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In God we trust. NOT GUNS (Sticker)
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 4:08pm | Type: Product

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Two Children Killed in Afghanistan by NATO Forces
Originally Posted: 03/04/2013 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

THIS JUST IN — horrific news from our friends in Kabul. Over the weekend two kids, age 7 and 8, were killed by NATO forces while herding cattle in the Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. ...

DRONE WATCH: Congressional Concern About Drone Policy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

The House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on drone policy. The House Judiciary Committee yesterday held one of the first public hearings on U.S. drone strikes, with Democrat ...

Human Flourishing: Seeking More For The Oppressed
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 11:55am | Type: Press

February 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Anthony Bradley ...

DRONE WATCH: Take Their Citizenship First
Originally Posted: 02/28/2013 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

British terror suspects stripped of citizenship, then killed by drones. While the U.S. continues to debate whether the president has legal authority to order the drone killing o ...

Ten Years After Iraq
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

We’re approaching the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq — an appropriate time to reflect upon the antiwar ferment that gripped the globe at that time. We’re approaching t ...

Defending the Gun Market
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

Opposition to gun control is about defending the gun market more than the Second Amendment. Mary Sanchez, op-ed writer for the Kansas City Star , offers in her column ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones? What Drones?
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

Former White House press secretary was told not to acknowledge drone program existed. Yesterday on MSNBC’s Up w/ Chris Hayes , former White House Press Secretary Robert G ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Base in Niger
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

U.S. troops are in Niger to support a new drone base. With a short note  to the Congressional leadership, President Barack Obama announced last week that a total of 100 U ...

A Palestinian Pastor’s Advice for President Obama
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama will be visiting Israel and Palestine in March. I call on you to write to Obama and tell him that if he is coming to engage Israelis and Palestinians in talks that will lead to a just pe ...

And the Truth Shall Set You Free
Originally Posted: 02/22/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Many young people enlist in the armed forces without understanding what they’re getting into. My county is rural and poor; jobs are scarce. Many students who lack money or grades to make college a viable optio ...

Sojourners have hard-htting message: In God (NOT GUNS) we trust
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Jamie Sanderson ...

Drones Are Corroding Our Nation's Soul
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

When we so disconnect our warriors from the realities of war, what does that do to their souls and to our collective soul? Do we lose sight of the horrible human cost of war? Do we become arrogant in our perce ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strikes in Afghanistan Increase
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

U.N. reports on drone strikes in Afghanistan. The U.N. mission in Afghanistan released its annual report on civilian casualties in Afghanistan on Tuesday, finding a decrease fro ...

Churches under fire for using gun classes as outreach
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Press

December 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Greg Horton ...

DRONE WATCH: Moral and Ethical Concerns
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Catholics discuss moral and ethical concerns about drone warfare. Dennis Sadowski at Catholic News Service has a good summary of the moral and ethical concerns about dro ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Over the U.S.
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Controversy over the domestic use of drones is growing. While we have been focusing on drones as weapons of war – killing by drone – controversy over the domestic use of drones ...

DRONE WATCH: From CIA to Pentagon?
Originally Posted: 02/18/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

Control of the U.S. drone program may move from the CIA to the Pentagon. The U.S. killing by drones in countries other than war zones is run by the CIA. This leads to the secrecy ...

Namibia-Angola War Retrospectives
Originally Posted: 02/20/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

As President Obama prepares to travel to Israel and Palestine, we can hope and pray that models such as the ones found along the Okavango River in Namibia/Angola will inspire local Syrians and Israelis beside ...

Nearly 50 People Murdered in Chicago and No One Gives a *&%^$
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Chicago is weeping from the emotional exhaustion of having to bury too many youth who have been murdered. My city of Chicago, known as the City with Big Shoulders, is now on its k ...

Gun Violence: How Valuable is a Life?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

What about all the images of God erased from our lives and families every year through gun violence in the U.S.? Earlier this month, my friend and colleague,  Richard Twiss , co ...

Lay Down Your Arms and Take a Stand
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

In this fight, the individual with the loaded AK-47 rifle may be only slightly less dangerous than the passive citizen, the average person who may think "something should be done about guns,” but fails to ...

Christians: Gun Violence is Our Issue
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Once we establish that gun violence is "our issue," once we have established solidarity, organization has a platform. Newtown is us, but so is Chicago. A well-known rest ...

DRONE WATCH: The Drone Medal
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

The Pentagon is creating a new medal for drone pilots and others not physically in a war zone. Military medals have historically been given for exceptional bravery in combat. But ...

DRONE WATCH: Brennan Vote Delayed
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

Committee delays confirmation vote on John Brennan while seeking additional drone information. As the drone debate continues, the Senate Intelligence Committee is delaying a confi ...

Out of Control Partisanship
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

Former Senator Dick Lugar speaks of Washington partisanship. Like former Sen. Chuck Hagel, Richard Lugar is a moderate-to-conservative Midwest Republican. Lugar was defeated in a ...

An Ash Wednesday Question
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

“ (Gospel of Matthew 26:47-52) In Luke’s version of the arrest, Jesus tells the disciple  ‘No ...

Mind and Body
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg An extended interview with addiction-recovery worker Jim Balmer. Did you like our March is ...

A Pledge of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors This pledge, which draws on one used by Mahatma Gandhi's independence campaign in India, was used in the U.S. civil righ ...

'A World Without Nuclear Weapons'
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The way to stop is to stop.   HOW MANY NUCLEAR weapons make us "safe"? At the height ...

Guns ... According to Jesus
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

What would God say about gun control? Not in some sort of glib WWJD-type platitude, nor in an entangled concoction of American freedom and Christian theology. And definitely not in a sensationalized proof-text ...

Angry Senators Afraid of Debate
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Press

February 8, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

DRONE WATCH: Drone Strike in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

Drone strike in Pakistan kills seven. The day after the hearing on John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA, U.S. drones were back in action over Pakistan. An attack on Friday in ...

DRONE WATCH: 6 Reasons to Stop Killing by Drones
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Why we should oppose killing by drones. America’s killing by drone program finally became frontpage news this week with the leak of a memo arguing the legality of targeting U.S. c ...

February 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Product

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February 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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U.S. drone strikes are deadly to enemies and innocent victims
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 12:30pm | Type: Press

February 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Shenk ...

Religious coalition takes on the gun lobby
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

February 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones Hit Front Page
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

The publication on Monday of a previously secret Justice Department memo has opened the door for front-page questions about the entire drone program. The publication on Monday of ...

DRONE WATCH: Deliberately Killing U.S. Citizens
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Leaked Justice Department memo justifies drone strikes under certain conditions against American citizens. Editor's Note : DRONE WATCH follows daily developments about d ...

Respect for a Father’s Grief
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

The Second Amendment is not holy writ, and a gun is not God. Far too many Americans have made these created things, these inanimate objects more important than the compassion we ought to have for one another. ...

Pastors, Parents and People of Faith: Game Changers on Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/31/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Giffords at Gun Hearing: 'Be Bold'
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords testifies at gun control hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on gun control in the new Congress this morning. The fir ...

Death in Broad Daylight: A Childhood Memory
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

I applaud the parents who give their children a voice in the public discourse by allowing them to write letters to the president and to their congress members. They have the power to help change our laws and o ...

Arkansas Senate OKs Guns in Churches
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that lifts a ban on carrying concealed weapons in church. The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that lifts a ban on carrying concealed weap ...

Senate Confirms Kerry
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State. The Associated Press reports that the Senate has confirmed John Kerry as Secretary of State with a 94-3 vote. Earlier today, the Fo ...

PHOTOS: Families Affected by Gun Violence March on Washington
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Over the weekend I joined more than 6,000 people in a march for common sense gun control legislation. Over the weekend I joined more than 6,000 people in a march for common sense ...

Obama proposals on gun control align with religious leaders' pleas
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Jerry Filteau ...

DRONE WATCH: Drones in Africa
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

U.S. plans to base surveillance drones in northern Africa. The New York Times reports that the U.S. is preparing to establish a base in northwest Africa so that it can fly ...

The Courage to Reject our Culture of Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Not only have we created a culture of violence, we glorify violence in our movies, television shows, and video games. Even in pro sports, players increasingly settle disagreements on the court or field with ph ...