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Pittsfield: 'Counter-recruitment' Program Offered
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 17, 2014 Sojo in the News The Berkshire Eagle ...

Franklin Graham: Putin Is Better on Gay Issues than Obama
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on protecting children from gay “propaganda” is better than President Ob ...

#Fast4Families Embarks on National Bus Tour for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Building on the momentum from last year’s fast on the National Mall, the #Fast4Families campaign has entered into its next phase: a cross-country bus tour. Building on the momentu ...

Over 200 African American Clergy, Evangelical Leaders and Christian Scholars Denounce SB 2681
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2014 Sojo in the News ACLU ... http://www.aclu-ms.org/news/2014/03/12/over-200-african-american-clergy-evangelical-leaders-and-chr Ms. Lisa Sharon Harper ...

So Long, Jerry Falwell: Reconsidering Evangelical Public Engagement
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Lempke ...

Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Cassata ...

One Year In: The Joyful Surprise of Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is right: it is not about him; it’s about the Christ he follows. Everything Francis is saying and doing is aimed at pressing this question: Are Christians going to follow Jesus or not? ...

14 Faith Leaders To Watch In 2014
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 11:35am | Type: Press

March 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Center ... http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/religion/news/2014/03/12/85709/14-faith-leaders-to-watch-in-2014/ 3. The “Fast for Families” ...

An Open Letter to Publix
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

A few days ago, a group of farmworkers from Immokalee, Fla., set out on the 10-city "Now is the Time" tour to inform people about the Fair Food Campaign. Dear Publix Lea ...

Walls That Divide
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

As we ponder walls and the devastation caused by building them, many people in the United States have begun to recognize that we cannot continue building walls to separate us from others. We need to break them ...

Fewer Than 1,000 Muslims Left in Central African Republic Capital
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

As the number of Muslims in Bangui, the Central African Republic capital, dwindles to an estimated 900, the head of a global alliance of churches has urged tackling the conflict from a political rather than a ...

April 2014 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/05/2014 - 3:44pm | Type: Product

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Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Opened Door to Gay Civil Unions Debate
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Sunday that Pope Francis is asking the Catholic Church to look at the possibility of recognizing civil unions for gay couples, although the archbishop of New York said that he would ...

VIDEO: "American Promise"
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors What does it take to educate and parent African-American children, all while maintaining family values? ...

Gay Teacher Sues Catholic High School Claiming Wrongful Dismissal
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Forced out of his Catholic school job for marrying his same-sex partner, a gay teacher in suburban Seattle has filed a wrongful-dismissal suit against his former school. Forced ou ...

MAP: Detention Facilities in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors The United States maintains 33,400 beds and spends nearly $2 billion a year on the detention of immigrants under the dubious ...

A Lenten Commitment to Homeland Insecurity
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

While the need for protection from harm is both natural and commendable, we are forced to consider whether protection itself can eventually become harmful, unnatural, and even condemnable. ...

What's Happening In NC? Faith-Rooted Organizing Is Bearing Fruit
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Press

March 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove ...

Time To Stop The Train: Keeping Our Young Brothers Of Color
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Press

March 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

African Church Leaders Resist Gay Rights, Call it a Colonial Import
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

A call for greater acceptance of gays and lesbians has put African and Western churches on a collision course, as some African clerics liken mounting criticism from the U.S. and Europe to a new wave of coloniz ...

Crucible of Courage
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 2:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jean Stokan The growing militarization of Honduran society is fueled by U.S. support. IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ele ...

Waiting for a Miracle
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Patty Kupfer While the battle for immigration reform continues, more than 1,000 people are deported every day. ...

Time to Stop the Train: Keeping Our Young Brothers of Color
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

These children are our children. These men are our brothers. Are we our brothers’ keepers? As Christians, our answer must be yes. I have a vivid memory of my first visit to Sing S ...

Speaker Highlights National Budget As A Source Of Race-Based Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Press

March 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Kayla Dwyer ...

The Genius Of Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:31pm | Type: Press

January 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Walter Ayres ...

NY's Human Stake: Immigration Reform & State Of The Union
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:17pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Mike Clifford ...

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Immigrant Fasters Take Reform Campaign Nationwide
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Congress Needs To Worry Less About The Pentagon
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Mary Anne Michelet ...

Davos 2014: World Economic Forum - Day Four As It Happened
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

January 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Graeme Wearden ...

What Christians Could Do With $70 Million ... Besides Build a Noah's Ark Replica
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

and their parents in Liberia. Samaritan’s Purse could mobilize nearly 1.2 million emergency medical kits ...

A Leap Of Faith: Confessions From Davos
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

SOTU Reactions From Religious Groups
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

January 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

Fast For Families Tour Of US Promotes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:22pm | Type: Press

January 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Alejandro Alba ...

Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support For Path To Legal Status For Unauthorized Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Evangelical Leaders Praise House Republican Support For Path To Legal Status For Unauthorized Immigrants
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Dillard Brings Brain Food To The Masses With Renowned HBCU Lecture Series
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:13pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2014 Sojo in the News Jarrett Carter ...

Enduring Family Values
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Counter to the stereotypes, a new study shows that African-American men are exceptional fathers. ...

Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Release Letter To Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

March 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Francesca Norsen Tate ...

Ash Wednesday: How Fasting and Prayer Could Change Us — and Our Country
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Ash Wednesday doesn’t begin a hunger strike, but rather a season of self-examination, spiritual reflection, repentance, sacrifice, and focused prayer. Lent is a time to examine our hearts and lives, to acknowl ...

U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense Over Uganda’s New Anti-Homosexuality Act
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn scrutiny and skepticism from critics. ...

A Parched Patch of Prejudice
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

Conservative Christians are claiming that their religious freedom requires free rein for legalized discrimination. Conservative Christians are claiming that their religious freedo ...

Archbishop's Pricey Retirement Home Spurs Giving Backlash
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

Every year, without fail, Joe Ferri writes a $100 check to the Archdiocese of Newark for the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, a fundraising drive that benefits a variety of religious causes. ...

The Man Who Kept Immigration Reform Alive
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/03/eliseo-medina-immigration-reform_n_4703948.html On Nov. 12 on the National ... you're fighting uphill battles, it helps to remain positive... On Nov. 12 on the National Mall, Medina ... Racial and Social Justice, Immigration) On Nov. 12 on the National Mall, Medina began his vigil, ...

Long Elusive Immigration Reform Faces Narrow Path Forward In Congress
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Naureen Khan ...

On God's Side
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Lee Farnsworth ...

Boehner 'Taps Brakes' On Immigration Reform Due To Obama Distrust; Evangelicals Decry Inaction
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:23pm | Type: Press

February 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Let's Not Laugh (Too Much) At #SochiProblems: Just Say 'No' To Poverty Porn
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

February 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Rachel Marie Stone ...

The Jesus Panel At ISFLC
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

February 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Amyx ...