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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reality, it is more and more obvious that the "black and white" matrix of the American Christian church is outdated.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 ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Time to Break the Silence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>[<em>Editor's Note</em></strong><em>: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will feature a series of p ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: A Watering Hole Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>[<em>Editor's Note<span style="font-weight: normal; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God& ...

A Different Idea for Ground Zero
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Here's an idea for people who are unhappy about having an Islamic Center near the site of the World Trade Center, especially if those people are Bible-believing Christians and/or defenders of the U ...

The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Making Real the Promises of Democracy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<strong>[<em>Editor's Note<span style="font-weight: normal;">: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will featur ...

Why August 28 Matters (It's Not About Glenn Beck)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

On August 28, 1963 the mastermind of the historic <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/march-on-washington/">March on Washington</a>, A. On August 28, 1963 the ...

The Real Housewives of Proverbs 31
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 13px;">As a working mother who lives in the Washington-metro area, I admit that I was dreading Bravo's new program <em>The Real Housewives of D.C.</em> ...

President Obama on "The View"
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Thessalonians 3:13-15) I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Sojourners staff ... these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13 ...

The Parable of Shirley Sherrod
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The Shirley Sherrod <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/07/21/agriculture.employee.usda/index.html" target="_blank">incident</a>, the latest stumble in our nation's c ...

The Fair Sentencing Act: A (Small) Step Towards Making Things Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, prison, race, and justice (or the lack thereof).</p> I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, pr ...

Shirley Sherrod: A Moral Giant
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

on the part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the years 1981 to 1985. New Communities was awarded $13 ...

The Tea Summit We All Should Attend
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The NAACP recently roared into the national spotlight when, during the organization's 101st Annual Convention, its delegates unanimously passed a <a href="http://www.naacp.org/blog/entry/why-we-pa ...

Shirley Sherrod's True Revelation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The controversy over the injustice done to Shirley Sherrod, the African-American woman whose comments on <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/race/">race</a> were taken out of context, misre ...

The Fruit of the Spirit For Everyone, Not Just Women
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Kindness, gentleness, love, peace, joy. Would you be more likely to describe these character traits as "masculine" or "feminine"? Kindness, gentleness, love, p ...

The Meaning Behind 'Saved Through Childbearing'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

of the devil," and the women in 1 Timothy 5:13,15, "turned away to follow Satan." Also compare ... these deceived women remained easy marks for the false teachers. As such Paul writes in 1 Timothy 5:13 ... 5:13-15, in 2Tim. 3:6-7). Although some might blame the Although some might blame the traditional ...

Helping Women Leave the Sex Industry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's note:</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1008&amp;article=selling-our- ...

The Persistence of Patriarchy
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Eggebroten Hard to believe, but some churches are still talking about male headship. Today I’m attending ...

Black Women's Dollar
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi African-American women own significantly less wealth than any other social demographic, according to a report by the Insight ...

Resources on Equality for Women and the Church
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Eggebroten All We're Meant To Be by Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Nancy Ha All We're Meant To B ...

It’s About Access
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 2:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Hong As a Presbyterian (PCUSA) pastor, I once had a fascinating conversation with another person who worked for the PCUSA. ...

Patriarchy in the Church and its Effects
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>In this month's issue of Sojourners, Anne Eggebroten's article <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1007&amp;article=the-persistence-o ...

Robert Byrd, Truth, and Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Truth is a two-edged sword that cuts both ways. We may wield it against an enemy with great satisfaction. However, the truth also cuts us, and does so with a fare-thee-well. Tru ...

For the Widows and the Orphans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Today is International Widow's Day. It is a day set aside to consider the lives of the more than 245 million widows worldwide. It is a day to consider the lives of their children. ...

Is Christ's Gender Paramount?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

1. The text nowhere gives this as the reason for the prohibition. The reason is stated in vv. 13 ... this is nowhere stated in the text. The reason is stated in vv. 13-14. 2. The grammar requires ... at Ephesus (1 Tim. 5:13), but that is not the same as teaching false doctrine. We all know people who gossip ...

The Ultimate Insult? Call a Man a Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I am not a hockey fan. I am the wife of a long-suffering Cubs fan, and by marriage I have learned all I know about baseball, football, and basketball from my husband. I am not a h ...