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ANALYSIS: A Cultural Wave on Gay Marriage Reaches the Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes a court opinion is more than just a court opinion. Sometimes a court opinion is more than just a court opinion. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 26-page decision Wednesd ...

Waiting for the Courts: Hopes and Fears Over DOMA & Prop 8
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

This week the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down decisions on two significant cases for same-sex marriage: United States v. Windsor (regarding the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA), and Hollingsworth ...

Commentary: Apologies Are Too Late When the Damage Is Already Done
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

After almost 40 years, Exodus International is closing its doors. It was the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual orientation change therapy. ...

D.C. Imam Provides Counseling, Weddings, and Prayer Space for Gay Muslims
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

Imam Dayaiee Abdullah never knows how many people are going to show up for Friday prayers. Imam Dayaiee Abdullah never knows how many people are going to show up for Friday prayer ...

Bhutan’s Buddhist Monks Accused of Sexually Molesting Boys
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

The South Asian nation of Bhutan has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested by older monks fled their monastery and reported the abuse to journalists. ...

Ex-Gay Group Exodus International Shuts Down, President Apologizes
Originally Posted: 06/20/2013 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

Exodus International, a group that bills itself as “the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality,” announced late Wednesday that it’s shutting its doors. ...

Supreme Court Marriage Rulings: Anything But Simple
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

If the range of possible Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage this month requires a scorecard, the potential confusion arising from those decisions may demand a manual. If the ra ...

July 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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The LGBT Gap, By Religion
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

We all know that when it comes to the acceptance of LGBT folks, religions differ. But what the religions communicate, and how the people in the pews actually feel, are not the same. ...

Study Says Gays Find Most U.S. Faiths Unfriendly
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Gay Americans are much less religious than the general U.S. population, and about 3-in-10 of them say they have felt unwelcome in a house of worship, a new study shows. Gay Americ ...

International Criminal Court Dismisses Abuse Claims Against the Vatican
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

A campaign to hold former Pope Benedict XVI responsible for crimes against humanity floundered on Thursday as the International Criminal Court in The Hague threw out a case filed by victims of clergy sex abuse ...

Southern Baptists Condemn Gay Scouts Policy but Won’t Force a Boycott
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

just 2.5 percent of their annual income to local churches. — On health care “rationing”: Baptists ...

Privacy from Rulers: Tents of Ancient Israel, Cell Phones of Today
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

Are there any spiritual and religious roots to the notion of personal and household privacy? What does the ancient arrangement of tents in an ancient Israelite encampment have to ...

What Will the Supreme Court Do on Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

Houston lawyer Mitchell Katine came to the Supreme Court 10 years ago for the final chapter of Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case in which the justices struck down state sodomy laws. ...

Both Sides See Gay Marriage as ‘Inevitable’
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

About 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a survey released Thursday. About 72 percent of Americans say legal recogni ...

Jewish Federations Support Egalitarian Space at Western Wall
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

The Jewish Federations of North America announced Monday that its trustees had passed a resolution in favor of a nonsegregated place where men and women can pray and read from the Torah at the Western Wall, th ...

ELCA Lutherans Elect First Openly Gay Bishop
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California, four years after the church allowed openly gay men and les ...

Churches Move to Cut Ties to Scouts After Gay Policy Change
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. For the Rev. Ernest Easley, the decision to cut ties with the Boy Scouts was simple. The Bi ...

Gay Catholic Priest Comes Out to an Uncertain Future
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

Last June, Meier told his parishioners at Saints Teresa and Bridget Church in north St. Louis that he would take a leave of absence “to discern what ministry God was calling me to do.” Meier, 49, had told his ...

June 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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Does Religious Freedom Report Need More ‘Teeth?'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Watchdogs say the State Department missed a key opportunity to put teeth into its annual assessment of global religious freedom, which was released by Secretary of State John Kerry Monday. ...

N.J. Priest Faces Judge for Violating Ban on Access to Children
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

clean.” Bail remains at $25,000 with a 10 percent option. The charges will next be presented before ...

Do Americans Really Care How Their Clothes Are Made?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 6:27pm | Type: Blog

job hunt. Others see it differently. Seamstress Asma Akhter, 25, who is no relation to the woman ...

Guatemalans Gain Justice Over ‘Evangelical’ Dictator
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Blog

On May 10, 2013, a Guatemalan court sentenced Rios Montt to 80 years in prison after finding him responsible for deliberate killings by the armed forces of at least 1,771 members of the Maya Ixil population du ...

Take a Stand
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine 8 ways to stand against human trafficking. PRAY for freedom for the 27 million people enslave ...

Inspired by Faith
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine "I never imagined humanity could be stripped from a person like that." KRISTIN HART pla ...

After Rhode Island, Is Gay Marriage ‘Inevitable’? Conservatives Say No
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Rhode Island on May 2 became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, and the Delaware Legislature holds a key vote on May 9 on the same issue. But Brian Brown, president of the National Orga ...

N.J. Catholics Outraged Over Accused Priest’s Access to Children
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Amid calls for a Vatican investigation, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers is facing fierce criticism for his handling of a priest who attended youth retreats and heard confessions from minors in defiance of a co ...

May 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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Gay at A&M: Saying 'Religious Liberty' When We Mean 'Control'
Originally Posted: 05/12/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The notion of religious liberty has lately conveyed an impoverished attitude toward the common good among Christians. Namely, “we’ll pay for what we like, and won't pay for what we don’t.” ...

Standing with Syrian Refugees
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."  (Matt 25:35-36 NIV) ...

HBO Documents Unlikely Saviors of 50 Holocaust Children
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

believes 20 to 25 may be alive. He worked with the  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  and ... available, 25 for girls, 25 for boys. And this: more than 1.5 million, the number of children lost ...

April 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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International Women's Day: A Christian Response to Violence Against Women
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo face shockingly high rates of rape, including reports of mass rapes by soldiers, especially in the conflict-ridden province of Kivu. One Christian hospital, operated b ...

Film: I Was Worth 50 Sheep
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

The film I Was Worth 50 Sheep by Global Voices premiered on Sept. 2, but you have the opportunity to watch it online until April 28. The film I Was Worth 50 Sheep   by Glo ...

“One Woman” Song — UN International Women’s Day
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

Written for U.N. Women to celebrate International Women’s Day, “One Woman” is sung by acclaimed singers and musicians to celebrate the mission and work to improve women’s lives around the world. ...

President Obama Signs VAWA (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, President Obama signed a reauthorization of the 2013 VAWA act, saying, “All women deserve the right to live free from fear, that’s what today is about.” Yesterday, Pr ...

In God we trust. NOT GUNS (Sticker)
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Closing the Loop on Khalid Sheikh Mohammad?
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

The excuse of national security is being used to eliminate a basic foundation of democracy: transparency. If evidence used to convict a person is secret, if the accused cannot openly challenge the charges bein ...

‘Bradley We Hardly Knew Ye:' 1,000 Days of Detention
Originally Posted: 02/23/2013 - 7:03pm | Type: Blog

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Bradley Manning marks his 1,000th day in prison without a trial. Manning, the 23 year-old Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks while stationed in ...

Egyptian Women Speak Out Against Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

Violence against women at protests is at a chronic level due to security breakdowns and mass protests that are not policed. Violence against women at protests is at a chronic le ...

Gay Marriage Opponents Make Their Case to Supreme Court
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 5:27pm | Type: Blog

In about three dozen briefs filed in recent weeks, groups ranging from U.S. Catholic bishops and evangelicals to state attorneys general and university professors argue that upholding gay marriage could lead t ...

Christians, Muslims, and the Common Good: Loving Your Neighbor in the 21st Century (PDF)
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Worldwide Christians Fast for Peace in Syria
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

This Lent Christians are standing in solidarity with Syrians by joining a rolling fast launched by Pax Christi International. The acute suffering of civilian communities in Syria has been made immeasurably wor ...

Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act - Now To House
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The bill now heads to the House where it is unclear how they plan to proceed. The Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act, picking up 16 additional Republican support and pas ...

Frank Mugisha
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Six questions for Frank Mugisha. Bio: Executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, ...

Vatican Backtracks On Support for Gay Couples
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

A top Vatican official blamed the media for “derailing” his recent remarks on possible legal protections for unmarried couples, while reaffirming his support for British and French bishops who have been vocal ...

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