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Female Bishops In The UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For The Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 4:59pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Doubly Called: Living (and Accepting) Life as Mom & Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

I've always been one who feels guilty easily, so being a mom and a pastor—and a Lutheran—comes naturally to me. It's silly really, but there are ample opportunities to feel guilty in two of the singu ...

Women Bishops in the UK: All Our Gifts Are Needed For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

The historic Synod vote in York on Monday reminds us that all of our gifts will be needed for the full exercise of the common good I met my wife, Joy Carroll, at Greenbelt, a summ ...

Church of England Approves Women Bishops in Historic Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday the General Synod of the Church of England said “yes” to women bishops. After 20 years of turmoil and angry debate, on Monday ...

Church of England Set to Vote on Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Women’s rights activists greeted with delight signs the Church of England is poised to relent and allow women to be consecrated as bishops. CANTERBURY, England — Women’s rights ac ...

The Play's the Thing
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Doris Bartel How community theater helped change a centuries-old tradition of kidnapping girls for marriage. ...

Pastors Rarely Preach About Domestic Violence Even Though It Affects Countless Americans
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 1:45pm | Type: Press

June 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Antonia Blumberg ...

Chile OKs Some Abortions; LGBT Threats Are Global
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Press

June 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Womens eNews ...

Phil Haslanger: Pondering Churches' Responses To Domestic Violence
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Phil Haslanger ...

Study Finds Majority Of Pastors Are Ill-Equipped To Handle Domestic, Sexual Violence Issues
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:24pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Urban Christian News ...

Survey: Domestic Violence Rarely Addressed
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:20pm | Type: Press

June 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Anglicans Ablaze ...

Morning Roundup 7/2/2014
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer ...

Pastors Do Not Talk About "Domestic Violence" With The Church, Says US Survey
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 4:59pm | Type: Press

June 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Inforgospel ...

Raising Girls In A World Where They Are Less Than Human
Originally Posted: 06/26/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

In learning to love these little girls, I began to ask more and more questions about the place of women in the world, in the church, and in everyday life. I have two daughters. ...

On Domestic Violence, the Church Has a Long Way to Go
Originally Posted: 06/25/2014 - 7:07am | Type: Blog

We need both to develop a theology that can lead survivors of abuse to freedom and safety and to increase the day-to-day knowledge of pastors in the complicated but essential role they have when someone in an ...

Excommunicated Mormon Kate Kelly: 'I've Done Nothing Wrong and Have Nothing to Repent'
Originally Posted: 06/24/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Women’s ordination advocate Kate Kelly said it’s unlikely she will seek rebaptism anytime soon into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which excommunicated her Monday. ...

Despite Tougher Laws, India Can't Shake Rape Culture
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Despite tougher laws against sexual violence, the grisly rape and murder of two teenage girls found hanging from a tree shows India has a long way to go to safeguard women in its male-dominated, socially strat ...

The Overflow
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Women get to choose the life we want, and most of us will choose fountain and flowing, over and over again. … my cup overflows. -Psalm 23 Women have a lot to offer — and ...

Founding Mothers: Remember the Women
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

I love the 4th of July! It’s coming around again quickly, and I’m seriously deciding where I’m going to be based on which city has the best fireworks. I know. It’s a little crazy for someone who preaches about ...

Slavery, Surrogacy, and Society: Making a Future in the Wilderness
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

The 2013 Global Slavery Index reports that nearly 30 million women, children, and men are enslaved around the world today. Their slavery has many forms. ...

At Angelina Jolie-Chaired Summit, Faith Leaders Work to End Sexual Violence
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Religious leaders from across Africa and England came together Wednesday to discuss the role clergy should play in preventing and responding to sexual violence. Religious leaders ...

Maleficent the Feminist? A Cautionary Tale
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

Feminism has always been its own worst enemy when it strives to create women in the image of men rather than encourage women to abandon rivalry with men and seek their flourishing elsewhere. This is a story ab ...

Survey: Four in 10 Americans Support Controversial Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections. ...

As the World Turns
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Some die for choosing, others for not choosing. But they all die because they are women. Rogers was mentally ill, and there is debate about whether it was his illness or a misogynistic culture that caused his ...

Pregnant Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Her Family
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

As a crowd watched outside a courthouse, the family of a pregnant Pakistani woman beat her to death Tuesday because she married the man she loved instead of her cousin. As a crowd ...

Why #NotAllMen Misses the Point
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Let me ask this: When did it become normal to congratulate ourselves for not doing something horrific and degrading? When did it become appropriate to prioritize our reputations over the well-being of others? ...

The Modern-Day Orphans and Widows
Originally Posted: 05/28/2014 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

However, the plight of these two underrepresented and often ignored groups — women and children — has modern impacts. James' assertation that "Religion that God our Fat ...

Megachurch Pastors Leave Reformed Evangelical Network Amid Child Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Two pastors are no longer listed on a Reformed evangelical group’s leadership after a different pastor from their church confessed to covering up sex abuse claims. Two pastors ar ...

United States' National Security Council Condemns Apostasy Sentencing of Sudanese Christian Woman
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim Ishag, a Christian Sudanese woman, was sentenced to be flogged for adultery and to be hanged to death for apostasy because she married a Christian man. Meria ...

Christians Condemn Death Penalty for Sudanese Doctor Accused of Apostasy
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Sudanese Christians have condemned the sentencing of a Christian woman to death by hanging after she married a Christian man. Sudanese Christians have condemned the sentencing of ...

Iranian Women Shed Veils for Facebook Page
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of Iranian women are sending photos of themselves without their hijab, or veil, to a new London-based Facebook page dedicated to allowing them “stealthy freedoms.” Thous ...

Abducting Girls In The Name Of God
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Abducting Girls in the Name of God
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Invoking the name of God to justify human barbarity is a painfully tragic and an ongoing occurrence. If hearing these lies about God breaks our hearts, we can only imagine they must also break the heart of God ...

English Fashion Designer Launches Updated Clerical Line for Women
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

A London-trained fashion designer has launched a new range of clerical wear for women in the Church of England. A London-trained fashion designer has launched a new range of cleri ...

Stripping Away the Stigma: Christian Ministries Help Women Escape Sex Industry
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

The smoke, the loud music, and the smell of perfumes trigger uncomfortable memories for Polly Wright. The smoke, the loud music, and the smell of perfumes trigger uncomfortable me ...

Lisa Sharon Harper Urges Prayer To #UpliftNigeria
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News KineticsLive.com ...

Nuns Say They Will Continue Dialogue Despite Vatican Criticisms
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

The American nuns who were publicly scolded by the Vatican’s top doctrinal official for disobedience and promoting unorthodox beliefs have rejected the criticisms. The American nu ...

Who is Allah? #BringBackOurGirls
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Boko Haram’s abduction of these innocent girls is the bastardization of Islam because it is the bastardization of Allah. To justify abducting and selling young girls into slavery in the name of Allah is to red ...

Vatican Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican issued an urgent appeal Thursday for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The Vatican issued an urgen ...

Indonesian Woman Gang-raped, Faces Caning for Adultery
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

Islamic religious police in Indonesia plan to publicly flog a 25-year-old widow and a married man for adultery after vigilantes gang-raped her as punishment for having extramarital sex, according to media repo ...

Nigerian Cardinal: Schoolgirls' Abduction Is Shameful
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

The kidnapping of 300 teenage schoolgirls by the Islamist group Boko Haram has shamed Nigeria, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan said Wednesday. The kidnapping of 300 teenage sch ...

Vatican Defends Record on Sexual Abuse to UN Panel
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has effectively addressed the “worldwide scourge” of clerical sexual abuse over the past decade and promoted the reporting of allegations to both church and legal authorities, a United Nations pane ...

I Believe You: Sexual Violence and the Church (eBook)
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Product

Catherine Woodiwiss Jim Wallis Sojourners Editors ...

Seeking Greater Equality, Indian Women Turn to Unexpected Source: Shariah Courts
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Khatoon Shaikh had no formal education, never worked outside the home, and lived in the kind of neighborhood that many people might call a slum. Khatoon Shaikh had no formal educa ...

Vatican Could Face Flood of Torture-related Abuse Lawsuits
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican could face a wave of new sexual abuse claims dating back decades if a United Nations inquiry finds that the Roman Catholic Church has violated an international treaty against torture and inhuman tr ...

Sermon: In the Breaking — #bringbackourgirls
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Listen to our cry. Listen to our sorrow. May God warm the hearts of the kidnappers and those who have purchased the girls. The first time I heard the news about the 270 Nigerian s ...

The Passion of Relisha Rudd
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 6:35pm | Type: Blog

The first ominous sign that the Relisha Rudd case was slipping from the local Washington, D.C. imagination was when the police alert signs posted on the roads into the city had their messages changed, or were ...

WATCH: Dule Hill, Steve Carell, Seth Meyers Join Fight Against Sexual Assault in New PSA
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 7:29am | Type: Blog

As part of yesterday's announcement of new initiatives to combat sexual assault on college campuses, the administration released this public service announcement, joining forces with leading actors Benici ...

Biden Announces New Efforts to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Today Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of new initiatives aimed at addressing sexual violence on college campuses and launched NotAlone.gov — a website that pools campus reporting data and points bo ...

Nigerian Christians Begin Three-day Fast After Schoolgirls Kidnapped
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Christians began a three-day prayer and fasting period after Islamist Boko Haram militants kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria and desperate parents joined the search in a remote forest. ...