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Obama's Faith-Based Plan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In 2000 I was part of a small group of religious leaders invited to Austin, Texas, to discuss a new White House faith-based initiative with George W. In 2000 I was part of a small ...

Obama's Faith-Based Plan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In 2000 I was part of a small group of religious leaders invited to Austin, Texas, to discuss a new White House faith-based initiative with George W. In 2000 I was part of a small ...

Obama's Faith-Based Plan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In 2000 I was part of a small group of religious leaders invited to Austin, Texas, to discuss a new White House faith-based initiative with George W. In 2000 I was part of a small ...

Obama's Faith-Based Plan
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In 2000 I was part of a small group of religious leaders invited to Austin, Texas, to discuss a new White House faith-based initiative with George W. In 2000 I was part of a small ...

Don't Shoot!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

"Don't shoot -- I want to grow up," read the protest sign an 11-year-old boy held in the wake of 30-plus shootings of Chicago schoolchildren this school year. " ...

Gundamentalism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week's headlines blared the news: The Supreme Court has ruled that there is a constitutional right to gun ownership. Last week's headlines blared the news: The Supr ...

Your Comments on Seminary at Sing Sing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Last week, I posted a piece about <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/graduating-from-sing-sing-semi.html">speaking at a graduation ceremony</a> inside Sing Sing priso ...

A Call for Evangelical Rhetorical Accountability
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

anger - Proverbs 15:1) Which brings us to a fourth rhetorical problem. The evangelical leader ...

Video: Jim Wallis talks about Dobson and Obama on CBN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Wallis, How you can Mr Wallis, How you can compare 30,000 killed in Iraq and 1.5 million babies ... Wallis, How you can Mr Wallis, How you can compare 30,000 killed in Iraq and 1.5 million babies ...

Good News in Pew's Latest Survey
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Whenever I hear those three little words -- "the latest poll" -- I generally tune out. Whenever I hear those three little words -- "the latest poll" -- I gener ...

Video: Dobson, Obama, and Jim Wallis on the Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks about the evangelical agenda in the context of James Dobson's recent criticism of Barack Obama. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zyLrRr4FzQ">Watch it:</a>< ...

The Gaza Cease-Fire and Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

back to 1916, yet the family has been battling in Israeli courts for more than 15 years to have ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

about the truth of God. (I Peter 3:15)KJV This is where He asked us to shake the dust (leave) when ... about the truth of God. (I Peter 3:15)KJV This is where He asked us to shake the dust (leave) when ...

Thank God For George W. Bush
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In the late summer of 2004, a seminary colleague and I pondered the possibility of another four years of Bush 43. In the late summer of 2004, a seminary colleague and I pondered t ...

Young Evangelicals, Elections, and Our Real Work
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

It is no secret that young evangelicals are opting out of the 'religious right' in ever-larger numbers, and are becoming more (what for lack of a better term we'll call) progressive. ...

Pagans and Patriarchs
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> <p>Welcome to summer. Officially and totally summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It's certifiably summe ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Gloria Luna, Social Advocate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

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Khartoum Continues to Undermine Peace Efforts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In the past week, the blood-stained regime ruling Sudan has once again engaged in "<a title="http://www.enoughproject.org/node/910" href="http://www.enoughproject.org/node/910">o ...

Seminary at Sing Sing
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

can be redeemed. Come join us. I have been a volunteer for 15 years and my reward has been greater ... been a volunteer for 15 years and my reward has been greater than the costs. It was good ... can be redeemed. Come join us. I have been a volunteer for 15 years and my reward has been greater ...

Diplomatic Progress, Continuing Violence in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I will begin with some positive news of growing international pressure on the Zimbabwean government. I will begin with some positive news of growing international pressure on the ...

Crazy for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

This <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Training for Change</a> conference was a good experience, one that I did not ex ...

Personal and Social Responsibility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/">"blogalogue"</a> with David Klinghoffer, author of </em>How Woul ...

Many Tribes, One Kingdom
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

the Corinthians, but will gather to discuss and work through our differences as the Apostles did in Acts 15 ... differences as the Apostles did in Acts 15. It has become plain from all It has become plain from all ...

Sharing Our Stories
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday I was in a class where we were trying to frame up the story of ourselves--not just an idealistic fluffy tale--but one that when you told it, others would understand in their gut why you f ...

Get Rich or Die Trying
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

A few years back 50 Cent starred in the movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" about a young drug dealer who leaves his dealing to pursue a career as a rap star. A few year ...

Building the Beloved Community: 40 Years After MLK's Poor People's Campaign
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

As I attended <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Pentecost 2008</a> I was reminded that Dr. ...

A Warm Welcome to Summer Sundays
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/summer-sundays"></a></p> Officially speaking and despite what we may all be thinking about the ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Mark Wallace, Youth Worker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&amp;blog_id=37" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&a ...

When a Eucharist of Humility is Rejected
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Eyes%20to%20See&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> </p> <p>When a Eucharist of Humility is Rejectedby ...

Training for Understanding and Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I'll be attending <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Sojourners' Pentecost conference</a> this weekend. Why a ...

Why I'm 'Training for Change'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I feel like I try so hard and I'm not sure what I'm actually doing. I feel like I try so hard and I'm not sure what I'm actually doing. That is one reason why ...

Prophetic Lament and Glimmers of Hope for Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

How long, O Lord, must I call for help?<br /> But you do not listen!<br /> "Violence is everywhere!" I cry,<br /> but you do not come to save.<br /> Must I forever see these e ...

Political Labels and the So-called 'Religious Left'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Recently I served on a <a href="http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6567016.html?nid=2287">panel at BookExpo America</a> that explored evangelicals' changing attitudes toward p ...

From Beliefnet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Dear Readers--</p> <p>Due to a planned technical upgrade taking place on Wednesday June 11th, the Beliefnet Blogs will not display any new content, and commenting will be disabled.</p> ...

Two Firsts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

The fact that an African American and a woman each ran so strongly in the long primary season of this election year speaks very well of the country. The fact that an African Ameri ...

Hope, in Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Here in Manhattan, the city streets hum with hope following the announcement of the first African American to be nominated for president by a major political party. Here in Manhat ...

RFK's Legacy: To Seek a Newer World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Forty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. I was 16 years old, had just become aware of politics, and his death (only two months ...

A Transformational Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

about 15, but it was the night I think I left, in my head and my heart. And a couple years later, I ... Black Americans did have the "right" to vote (15th Amendment to the Constitution). ...

What Do You Mean by Politics? (Part 2 of 2 by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

[continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/06/what-do-you-mean-by-politics-p.html">part one</a>]</p> [continued from part o ...

What Do You Mean by Politics? (Part 1 of 2 by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

A recent <em>New York Times</em> story, "<a title="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/us/01evangelical.html" target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/ ...

The Church and Lost Innocence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left">Child prostitution and human trafficking are a global problem. The Caribbean is no exception. Child prostitution and human trafficking are a global ...

Response to Zack Exley: Avoiding 'Resident Alienation' in Pursuit of New Humanity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Dear Zack,</p> Dear Zack, First of all, let me say thanks. I'm so grateful for the honest questioning of a convert to Christianity who seems to intuit Jesus ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Mariama White-Hammond of Project HIP-HOP
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&amp;blog_id=37"></a></p> Sojourners ...

Seven Ways to Change the World
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I'm in the U.K. this week on a speaking and book tour.&#160; It's always good to be here. I'm in the U.K. this week on a speaking and book tour.  It's alwa ...

Feeling the Love on Daily Kos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis and the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0806&amp;article=080651">progressive shift</a> within the evangelical community just ...

Don't Let the Empire Limit Our Movement's Imagination
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Over the last few years, I've gotten acquainted with a movement of Christians that is vibrant, enormous, and yet refuses to let itself be named or to take credit for any of its accomplishments. ...

'Come Let Us Reason' with Iran
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

On May 20, <a href="http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1210668683139&amp;pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull"><em>The Jerusalem Post</em></a> reported that "a s ...

The Lion of the Senate
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

They call him a lion. They call him a lion. John McCain, on Tuesday, called him the "last lion in the Senate … because he remains the single most effective member of the Sena ...

Things Fall Apart: Prayer Requests for South Africa and Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<blockquote dir="ltr"><p><em>Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;<br /> Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,<br /> The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywher ...