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Letting Reconciliation's Challenge Change Us
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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More Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

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Baby Steps as We Crawl Toward Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

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Obama, Perkins, Palin, and a Plea for Christian Civility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

in showing honor, even when we disagree. Romans 12:10 Treasured people, treasure other people, ... not only from the Government, but Religious Leaders as well? (11Thess-2-3-12) Sad thing when he died ...

A New Moment Dawning
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

to fight poverty. A new moment is dawning. Four years ago, Call to Renewal conducted a 12-day “Rolling ...

A Responsibility to Care
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Mike Huckabee talks about children, poverty, and the role of government. When thousands of people ...

The Right Thing to Do
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis John Edwards explains why poverty is an issue we can do something about. Sen. John Edwards came t ...

Vote Out Poverty
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves From election rhetoric to real change. With Election Day looming, political rhetori ...

A Problem of Riches
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins Why concentrated wealth and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us are not only bad for our economy but threate ...

Changing Our Minds
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frances Moore Lappe Five myths that stand in the way to overcoming poverty. During each of this century’s firs ...

Many Mansions
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Liebowitz Rossi Theological schools and seminaries are changing the ways they prepare their students for our increasingly multirelig ...

New Life from an Old Hymn
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra, Florida, is the kind of church ...

An Historic Speech
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

of Living God! (11Thess-2-2-12) All we hear on these threads is Judgment, Hate, Falsehood, Condemnation, ... Glory, Peace Honour, and Power? (Malachi-3-6-12) Don't blame members of the Government ... in their Church! (James-5-1-7) (Rev-3-15-20) (Jude-12) These are spots in your feasts of Charity, when ...

Reconciliation's Challenge for New Monastic Communities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

(Vonetta) was 12 years old, I emigrated from Guyana to Bed-Stuy, one of the poorest and most violent ... counterparts. One of the 12 marks of New Monasticism is the "lament for racial divisions within the church ... needs to actively seek reconciliation. Another of the 12 marks is to relocate "to the abandoned ...

Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"Vote Out Poverty! Vote Out Poverty!" shouted the diverse group of clergy and faith leaders as they marched in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, at our ecumenical public witness event last October. ...

A Cleveland Original
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a Cleveland original. Stephanie never cared about &ldquo;style points.&rdquo; She only cared about passing public policy that served the common good. ...

Rev. Otis Moss on Prophetic Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Somebody came up to me in Denver and said, "At the Democratic Convention of 2008, faith is cool!" That is indeed a big change from recent years. Somebody came up to me i ...

Fannie Lou Hamer's America, 44 Years Later (by Burns Strider)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I am overwhelmed at the historic nature of what's happening this week, and it's important that we all think about this. It's important for me as a Mississippian. I ...

A 'Postmodern Negro' Perspective on Not Voting
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. Not with any messia ...

Putting Some Labor Back in Labor Day Weekend Services
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Labor Day weekend is often a slow time for congregations. Members are attending family gatherings. Parents are getting children ready for school. Labor Day weekend is often a slow ...

The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...

'People of Faith Challenge Democrats'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

for any baby! and I wouldn't call 1.2 million abortions per year (down from 1.6 million in recent ...

Bishop Charles Blake's Remarks at DNC Interfaith Service
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Excerpt from Bishop Charles Blake&rsquo;s remarks at the Interfaith Forum, Sunday, August 24, 2008, Denver, Colorado:</p> Excerpt from Bishop Charles Blake’s remarks at ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...

Minor Party Pros and Cons
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

If you're among the growing number of voters who are disenchanted with both major parties, you may be considering a move to a third party. You're not alone. If you' ...

Why Faith at the Conventions Matters
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Posted by: Lord Voldemort | Posted by: Lord Voldemort | August 26, 2008 12:41 PM ...

A Pop-Star Pastor's Public Fall and the Christian Cult of Celebrity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

to probe deep inside ourselves to understand why we would rather lie then tell the truth. We have 12 step ... Donald | August 26, 2008 12:29 AM Big guy, what do you think of Pat Robertson's association ... to probe deep inside ourselves to understand why we would rather lie then tell the truth. We have 12 step ...

Mal-Engagement, Disengagement, and Wise Engagement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

26, Posted by: Don | August 26, 2008 10:12 AM Was that comment necessary, big guy? Don - I ... 2008 10:12 AM Was that comment necessary, big guy? Don - I am off this thread. The last time ...

Talismans and Tokens
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> I'm not much for talismans or religious tokens in the usual sense ...

A Multicultural Witness Against the 'Homogenous Unit Principle' (part 2, by Jin S. Kim)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[...<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/a-multicultural-witness-agains.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [... continued from pa ...

Death of Zambia's President -- and Zimbabwe's Negotiations
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

On Aug. 19, 2008, Zambia President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa died. His death was a loss not only to his nation but to the region. He was outspoken about the situation in Zimbabwe. On ...

Two Questions of a Soon-to-be Immigrant
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In a few weeks, I will make a life-changing journey. After 33 years of living in Northern Ireland, and for very good reasons, I am about to become an immigrant. In a few weeks, I ...

An International Day of Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God" (Matthew 5:9).</em></p> "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they s ...

A Multicultural Witness Against the 'Homogenous Unit Principle' (Part 1, by Jin S. Kim)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I am grateful for CNN's special report, "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/black.in.america/">Black in America</a>," as well as the subsequent <a href="http ...

Changing the Backyard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

My two boys have an alley for a backyard. My two boys have an alley for a backyard. Luke (9) and Jack (5) are thoroughly urban kids, but I watched them, these past two weeks, fall ...

Race at the Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I can't go anywhere these days without hearing about the Olympics ("Michael Phelps this, Michael Phelps that." Thank God my friend finally told me who Michael Phelps is). ...

'The Jungle' in Postville Affects Us All
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Simply math shows that with the current unemployment numbers, if we deported all 12+ million illegal ... 2008 12:32 PM Thanks for the encouragement! We have gone through this before and I believe ... the INS and the US Dept of Labor. With a minimum of 12 million jobs being held by deportable illegals ...

A Look at Mary in August
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." Jesus (Matthew 12:28): "But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." Philip (Acts 8:12 ... 2008 12:29 PM "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." Another version says ...

Something is Brewing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The combined outcome of events happening at the moment is hard to predict, but something is brewing in the southern African region around the issue of Zimbabwe. The combined outco ...

Working Against Torture
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Torture is a moral issue. On Sept. 11-12, 2008, in Atlanta, Georgia, Christians will be sharing ... the terrorists...our rule of law. Posted by: Bradley | August Posted by: Bradley | August 19, 2008 12:07 AM ... August 20, 2008 12:57 PM Many who have spoken out have been threatened. OK - I understand this - ...

Fear and Fun on a Fellowship Field Trip
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been on lots of roads trips, but none of them compare to <a href="http://www.thewalnuthillsfellowship.org/">The Walnut Hills Fellowship's</a> weekend journey to Chicago. ...

Is This Really America?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Wednesday's <em>New York Times</em> gives a shocking description of the death of Hiu Liu Ng, also known as Jason Ng. Cause of death? Wednesday's New York T ...

A Step Forward on Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Abortion is a moral issue, felt deeply on all sides of the debate. That debate has also been deeply divisive, becoming a "third rail" of American politics. Abortion is a ...

Edwards: 'I Sin Every Day'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

And as any 12-stepper will tell you, the beginning of the healing process is admitting that you've made ...

Wedge Issues (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As we draw closer to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/us/politics/21church.html">candidate forum at Saddleback Church</a>, I've had several conversations with clergy on ...

China Bars Olympian and Darfur Activist from Attending Summer Games
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Looks like Joey Cheek -- a winter Olympics medalist who co-founded the organization Team Darfur to protest the genocide incited by the regime in Khartoum -- will not be going to Beijing in support ...

Will an Apology for Slavery Lead to Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

of the Christian-oriented 12-Step recovery program bring some understanding: 8) Made a list of all persons we have ... of the Christian-oriented 12-Step recovery program bring some understanding:" The 12-step program isn't ...

Another Religious Swing Vote
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

One of the stories I first heard on my recent visit to Australia was about what helped swing the vote last November to Kevin Rudd, the new Labor prime minister. One of the stories ...

A Bias Against Sunday Segregation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

American churches are still segregated, and it is the way most of us&mdash;regardless of our race&mdash;would like to keep it. American churches are still segregated, and ...

Prophetic Distance and the Perils of Picking a Winner
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

distance to speak the truth (see 2 Samuel 12 and Esther 8). Insecure and unwise leaders will seek ...