN ...

Global response needed
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:32am | Type: Press

March 20, 2015 Sojo in the News Donald Rea ...

'I Wish I Could Also Have Died:' Boko Haram Haunts Kids
Originally Posted: 03/12/2015 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Memories of Boko Haram’s murderous spree in his Nigerian hometown haunt Tom Gowon, 9. Memories of Boko Haram’s murderous spree in his Nigerian hometown haunt Tom Gowon, 9, as he s ...

Kenya’s Catholic Church to Fight Hunger by Farming Its Vast Land Reserves
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

Drying livestock carcasses and anguished faces of hungry women and children have become a common feature here as droughts increase due to climate change. Drying livestock carcass ...

Neither Despair Nor Complacency
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Charles Villa-Vicencio Nelson Mandela was one of the 20th century's greatest leaders, but the long walk to freedom in South Africa i ...

Cuba, North Korea, and Freedom
Originally Posted: 03/11/2015 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Jerry L. Van Marter Two countries lumped together in the "axis of evil" have few similarities.  THO ...

Christian Pathos vs. ISIS Pathos
Originally Posted: 03/04/2015 - 11:21am | Type: Press

March 3, 2015 Sojo in the News Carole Ganim ...

Do Christian pacifists have a solution for stopping ISIS?
Originally Posted: 03/04/2015 - 11:11am | Type: Press

March 3, 2015 Sojo in the News Micah Bales ...

Netanyahu Speech Deepens Rift Between Israel, U.S. — and American Jews
Originally Posted: 03/02/2015 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

The episode amounts to “really a swift kick into the underbelly” of the longstanding bond between Israel and the United States. American Jewish leaders and activists are worried a ...

5 Things to Know About ISIS and the Theology of Evil
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 5:39pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Islamic State Refugees Grow Disgruntled: ‘We Loved Them so Much’
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

Hassan, a chain-smoking 20-year-old from Syria, sits in a cafe across the border from his homeland, one of thousands who escaped the clutches of the Islamic State group. Hassan, a ...

Bill O’Reilly Battles It Out With Liberal Pastor Over ‘Holy War’ and the Islamic State
Originally Posted: 02/23/2015 - 11:10am | Type: Press

February 20, 2015 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

It Takes a Life Cult to Beat a Death Cult
Originally Posted: 02/23/2015 - 10:56am | Type: Press

February 23, 2015 Sojo in the News John Grant ...

Confronting the Jihad
Originally Posted: 02/20/2015 - 4:57pm | Type: Press

February 19, 2015 Sojo in the News Bill O'Reilly ...

Pastor to O’Reilly: ISIS Will Take Advantage of Your ‘Holy War’ Rhetoric
Originally Posted: 02/20/2015 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

February 19, 2015 Sojo in the News Matt Wilstein ...

WATCH: A Brief History of Overt Racism in Professional Soccer
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

Here are six of the most flagrant manifestations of racism in soccer since 2011. When fans barred a black man from boarding a train as they chanted racist lyrics after the Chelsea ...

Pope Francis Condemns Islamic State’s Executions of Christians in Libya
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Feb. 16 denounced the brutal slayings of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by militants linked to the Islamic State, saying “they were assassinated just for being Christian.” ...

Are Foreign Aid Workers Unprepared for Violence Abroad?
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

The risk of foreign aid work, especially for young people, has again been thrust into the national spotlight after the death of 26-year-old Kayla Mueller. Mueller, a foreign aid worker, was confirmed dead Feb. 10 after being taken hostage by Islamic ...

Nigeria Postpones Presidential Election, Citing Ongoing Violence by Boko Haram
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

Nigeria’s election commission has postponed national elections for six weeks saying it would not be able to provide security for voters in the northeast region of the country most affected by the Islamist grou ...

Focus on Africa’s Islamic Extremists has Diverted Attention from South Sudan’s Growing Crisis
Originally Posted: 02/06/2015 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

As world attention shifts to the growing influence of Muslim militant groups on the African continent, few have paid any attention to the ongoing bloody conflict in South Sudan. A ...

Nuclear Weapons: Time for Abolition
Originally Posted: 02/26/2015 - 2:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice According to the Vatican, “The very possession of nuclear weapons, even for purposes of deterrence, is morally problematic.” ...

'God Always Provides'
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia J. Martens A priest in Jordan opens his church's doors to Iraqis fleeing ISIS.  REV. KHALIL JAAR ...

March 2015
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 5:18pm | Type: Magazine Issue

March, 2015 Pro-Israeli, Pro-Palestine, Pro-Jesus February 11, 2015 ...

Terrorism In The Name Of Religion Is Blasphemy: Rev. Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:55am | Type: Press

January 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Carol Kuruvilla ...

VIDEO: Water Everlasting?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A trailer for Water Everlasting? In 2014, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) premiered W ...

Nigerian Archbishop Calls for Unity Marches Following Boko Haram Massacres
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris on Jan. 11 to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks. ...

France Ponders Its Response to Shootings: Will Xenophobia or Multiculturalism Win?
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 6:00pm | Type: Blog

As France emerges from its worst terrorist attack in decades, a biting novel that imagines the country governed by Islamic law is part of a swirling debate about its basic values. ...

PHOTOS: Rebuilding Haiti
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

Five years after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on Jan.12, 2010, killing hundreds of thousands of people, Haitians are still working to rebuild the poorest country in the hemisphere. ...

5 Years After the Haiti Earthquake
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

I was writing a kind of psalm because it felt like if I didn’t wrestle with God amidst the collapse, I might lose hold of faith and hope — or they might lose hold of me. Life is ...

Oscar Romero Declared a Martyr as Vatican Inches Him Toward Sainthood
Originally Posted: 01/09/2015 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Archbishop Oscar Romero, the hero of the Catholic left who was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in El Salvador, is inching one step closer to sainthood after his case languished in bureaucratic limb ...

Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014. Will 2015 Be Worse?
Originally Posted: 01/07/2015 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, more Christians worldwide live in fear for their lives than at any time in the modern era. From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, ...

Nothing Religious About It
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Juliet Vedral Central African Republic faith leaders say war is not perpetrated in God's name.  SINCE WA ...

Want to See Pope Francis’ Vision for the Church? Look at His New Cardinals
Originally Posted: 01/06/2015 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis reinforced his radical reshaping of the Catholic Church by naming 20 new cardinals from countries as far afield as Ethiopia, Tonga, Thailand, and Panama. Pope Francis ...

On a Firm Foundation
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 3:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Five years after the hemisphere's most catastrophic disaster in a century, Haiti seeks to build back better.  ...

Pope Francis Names New Cardinals From Around the Globe, None From U.S.
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis nominated 15 new cardinals Jan. 4 from 14 different nations but leaving several leading U.S. archbishops off the list. Pope Francis nominated 15 new cardinals Jan. 4 ...

10 Reasons Coffee is Part of My Faith Journey
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 11:11pm | Type: Blog

God loves us all equally — you, me, and Guillermo the coffee farmer. Guillermo works hard and grows an excellent quality coffee bean to sell and support his family. I am showing God’s love by selling Fair Trad ...

Church of England Names Its First Woman Bishop; Libby Lane to Assume Historic Role
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Lane, 48, a mother of two and the wife of an Anglican vicar, will be consecrated as the eighth bishop of Stockport, in the Diocese of Chester, at a ceremony at York Cathedral on Jan. 26. ...

If Rome Wins 2024 Summer Olympics, Vatican Could Host Competitions
Originally Posted: 12/17/2014 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis, a keen soccer fan, is reported to be enthusiastic about the idea. Major sporting events could be held at the Vatican if Rome wins its bid to host the Summer Olympics ...