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Foster Care for a New Millennium
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

15 percent of youth in the system lived in group homes or institutions. What is most troub-ling ...

Sacred Medicine
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Farmer How liberation theology can inform public health. TWO OF MY greatest teachers were Latin American ...

Stop Duane Buck's Execution
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Twenty-seven evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. ...

Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters (eBook Shorts)
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Product

Jim Wallis Who was Jesus? Why did he come? Some ...

The Two Jacks: Contrasting Takes on C.S. Lewis and JFK’s Public and Private Faiths
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. In November of 1963, C. S. “Jack” Lewis knew he was dying. The Irish-born literary scholar, children’s author, and Chri ...

White Men, Black Female Bodies, and Renisha McBride
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

I’d never heard of Renisha McBride until her death became a national news story a little more than two weeks ago. But in a way, I’ve known Renisha my whole life. Renisha’s story echoes the stories of black wom ...

U.K. Minister Sayeeda Warsi Calls on West to Protect Christian Minorities
Originally Posted: 11/15/2013 - 6:21pm | Type: Blog

The highest-ranking Muslim in the British government on Friday called on Western governments to do more to protect besieged Christian minorities across the world, particularly in the Holy Land where they are n ...

Humanists Warn Public Schools over Franklin Graham’s ‘Operation Christmas Child’
Originally Posted: 11/14/2013 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

An organization of nonbelievers is threatening legal action against public schools that participate in an evangelical Christian charity that delivers Christmas toys to poor children. ...

A Prayer for Marissa Alexander
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Please stand with Marissa Alexander as she learns whether she will be released on bail to await her retrial. Jesus, please be with Marissa Alexander today. You know Marissa, t ...

Jimmy Carter, “Progressive” Evangelicals, And The Religious Right
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

October 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Chelsen Vicari ...

The World - And Word - According To William Stringfellow
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News John Dear S.J. ...

December 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Has Drone Firepower Conquered Christ's Love?
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

As we seek faithful ways to engage governments with the spirit of Jesus’s love and reconciliation, we must remember some essentials. For centuries, followers of Jesus have wondere ...

Supreme Court Wrestles with How 'Religious' Prayer Should Be at Public Meetings
Originally Posted: 11/08/2013 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with a case that asks whether government bodies can open with prayers that some people find overly religious and excluding. The Supreme Court ...

From the Archives: November-December 1999
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Will Campbell We've Lost the War on Drugs THIS STORY IS about the loss of a war and the sin and insanity ...

Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Brueggemann THIS FALL WE had a reading at church from Jeremiah 32:1-15. This is the narrative in which ... 17:15 I HAVE BECOME convinced that the reason we seem to make so little headway against war, gun ...

Organization Outlines Continued Efforts to Cut Poverty in Half
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

Credit currently serve 15 percent of the population, and help lift millions of Americans out of poverty.  ...

Saving Faith
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Press

November 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Supreme Court to Consider Religious Prayer At Government Meetings
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

 covered government and features as a daily newspaper reporter for 15 years before joining the Religion ...

Cell Phone Spying: Would Jesus Even Care?
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

For some, the collective reaction has been more of a collective shrug, as if such impositions should be expected from a global superpower that generally prefers to maintain that status. But for others, there’s ...

WATCH: Boy Won't Leave Pope Francis' Side
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

At a speech in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis was joined on stage by an incredibly cute young boy. At a speech in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis was joined on stage ...

When We Were the Pre-Party to the Tea Party
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Stones’ swaggering frontman Mick Jagger, 15 years past his prime even then, was one of his favorite ...

On Accountability: The Buck Never Stops
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

In the end, of course, no one will accept accountability, for we live in an age when the “buck” never stops on one’s own desk, if it stops at all. It was a strange, but telling, s ...

Brazil’s Police Take Bible Classes to Reduce Stress
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their working hours to help them deal with stress and improve their personal and family lives. ...

The End Of The Religious Right, Take 47
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

October 29, 2013 Sojo in the News vorjack ...

Survey: Majority of Libertarians Do Not Identify with Tea Party
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

According to the new American Values Survey, an annual release from the Public Religion Research Institute, a full 61 percent of libertarians do not consider themselves part of the Tea Party. ... In fact, only ...

Air Force Academy Drops ‘So Help Me God’ from Honor Oath
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 6:52pm | Type: Blog

Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required to include the words “so help me God” when taking their annual Honor Oath. Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required ...

Religious, Civil Rights Groups Demand Investigation of NYPD Spying
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department ...

Aide Shares Bible Devotionals He Sent to President Obama Each Morning
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. – Luke 5:15–16 (NIV) We can’t give everyone ...

U.N. Women's Ad Series Shows Sexism Through Google Searches
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

Gender inequality is an international issue. Striving to empower women and call attention to the sexism of popular opinions worldwide, U.N. Women released a series of ads using text from Google real searches. ...

God's Economics: Principles for Fixing Our Financial Crisis (eBook Shorts)
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Product

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Judge in N.J. Same-Sex Marriage Case has Deep Catholic Roots
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

The judge who declared same-sex marriage legal in New Jersey was raised a Catholic in Bayonne, a place where the locals still use their church — not their neighborhood — to define where they’re from. ...

Christian Conservatives Divided Over Common Core Education Standards
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Even though the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez had a 3.9 GPA in high school, his teachers kept pushing him to be a car mechanic. Even though the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez had a 3.9 GPA in high ...

November 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Suzan Johnson Cook to Resign as Religious Freedom Ambassador
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Suzan Johnson Cook, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will announce this week that she is resigning after 17 months on the job, according to two sources familiar w ...

The Welfare of the City
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

We struggle mightily with what it means to be American when what we need to be more concerned with is what it means to be Christian no matter where we may find ourselves. " ...

A Strong Third Political Party for the Disaffected Middle?
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

In a sense, we are being held hostage by our own democratic process, one that has assumed that having relatively opposing views on either side was sufficient to keep the wheels of government turning. But this ...

Shutdowns and Shootouts – My New Hometown Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

There are about 40 members of an extremist ideological minority who are ruining the reputation of the place I live and work, and taking the poor down along with them. It's a ...

Religious Groups Feel the Pinch of Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out. As the government shutdown ent ...

A Canadian Who Loves Her Health-Care System
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

to pay $15,763.77. It's a strange way of doing business.] Moreover, no charge to Canadians ...

On Scripture: Studying the Law As We Study The Word (2 Timothy 2:8-15)
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

of an important lesson found in  2 Timothy 2:8-15 . As people of faith, we sometimes don’t take time ... admonished Timothy to  study the word  (v. 15, KJV). As a pastor, Timothy no doubt had to deal ... with others. But in our sharing we must be sure we are “rightly dividing the word of truth” (v. 15, KJV). ...

Supreme Court Poised to Turn Right in 2013 Term
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

The justices, whose term begins Monday, could rule against racial minorities in two cases and abortion rights in one or two others. They also could uphold prayers at government meetings, ease restrictions on w ...

Why the Government Shutdown Is Unbiblical
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Whether or not you are a person of faith, you might find it interesting to see what the Bible says about the mess we are now in. One of the most depressing things I heard on the f ...

Conservatives, Liberals, and the Fight for America's Future (eBook Shorts)
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Product

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An Antidote to Religious Strife in Egypt: Nationalism
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind their flag. After decades of polarization along religious ...

Jim Wallis on the Shutdown: 'It's Unbiblical'
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis gives his commentary on the government shutdown. Jim Wallis sat down to discuss the government shutdown. His conclusion? It's unbiblical.   ...

Who Elected These Clowns?
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

In a world far removed from the tragic cesspool of Washington scheming and maneuvering, real people flocked to Central Park on El Camino Real for this town’s first Bacon & Brew Festival. ...

Faith Leaders Urge Compromise As Government Shuts Down
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

The federal government began shutting down overnight, for the first time since 1996, after Congress failed to compromise on how to fund federal agencies — battling instead over implementation of the Affordable ...