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Ten Ways The Social Justice Movement Changed How I Look at Disney Movies
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

But have you ever gone back and watched a childhood movie as an adult? And what about after tapping into social justice? Well, you missed a lot the first time around. I’m a child ...

Senate Seeks Greater Respect for Human Rights in Russia
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Senate moves toward human-rights legislation targeting violators in Russia. The Hill reports: "A Senate panel on Tuesday will move human-rights legislation that ...

Philadelphia Trial Revives Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

the dioceses and across time," said Mary Gautier, senior researcher for CARA. $2.5 billion ...

Key LGBT Resources for Christians
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Resources to deepen your understanding of Christianity and homosexuality. As illustrated in & ...

MAP: How Far Do You Live from a Government-Surveilled Peace Group?
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Look out -- Big Brother is watching you. Did you know that the U.S. government has kept tabs ...

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails, as Expected
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the Paycheck Fairness Act came before the senate, seeking to close the wage gap between men and women. And as expected, the bill failed to pass, resulting in only 52 supporters, short of the 60 need ...

Can These Bones Live?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

up 2,114 bodies. The second, massive well, 25 meters deep, held 12,168 bodies. Well #3 is a perfectly ...

From the Archives: June 1990
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Maria Riley Women's Concerns With the publication of the second draft of the National Conference of Cath ...

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

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Baptist Leader Critiques Anti-Gay Comments
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

A Southern Baptist leader who works on gay outreach has criticized recent anti-gay comments by two Baptist pastors in North Carolina, saying they “show a complete lack of understanding of how to minister to th ...

Remembering Harvey Milk's Legacy
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Today is Harvey Milk Day. Before Harvey Milk’s assassination in 1978, the newly elected public official delivered this powerful message to a group in California: “Without hope, not only gays, but those who ar ...

HHS Doesn’t Speak For Me, or Many Women
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Pundits and politicians who opine about the so-called war on women ought to take note of the lawsuits filed Monday against the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate by 43 religious grou ...

LAPD Modifies Surveillance Program of Muslims
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

After lobbying from Muslim and Sikh leaders, the Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to modify its information-gathering program on suspicious activities after the New York Police Department came under fi ...

Church That Stood Up For Gay Rights Faces Closure
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

The small stack of envelopes that arrives at Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minn., each day are filled with good will and small bills – ones, fives and tens mostly. The donations lift the spirit, said Rev. Oliver White, but they ...

Church Softball League Calls a Foul on Bisexual Pastor
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

"It seems like my sexuality doesn't have anything to do with how my congregation plays softball," Darnell said. "It's frustrating because this is who is representing Christianity in ou ...

Women, Storytelling, and Activism Merge at MAKERS
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

MAKERS is a documentary project where dozens of short reflections and dreams are gathered to promote the ways a diverse collection of women are transforming the planet into a more holistic and habitable place. ...

Faith in Action: One Man’s Quest for Safe Births in Sudan
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

This is the story of a health worker in South Sudan who is fighting for change and finding strength in his faith. Soon it will be Mother’s Day in the United States. For most ...

On Anniversary of Bin Laden's Death, Heated Debate about Torture Use
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hand of U.S. troops has reawakened the political controversy over the use of torture. The anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s deat ...

May 2012
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Issue

May, 2012 'The Baptist Preacher Who Banned Fried Chicken' and Other Stories of Churches on the Front Lines of Healthy Eating ...

Injustice in the Food Chain
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Yvonne Yen Liu Low-wage work and racial inequity are rife in jobs that move food to your table. IN THE U.S. ...

Kicking a Bad Habit
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Brenneman Many in Central America say it's time to consider decriminalizing drugs. IN LATE FEBRUA ...

Diet, Exercise, and Temples of the Holy Ghost
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum From Mississippi to Kentucky coal-mining country, churches are taking on the public health crisis of obesity. ...

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 ...

Obesity in a World of Hunger
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice A new definition of malnutrition is emerging, as formerly developing countries are globalized into “fast-food nation” lifestyles ...

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 ...