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What Shane Claiborne (and Mother Teresa) Got Wrong About the Body of Christ
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

Confronted daily with the reality of a body whose parts are most definitely not all healthy or strong, I am perhaps better acquainted than more able-bodied believers with just what a perfect metaphor the human ...

Introducing The Emerging Voices Project: One Vision. Many Voices.
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Today, Sojourners in launching a new project called Emerging Voices, and it’s one of the most exciting things I have been involved with for a long time. It aims to mentor, develop, and promote the most dynamic ...

Sojourners Planting Billboard to Support Murfreesboro Mosque
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:30pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Blake Farmer ...

Evangelicals Should Avoid 'Muslim-Baiting,' Says Professor
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:34pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

'Love Muslim neighbors' billboard coming to Murfreesboro
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:36pm | Type: Press

September 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Bell ...

Islam on the Verge
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 5:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adnan Silajdzic As told to Rose Marie Berger Every religion has in it some seed of pluralism. Muslims must le ...

Survey: Americans Overstate Size of Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

The typical American underestimates how many Protestants there are in the U.S., and vastly overestimates the number of religious minorities such as Mormons, Muslims, and atheist/agnostics, according to a new s ...

Bishops Blast Coptic Christians Behind Anti-Muslim Film
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

Coptic Christian leaders in the United States distanced themselves from an anti-Muslim film that has sparked protests in more than 24 countries, and denounced the Copts who reportedly produced and promoted the ...

Members of burned Missouri mosque look to an uncertain future
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Kellie Kotraba Religion New Service ...

American Muslims are here to stay, says US official
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

September 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Anwar Iqbal ...

Crossing the Racial Divide
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Christians and Racial Justice (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Product

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Christians and the Global Slave Trade (PDF)
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Product

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Christian Feminism (PDF)
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Turning Toward Home
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Product

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Who Killed Donte Manning?
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Product

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Muslim Delegates at Democratic Convention Quadrupled Since 2004
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

The number of Muslim delegates attending the Democratic National Convention has quadrupled since 2004, according to a Muslim advocacy group. The number of Muslim delegates atten ...

Seventh-day Adventists Face Pressure in Allowing Women Clergy
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:02pm | Type: Blog

Two U.S. regional groups of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have recently approved the ordination of women pastors, moving faster than the worldwide church’s study of the issue. ...

The Presumption of Equality
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Women still are forced to operate as second-class citizens in the church. EVER SINCE THE ap ...

When All of Abraham’s Children Share a Table: A Moment I’ll Never Forget
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 6:40pm | Type: Blog

Standing between my friends — a Muslim Palestinian and Jewish Rabbi — I prayed that this meal would be a picture of reconciliation found among the children of Abraham, because as a follower of the pro-people J ...

They're Not Racist. They Just Don't Know.
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

My sons, ages 13 and 10, spend two evenings each ... sons, ages 13 and 10, spend two evenings each week on a golf course because I parent out of my own ... Racial and Social Justice, Racism, understanding, Emerging Voices) My sons, ages 13 and 10, spend ...

Q&A with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has spent most of his adult life trying to build interfaith and international bridges. But to many Americans, he is the public face of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque," one o ...

The Selling of the Sacred: Pe’ Sla, Colonialism and Christianity
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Recently the owners of a large tract of land in South Dakota began looking to sell their property. The problem is that the land that they own is Pe’ Sla, land sacred to the Lakota Native American people. ...

Gender Equality: Why The Gospel Coalition Misses the Gospel
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Once we catch the subversive spirit of what Jesus and the rest of the New Testament is doing here, we can then see the direction that the New Testament is moving in, and recognize that this is a trajectory tha ...

What Catholics Can Learn From the Quran
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

After reading the Quran during Ramadan, I am again convinced that there are more commonalities between and among religions than there are differences that isolate and divide. This ...

Ramadan Karim: Revelation
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan is a time of revelation. This is what it revealed in me: I miss the devotion of my youth. It was the summer of 1994 and about 10 friends and I sat huddled around Bibles in ...

Report Highlights Islam’s Global Diversity
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

Beyond central pillars of the faith, Muslims worldwide vastly differ as religious convictions are shaped by cultural and social contexts, according to a new report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Lif ...

Faith Leaders Urge Americans to Combat Attacks on Religious Minorities
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better times. A group of faith leaders Thursday exhorted Americans to do more than pray for better t ...

'We Are All Oak Creek:' Prayer Vigil Near White House (Photos)
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last night with a single message: “We are all Oak Creek.” Four hundred people gathered across from the White House last ...

Shooter at Sikh Temple Left Trail of Hate
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael Page left behind plenty of signs that he was consumed by one thing: hate. OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few ...

Mourning With the Sikh Community
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

We mourn together across the lines that usually separate. We share one another’s grief, no matter how we define divinity. We look for ways to learn from the graciousness, courage, and equanimity of the Sikhs’ ...

Sikh Leader Responds to Wisconsin Shootings
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 8:50am | Type: Blog

Ralph Singh, director of publications and public relations for Gobind Sadan — "God's House Without Walls," a spiritual community rooted in the Sikh tradition with locations in India and the Unit ...

Joplin Mosque Destroyed in Blaze; Second Fire This Summer
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

A Joplin, Mo., mosque has again been the target of a "suspicious" fire, according to the Joplin Globe. The Islamic Society of Joplin reported on Monday the second fire this summer — this one engulfin ...

Muslim Women Olympians: 'This Is Legacy'
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 12:11am | Type: Blog

Dozens of Muslim women are competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London — several of them as the very first female athletes chosen (and allowed) to represent their countries in the Olympic games. These wome ...

Come Together and Listen
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Two Bulls The Lakota people of South Dakota are building bonds with the Taizé brothers from France. The result? Spirituality that ...

Women and the Olympic Gaze
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

hours of primetime footage while women received under 13 – most of that from figure skating. In the 2008 ... volleyball” – all sports in which women wear bathing suits (or the equivalent). Another 13 percent ...

Ramadan Karim: The Poor Will Be Fed
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

In the same way that I waited eagerly for the breaking of the Ramadan fast each night — counting it as something to celebrate — on the day Jesus comes again, we will celebrate. Th ...

Farewell Chick-fil-A
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Sure, I’ve known Chik-fil-A was a Christian-based organization with some values that leaned farther right than my own, but I respected their business model and ethic. Plus, I’m used to having fellow Christians ...

Ramadan Karim: Sojo Staffer Joins Imam for Islam's Monthlong Fast
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Ramadan's first day of fasting began today at dawn. This year, Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing, Lisa Sharon Harper, has chosen to keep the fast during the Muslim holy month alongside our friend, I ...

Muslims, Christians, and Hope for a Peaceful Future
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

The world needs peace, and members of the two biggest world religions need to play a major role in defining the future of the world. If we promote war and strife in our lives and teaching, violence and bloodsh ...

Praying, Fasting and…Competing?
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The timing of this year’s Olympics — smack dab in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan and its sunrise-to-sunset fast — has put thousands of participating Muslim athletes in something of a quandary. ...

Leo and the Special Olympics
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

The motto of the Special Olympics is, "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” Leo, his mom and his teachers are certainly brave in their attempts. ...

Social Location at the Goose
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

At Wild Goose, I was humbled to be among justice-seeking Christians seeking to follow in the footsteps of Jesus....It’s this voluntary reconsideration of wealth and rediscovery of our Christian justice traditi ...

Heat, Hope, & Hootenanny: The Holy Spirit Gets Cooking At Wild Goose
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Without a doubt, the blossoming and beckoning of the Wild Goose movement in North America heralds a bright radical future for today’s Jesus followers bringing the kingdom come. On ...

Pool of American Imams Too Small to Meet Demand
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

American-born imams are nearly impossible to find. SHARON, Mass. — The Islamic Center of New England has always been led by imams born outside America. The two-campus mos ...

The REAL Women of Journalism and Writing: Pulitzer Prize Winners, 2011-2012
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

In the last two years, 17 women — journalists, photojournalists, novelists, poets and playwrights — were honored with a Pulitzer Prize for their work. We know from Sandi Villarreal's post, "10 Reason ...

N.C. Black Pastor Treads Carefully on Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 7:37pm | Type: Blog

RALEIGH, N.C. -- With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, the Rev. Earl C. Johnson took five minutes on Sunday (April 30) to gi ...

Methodists Uphold Policy Calling Homosexuality 'Incompatible with Christian Teaching'
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Despite emotional protests and fierce lobbying from gay rights groups, United Methodists voted on Thursday to maintain their denomination's stance that homosexuals acts are "incompatible with Christi ...

College Students Find Life 'Better Together'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Gathering people from different faiths to serve others is one way of living out the command of Jesus to offer comfort to the a ...

Doing it the Hard Way
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley Gamaliel's Ana Garcia-Ashley is the first woman of color to lead a national community organizing network, faith-based ...