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Pete Hoekstra and Cultural IQ: Why It Matters to the Church
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Our nation is moving rapidly towards racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, and American Christianity is bearing witness to these dramatic changes. Workplaces, congregations, conferences, and readerships are ...

Muslims Petition Attorney General for NYPD Probe
Originally Posted: 02/04/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

More than 30 Muslim and legal advocacy groups are urging New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman to investigate the New York City Police Department after the second scandal in as many weeks involving Mu ...

Friends and Neighbors
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nancy Milio Curt Torell A Quaker community in North Carolina reaches out to its Muslim ...

There Was a Tree in Starksville...
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosemarie Freeney Harding as told to Rachel E. Harding In 1961, going "back South" to form an interracial community meant facin ...

February 2012 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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February 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Racial Jeopardy and American Politics
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 3:58pm | Type: SojoMail

January 26, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "This is the first t ...

Racial Jeopardy and American Politics
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

are making license plates at 18 cents an hour, what has become of the 13th Amendment? In a post racial ...

Gypsy History, Culture and Gospel Community
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

According to Pastor Skip Cristo, a native Chicago Gypsy and pastor of The Master’s Touch Church in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, Gypsies are no stranger to persecution and excessive force by the p ...

Do Not Take Revenge, My Friends
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Shoulder to Shoulder's response to firebomb attacks in Queens, NY Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position ...

Lowes, Lowes, Lowes ...
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

Lowes pulled its ad dollars from a show that aims to tighten the tapestry we call America because of a faux controversy drummed up by a hate group that said, through its claims of “propaganda," that it� ...

The Daily Show Blasts Controversy Over "All-American Muslim"
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Last night on "The Daily Show," host Jon Stewart and "senior Muslim correspondent" Aasif Mandvi took a few clever swings at the Florida Family Association and Lowe's for their opposit ...

The Roots of Terror
Originally Posted: 10/14/2011 - 2:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The Oslo shooter took inspiration from America's own anti-Muslim rightists. On Friday, July 22 ...

Women Underrepresented in Big Business: Does it Matter?
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

In a recent post on Forbes, career and executive leadership coach Kathy Caprino points out that only five women made it on Fortune Magazine's recent "40 Under 40" list. ...

Farewell to Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Hero
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer and giant of the civil rights movement, died Wednesday at 89. The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a pioneer and giant of the civil rights m ...

An Oldie but a Goodie
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:17am | Type: Blog

This poster originally appeared in the inaugural issue of The Post-American magazine in the fall of 1971. The Post-American was the original name of Sojourners Magazine. ...

The Gospel Should Be Offensive
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:53am | Type: Blog

Before Jesus was born, his mother Mary predicted that he would offend some people. In the Magnificat she sang: "He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. He has brought down the pow ...

Separation (of Church and State) Anxiety
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Part of a university education is learning how to navigate the complicated and often competing value systems of different social groups. Part of a university education is le ...

A History Lesson for Herman Cain
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

this "Radical Republican" Congress passed the 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th Amendments to the U.S. ...

Today's News Round-up
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 Aide: Obama faces 'titanic struggle' in 2012 President Obama and aides are bracing for a tough re-el ...

How many slaves work for you?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 8:55pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this week, I received an email that stood out from the torrent of mail that flows into my in-box each day. Earlier this week, I received an email that stood out from the t ...

Voices from the Web (and World): Responses to the Troy Davis Execution
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"Continuing a cycle of violence through state-sanctioned actions does not bring justice but only creates a culture of death and retribution. " Continuing a cycle of vi ...

BREAKING NEWS: Report Says Abuse is Part of "Institutional Culture" of U.S. Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

13,000 border patrol detainees between the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2011. The report from ...

Study: U.S. Congregations Have Seen Better Days
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

faith traditions in the past year has risen from 13.9 percent in 2010 versus 6.8 percent in 2000. ...

Jesus: We Interrupt This Execution to Bring You a Message of Grace
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 10:02pm | Type: Blog

Last night, death was interrupted when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of execution for a Texas man convicted of a double murder in Houston in 1995. Last night, dea ...

Poverty: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

at 12-13, but have some empowerment - work skills. Like wise basic education for their Mums. To ask ...

Preach it, Father Pfleger!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"OK to all those attacking Tavis and Dr. "OK to all those attacking Tavis and Dr. West and me for hosting the Poverty tour, can you get off your Hating a seco ...

For LGBT Youth, a Shelter From the Streets of Rejection
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

John...nice to see you here! I'm sure you remember me from E 13th St..? Thanks for taking ...

September-October 2011 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Product

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Martin Luther King's Other Dream
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The forthcoming dedication of the national memorial monument honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., affords an opening for considering the complexity and meaning of his leadership. ...

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's 'Poverty Tour'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West just wrapped up their 18-city "Poverty Tour." The aim of their trip, which traversed through Wisconsin, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and th ...

Ali Forney Center's Ad Supporting LGBT Homeless Youth
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night, the night it rained, that it got to me. The first few nights weren't so bad. It was on the fourth night ...

I'm Not that Kind of Feminist
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run stories on the so-called feminism of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Over the past few weeks various news outlets have run ...

Why Exclude Women from Ministry?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congregation with a practiced eye as he wound down his presentation. Lean and lanky, the 30-something teacher probed the congre ...

On Three Continents, Catholic Priests Challenge Vatican on Women's Ordination
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

More than 150 Roman Catholic priests in the United States have signed a statement in support of a fellow cleric Roy Bourgeois, who faces dismissal for participating in a ceremony ordaining a woman as ...

Neocolonialism and Cowboys & Aliens
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Americans have a hard time knowing how to respond to the sins of our colonial past. Excep ...

Partnering for a New Beginning
Originally Posted: 08/16/2011 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The fate of the 21st century will be decided by civic leader-to-civic leader relations in a global context. ...

Love Wins
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wendy Clarissa Geiger Re: Carolyn McKinstry's "From Mourning to Gladness" (May 2011): Birmingham Sunday spurred many Africa ...

'You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock!': The Daughters of South Africa Speak Out
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

miles outside Cape Town, South Africa, drew together nearly two dozen expressive girls, ages 13 ...

'Your Daughters Will Prophesy'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Magazine Article

for a year, anywhere from four to 22 girls, ages 13 through 20, gathered at J.L. Zwane Presbyterian Church ...

August 2011
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Issue

August, 2011 Your Daughters Will Prophesy: Why girls hold the key to a new South Africa ...

What's in a Name?: Campus Crusade for Christ Becomes 'Cru'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

of government, Romans 13:1-7, the poor aren't even mentioned! If helping the poor were that important ... think that Paul would have mentioned it in Romans 13, and that some purportedly Christian rulers before ...

What's in a Name?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Whether we realize it or not, names matter. Ask Barack Hussein Obama, whose infamous middle name has led xenophobic adversaries to question his citizenship. Whether we realize it ...

Why Afghan Women Need to be Part of the Peace Process
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

What is wrong with the typical photo of world leaders making decisions for their countries? The general absence of women -- at the table, in the room, and, as a result, from the agenda. ...

A Stand for Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cathleen Falsani None of us is free until all of us are free. In July, as Americans we celebrate our freedom. ...

Michelle Obama and the Women of South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

hunger." "In the Near East, one in ten people is underfed. Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 ... hunger." "In the Near East, one in ten people is underfed. Chronic hunger now affects upwards of 1.3 ...

Black Men and 'Jumping the Broom'
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

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Thank God That I am a Man and Not a Woman
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It's likely that some of you will take offense at the title of this post. But if you read through the post, it'll certainly make more sense in the larger context. It ...

The Most Interesting Woman in the World
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring actor Jonathan Goldsmith as "the most interesting man in the world"? Have you seen the Dos Equis commercials starring ac ...

What Men and Women Lose Under Complementarianism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Any discussion of shared authority and responsibility between men and women must start with the importance Jesus placed on unity among his followers. Any discussion of shared auth ...