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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)
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Product

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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 ...

February 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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What Would Dr. King's Fight Be Today?
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

As our nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther, King Jr., I can’t help but wonder what injustices Dr. King would fight against today. As our nation celebrates the legacy o ...

Persecuted Christians
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

There are over 65 countries where Christians face imprisonment, torture, or death. Open Doors, a non-denominational Christian group that supports persecuted Christians, reminds us ...

Africa Rises, China Falls on Christian Persecution List
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

The persecution of Christians “vastly rose” in 2012 as radical Islamists consolidated power in Africa, according to Open Doors, a Christian missionary organization which publishes an annual list of offending n ...

Love in Action on Valentine's Day
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Aimee Kang Feb. 14 "One Billion Rising" events aim to end violence against women. TAMAR’S LIFE COUL ...

Church of England OK’s (Celibate) Gay Bishops
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England on Jan. 4 confirmed that it has dropped its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops — but only if they agree to remain celibate. C ...

Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Rep. John Lewis’ wife, Lillian, dies. Amidst the jubilation of the new year and a long awaited solution to the fiscal cliff crisis lies sad news: Lillian Miles Lewis, the wife o ...

Freedom Tastes Like Hummus
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

their perspectives.  Watching a survivor taste hummus for the first time brought so much joy to me. In a room of 25 ...

Getting Children Out of Work and Into School
Originally Posted: 12/19/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Children! Forced slave labor, some of them as young as 8 years old, imprisoned, beaten, and required to make decorations intended celebrate the birth of the savior of the world. B ...

September-October 2012
Originally Posted: 12/19/2012 - 3:16pm | Type: Magazine Issue

September, 2012 - October, 2012 What About Me? Why people of faith should care about public education (and what they can do about ...

Gender Balancing Our World: What Can You Do?
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

How strange it is that Christmas carols can make me want both to buy an iPhone 5 and a Mac Airbook and in the same moment want to save the world? I admit that I keep Santa’s Amazon elves very busy this time of ...

Parliament Bars Church of England from Hosting Gay Weddings
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. ...

We Aren’t At Their Mercy As Much As They (or We) Think
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

While encouraging to American workers, the subtext of Apple's announcement was clear: Apple will do whatever is best for Apple. If you want a sleek iPhone or iPad for Christmas, you'll have to deal w ...