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PHOTO: Short-term budget fixes and shutdown fears loom once more
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

December 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Sean Winters ...

President Obama Visits Reform Activists In Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

December 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Hola Arkansas ...

Showing Deference to the Rich: 'Affluenza' and 'The House I Live In'
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

I know that God is the only truly just judge. I know that these tales of injustice in the criminal justice system will always be with us. Which is why I’m grateful to the ones who tell the stories, and why I u ...

The Margaret Parker Lecture: 'Whose Movement Are You In? Which Side Are You On?'
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

December 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Pat McCaughan ...

Fast For Families And Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Press

on November 12 in hopes of urging Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Since that time, ... Latino Caucus took part in a 24-hour fast on December 11-12 in support of the activists in D.C. ...

Yearning for the Pleasing 'Bubble' Version
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

“Bubble living” might be delusional, but it expresses deep and serious yearnings. “Bubble living” might be delusional, but it expresses deep and serious yearnings. Take “Champa ...

Tony Campolo Hits Hard On Hot Button Issues
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2013/12/17/tony-campolo-hits-hard-hot-button-issues/ Tony Campolo might rightly ...

Foster Care Resources
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Short Term 12 , an Indie film, explores the issue of foster care through a supervisor working ...

Notes From The Fast For Families Tent
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Angela Maria ... http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2013/12/12/81112/notes-from-the-fast-for-families-tent/ The Fast for Families ...

Demanding More From The Deportation President
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Doorae Shin Ka Leo O Hawaii ...

31 Days Of Fasting Ends With Bread And A Promise To Come Back Next Year
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:26pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Esther Yu-Hsi ... http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/12/12/3056221/fasting-ends-activists-will-be-back/ Rudy Lopez, a faster ...

Pelosi, House Democrats Call On House GOP To Take Action On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:20pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 ... 12: House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) greets Rev. Jim Wallis as she arrives ... of the House, on the steps of the U.S. Capitol December 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Pelosi called on Speaker ...

No, Megyn Kelly, Jesus and Santa Weren't White
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Rather than fight over Santa's and Jesus' race, it might be a good idea to confront the underlying issue of racism in America. Conservative talk show host Megyn Kelly cl ...

Immigration Reform: It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:15pm | Type: Press

December 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Missing Middle: Three Expressions Of Christ I'm Yearning To See In Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Ed Stetzer Christianity Today ...

Advent-Season Fasting By Supporters Of New US Immigration Bill
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Press

December 12, 2013 ... http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6b2c705bf61d6edb1d5e0549d&id=0a255a60e1 On November 12 (2013), ... term fasts, many of them from various religious communities. On November 12 (2013), at the eastern ...

Poverty As A Political Choice
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Press

http://www.holyrood.com/2013/12/poverty-as-a-political-choice/ In his book, The Soul ...

Sierra Clubbers Help Culminate Fast For Families, Join Call For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Press

http://sierraclub.typepad.com/planet/2013/12/sierra-clubbers-help-culminate-fast-for-families-join-call-for-immigration-reform.html At yesterday's event, ...

Why A Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days For Immigrant Families
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Press

December 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Tom Weis ...

This Holiday Season: Fast. Reflect. Pray. Celebrate. Act. Change
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Press

for Families campaign began November 12 with Eliseo Medina and a handful of activists fasting for 22 days. When ...

Theology, Culture, And Miscellany
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Press

December 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Tumbling Theology ...

Need Some Good News? Teen Pregnancy Is Down
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

The decline in teen pregnancy is yet another example of what government, the private sector and faith community, and families can accomplish when they work together. It seems lik ...

Koch Brothers’ Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential su ...

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The Power of Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). In the first book of his trilogy, Naming the Powers: the Language ... blogged about his experience here . Then on Dec. 12, one month after we began, we celebrated the end ...

On Scripture: #firstcenturyproblems (Matthew 1:18-25)
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

As Matthew 1:18-25 demonstrates, today’s poor are more likely to be struggling with #firstcenturyproblems than they are #firstworldproblems, and, in this, they find solidarity with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. ...

'This Little Light of Mine': A Simple Sunday School Song and A Civil Rights Anthem
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

I hadn't known "This Little Light of Mine" was an anthem of the civil rights movement. I hadn't known this little light might shine through simple acts of justice: sitting on a bus, orderin ...

Cuts to Food Stamps Flout Gospel Message
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

In his first Advent address, Pope Francis directed Christians to be guided by the “Magnificat,” Mary’s song of praise for the coming Christ child. She proclaims that God has “lifted up the lowly and filled the ...

Immigration Reform: It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Saying an opening prayer at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C. was both an honor and a blessing for me. The theme of the homily, by my good friend Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, was ...

How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12 percent of the poor do this. ...

Faith Leaders Come Together For An End To Hunger
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 6:21pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News John McCarthy ...

Navarrette: Fasting Leaves A Sour Taste
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:35pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Ruben Navarrette Jr. ...

Ruben Rosario: This Veteran Can Move Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:28pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Ruben Rosario ...

In Capitol's Shadow, A Spotlight On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News JulieAnn McKellogg ...

Fasting And Praying In The Shadows Of The Capitol
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:16pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Weekly Roundup: SCOTUS, Batman, and Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Press

December 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Kira Dault ...

Immigration: New Fasters Join Campaign For Comprehensive Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Ciara Taylor ...

Foster Care for a New Millennium
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Juliet Vedral Christians step up for modern-day "orphans in their distress." I WAS 7 years old when ...

Sacred Medicine
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Farmer How liberation theology can inform public health. TWO OF MY greatest teachers were Latin American ...

Evangelicals: Pray For Boehner On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/05/evangelicals-urge-followers-to-pray-for-boehner-on-immigration-reform/?iref=allsearch The group, which formed ...

Long-term Fasters Hand Over Role In Pursuit Of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Patricia Zapoor ...

Fasting For Families And Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making ... for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making an incredible sacrifice ... to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making ...

Immigration Reform News 2013: Momentum Grows As Immigration Reform Fasts Expand
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Press

- After fasting in the shadows of the Capitol for 22 days since November 12th, today, Dae Joong ...

Medina, Other Immigration Reform Fasters, Step Aside For Reinforcements
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Mark Gruenberg ...

Jim Wallis, Joe Kennedy Begin Fast For Immigration Reform Legislation
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Jessica Martinez ...

Activists End Immigration Fast As Thousands Of Others Take Up The Cause
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

http://www.religionnews.com/2013/12/03/activists-end-fast-immigration-reform-thousands-begin-new-fasts/ Fasting is an effective ...

Activists End Fast Without An Immigration Vote; New Fasters Take Over
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

http://nbclatino.com/2013/12/03/activists-end-fast-without-an-immigration-vote-new-fasters-take-over/ The remaining fasters who ... and marking the official end of the fast didn’t change the reality that 21 1/2 days of three individuals going ... on immigration reform… Three of the initial fasters have been subsisting since Nov. 12 on water alone: Eliseo ...

Rep. Joe Kennedy Joins Immigration Fast
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Press

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/joe-kennedy-immigration-fast-100600.html?hp=r1 The new group of fasters ...

Rep. Joe Kennedy III Joins Immigration Fast
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:39pm | Type: Press

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/03/rep-joe-kennedy-joins-immigration-fast/ Medina's fast will ...