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Evangelicals criticise Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/27/2015 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

March 27, 2015 Madeleine Davies Church Times ...

Divide Over Franklin Graham's Comment ...
Originally Posted: 03/26/2015 - 9:53am | Type: Press

March 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Paul Wilkinson ...

Pastors Criticize Franklin Graham's Facebook Post in Open Letter
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:25am | Type: Press

March 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Carrie Dedrick ...

‘You Have Sinned Against Us’: Pastors Pen Open Letter Rebuking Franklin Graham for Viral Facebook Post Addressed to ‘Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and Everybody Else’
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:22am | Type: Press

March 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

Evangelicals chide Franklin Graham for comment on police shootings
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Lilly Fowler ...

Obeying Police Is Not Enough, Group of Diverse Evangelical Leaders Tell Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:51am | Type: Press

March 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Bob Smietana ...

Jim Wallis, Lisa Sharon Harper Lead Attack On Franklin Graham Over Respecting Police Post
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:41am | Type: Press

March 21, 2015 Sojo in the News Kaye Wonderhouse ...

Franklin Graham branded 'crude, insensitive and paternalistic' for Facebook comments on police shootings
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 10:25am | Type: Press

March 20, 2015 Sojo in the News Mark Woods ...

Choosing Courage: An Appeal to Christian Leaders
Originally Posted: 03/23/2015 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

The racial divide in the United States is boiling. Our all-gracious God is calling us to turn from our wrong path. In the last several days , our country has witnessed and expe ...

Progressive Christian Leaders Pen Open Letter to Franklin Graham Over Racial Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 03/20/2015 - 1:56pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2015 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Franklin Graham’s Latest Diatribe
Originally Posted: 03/20/2015 - 1:54pm | Type: Press

March 19, 2015 Sojo in the News Beth Still ...

'Semper Reformanda' and the PCUSA
Originally Posted: 03/24/2015 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

I’m not one for the phrase “right side of history,” but I do think history is important for us to study and learn so that we might remember our own failures and right the ship. We are like Hansel and Gretel pi ...

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

are disappointed and grieved by your abuse of the Holy Scriptures. You lifted Hebrews 13:17 out of its biblical ... Romans 13 from jail. In modern times, Christian brothers and sisters abided by Paul’s command ...

Presbyterian Church (USA) Approves Same-Sex Marriage Amendment
Originally Posted: 03/18/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

The Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment to include same-sex relationships in its constitutional definition of marriage on March 17. The Presbyterian Church (USA) appr ...

Jim Wallis: Franklin Graham's Comments On Ferguson Police Shootings 'Embarrassing' and 'Divisive'
Originally Posted: 03/17/2015 - 10:04am | Type: Press

March 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Women's History Month: Choosing to Opt-In
Originally Posted: 03/16/2015 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

And this is how I choose to opt-in — by looking at, stopping to remember, or slowing down to notice the impossible stories that God is writing in our midst. These fuel me as a woman of color. ...

Selma and Our Next Bridge to Cross
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Possibility of Escape
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

I can't imagine a figure too high to pay, in dollars or in human work hours, to effectively challenge the way U.S. people think about safety and justice. That is also us, t ...

The Day She Came Out: Why Rob Bell Is Right and the Church Is Being Left Behind
Originally Posted: 03/13/2015 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

Once again I begin to dread the message that awaits so many Christian kids who desperately want to come out of the closet but can’t for fear of being ostracized by their church. ...

Selma and Our Next Bridge to Cross
Originally Posted: 03/12/2015 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

While demographic change is clear, it does not make positive changes inevitable. It’s possible it could just lead to greater collision and increasing racial tensions and conflicts. Or we could cross the bridge ...

Turning the Tables: A Lenten Sermon on Jesus, the Money Changers, and #Selma50
Originally Posted: 03/09/2015 - 7:44pm | Type: Blog

in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-place for God. - Ephesians 2:13 ...

White Christians Now a Minority in 19 States
Originally Posted: 03/06/2015 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

11. Florida – 42 percent 12. Oregon – 43 percent 13. New Jersey – 43 percent 14. Colorado – ...

Police: From Warriors to Guardians
Originally Posted: 03/06/2015 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

After a detailed and thorough investigation over many months, the devastating report revealed a police force and court system in Ferguson that proves true virtually everything young protestors and local reside ...

Anti-Semitism a Big Problem at U.S. Colleges, Report Says
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

A comprehensive survey of anti-Semitism at American colleges released this week shows that significant hostility is directed at Jews on U.S. campuses. A student group in South Af ...

Is Dark Skin A Sin?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2015 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

While the New Jim Crow was coming through the front door and removing black men from our communities, it was going through the back door and quietly removing black women. We are unaware of the impending crisis ...

Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead
Originally Posted: 02/26/2015 - 1:06pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2015 Sojo in the News Ebony Adedayo ...

The Oscar Scandal: Sean Penn, Alejandro Iñárritu, and Responding to Racism
Originally Posted: 02/24/2015 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

“Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ comment may have ruined the entire Oscars.” That was the headline from the Huffington Post. I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I’m always curious about pop-culture scandals. What could Se ...

Black 'Future' Month
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 3:22pm | Type: Press

February 19, 2015 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

A Mandatory Mistake
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 2:10pm | Type: Blog

Leftovers of the “War on Drugs,” Mandatory Minimum Sentences have been condemned for decades as being unjust, racist, and in violation of the Eighth Amendment’s “cruel and unusual” clause. These laws eliminate ...

WATCH: A Brief History of Overt Racism in Professional Soccer
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

Here are six of the most flagrant manifestations of racism in soccer since 2011. When fans barred a black man from boarding a train as they chanted racist lyrics after the Chelsea ...

What the Chapel Hill Murders Reveal About the Place of Muslims in American Society
Originally Posted: 02/17/2015 - 10:50am | Type: Blog

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha were the very best people. They embodied the core Islamic principle of “ihsan” — doing that which is both beautiful in itself and beautifying to the world. .. ...

LGBT Groups Plan Pilgrimage to See Pope Francis — With Support from Their Bishops
Originally Posted: 02/17/2015 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Both New Ways and a similar Catholic LGBT organization in Britain are finding support from the Catholic hierarchy in their efforts to meet the pontiff when they both visit the Vatican on Ash Wednesday, the sta ...

Addressing the Changing Face of Faith
Originally Posted: 02/17/2015 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

While church leaders in the U.S. have expressed united support for the reform of U.S. immigration laws, this is the first time an ecumenical body has gathered to examine together the actual consequences of imm ...

Can Obama Walk the Tightrope of Religious Rhetoric in a Polarized America?
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Alliance, said Feb. 13. In a time of hypersensitivity on all sides, Moline said the White House attempted ...

Black Future Month: Uncovering the Intersections of Injustice
Originally Posted: 02/13/2015 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

will serve time in jail or prison in their lifetime and that 1 in 13 black people cannot vote due ...

Revolutionary Love: Do You Hear the Call?
Originally Posted: 02/13/2015 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Despite the focus on elders and youth, this is an intergenerational movement that requires all of us to answer the communal call. I am encouraged by one of my mentors, Mama Ruby (Sales) who says it is time to ...

Civil Rights Movement 2.0
Originally Posted: 02/13/2015 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 13.  Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com ...

Weekly Wrap 2.13.15: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 02/13/2015 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

The faith of David Carr ... Moving words on growing up American from Chapel Hill shooting victim Yusor Abu-Salha ... NASA goes Jedi ... HAPPY GALENTINE'S DAY ... and more! ...

Parking Spat as Motive for Triple Murder? N.C. Muslims Don’t Buy It
Originally Posted: 02/12/2015 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

Preliminary police reports describe a long-simmering dispute over parking as the motive for the killings of three Muslim students at a Chapel Hill condominium Feb. 10. Preliminar ...

Black 'Future' Month
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

During Black History Month we typically look back on all the accomplishments of those who paved the road for generations to come. But this month, we have been inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement to look ...

Black Evangelical Leaders Who Are Changing the World
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 12:34pm | Type: Press

February 9, 2015 Sojo in the News Rev. Mae Elise Cannon ...

Bridging the divide of race – Do we have an obligation to act?
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 10:57am | Type: Press

February 9, 2015 Sojo in the News Kenneth Fuller ...

From Prison to the Pulpit: A Powerful Story of Hope
Originally Posted: 02/09/2015 - 11:24am | Type: Press

February 6, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

From Prison to the Pulpit: A Powerful Story of Hope
Originally Posted: 02/05/2015 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

I want to introduce you to Rev. Darren Ferguson, a pastor who first found his faith while in prison for attempted murder. ... Darren has become an ally, partner, brother, and dear friend. And I want you to hea ...

The Unfinished Business of Selma
Originally Posted: 02/02/2015 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

The film should remind viewers that the march toward equality for all citizens did not end at Selma — there is still much road to be covered. The journey to end systems of injusti ...

The Faces of a Movement
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

was one of the original 13 freedom riders and his voter registration efforts helped lead to the Selma ...

Widows, Orphans, and #BlackLivesMatter
Originally Posted: 01/29/2015 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

becomes more problematic when we consider that nearly 1/3 of all black households are headed by  single ...

Why I got arrested in Ferguson
Originally Posted: 01/29/2015 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Rev. Jim Wallis: 'Defy Hollywood, See Selma'
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:58am | Type: Press

January 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Christopher Rosen ...

Jim Wallis: 'Ferguson is a parable about how black men are treated'
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:45am | Type: Press

January 24, 2015 Sojo in the News Alec Hogg ...