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My Cause Is Better than Your Cause
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

When we talk to each other, we grow more room for more solutions and more justice. This is the opposite of the scarcity mindset; it is the resolute belief that collaboration multiplies resources available to m ...

Rev. Jim Wallis to White Christians: ‘You Can’t Say You’re Not a Racist if You Accept and Support Systems That Clearly Are’
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

October 19, 2014 Sojo in the News Taylor Gordon ...

The role faith leaders play in national crises like Ferguson
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 3:12pm | Type: Press

in an interfaith prayer service on Sunday, Oct. 12. Arrests occurred the next day during "Moral Monday" ...

Rev. Jim Wallis: White Christians Must Repent for Tolerating Racialized Policing
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2014 Sojo in the News April Taylor ...

Forgive Us
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

I’ve been struck by the way that Forgive Us is a clarion call to not be conformed to the patters of this world. Chapter by chapter the authors demonstrate the dastardly consequences of complicity. ...

VIDEO: A Dream Deferred in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jenna Barnett Ryan Herring Ryan Herring reads Langston Hughes' "Harlem" ...

It’s Time for Whites to Accept Responsibility for Racist Systems
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

Coming to Ferguson was about Michael Brown. But Ferguson has also become a parable for our nation. Jesus often told parables. A parable is just a story, but often one with a simple but important point. ...

Elevating the Issues: Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 10/20/2014 - 12:59pm | Type: Product

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Arrested in Ferguson in an Act of Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

It’s Time for Whites to Accept Responsibility for Racist Systems
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Leaders Hope Faith can help Heal in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Ed Schultz ...

Clergy Arrested During 'Ferguson October' Protests Asked Police To 'Repent'
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

October 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Carol Kuruvilla ...

Clergy-led protest raises questions over nature of repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

October 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Lilly Fowler ...

Rev. Jim Wallis On Ferguson Protests LIVE
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

October 14, 2014 Sojo in the News Alyona Minkovski ...

Houston Subpoenas Pastors’ Sermons in Gay Rights Ordinance Case
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders are angry after city officials in Houston subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose an equal rights ordinance that provides protections to the LGBT community. ...

STORY MAP: The Great Divide
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 12:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

after confrontation with police officials in one month between July 17 and August 12, 2014. Read “’ ...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Voter Suppression Guide
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés An infographic on voter suppression.  According to the Brennan Center for Justice, 22 states hav ...

Engaging Ferguson's Youth with Humility and Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity.” –1 Timothy 4:12 ...

Arrested in Ferguson in Act of Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Thousands of people from around the country came to Ferguson, Mo., for a “weekend of resistance.” But for faith leaders it was a weekend of repentance. Twenty of us were arrested in Ferguson yesterday for an a ...

Activists tally FergusonOctober's strengths, weaknesses
Originally Posted: 10/14/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Press

October 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Paul Hampel ...

Vatican Shifts to Tone of Greater Openness Toward Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 10/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The world’s Catholic bishops on Oct. 13 signaled a move toward greater tolerance of gays and lesbians, an about-face so unexpected that leaders of the church’s right wing called it a “betrayal.” ...

Jim Wallis: White Christians in America Need to Act More Christian Than White
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 2:00pm | Type: Press

October 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Stephanie Samuel ...

Clergy To Gather In Ferguson For 'Weekend Of Resistance'
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 1:50pm | Type: Press

October 12, Dr. Cornell West will lead a mass meeting joined by Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform ...

Q&A with the Rev. Jim Wallis, speaking at Ferguson interfaith event Sunday
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Lilly Fowler ...

Ebola Is an Inequality Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 1:37pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

New Report Links Decreased Church Giving to Pastoral Education
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

Christian researchers tracking decades of decline in charitable giving say the trend will not be reversed until pastors challenge congregants to embrace Jesus’ teachings on the poor. ...

Jim Wallis on Ferguson: Repentance has not happened there yet
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

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Police brace for weekend of protests across St. Louis
Originally Posted: 10/10/2014 - 2:46pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Christine Byers ...

Organizers invite nation to St. Louis to protest and strategize for Ferguson
Originally Posted: 10/10/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

and violence against black and brown communities. ... On Sunday, October 12, Dr. Cornel West will ...

Do Black Atheists Have Different Concerns Than White Atheists?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

“Social justice issues go to the heart of what it means to be a human being,” she said. “Beyond our religious differences, we need to work together and solve these issues . . . We don’t really have time to was ...

Islam and the Mother Lode of Bad Ideas: The Bill Maher, Sam Harris, and Ben Affleck Debate
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

I agree with Bill Maher and Sam Harris that we have to criticize bad ideas. But the “mother lode of bad ideas” doesn’t come from Islam. That’s an arrogant claim that will only kindle the spirit of violence and ...

Ebola Is an Inequality Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Dr. Kim makes the crucial point here — the current Ebola outbreak is much more than a public health crisis — it is an inequality crisis. In the past few months, the world has witn ...

Can American courts be color, income-blind?
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 11:52am | Type: Press

October 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Kay Campbell ...

Justice Roberts Asks If The Case of The Muslim Prisoner’s Beard Is Too Easy
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

In some ways, the case of the Muslim prisoner who wants to grow a beard seems easy. When it comes to a prisoner’s religious rights, federal laws favors accommodation when possible. ...

'God Loves Gays' Billboard Project Doubles Fundraising Goal
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

The God Loves Gays Billboard Project launched Aug. 9 on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, aiming to raise $50,000 to put up a sign about three miles from the church. Organizers hoped to reach the goal by Oct. 8 ...

What Happens Next in the 20 States That Still Ban Gay Marriage?
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court’s decision to sit out the legal battle over same-sex marriage will — for now, at least — leave the future of laws prohibiting gays and lesbians from marrying in the hands of lower state and f ...

Worshiping a Golden Calf: The Moral Reason to Get Money Out of Politics
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

To avoid conflict, it is suggested that friendly conversation omits three things: money, politics, and religion. However, it’s no secret that in current Washington discourse two of these things seem to be ind ...

Methodists Resolve Gay Marriage Complaint Against 36 Pastors Without a Trial
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

United Methodists in Pennsylvania have agreed to resolve a complaint filed against three dozen clergy who blessed a gay wedding without taking the case to trial. A complaint was filed against 36 United Methodist pastors who officiated at a Nov. 9, 20 ...

Mormon Apostle: Be Civil in Fighting Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 10/06/2014 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

If Mormon opposition to same-sex marriage does not prevail in the United States, Mormons should respond graciously and “practice civility with our adversaries,” a leading church apostle counseled Oct. 4 at the ...

Reviving the Sanctuary Movement
Originally Posted: 10/16/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

Currently, the Sanctuary Movement allows members of congregations who are facing deportation to reside within the sacred space of a church, synagogue, or mosque in order to avoid immediate deportation from the ...

The Valley of Lament
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Many of us are more comfortable on the plateau of rage or the plain of apathy.  WE HAVE AM ...

The Self-Destruction of Mark Driscoll
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Beau Underwood Churches—like everybody else—needs accountability.  OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS circles, accountabilit ...

'Hands Up! Don't Shoot!'
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Herring Was the explosion in Ferguson a moment—or the begining of a movement?  ON AUG. 9, Michael Brown, ...

Finding Hope in South Africa
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis I eagerly await to see where the "rainbow generation" will take South Africa.  SOUTH AFR ...

One in the Lord
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Maria-Pia Negro A look at three multiracial churches—and how they got that way.  MULTIRACIAL CHURCHES are bec ...

How to Suppress the Vote
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana Why powerful people are working to curtail voting rights in America (for certain people, that is).  ...

November 2014
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:37am | Type: Magazine Issue

November, 2014 How to Suppress the Vote: Millions of American will line up to vote in the midterm elections. Many of them will be turned a ...

November 2014 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 10/06/2014 - 11:48am | Type: Product

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Following Evangelicals, Traditional Catholics Create a Health Insurance Alternative
Originally Posted: 10/06/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

If you are a Christian who doesn’t smoke, abstains from sex outside your heterosexual marriage and can get your priest to vouch that you go to church at least three times a month, you may qualify for a new Cat ...

Racial Justice: Our Divine Duty
Originally Posted: 10/03/2014 - 2:45pm | Type: Blog

Every black person, young and old, rich and poor, wakes up every morning to a society that too often assumes her or his inferiority. Let us be clear about what this implies: every black person wakes up every d ...