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Work of Many Hands
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Ivone Guillen When you pick an apple in the store, think of those who held it first. A day in the life of a farm worker. ...

Nourishing Words
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books on food and farming. Food-related coverage in this issue was supported by ELCA World H ...

Psalm 65
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ellen F. Davis Psalm 65 — translation by Ellen F. Davis Food-related coverage in this issue was supported ...

May 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Utah Storehouse at Top of Mormon Food Chain
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

SALT LAKE CITY — At the new Utah Bishops' Central Storehouse, pallets loaded with food wait to be ferried to locales near and far, their destinations handwritten in black marker on plastic wrap covers: Lindon, Ely, Mesa, San Diego, St. George. S ...

Israel and Palestine: There is Hope
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

issued in 2011, twice as many as 2010, but still a far cry from the total population of 2.5 million. ...

Transcript: Obama's Remarks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to crack down on Iran and Syria and promised to "never again" allow atrocities like those seen during the Holocaust. President Ba ...

Naked Before God
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

We truly are uniquely and fearfully made (Ps 139:14), molded with God’s own hands and done so that we are each special to him. This morning I prayed naked. This exercise is part ...

Good Friday Meditation: Body. Broken. Exploited.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 11:15pm | Type: Blog

Today, I reflect on this body of Christ. It beckons me and I’m reminded once again that the violence and death that happened on that dark day lingers still. Here I am meditating ...

Destroying Our Rights to Save Them
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dianna Ortiz The U.S. government continues to claim the authority to detain and kill without trial. IT IS WEL ...

The Innocence List
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge There are many reasons to abolish the death penalty. Innocents on death row may be the most compelling. ...

Religious Leaders Press Village Voice on Sex Ads
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Religious leaders on Thursday (March 29) delivered more than 230,000 signatures to the office of Village Voice Media, demanding the company shut down the adult advertising section on its website, Backpage.com, ...

Abu Ghraib, Unrepentance, and the Way of the Cross
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

In recent interview, Lynndie England was unrepentant of her involvement in Abu Ghraib. Her only regret, it turns out, is that her actions may have directly caused American casualties. ...

Restoring Dignity
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

A nonprofit in New York City founded by a young social worker leverages a network of resources to provide aftercare and safe housing for women who are victims of sex trafficking. ...

Pastor Nadarkhani Remains on Death Row in Iran
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

After searching for a while, I found a post by the American Center for Law and Justice that confirmed what had become my hope: Reports of Nadarkhani's execution were false. L ...

Contraception Debate Overlooks the Obvious
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Since Rush Limbaugh’s tirade, calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying for free access to birth control, the actual subject of debate seems like a distant memory. What were we talking about again? ...

Historic Meeting Held in Cape Town – Kairos SA & ANC
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

divided against itself cannot stand.”  (Matthew12:25) The Kairos steering committee met with the ANC ...

Invisible Children Short Film 'Kony 2012' Aims at Worldwide Awareness
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Invisible Children released a short film Wednesday with the aim to make Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, famous--not for acclaim, but to bring awareness to his alleged crimes i ...

When the Spirit Says Go
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle Alexander The fight against mass incarceration is joined by an emerging faith-based movement. SEVERA ...

Responsible Adults
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Clergy to Village Voice: It's not okay to help the sex traffickers. THE INTERNET MAKE ...

Honoring the Lives of Japanese Americans on the 70th Anniversary of Internment Camps
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

Sunday, February 19, marked the 70th anniversary of the Japanese Internment Camps. In honor of the many Japanese Americans affected, the Japanese American National Museum partnered with Ancestry.com to start t ...

MUST LISTEN: Alec Baldwin and Rob Morris on Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

"We forget that this is not about an issue; it’s not about a cause. This is about somebody's daughter. This is about somebody’s son, little boy, little girl," shares Rob Morris, founder of Lov ...

U.K. Innkeepers Fined for Turning Away Gay Couple
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — Britain's Court of Appeal has ordered a pair of Christian innkeepers to pay 3,600 pounds ($5,800) in damages to a gay couple that was told they could not share a room in the couple's guestho ...

Uganda Revives Anti-Gay Bill
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

CORRECTION: After our original post ran yesterday, we learned that there has been some confusion over the language of the current proposed language of the Ugandan anti-gay bill. In fact, the death penalty has ...

"Honor Killings" is a Deadly Oxymoron
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Shafias’ trial and sentencing, which has shined a spotlight on the brutal practice, has been a bit of an Emperor’s New Clothes situation: Most of us villagers are nodding our heads in agreement that, by go ...

Super Bowl XLVI: Real Battles Off the Field
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: SojoMail

in to watch the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Superbowl XLV , setting a new ...

Super Bowl XLVI: Real Battles Off the Field
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

an estimated 111 million people tuned in to watch the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 ...

About Those So-Called "Honor Killings" in Canada
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

murder carries an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years. After the verdict ...

Fighting Fire with Water
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

cannot be overestimated. Kony and the LRA have abducted more than 25,000 children, many of them from ...

Standing Up to Death Squads
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Caught in the crossfire of army, guerrilla, and paramilitary forces, women, farmers, and Indigenous leaders in Colombi ...

There Was a Tree in Starksville...
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemarie Freeney Harding as told to Rachel E. Harding In 1961, going "back South" to form an interracial community meant facin ...

Works of Mercy
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

years ago, the average girl working in brothels was 25. Now it’s 14 and 15,” Ai Jin tells me. “I think ...

'Humankind's Most Savage Cruelty'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns What will it take to shut down "Satan's marketplace," the global slave trade? Every weapon in the arsenal of ...

Here?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Abayea Pelt Human trafficking happens around the world -- and right down the street. A Washington, D.C. organization works to save girls ...

Shutting Down "Satan’s Marketplace"
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stewart Burns In “’Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty,’” I describe how it will take every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence to end the g ...

February 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Responsible Adults
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In a recent New York Times op-ed , Nicholas Kristof slammed Village Voice Media’s Backpage.com for refusing to shut down its adult services section, which has repeatedly been linked to the sex trafficking of young girls. Che ...

BackPage and "Baby Face": Stop Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

prosecuted in the last year and a half — typically involving victims aged 12 to 25 — a vast majority ...

Egypt: The Revolution One Year On
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

changed since 25 January 2011:  “Our mistake was to leave the square before our demands were met. ... at the start of Egypt's historic revolution with photos from Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, then see ...

Just How Free?
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Freedom is a word often used by politicians, economists and others in positions of power/authority as a byword for happiness. The more freedom we have, the happier we are. Whether this is actually the case, fr ...

The Selling of America's Children
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

The church is realizing the need to deal with Human trafficking Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far has ...

Sojourners Observes Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

Being Sold for Sex Press Release Source: MarketWatch 10-25-2011 Thirty-six prominent clergy have ... October 25, 2011   The Year in Coverage from Sojourners Magazine ... was awfully familiar. When Kids are Sold for Sex by Tim King 10-25-2011 When kids are sold ...

Passion 2012 Calls Us to Rise Up Against Modern-Day Slavery
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

A pervasive criticism of modern Christians, both from outsiders as well as concerned Christians, is that people of faith are not taking seriously Jesus’ call for us to serve “the least of these.” Thankfully, ...

Fearless for Justice
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rep. John Lewis All of us owe Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth a heavy debt of gratitude for his willingness to give all he had to help build a mo ...

Gratitude for the 'Better Men'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels I'm grateful to the men who use their power, money, and influence on behalf of women. Recen ...

New Report: Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Women Have Been Raped
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 6:09pm | Type: Blog

an intimate partner before the age of 25. And about 80 percent of female rape victims were first raped before age 25. But domestic violence is not limited to women, according to the survey. About one in seven ...

Newt Gingrich’s Middle East Blunder (Expect More)
Originally Posted: 12/24/2011 - 7:07am | Type: Blog

Ridiculous. Ignorant. Racist. Dangerous. These are just a few of the terms that flew out of the Middle East this weekend following Newt Gingrich’s unwelcome remarks about Israel and the Palestinians on Frida ...

Defending (and Empowering) the Vulnerable
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

There is no doubt that people with disabilities – who are often marginalized in the workforce, our neighborhoods, and sometimes even in their own families – are particularly susceptible to abuse. ...

Prayers for Burma
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

The question also is: Will economic advantages that may result benefit all of Burma’s people, especially the poor? We are not powerless to influence events for the better. We can continue to pray. ...

Quilting an End to AIDS
Originally Posted: 12/01/2011 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

In honor of World AIDS Day today, Jim Wallis added his square to the quilt, and I added one too. It’s easy, it’s meaningful, and even though you can’t wrap up in it, it still gives a little warmth. ...