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British Churches Push for a Fair Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Get Fair, a Unit ...

Re-Rooting Ourselves in God
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Being vessels of that perfect love that casts out fear. With many more Americans struggling to pa ...

A Pre-Consumption Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>"Consumption" isn't a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer eco ...

A Texas Procession for Life
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

In his 1995 encyclical <em>The Gospel of Life</em>, Pope John Paul II wrote, "Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent. In his ...

Protesting Injustice and Celebrating Memories at the Gates of the SOA
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

This past weekend I road-tripped with my housemates, the Sojourners interns, from Washington, D.C., to the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia. This past weekend I road-tripped with my ...

A Time for Giving Thanks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

receives as a son or daughter (Hebrews 12:6-12). May His will be done. Jim, why don't you lead ... everyone whom he receives as a son or daughter (Hebrews 12:6-12). May His will be done. Jim, why ...

The Short But Significant Life of Brenden Foster
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

This entry is dedicated to Brenden Foster and to all -- in ways seen or unseen -- who seek to live their lives with grace, compassion, and generosity. This entry is dedicated to B ...

My Day on the Hugo Chavez Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Tonight, PBS's Frontline will air "<a title="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hugochavez/" href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hugochavez/">The Hug ...

Win a Trip to Africa in the Sojourners and World Vision Filmmaker Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/filmmaker"></a>Sojourners and World Vision need your help to promote the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;it ...

A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

there was a boy who was 12 or so participating in the All Tribes Sweat Lodge ceremony. It was completely dark ... there was a boy who One time there was a boy who was 12 or so participating in the All Tribes Sweat Lodge ...

What If All Churches Treated Women as Jesus Did?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

should know that there were more apostles recorded than the original 12. As well, there were women ... should know that there were more apostles recorded than the original 12. As well, there were women ... should know that there were more apostles recorded than the original 12. As well, there were women ...

Thinking Thankfully About Money
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When you are giving thanks this week, why not give thanks for money? Sound crass? It shouldn ...

Share Your Dreams: Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America, Part 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

for prayer because she said her 12-year-old son wanted to kill himself. Another gentleman came forward along ...

Hate Crimes, Racist Incidents Escalate After Obama's Election
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/photos/8/85a10c0c-9e7b-4486-8061-23d8ed3a444b.html?SITE=ALANN&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT"></a></p> ...

Give Thanks in All Circumstances
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Imagine. You pack up your family, your kin, and tribe, leave th ...

God's Spirit is for Everybody: Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America, Part 3
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=4027">continued from part 2</a>] [<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/romal-tune-joel-sermon">read all four parts</a> ...

A South African Role Model of Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Since the historic election of Nov. 4, I have been part of discussions with college students and faith-based institutions that have experienced racial tension and intolerance on their campuses. ...

I Am a Predatory Borrower
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Sen. Gramm has been credited with coining the term "preda ...

A Second Bretton Woods?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Twenty heads of state descended upon Washington this past weekend to discuss the global financia ...

Video: How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Credit Cards
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The word "plastic" means "anything which can be easily shaped or sculpted" (actually, an even older meaning is "sculptor") The word " ...

Overcoming Shame: Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3975">continued from part 1</a>] [<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/romal-tune-joel-sermon">read all four parts</a> ...

Ethnic Cleansing in Orissa: India's Persecuted Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In India, the world's largest democracy, <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Sunday_Specials/The_Audacity_of_Hope/articleshow/3690305.cms">millions applauded the recent U.S. ...

Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States. All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday af ...

Audio: Biblical Redistribution of Wealth -- What You Think You Own is Not Yours
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In this clip, taken from a Nov. 2 sermon, Pastor Efrem talks about the implications of the comma ...

Do Detroit and the Big Three Automakers Have a Prayer?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> My hometown of Detroit was on the front pages of the New ...

Addicted to the Streets
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own. Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neg ...

Paul's Teaching on Women in Context
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

to which the Greek word authentein applied (1 Timothy 2:11-12). The moral principle is not silencing ... of women, provided that their leadership was neither domineering nor abusive (1 Timothy 2 :12); that those ... of women, provided that their leadership was neither domineering nor abusive (1 Timothy 2 :12); " ...

Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

75,000 people were killed in the Salvadoran Civil War, which ripped the country apart for 12 years. ...

Is the Dream Fulfilled? Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Where have all the prosperity preachers gone? It seems like only yesterday when we were hearing about prosperity preachers and messages about God pouring out financial blessing. ...

How the Big Three Automakers Could Test Better Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I am a follower of Jesus. As such, I understand God to have a special concern for the poor and marginalized of society. I am a follower of Jesus. As such, I understand God to have ...

Happy Birthday Sojourner Truth!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>On this day in 1797, Isabella Baumfree (<a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0109&amp;article=010923">Sojourner Truth</a>) was born ...

Obama's Promise to Close Guantanamo and the Value of Your Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

with killing a human life just because it is convenient? 1.2 million babies in the US were killed last year. ... exactly did Bush do? My mistake, I meant of the My mistake, I meant of the 1.2 million abortions ...

Father Roy Bourgeois Faces Excommunication for Support of Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

"I know you know what you're doing," Janice Sevre-Duszynska told Father Roy Bourgeois when he agreed to co-preside and give the homily at her ordination Mass, "but do you know what you' ...

Back to Square One in Zimbabwe and the 'Obama Effect' in South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Sunday, Nov. Sunday, Nov. 9, regional leaders (SADC) held an emergency meeting aimed at resolving the political crisis in Zimbabwe 'once and for all.' The meeting could ...

After Court Loss, City of Orlando Seeks to Develop Park Where Groups Feed Homeless
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?author=42">I have written many times from and about what I call the sacred circle at Lake Eola Park</a>. ...

Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day' with 'Make Something Day'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Americans head for the shopping malls for a ritual known as Black Friday, called such as it's a day when many retailers move from the red (losses) into th ...

Our Children's 'Audacity of Hope'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord (audacity of hope, Barack Obama, change, Children, Educatio ...

Is America the Promised Land or Egypt?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

That's a start, but you might want to research a bit deeper. So the 12 million plus So the 12 ... than that. And I don't think the current laws are enforceable. The evidence? 12+ million who ...

Obama: The Power of a Precedent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. In the early 1960s, it was a vibrant, t ...

Obama: Get Two for the Price of One on the Economy and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Obama,</p> President-elect Obama, You need a smart, elegant "signature initiative" that will solve many problems at once. Green For All rec ...

The Big Shift: Latino Evangelical Voters
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, <a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=Soj0804" href="../../../index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=Soj0804">Latino evange ...

Don't Take the Bush-Obama Handshake for Granted
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents. The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and ...

Seeing the Election Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.</p> Wat ...

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Christians for Bibilical Equality's statement on "<a title="http://www.cbeinternational.org/new/about/biblical_equality.shtml" href="http://www.cbeinternational.org/new/about/biblic ...

The World Responds to Obama's Victory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Leaving O'Hare airport on the afternoon of election day, I was somewhere near Greenland on a flight to Europe when the captain announced the results. Leaving O'Hare airp ...

Obama's Victory and Middle East Democracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

and 12..."Washington has repeatedly opposed Israeli occupation of Palestinian land since 1967 and has called for its ... and 12..."Washington has repeatedly opposed Israeli occupation of Palestinian land since 1967 and has called for its ...

Scapegoating Sarah Palin
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Let me <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1998">repeat myself.</a></p> Let me repeat myself. While many conservatives have kno ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

The Upside to the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The first line in Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two ...

Campaign Community Organizers as the Foundation for Future Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As a volunteer in the Obama campaign, I was constantly amazed at my fellow volunteers of all ages, races, and economic groups. As a volunteer in the Obama campaign, I was constant ...