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Christian Feminism(Discussion Guide)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Resource

Christian Feminism(Discussion Guide) Perfect for small groups or individual study! Designed to spark discussion and thought about how to live out God's call for justice in ...

Christians and Racial Justice(Discussion Guide)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Resource

for discussion, and ideas for further study. 4 sessions, 13 articles, 53 pages. About this guide: Racism ...

How William J. Barber Saved Wake County Schools
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

February is Black History month. February is Black History month. In public schools and community centers across the United States, Black History month means that the busts of pre ...

'Dad, What is Rape?'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The Super Bowl was a good football game and the team I liked best won -- the Green Bay Packers. The team is owned by its city, not some narcissistic rich guy, and I like that. The ...

Why We Need Criminal Justice Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

10-13 ). Even just a glance at the U.S. criminal justice system shows extreme brokenness: ...

Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

in the face of Nadin Koury, the 13-year-old who was bullied in Pennsylvania by boys because of his skin color ...

The Tiger Mother In Us
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

By now, you've surely heard about the infamous <em>Wall Street Journal</em> <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704111504576059713528698754.html" target="_ ...

Mary and Martha: Women in Ministry in the 21st Century
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I've always found this story of Mary and Martha perplexing. Mainly because of Jesus' response to Martha. I've always found this story of Mary and Martha perplexing. ...

How Tolerance is Built
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel When Pastor Terry Jones threatened to burn Qurans at his church in Florida this fall, he hurt a lot of Muslims I know. He also ...

Cooking Up Peace
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels Six Christian women from an evangelical church in Texas invited six Jewish women from a local synagogue and six Muslim women ...

February 2011 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 8:48am | Type: Product

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February 2011 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 8:48am | Type: Product

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Diversity
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 11:56am | Type: Topic Brief

Includes race, gender, women, social status, religious diversity, interfaith issues, etc. (Diversity, Racial and Social Justice) () Includes race, gender, women, social status, religious diversity, interfaith issues, etc. ...

Do Violent Words Cause Violence? Lessons from the Civil Rights Era
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/arizona/" target="_blank">tragic Arizona shootings</a> have sparked debate over an important question: What's the connection between v ...

Our Persistent Reach for the American Dream
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

We set aside a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because he welded an ethos of agape love onto the founding principles of the United States. We set aside a nati ...

The Dream Deferred for Millions of Americans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">In his <a href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm">"I Have a Dream"</a> speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ...

How I've Learned to Talk About Race
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I confess: I used to cringe every time I heard the "R" word. I confess: I used to cringe every time I heard the "R" word. Growing up in suburban Atlanta, th ...

Acknowledging the Giver of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dreams
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/110113-MLK.jpg"></a>In anticipation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (this coming Monday, January 17, I'm sharing one of my favorite M ...

He Said, She Said: A Personal Journey Through the Use of Inclusive Language
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Growing up, the use of inclusive language was a foreign concept. Growing up, the use of inclusive language was a foreign concept. Although I grew up in diverse church settings -- ...

Daughters of Deborah: What is a Leader in the 21st Century?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

"Deborah was a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth. She was judge over Israel at that time. She held court under Deborah's palm between Ramah and Bethel in the hills of Ephraim. ...

Along the Fault Line
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

of the 10th parallel north? Four out of five of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims don’t live in the Middle ...

Extended Interview with Eliza Griswold
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 6:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

of the 10th parallel north? Four out of five of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims don’t live in the Middle ...

A Letter To My Son: Welcome to the In-Between
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

This is a letter to my son that I am not sure he will understand now, but it is one that I hope he will look back upon to give clarity to some moments of confusion and exclusion. ...

Better Together
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel When the forces of intolerance rear their ugly heads, the forces of inclusion go into action. When ...

A Test of Character
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 8:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis This fall we saw a disturbing rise in religious intolerance in the U.S. This fall we saw a disturb ...

Korean-American Women and Ordination in the Church
Originally Posted: 09/01/2011 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

In 2004, I was the 40th Korean-American clergywomen to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. denomination. Forty seems like such a small number when you consider that in 2011, Korean-American Clergywom ...

What Does it Mean to Have No African American Senators?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Whatever the reason, it is troubling to me that a group of Americans who make up around 13% of our ... make up around 13% of our population do not have a single representative out of 100 in our Senate. ...

The Man Who Shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, In His Own Words
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/11/16/the-man-who-shot-jimmie-lee-jackson-in-his-own-words/" target="_blank"></a>[Editors' Note: Former state trooper <a href ...

The Social Network, Immigration, and Imago Dei
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

I haven't had the energy to sit down in a while to blog. Somewhere between the multiple Google calendars and multiple modes of communication life over-shared with me.</p> ...

Pastors: God Calls us to Cross-Cultural Ministry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

As we continue to live within the ever-increasing multi-ethnic and multicultural reality, it is more and more obvious that the "black and white" matrix of the American Christian church is outdated. ...

Xenophobia 101
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>"We need immigration reform "We need immigration reform Perhaps we should also have Perhaps we should also have advocates encourage politicians ...

Is Women's Leadership in the Church a Primary Issue?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

If you are concerned about the question of gender and Christian faith you have probably heard someone say, "Yes, the woman's question is important, but it is not a 'primary issue.'" Wh ...

Feed Her a Line: Bridging the Gender Digital Divide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On a short trip to Jordan in 2001, I remember my amazement when tent-dwelling Bedouins taught me about text messaging. On a short trip to Jordan in 2001, I remember my amazement w ...

5 Books on the Nitty-Gritty of Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In the November issue of <em>Sojourners</em>, Rose Marie Berger <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1011&amp;article=celebrate-the-peace-para ...

Seeking Mercy (and Justice) in Mississippi
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. In 1994, Jamie and Gladys Scott were convicted in a Mississippi state court. Despite the fact that Jai ...

Challenging Goliath: Justin Hudson
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://christianity.about.com/od/biblestorysummaries/p/davidandgoliath.htm">David and Goliath</a>. Da ...

Who is My Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

At the conclusion of my blog post which asked, <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/27/what-constitutes-sacred-space-at-ground-zero" target="_blank">What Constitutes Sacred Space at ...

Tearing Down Walls in Memphis
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On a muggy Memphis night last week, Tiffany Kelly and Imani Phipps, both juniors at local high schools, sat at the top of the historic Levitt Shell amphitheater as chants of "One Memphis, One Love" ...

Women in Ministry: Following Christ's Example
Originally Posted: 06/16/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

us why in 1 Timothy ..... 13For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14And Adam was not the one deceived; ... by God. We are all born of God, through the Spirit, not a husbands will (Jn 1:13), we are all inheritors ...

Justice and Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We live in a world full of pain and injustice; there is no getting around that fact. We live in a world full of pain and injustice; there is no getting around that fact. We can hi ...

Beck: Calling Obama Racist was 'Stupid,' 'Ignorant'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The night before Glenn Beck's rally in Washington last month, Beck visited the studio where host Joe Madison does his XM radio show. The night before Glenn Beck's rally ...

Throwing Out the Enslaved Girl With the Bathwater
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

So far, Craigslist isn't explaining its dramatic decision last weekend to replace with the word "censored" its entire "adult services" section, a listing which activists and state atto ...

Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy: Rejecting the Cup of Bitterness of Hate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">Last weekend, the nation had an opportunity to reflect, commemorate, and celebrate the March on Washington and Dr. Last weekend, the n ...

Celebrating MLK's Dream Amidst Controversy: A Photo Essay
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/08/31/celebrating-mlks-dream-amidst-controversy-a-photo-essay/"></a>"I have a dream " I have a ...

The DRC: The Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a beautiful, lush country, with fertile soil and rich minerals. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a beautiful, lush country, wi ...

Remembering Katrina: A Reflection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">I arrived in the faith-based advocacy community in Washington, D.C. fresh out of divinity school. I arrived in the faith-based advocac ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: We Won't Turn Back
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100826_MLK.jpg"></a>[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: From 1963 to 2010
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

13:1-8, and Luke 14:1, 7-14, prescriptions for humility, for serving, for hospitality, for emptying ... 13:1-8, and Luke 14:1, 7-14, prescriptions for humility, for serving, for hospitality, for emptying ...

In Honor of Women's Equality Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It took more than 70 years of blood, work, and persistence, but the movement prevailed and on August 18, 1920, women were given the right to both vote and run for office. It took ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Coming Close Enough to Measure Character
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<em style="font-style: italic;">Editor's Note<span style="font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington ...