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Unemployment, the Vote, and Hope
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 8:38pm | Type: Blog

Today’s Senate vote on unemployment benefits brings hope to 1.3 million people who dare to hope every day. It is right and good that we stand with the least — ones who have fallen on hard times — in their time ...

Women Photographers Shatter Middle Eastern Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from ... Museum of Fine Arts and headed to other U.S. museums, features the work of 12 women from the Middle East ... said. “The two need each other.” (“She Who Tells a Story” closes in Boston on Jan. 12. The show ...

February 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Product

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February 2014 Sojourners Magazine
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Christians at the Border
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 5:15pm | Type: Product

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In Thailand, US Evangelicals Work to End Prostitution
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

government awarded almost $12 million in funding to nongovernmental organizations in East Asia that run ...

A Fast for Families
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

The Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship was launched on Nov. 12 with core ...

From the Archives: February 1976
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

John Perkins The Dividing Wall in America IN TERMS, America has tried to heal itself. The Civil War took plac ...

Sacking the 'Redsk*ns'
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Peggy Flanagan Just because racism is "tradition" doesn't make it right. I'VE NEVER FELT ...

Round Up the Usual Suspects
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Derrick Boykin "Stop and frisk" is unconstitutional race-based harassment—and it must end. DOMINIC ...

A Prayer for Mandela
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We give thanks for how he turned righteous anger into the power of reconciliation. NELSON MANDELA ...

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

In decades to come, we’ll look back at some norms of today and wonder how we tolerated them. I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madis ...

Boehner Is Said To Back Change On Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:51am | Type: Press

January 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Shear ...

Pope Francis -- Moral Leadership for the Economy
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis brings his deepest values to his understanding of the economy. The economy is meant to serve men and women, to provide a means for them to flourish in the world. Men and women were not created to ...

In Missouri, Oak Scouts Offers an Alternative to the Boy Scouts
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

As the Boy Scouts of America gets ready to admit gay youth, one Missouri organization has already broken away, but not because it favors tradition. As the Boy Scouts of America g ...

The Most Memorable Immigration Moments Of 2013
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 12:36pm | Type: Press

http://voxxi.com/2013/12/27/events-immigration-reform-2013/11/ They were joined by Lisa ... from food, except juice, for 22 days. The fast began on Nov. 12 and it quickly captivated ...

Afghan Street Children Beg for Change
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 12:12pm | Type: Blog

Kabul, Afghanistan, is “home” to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war. ...

The Bible, Bigotry And The Willie Nelson Look
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:37am | Type: Press

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/unreasonablefaith/2013/12/the-bible-bigotry-and-the-willie-nelson-look/ Let’s go further. Jim ...

Immigration Reform Supporters: "Positive Signs" Headed Into 2014
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Press

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-12-30/immigrant-issues/immigration-reform-supporters-positive-signs-headed-into-2014/a36538-1 Supporters of comprehensive ...

2013 Marked Shifts in Views on Social Issues
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

immigrants , or about 12 percent of its 317 million population. Though immigration reform was often ...

Kwanzaa Radio Program Continues 20-Year Tradition of Instilling Values
Originally Posted: 12/27/2013 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

WHQR Public Radio's “A Season’s Griot” has been produced for more than two decades as the only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa radio show in the country. Kwanzaa began Wednesda ...

LISTEN: Jim Wallis and Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black Talk Fasting
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent fast for immigration reform. Listen as Sojourners CEO Rob Wilson-Black asks Jim Wallis about his recent ...

'Duck Dynasty' and the Idolatry of Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

Dynasty marathons on Dec. 24 and 25. (Yes, on Christmas Day you can watch 12 1/2 hours of Duck ...

The Power Of Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/20/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

December 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

PHOTO: The 60 Best Immigration Reform Pictures Of The Year
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 1:54pm | Type: Press

faster Jim Wallis to the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13 Eliseo Medina wheeling faster Jim Wallis to the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13 (fast, Fast ... Eliseo Medina wheeling faster Jim Wallis to the conclusion of the Fast4Families, 12/12/13 fast,Fast ...

The NSA's Need to Know, Your Privacy, and Jesus' Path
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to security. We will always be seeking the better mousetrap to ensnare increasingly stealthy mice, nibbling at our heels. But with each new effort to stave ...

Frank Wolf, Champion of Religious Freedom, Will End Congressional Career
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

Rep. Frank Wolf, one of the loudest and most persistent voices in Congress for the right of people around the globe to practice their religions freely, will not seek an 18th term. ...

7 Faith Stories That Shaped 2013
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

December 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jesse Carey ...

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 ...