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Religious Rights Watchdog Pushes to Add Pakistan, Syria to List of Worst Offenders
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

One of the nation’s leading — and official — champions of religious freedom implored the Obama administration to add Pakistan and Syria to the list of nations that most egregiously violate religious rights. ...

The Age Of Evangelicalism, By Steven P. Miller
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Edward Blum ...

We Are In A Crisis -- A Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News The Rev. Dr. William Barber II ...

You're Smart Enough To Change The World, Not Just Run It
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Press

May 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Lillian Cunningham ...

Piety And Public Life
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:24pm | Type: Press

May 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Jack Heppner ...

Executive Director
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

May 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Financial Planning ...

Immigration Reform: Now Is The Time
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

May 16, 2014 Sojo in the News David Gushee ...

Change The World Event Reaches Five-Year Milestone
Originally Posted: 05/22/2014 - 1:57pm | Type: Press

May 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Sidney Daily News ...

House Considers a Prayer Plaque at WWII Monument; Interfaith Coalition Says 'No'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

An interfaith coalition has again asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. An interfaith coalition has ag ...

Muslim and Anti-Muslim Groups Go to War in Bus, Print Ads
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

A public opinion war on Middle East politics is playing out this spring in new advertising campaigns on public buses and in newspapers. A public opinion war on Middle East politic ...

How Brown v. Board of Education Still Shapes Our Religious Life
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Not long ago, I visited Topeka, Kan., to teach at one of those grand old mainline churches that got caught in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education. Not long ago, I visited ...

In Memory of Dr. Vincent Harding, a 'Prophetic Voice for Justice and Vigorous Nonviolence'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2014 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

Dr. Vincent Harding, a theologian, historian, author, and civil right activist, died at 5:11 p.m. on Monday at the age of 82. Dr. Harding was a friend and speechwriter to Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Why Net Neutrality Is A Social Justice Issue
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jo Ellen Kaiser ...

Nuns, Paddy Wagons, and the Dags Will Inherit The Earth
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

On Monday a nun was arrested here in Australia. That’s right, a nun. She was one of a crowd of Christian leaders who engaged in nonviolent sit-ins at the electorate offices of Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott. Thi ...

The Uncommon Tour
Originally Posted: 05/19/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Campaign

Bring The Uncommon Tour To You! Testimonials Resources and Links ...

COMMENTARY: There's Little to Celebrate in Greece v. Galloway Prayer Decision
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

The great rejoicing after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on public prayer reminded me of the infamous line from an officer who commented on the destruction of a village during the Vietnam War: “We had ...

COMMENTARY: Anti-Muslim Bigotry Taints Florida Ban on Foreign Laws
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

This week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure widely touted as a “foreign law ban.” But proponents of such bans should not be too quick to claim victory. This week, ...

Mandatory Minimums: How Long Does it Take to Learn Your Lesson?
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

Enthusiasm for mandatory-minimum sentencing reform has several factors fueling it. Many faith communities express concern about the impact of excessive sentences on individuals and their families. ...

Who Are the Greatest Social Justice Leaders We've Never Heard Of?
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

Help us build a movement by connecting us with a justice leader you believe in! We’re trying something new at Sojourners, and I have to say, I’m excited about it. Like all new thi ...

Moses Rising
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Most people consider the story of Moses a fable, myth, or maybe even ancient history — but not the kind of history capable of repeating itself. Except that it has been repeated. History is rampant with faith-f ...

VIDEO: “ReMoved”
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Follow the gripping story of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care. Every ...

Does Jesus Love African-American Males?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Does Jesus love African-American males? Then why aren’t we telling them so?! Does Jesus love African-American males? Then why aren’t we telling them so?! I recently held a To ...

We Are In a Crisis — a Moral Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

their prey." Isaiah 10: 1-2 Martin Luther King, Jr. said 46 years ago in one of his last sermons that if you ... Pursue a strong legal strategy; and 12. Resist the “One Moment Mentality” – We are building ...

June 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Product

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COMMENTARY: Is the Hobby Lobby Bible Elective Objective?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

On April 14, the school board in Mustang, Okla., voted to institute an elective Bible course. This is not news. More than a thousand U.S. public schools offer Bible as literature courses. ...

Survey: More Than One in Four Globally Infected with Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

The first ever global study of anti-Semitic attitudes shows that more than a quarter of the world’s population (26 percent) harbors anti-Semitic views. The first ever global study ...

June 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 05/13/2014 - 1:05pm | Type: Product

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Faith Leaders Support Hike In Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

May 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Bob Allen Associated Baptist Press ...

What The NFL Doesn't Want You To Think About
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Press

May 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Expectation Deficit
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper The civil right of equal opportunity never ensured the human right of equal access. RECENT ...

Coalition of United Methodists Won't Hold Event in Atlanta Due to 'Racially Offensive Practices' of the Atlanta Braves
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of United Methodists has decided not to host an event planned for the summer 2015 in Atlanta due to "racially offensive practices" of the Atlanta Braves. A g ...

Introducing 5 Small Loaves
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

to their heart's content, but afterward the disciples picked up 12 baskets full of leftovers! (See Mark 6:30-44 ... are simply unable to meet the overwhelming needs. But God can. And like the young boy and the 12 disciples, ...

Losing My Religion
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Randall Balmer How U.S. evangelicals rejected one of their own—and helped spawn the "New Atheism." ...

Degrees Without Jobs
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Kara Lofton Why are so many college graduates underemployed? RECENT YEARS HAVE witnessed a deluge of headline ...

Moneyed Speech
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Nick Penniman The Supreme Court continues to dismantle campaign finance reform. IN ITS SEEMINGLY endless ques ...

All in the Family
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

a 12-hour training with several other families and with representatives from their own family or community. ... and 12 percent were multiracial or their heritage was unknown, according to the Child Welfare Information ...

Jesus' Most Basic Command
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 10:19am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Peter Carli ...

What the NFL Doesn’t Want You to Think About
Originally Posted: 05/09/2014 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

“Redskins.” The name of Washington, D.C.’s football team is a racial slur, a racist epithet. The U.S. trademark office agrees; so does the dictionary. “Redskins.” The name of Was ...

Supreme Court Prayer Ruling May Spur New Alliances
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian prayers at public meetings dealt a body blow to atheist organizations. This week’s Supreme Court ruling allowing sectarian pray ...

The Impact Of Cafeteria Religion On Political Engagement
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Wear ...

More U.S. Latinos Shift and Drift Outside the Catholic Church
Originally Posted: 05/07/2014 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

as Catholic, according to Pew’s report, which uses “Hispanic” and “Latino” interchangeably. But that’s 12 ... This includes 16 percent who call themselves evangelical, up from 12 percent in 2010. The movement out ...

Town Prayers: What Does the Supreme Court Mean By 'Coercion'?
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a city, town, or county could open its regular meetings with a sectarian (that is, Christian) prayer without violating the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. ...

Report: Internet Hate Speech Can Lead to Acts of Violence
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Blog

Anti-Muslim hate speech on the Internet is commonplace and can motivate some people to commit acts of violence against Muslims, according to a report released Tuesday by Muslim Advocates, a legal and advocacy ...

Bringing Back The Religious Left
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Gene Veith ...

The Political Future Of Religious Progressives
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 4:17pm | Type: Press

May 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Thomas Reese ...

Sojourners: Faith In Action For Social Justice
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

May 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Center for Children and Theology ...

Pastors Gather, Asking God to Resurrect Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

When more than 250 pastors descended upon Washington, D.C., the event made one message abundantly clear: if immigration reform is going to happen, God is going to be the one who is going to get it done. ...

Supreme Court Approves Sectarian Prayer at Public Meetings
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court Monday declared that the Constitution not only allows for prayer at government meetings, but religious prayer. The Supreme Court Monday declared that the Constit ...

Open Letter to White People: Why I am Donald Sterling and So Are You
Originally Posted: 05/02/2014 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

We need to take a long, painful look in the mirror. The image we see will make us uncomfortable, but, tragically, it is us. The image staring you back at you is the image of Donald Sterling. ...

Punishing Donald Sterling Is Good, But It Doesn’t Mean Racism Is Dead
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

The ugly racial statements of the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sparked a series of hopefully historic events over the last several days. The ugly racial statements o ...