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TIMELINE: Incarnation
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 1:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés Vincent Gordon Harding and Rosemarie Freeney Harding: A Biographical Timeline.  Vincent and Rose ...

Dancing on the Grave of Division
Originally Posted: 11/09/2014 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

and without. Today marks the 25th anniversary of that most wonderful night when people who had been divided ... Berlin celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall with different events and commemorations. ...

'Don't Get Weary Though The Way Be Long'
Originally Posted: 11/25/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joanna Shenk Vincent Harding and the struggle to build a more democratic America.  IN JANUARY 2012, I was dri ...

Vatican Ethicist: No Dignity in Brittany Maynard’s Physician-Assisted Death
Originally Posted: 11/04/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

“We don’t judge people, but the gesture in itself is to be condemned,” said Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, which is responsible for ethical issues in the Catholic ...

Pope Francis Blasts Supermax Prisons as ‘Torture’
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis said Oct. 23 that keeping inmates isolated in maximum security prisons is “a form of torture,” and called life sentences “a hidden death penalty” that should be abolished along with capital punishment. “All Christians and people of good ...

What does it mean to act like white people?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Press

October 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

Who Cares About Guam? On American Patriotism and Veteran Mental Health
Originally Posted: 11/03/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

In ‘Island of Warriors,’ the second episode of the new PBS series America by the Numbers, Maria Hinojosa, executive producer and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA, examines the challenges faced by American veterans i ...

Jim Wallis on Ferguson: Repentance has not happened there yet
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Lilly Fowler ...

Police brace for weekend of protests across St. Louis
Originally Posted: 10/10/2014 - 1:46pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Christine Byers ...

Organizers invite nation to St. Louis to protest and strategize for Ferguson
Originally Posted: 10/10/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Bridjes O'Neil ...

#UpForSchool -- Sign the World's Biggest Petition
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 10:52am | Type: Press

September 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Gordon Brown ...

Leading Rabbi Nominated as First Non-Christian Religious Freedom Ambassador
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Press

July 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Timothy Morgan ...

Christians Persecuted Worldwide
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 1:59pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Marshall ...

Airman Denied Re-entry to Air Force for Refusing to Say ‘So Help Me God’
Originally Posted: 09/08/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

The American Humanist Association said Sept. 4 that an airman at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base who crossed out “so help me God” in the oath the Air Force requires servicemen and women to sign was told in Augu ...

Gay Marriage Supporters’ String of Court Victories Broken in Louisiana
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

The legal winning streak for same-sex marriage is over. A federal judge in Louisiana upheld that state’s prohibition on gay marriage on Sept. 3, and belittled a string of 20-plus federal court decisions strik ...

Firing of Lesbian Teachers at St. Louis Catholic Girls’ School Draws Outcry
Originally Posted: 09/03/2014 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

The termination of two lesbian faculty members at Cor Jesu Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school, has prompted an outcry from alumnae who have vowed to withhold donations to the school. In the last sever ...

Gay Groups Joining St. Patrick’s Parade is All Right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan
Originally Posted: 09/03/2014 - 1:34pm | Type: Blog

After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on September 3 said that gays and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal T ...

SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

marks its 25th anniversary at a conference in Chicago , its members can take satisfaction in seeing ...

'The Children Come': A New Hymn on the Exodus of Children from Central America to the U.S. Border
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

Of Children? " Biblical references in the hymn are Matthew 25:31-46 and Matthew 19:14-16. ... and action, And with you, Lord, say, “Let them come to me.” Biblical references: Matthew 25 ... September 11th anniversary ,  creation care ,  economic justice ,  Matthew 25/disaster relief ,  ...

Christians Worship a Child Who Fled Violence in His Home Country
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

This summer, many Americans are watching in helpless horror as more than 52,000 children fleeing violence stream over our southern border. This summer, many Americans are watchin ...

Why Are Evangelicals Supporting Immigration Reform? Q&A with Filmmaker Linda Midgett
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned the documentary “The Stranger” to foster evangelical support for immigration reform. The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned ...

Religious Leaders Petition Congress to Support Immigrant Children
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Religious leaders urged President Obama and Congress to provide funding for legal assistance to unaccompanied migrant children who are in U.S. custody after fleeing violence, murder, and extortion abroad. ...

'We Are Not an Island'
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Queen Quet Onleilove Alston The Gullah/Geechee Nation, extending from North Carolina t ...

Busloads of Turned-back Immigrants, an Image of Shame
Originally Posted: 07/08/2014 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

A place to start is Matthew 25, where Jesus states: “Whatever you do for these, the least of my brethren, ...

Turning Toward Home
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

pregnant at 16, she found herself in prison at 25 after being convicted of being an accomplice to a crime ... As many as 25,000 of the region’s residents are chronically homeless. But when someone like Lucretia ...

Choosing Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Listening to several Fourth of July discussions last week, I was struck by how many people think of freedom as the ability to do whatever they want. They think there should be few, if any, restrictions on what ...

Presbyterians Narrowly Vote to Divest from 3 Companies Involved in Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Friday to divest church funds from three American companies it cited for profiting from the oppression of Palestinians within Israel’s occupied territories. ...

Kenya's Religious Leaders Semand Government Response to Deadly Terror Attack
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

Christian and Muslim leaders united Tuesday to demand government action after a deadly terror attack in Kenya’s coastal region. Christian and Muslim leaders united Tuesday to dema ...

Boy Scouts' Gay Leader Ban Preserves Worst Stereotypes, Holder Says
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

Taking aim at the Boy Scouts of America’s continuing ban on gay adult leaders, Attorney General Eric Holder said the prohibition perpetuates “the worst kind of stereotypes.” Takin ...

St. Louis Archbishop Carlson Said He's Not Sure He Knew Sexual Abuse Was a Crime
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

“I think we did a pretty good job.” “Obviously, based on some 25 years later, I would do ...

Why I Marched on McDonald's
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Recently, I marched with McDonald’s workers from three dozen cities to the company’s corporate headquarters outside of Chicago. Recently, I marched with McDonald’s workers from th ...

A New Hymn for Foster Children and Those Who Love Them
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

anniversary , creation care , economic justice , Matthew 25/disaster relief , immigration , ...

Clergy Abuse Victims Are Divided Over Pope Francis' Offer to Meet
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis’ announcement this week that he would meet with victims of sexual abuse by priests is dividing victim advocates. Pope Francis’ announcement this week that he would me ...

Christian Suffering in a World of Suffering
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

It seems that from a Christian perspective, suffering is to be expected and just part of the deal of Christian membership — a real scriptural blow to prosperity gospels! ...

In a Nutshell: What Is Boko Haram?
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram is among the most vicious terrorist groups operating in North Africa, home to some of the worst Islamist extremists in the world. Boko Haram is among the most vicious t ...

U.S. Doctors Killed at Afghan Hospital Run by Christian Charity
Originally Posted: 04/28/2014 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

An Afghan security guard allegedly shot and killed three Americans at a hospital in Kabul on Thursday. The three killed were doctors, including a visiting father and son. An Afgha ...

CIA Torture Report Ought to Disturb All Our Consciences
Originally Posted: 04/15/2014 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

At Easter, Christians celebrate Jesus’ rising from the dead. But in light of new revelations of the CIA’s abhorrent acts of torture, it’s the United States that needs resurrection, too. ...

May 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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May God Have Mercy on Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

A “fringe hatemonger” — that’s what I called Fred Phelps in a letter to the editor of The Washington Times in 1999. A “fringe hatemonger” — that’s what I called Fred Phelps in a l ...

Selling Sodas: A Cure for Human Bondage
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

Ultimately, freedom is about helping people realize that they may choose how they associate economically, socially, politically, and spiritually. “ In dealing with poverty ...

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In the Name of Security
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee How the U.S. became a torturing nation—and how to make it stop. THE SAD RECORD of human histo ...

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Ending the Modern-day Slave Trade
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

At the beginning of the 21st century, Americans are used to thinking of slavery as a horror, yes, but one that was banished from these shores nearly 150 years ago. If only that were so. ...

Catholic Teacher Fired for Marrying Partner Starts Anti-Discrimination Foundation
Originally Posted: 01/31/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

A lifelong Roman Catholic, Mark Zmuda took a job as a teacher at Eastside Catholic School in part because he believed he could be a good Catholic role model. A lifelong Roman Cath ...

Sikhs Stand up to Bullying as They Try to Build Understanding
Originally Posted: 01/31/2014 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

was founded and most of the world’s 25 million Sikhs live. In response to the violence, said Amardeep ...

An Abyss of Historical Ignorance
Originally Posted: 01/31/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Demonstrating that a truly ill wind blows no good, The Wall Street Journal proved this week that Holocaust education programs deserve society’s continued support. Demonstrating th ...