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Video and Petition: A Prayer and Pledge for President-elect Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://go.sojo.net/campaign/prayerandpledge?source=act_0811_pledge_bc"></a>Dear Mr. President-elect Obama:</p> <p>I want personally to offer you my prayers a ...

Vote in Sojourners' Election Issues Poll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners is interested in hearing about the issues you care most about in this historic election. Take the quick poll and find out how others voted as well.</p> Sojourner ...

Still Hungry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This weekend I found myself irritable, tired, and hungry. Not hungry for food, but with an ache in my spirit. A burdensome kind of discontent not easily soothed by quick fixes.</p> ...

Religion in the Race for the White House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As part of my coverage of the <a href="http://www.aarweb.com">American Academy of Religion</a>'s annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for ...

Fasting for Immigrant Justice this Election Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Activists, evangelical Christians, and Catholic Workers have joined in a hunger strike in downtown Los Angeles to expose the plight of immigrants in the United States and to motivate 1 million peop ...

My Prayer for Election Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks. On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks. We should thank God for the m ...

Seeking Reconciliation Before and After the Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

As the 2008 presidential campaign draws to a close, I've become increasingly less concerned about the specific outcome of election night and more concerned by what we will have positioned ourselves ...

Fighting Tears as the Election Approaches
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have been fighting tears for the past few days. And as Tuesday draws closer it becomes harder and harder to keep those tears at bay. I have been fighting tears for the past few ...

Why Mavis is Voting
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a building called The Festival Center. I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a buil ...

An Iraq Veteran's Ambivalent Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

if they choose to. According to the LA Times, According to the LA Times, there are at least 12 state ... there are at least 12 state in which convicted felons who have been released can vote. On the individual level ...

What Would Yoder Do?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Since Mennonite theologian and ethicist John Howard Yoder's death in 1997, I have often wondered what he would have said about the events of these past eleven years. Since Me ...

What's at Stake
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis 10 issues to consider in casting a ballot. With perhaps the most consequential election of any of o ...

Nightmare on Wall Street
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Wall Street's collapse is the logical consequence of the economic philosophy that governs America. ...

Audio: Conversation with a Swing State Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the faith and politics of a swing state pastor. Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the ...

Confessions of an Alternative Voter
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I'm pretty sure I have more sympathy for <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane and his treatment of what I'll call "alternative voting"</a> (pr ...

Jesus is not an Essene nor a Herodian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

If you care about peace, justice, the common good, poor people, the environment, genocide, war, peoples' health, human life or general wellbeing, come hell or high water, you are going to vote on N ...

Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3293">Shane Claibor ...

Not Voting is Irresponsible, Not Less Responsible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Shane,</p> Dear Shane, Your recent post is helpful, well-written, and - While I disagree, I very much While I disagree, I very much respect the viewpoi ...

Why I Believe Christians Should Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it. Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it. I am so thankful for you and everybody who is asking the question of how to ...

Back to the Future with Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

to 12.5 in 2007 The number of Americans without health care increases by 5.9 million between 2001 ...

Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "w ...

Be Not Afraid
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

(Romans 12:17-21) I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without ... of 12. A West African regional court ruled Monday that the government of Niger had failed to protect Mani ... sparrows." Luke 12:4-7 I don't think the choice is which candidate to fear - we should fear neither ...

Voting as Damage Control
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Every day I am asked how I will be voting.</p> Every day I am asked how I will be voting. Principled Christian non-voters and secular anarchists have written to urge a p ...

An International Challenge for Christians to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

If you're a Christian who has given up on politics this year and decided not to vote, do that which is honorable. Go to Joppa and find a ship bound for Tarshish. If you' ...

James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

James Dobson, you owe America an apology. James Dobson, you owe America an apology. The fictional letter released through your Focus on the Family Action organization, titled &q ...

Tutu on the Election's Dangerous Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers b ...

Seeking the Heart of God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I have had a simple prayer on my heart of late -- "God, break my heart for the things that break yours." This past Saturday and Sunday I spent the weekend with Pastor Mike Slaughter at Ginghamsbur ...

Pagan Rituals in Broad Daylight
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I recently saw a promo piece on The History Channel for their sh ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

Everyone Is Called to Serve
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

a commission we all share (Acts 7:49, 20:32, Rom. 15:2, 1 Cor. 14:12, 1 Thess. 5:11, Jude 1:20). While our ...

Spreading the Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:10-12 (in Context) ... Proverbs 28:18-20 (in Context) Proverbs 28 (Whole Chapter) 12. Proverbs 28:22 A stingy man ... 12:44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything-all she ...

Fireproof Marriages?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

contains vv 25-33 as well as vv 22-24), and Mark 10:10-12, with its suggestion that women have the power ... and Mark 10:10-12, with its suggestion that women have the power to end a marriage, all suggest that other ...

'A Movement Requires Sacrifice'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The word "movement" is in the air these days. The word "movement" is in the air these days. Many of the leading causes of our times want to be "movements. ...

Joe the Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

that violate these rules of conduct. (Proverbs 12:18)"). Christianity is not competitive but cooperative. ...

Fighting Predatory Lending in Ohio
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

billion industry in America Average borrower takes out 12-13 loans a year.. 300,000 people stuck ... be enough competition so that one would have a choice between 31%, 25%, 12%, 2% or interest-free, as some ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

but they are not "non-negotiables" for anyone else. It's time for each of us to make up our own list in these next 12 days. Make ... but they are not "non-negotiables" for anyone else. It's time for each of us to make up our own list in these next 12 days. Make ... in high places." Ephesians 6:12. Although the modern for-profit corporation may not have been ...

The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Nevertheless, Romans 12 provides a helpful context which reminds us that Christians are not to conform ...

An InterVarsity Chapter Shifts Focus from the Campus Booth to the Voting Booth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Max Kuecker was a devoted member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IV) on Northwestern's campus in the mid 90's. It provided faith, fellowship, support, and friends. One thing, however, ...

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners ...

Listening to the Black Church Tradition on Voting and Hope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the black Baptist church where I worship every Sunday, it's no surprise that Republicans don't own the evangelical vote. In the black Baptist church where I worship e ...

Another Sign of the End
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The conversation we have on <a href="http://www.godspolitics.com">God's Pol ...

Different but Equal?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Corinthians 16:19, Philemon 1:2, and 2 John 1:1); deacons (Romans 16:1); teachers of the gospel (Acts 18:26); ... 16:12). Paul calls others to submit to Stephanas' entire household (1 Corinthians 16:15-16), ... Book (i.e. 1662) Communion Service, for which the Epistle is Philippians 1:2. It is Paul's ...

Jim Cramer's Wallis' Mad Money
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>My stock pick for the day? Hormel, the makers of Spam. Since May, Spam has been reporting reco ...

Letter to the Man Who Yelled at Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

12 years ago I Jeannie, 12 years ago I watched young men in a car pass a bus stop on the main ... 12 years ago I Jeannie, 12 years ago I watched young men in a car pass a bus stop on the main ...

Seeing Immigration Through Biblical Spectacles
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

on several occasions in search of food (Genesis 12:10; 26:1; 41:57; 42:6; 43:1-7). The story of Ruth ... the stranger" or the alien (Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9). Jesus commanded his followers to welcome people who had no social standing, such as the poor, the sick, and the outsider (Luke 14:12-14). Now ...

Party for Your Right to Fight Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, a number of "awareness days" fall on the calendar-October 16 was World Food Day, today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17-19 are the Millenium Development Gr ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

Put the 'Labor' Back in Secretary of Labor (Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A., Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

In 1941, Perkins had 1,500 investigators in the field visiting 12 percent of the country's workplaces ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

Lewis and McCain: When Heroes Collide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, after his plane was shot down over Hanoi in Vietnam, an injured McCain parachuted into a lake. John McCain is an American hero. In 1967, ...