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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 ...

'Fast For Families' Grows As Advocates Starve For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/fast-for-families_n_4379084.html?ir=Latino+Voices&utm_hp_ref=latino-voices "We have a broken ... The fast has gained high-profile support since it began on Nov. 12 with Eliseo Medina of the Service ...

'Fast 4 Families' Moves To Next Phase As New Fasters Take The Mantle
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Press

http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/12/03/fast-4-families-moves-to-next-phase-as-new-fasters-take-the-mantle/ Jim Wallis, the founder ...

Fasters For Immigration Reform Pass Torch To New Group
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

December 3, 2013 Sojo in the News ABC News Radio ...

New Activists Continue Fast For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:11pm | Type: Press

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/12/03/immigration-reform-fast/3863227/ "This fast has ... to citizenship for the 12 million people living illegally in the United States. The four activists — Cristian ...

AAPI Activists Fast For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 2:02pm | Type: Press

http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/archive/2013/12/aapi-activists-fast-immigration-reform After 22 continuous days ... They had abstained from all food since November 12, and vowed to fast until they could no longer physically ...

New Hope For Migrant Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

December 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Nowicki ...

Revealing an Often Unseen New York City
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

From school to dance class to home, Dasani feels the weight of poverty and an unstable family. “She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside he ...

Beyond the Dreamer
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Gar Alperovitz As the country marks Martin Luther King Jr.'s 85th birthday, a veteran activist explains why it would be a mistake to ...

One Church, One Body
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

12 Years a Slave. The compelling story about Solomon Northup—a free man from New York who ... that 12 Years a Slave “isn’t the first movie about slavery in the United States—but it may be the one ...

Fast for Families: Reflections from Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 6:27pm | Type: Blog

deeper — as we all fast and pray. Dec. 9, 9 a.m.: On November 12, I had the honor ...

On Being a Child of the Freedom Struggles
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

The African National Congress and the South African church movement were calling for divestment and sanctions against the South African apartheid regime — even though it would but additional burdens on ordinar ...

Fast for Families: Joining the Spiritual Battle for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

to the floor. Since Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and labor leaders have been fasting to inspire members ...

It's Been a Whirlwind of World-Changing Work
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

a pre-screening for faith leaders of the film 12 Years a Slave . The screening was followed by a rich panel ... the panelists began by highlighting a series of blog posts on 12 Years a Slave . Many ongoing ...

Fasting For Biblical Justice
Originally Posted: 12/06/2013 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

indicated that “all people on earth will be blessed through [Abraham]” (Gen. 12:3b). This is a promise ...

Fasting for Families and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

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 ... on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making an incredible sacrifice to remind our ...

Fast for Families: Voters in Steve King’s District Thank Immigration Fasters
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

As the least productive Congress in history begins to wind down its first legislative session, immigration reform is coming to a boil, and Steve King’s own constituents overwhelmingly support immigration refor ...

Activists End Immigration fast as Thousands of Others Take up the Cause
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

Sapped by three weeks of a water-only diet, three activists for immigration reform ended their fasts Tuesday with a morsel of bread blessed by a priest and “passed the fast on” to others who hope to keep atten ...

I Am the Immigrant
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

After nearly 10 years in the U.S., my husband and I have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on paperwork and travel to keep our visas current. We have been retina scanned and fingerprinted; we ha ...

My Journey Through Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Fear, anxiety, and secrecy marked the roughly year and a half I received federal food stamps. I tried never to let those around me see me using the food stamp card, and certainly wouldn’t have ever told my ext ...

A New Look at Giving Tuesday: More Give to Religion Than Realize It
Originally Posted: 12/03/2013 - 7:20pm | Type: Blog

This is Giving Tuesday, when nonprofits of every stripe hope to attract some of the billions of dollars to be spent during the Hanukkah and Christmas season. This is  Giving Tues ...

Advent A Time To Hope--And Fast--For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Gabriel Salguero ...

Remembering The Martyr Of Black Friday (Why I Will Not Shop Today)
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Eric Folkerth ...

On Thanksgiving Day, Not Everybody Worries About Overeating
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:12pm | Type: Press

November 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

'The Grandmother Locked In The Bedroom:' A Native American Perspective On History, Immigration, And Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Press

November 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Feast With Your Family This Thanksgiving; Then Fast With Us Next Week -- For Families In Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 11:41am | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Fast for Families: Day 18 — Fasting While Others Feast
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

I moved into the fasting tent Wednesday morning, Day 16 of my Thanksgiving Fast4Families, where the best part has been the fellowship and the discipline of silence. ( Editors Note:  On Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and labor ...

Feast with Your Family this Thanksgiving; Then Fast with Us Next Week -- for Families in Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

The debate about immigration reform has been very productive in America over these past several years. And that debate has been won — by those who favor a common sense agenda for reform. ...

Pope Francis Lays Out a Blueprint for His Papacy in 'Evangelii Gaudium'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Laying out a blueprint for the issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis on Tuesday issued a biting critique of capitalism, calling on world leaders to fight against poverty and for the rich to ...

Please Hear Those of Us Who Can't
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

In my naivety I believed that adult-onset hearing loss could be countered by a good hearing aid, allowing the user to have comprehension close to that of a person with “normal” hearing. That misguided belief w ...

Heartbreak and Hope in Miami
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The film "Documented" never flinches from the raw story of Jose Antonio Vargas' coming out as an undocumented immigrant after winning the Pulitzer Prize. Last week ...

Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan No Match for Real-life Islamophobia
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

When Marvel Comics announced the debut of its latest superhero — a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim from Jersey City, N.J. — it was correctly seen as a positive development. ...

Shop Early, Shop Often
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rod Anderson ...

'We Are Going To Win' Says Vice President Biden To Group Fasting For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Sandra Lilley ...

Biden Visit To Fast For Immigration Activists
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Luis Alonso Lugo ...

Day 13 and 14: Fasting Is Our Cross
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Day 12 was holy ground for me — a crossroads. I woke ... Mall.) Day 13. 11/24/13. 12:17p.m. ET Entering day 13 of my  #Fast4Families . Day 12 ... a part of for 12 days and asked to move into the tent, with one condition: I be able to drink V8 juice. I ...

Stop Duane Buck's Execution
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Twenty-seven evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:58pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Christians Fast For US Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Press

November 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Trimmer ...

Visiting The Fast For Families In Support Of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:31pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Cecilia Munoz ...

The Immigrants And Their Allies Continue Expanding The Pressure Until You Achieve The Reform Immigration
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:17pm | Type: Press

November 14, 2013 Sojo in the News El Lider USA ...

In Search of the Real Alec Baldwin
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Is Alec Baldwin a raging (literally) homophobe or is he a decent guy protecting his family and neighbors? Or, are we in the presence of scapegoating? Alec Baldwin was caught on ...

Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

to antiretrovirals, it should be possible—with proper funding and sustained political commitment—to treat 12 million ...

Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters (eBook Shorts)
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Product

Jim Wallis Who was Jesus? Why did he come? Some ...

Faith Leaders Protest Race In Sentencing
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 5:13pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

My Unexpected Meeting with the President of the United States
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Pastor gets a surprise White House invitation to discuss immigration with the president. It was past 10 on a Sunday night in Spokane. The wedding was over and I was sitting in the ...