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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 ...

Koch Brothers’ Donation to Catholic University Stirs Protests
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

Dozens of Catholic leaders are protesting the decision by the Catholic University of America to accept a large donation from the foundation of Charles Koch, a billionaire industrialist who is an influential su ...

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The Power of Fasting
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 1:22pm | Type: Blog

in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). In the first book of his trilogy, Naming the Powers: the Language ... blogged about his experience here . Then on Dec. 12, one month after we began, we celebrated the end ...

On Scripture: #firstcenturyproblems (Matthew 1:18-25)
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

As Matthew 1:18-25 demonstrates, today’s poor are more likely to be struggling with #firstcenturyproblems than they are #firstworldproblems, and, in this, they find solidarity with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. ...

'This Little Light of Mine': A Simple Sunday School Song and A Civil Rights Anthem
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

I hadn't known "This Little Light of Mine" was an anthem of the civil rights movement. I hadn't known this little light might shine through simple acts of justice: sitting on a bus, orderin ...

Cuts to Food Stamps Flout Gospel Message
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

In his first Advent address, Pope Francis directed Christians to be guided by the “Magnificat,” Mary’s song of praise for the coming Christ child. She proclaims that God has “lifted up the lowly and filled the ...

Immigration Reform: It Ain't Over Until God Says It's Done
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Saying an opening prayer at the Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C. was both an honor and a blessing for me. The theme of the homily, by my good friend Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, was ...

How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12 percent of the poor do this. ...

Faith Leaders Come Together For An End To Hunger
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 6:21pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News John McCarthy ...

Navarrette: Fasting Leaves A Sour Taste
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:35pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Ruben Navarrette Jr. ...

Ruben Rosario: This Veteran Can Move Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:28pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Ruben Rosario ...

In Capitol's Shadow, A Spotlight On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News JulieAnn McKellogg ...

Fasting And Praying In The Shadows Of The Capitol
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:16pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Weekly Roundup: SCOTUS, Batman, and Nelson Mandela
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Press

December 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Kira Dault ...

Immigration: New Fasters Join Campaign For Comprehensive Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Ciara Taylor ...

Foster Care for a New Millennium
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Juliet Vedral Christians step up for modern-day "orphans in their distress." I WAS 7 years old when ...

Sacred Medicine
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Farmer How liberation theology can inform public health. TWO OF MY greatest teachers were Latin American ...

Evangelicals: Pray For Boehner On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/05/evangelicals-urge-followers-to-pray-for-boehner-on-immigration-reform/?iref=allsearch The group, which formed ...

Long-term Fasters Hand Over Role In Pursuit Of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Patricia Zapoor ...

Fasting For Families And Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

to be at the beginning of the Fast for Families on November 12. Courageous leaders from many communities were making ... 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 ...

Immigration Reform News 2013: Momentum Grows As Immigration Reform Fasts Expand
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Press

- After fasting in the shadows of the Capitol for 22 days since November 12th, today, Dae Joong ...

Medina, Other Immigration Reform Fasters, Step Aside For Reinforcements
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Mark Gruenberg ...

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 ...

'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 ...