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Arms Trade Treaty: Global Victory for Women and Girls
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Blog

The U.N.'s new Arms Trade Treaty will for the first time link arms sales to the human rights records of the buyers. On April 2, the United Nations passed an innovative Arms T ...

Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Tavis Smiley ...

Ecumenical group pledges to act on King’s jail message
Originally Posted: 05/07/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

members, who gathered April 14-15 in Birmingham, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of King's ...

Monasticism, Beloved Community, and The Common Good
Originally Posted: 05/03/2013 - 2:03pm | Type: Blog

Indeed, we must give up our personal or private identities to the service of all. But how do we do this as a culture, a global church? Editor’s Note:  Jim Wallis’ latest ...

Billy Graham Meets Martin Luther King Jr.—Again
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News David Neff ...

Experiments in Love
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

What would it be like if, instead of responding to violence with vengeance, we, as leaders, imagined ways for love to drive out hate? When I got off the plane at O’Hare Airport in Chicago on my way home to Boston on April 15, I couldn’t ...

15 Countries Cited for Religious Freedom Violations
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

Commission on International Religious Freedom counts 15 nations where abuse of religious liberty ... on International Religious Freedom counts 15 nations where abuse of religious liberty is “systemic, egregious, ... and/or detention,” according to the report. On its 15-nation list of the worse offenders, USCIRF ...

Religious Leaders to Government: We Must Get Our Fiscal House In Order
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 4:16pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Who Will Save the Guantanamo 92?
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The Guantanamo prisoners began hunger striking on Feb. 6 after guards confiscated their Korans to examine them for contraband. ... Fueling the strike is the men’s loss of hope of ever leaving Guantanamo alive, ...

President Obama, Mourner in Chief
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Barack Obama’s legacy is still a work in progress, though even sympathetic commentators are seeing him now, in his fifth year, as too slow to act, too cerebral to brawl, and too little respected by his politic ...

The Secret Faith of Washington
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

President Obama’s former religious adviser Joshua Dubois challenges the notion that Washington is a godless city. In a recent Newsweek article he writes: Everyone knows about the politicians and interest groups—mainly conservative—who wear thei ...

Lattes for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/26/2013 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

I wonder if one of the things that we can think about in terms of the common good is learning to practice neighborliness in the inconsequential moments so that when we face the bigger political difficulties of ...

What If It’s Not the Prisoner Who Needs Forgiveness?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

We started making our new documentary “Redemption of the Prosecutor” for the same reason we always do: someone told us a story. We started making our new documentary “ Redemption ...

John Paul II, Oscar Romero, and the Politics of Making Saints
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:45am | Type: Blog

The news that Pope Francis, just six weeks on the job, has cleared the way for the long-stalled canonization of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is a stunner that sends another important signal abou ...

May 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 04/23/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Product

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U.S. Christians Rally Around Homeschooling Family Facing Deportation
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

In Germany, home-schooling families face fines, jail time and even loss of custody if their children are not enrolled in a traditional school. When Uwe and Hannelore Romeike’s asy ...

Archbishop Kurtz at Event Marking Martin Luther King's Letter From Birmingham Jail
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 1:54pm | Type: Press

April 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Zenit ...

Building A World Without Hate
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

The question for me as a teacher is not so much "What could have been?" as it is "What can be?" Brenda is a fourth grader at my elementary school. Her father ...

Christian Churches Together: Response to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” on its 50th Anniversary
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Press

April 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Bill Scheurer ...

National and community prosperity require rapport-building
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 11:48am | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Matt Braman ...

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

We Are in a Battle for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Theologian Jim Wallis: Restore Faith In The Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Steve Scher ...

Faith leaders press case for US gun laws at vigil
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Big Journalism (Breitbart) ...

Archbishop praises MLK's letter from jail as prophetic
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Catholic News Agency ...

Sikhs joins other religions demanding strict gun control laws in US
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

April 13, 2013 Sojo in the News NDTV.com ...

Tax or Fee? Pastors Push Back Against City’s ‘Annual Registration Fee’
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Church-state separation advocates say by demanding payment of churches for city services, and levying fines for nonpayment (and potentially putting a church in jeopardy of shutting its doors), a municipality w ...

God and Country: Jim Wallis’s biblically based challenge to Washington.
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 1:55pm | Type: Press

April 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Paul Begala ... http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/04/15/paul-begala-on-jim-wallis-s-religious-challenge-for-washington.html Wallis—an evangelical ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

I Share a Dream for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 5:01pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Donna Jean Freberg ...

Pastor Jim Wallis Back To Being Political
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News WFSU-FM ...

It Is Time to Honor the Spirit of the Republic
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

It is time — it is way past time — to honor the spirit of the republic and the wisdom of the founders by ending our idolatrous worship of guns and our prostration before an interpretation of the Second Amendme ...

'Pacem in Terris' — 50 Years Later
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

On April 11, 1963 Pope John XXIII published an encyclical some initially dismissed as naive and myopic, as too liberal and too lofty. But today, his "Pacem in Terris" is generally lauded as genius an ...

I Will Miss David Kuo
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

David always believed that our faith should shape our politics, not the other way around. David Kuo was a good friend of mine. After a decade long battle with brain cancer, David ...

HKS Panel Encourages Religion in the Public Sphere
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Press

April 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Bharath Venkatesh ...

Jim Wallis on Serving the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ...

Jim Wallis Talks Faith's Role In Politics, Gay Marriage And Immigration
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

Faith leaders plan anniversary response to King's “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

denominations from across the United States will gather in Birmingham, Ala., April 14-15, to sign a response ... 14-15, to sign a response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on the 50th ... the United States will gather in Birmingham, Ala., April 14-15, to sign a response to Martin Luther King ...

Jim Wallis on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Press

April 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Joshua DuBois ...

Workin Together on Capitol Hill for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Morning Joe ...

Letter: Fighting the idea of corporate citizenship
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Press

April 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael D. O’Connor ...

Whatever Happened to the “Common Good”?
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

April 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

An Image Beloved, A Prophet Rejected
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

in international relations,” given that only on March 15 a U.N. terrorism and human rights envoy accused America ...

VIDEO: The Story of the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

I invite you to watch this short video, and to engage in the discussion as we move forward, toward our common good. Years ago, I tutored inner-city kids from my Washington, D.C., ...

The Cost of Being 'Christian'
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper "Richard Twiss was willing to step out for what he believed in." ALL EYES WERE f ...

A Global Call for a New Social Covenant
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "This is not merely a philosophical enterprise; it is an urgent matter that requires moral courage." ...

State Attorneys General Push Obama on Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 6:11pm | Type: Blog

A group of attorneys general believes any employer who says he or she objects to contraception should not have to provide contraceptive coverage. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirteen state a ...

Cardinal Dolan: Catholic Church Could Do Better on Gay Outreach
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the top U.S. Catholic prelate, says the Roman Catholic Church has to make sure that its defense of traditional marriage is not reduced to an attack on gays and lesbians. ...

Roundtable II: Faith and Politics
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

March 31, 2013 Sojo in the News This Week with George Stephanopoulo ...

A Good Friday reflection
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

March 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Father Kevin J Barr ...