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Voice of the Day: Rumi
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Enough of phrases and conceits and metaphors!<br />I want burning, burning... <p>Light up a fire of love in thy soul,Burn all thought and expression away!</p> <p>- Jelalludin Rumi</p ...

Verse of the Day: The Spirit of the Lord
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. ...

Verse of the Day: Righteousness and Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. See, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule with justice. Each will be like a hidin ...

Voice of the Day: Henri J. M. Nowen
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer leads you to see new paths and to hear new melodies in the air. Prayer is the breath of your life whi ...

Verse of the Day: Offering Out of Abundance
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

[Jesus] looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. [Jesus] looked up and saw rich people putting ...

Voice of the Day: Joan Puls
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Where are the gentle spirits and the prayerful souls among our leaders? Where are the gentle spirits and the prayerful souls among our leaders? When will we trust the qualificatio ...

Verse of the Day: Favoritism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really ...

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselve ...

Brian McLaren: Which Holy War?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>On Good Friday, 2007, a friend drew my attention to <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/04/martin.jesus/index.html">a fascinating editorial by CNN contributor Roland Martin</a> ...

Voice of the Day: St. Maximos the Confessor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Without faith, hope, and love nothing sinful is totally abolished, nor is anything good fully attained.</p> <p>- St. Maximus the Confessor</p> Without faith, hop ...

Verse of the Day: Praise the Lord
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

You who fear the Lord, praise him! ... For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him. You who fe ...

Jim Wallis : The Victory (Part 3)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

18:15-16 Donny, you have at least four witnesses here trying to show you your fault. I was just ...

Voice of the Day: Monika K. Hellwig
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

At the center of the Christian understanding of revelation and redemption stands the person of Jesus. At the center of the Christian understanding of revelation and redemption sta ...

Verse of the Day: Boast in the Lord
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Thus says the Lord: Do not let the wise boast in their wisdom, do not let the mighty boast in their might, do not let the wealthy boast in their wealth; but let those who boast boast in this, that ...

Verse of the Day: Money and Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity. The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of ...

Jim Wallis: The Victory (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I am on spring break with my family this week. As we approach Good Friday and Easter, I wanted to share with you the concluding chapter to my book, The Call to Conversion. ...

Verse of the Day: Eternal Life
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? ...

Verse of the Day: Foundation in the Word
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. Tha ...

Voice of the Day: Paula Ripple on Reverence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Reverence is a gentle virtue; it is also strong. Reverence is a tender virtue; it is also tough. Reverence is a patient virtue; it is also persistent. Reverence is a gentle virtue ...

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Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Product

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Janna Hunter-Bowman: U.S.-Trained Colombian General Has Terrorist Ties
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=special.multimedia&amp;content=colombia"></a>This <a href="http://www.cipcol.org/archives/000424.htm">piece by A ...

Voice of the Day: Evgarius the Solitary
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Whoever loves true prayer and yet becomes angry or resentful is his own enemy. He is like a man who wants to see clearly and yet inflicts damage on his own eyes.</p> <p>- Evgarius the Solitary</ ...

Voice of the Day: Cyril on Baptism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Great indeed is the baptism which is offered you. Great indeed is the baptism which is offered you. It is a ransom to captives; the remission of offences; the death of sin; the re ...

Verse of the Day: Love Your Enemies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

"You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of you ...

Video: Iran Delegation on PBS's NOW
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

+ Watch the video (Jeff Carr appears at 7:44, 12:26, 14:48, and 17:15) More members ...

Video: Iran Delegation on PBS's NOW
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

+ Watch the video (Jeff Carr appears at 7:44, 12:26, 14:48, and 17:15) Evil eye ...

Amy Sullivan: Republicans Don't Own Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. B ...

Amy Sullivan: Republicans Don't Own Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. B ...

Verse of the Day: Rebelling Against the Light
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainted with its ways, and do not stay in its paths. There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainte ...

Voice of the Day: Monika K. Hellwig
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

To be a follower of Jesus means in the first place to enter by compassion into his experience, with all that it expresses of the divine and of the human. To be a follower of Jesus ...

Voice of the Day: Saint Teresa of Avila
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Water comes from its own source which is God. And since God desires to do so ... God produces this delight with the greatest peace and quite and sweetness in the very interior part of ourselves. ...

Christine Mihevc: Policeman Saves Local Peace Witness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

and Abused how? Verbally and in some cases physically. I was a police for 15 years I was a police for 15 years and I can understand why some people have ill sentiments regarding the profession. ... and Abused how? Verbally and in some cases physically. I was a police for 15 years I was a police ...

Verse of the Day: "Seek Good Not Evil"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. - Amos 5:14-15 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse ...

Verse of the Day: "Seek Good Not Evil"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. - Amos 5:14-15 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse ...

Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.</p> <p>- Mother Teresa</p> ...

Ryan Beiler: Evangelicals and the El Mozote Massacre
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>This past week has been a blur of activity with the <a href="http://www.printroom.com/ghome.asp?domain_name=sojourners&amp;group_id=2">Christian Peace Witness for Iraq</a>, b ...

Verse of the Day: Refuge and Shelter
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.</p> <p>- Isaiah 25:4-4</p> ...

Voice of the Day: Beth Richardson on Wholeness in God
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Wholeness for us, as people of God,<br />is moving ever toward oneness with God,<br />regardless of the conditionof our bodies,<br />our lives,<br />our minds. ...

Verse of the Day: Humility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

"Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?" Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers. &quo ...

Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

When shall we have the courage to outgrow the charity mentality and see that at the bottom of all relations between rich and poor there is a problem of justice?</p> <p>- Dom Helder Camara</p> ...

Voice of the Day: Susanna Wesley
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Help me, O Lord, to make a true use of all disappointments and calamities in this life, in such a way that they may unite my heart more closely with you. Help me, O Lord, to make ...

Verse of the Day: Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your br ...

Verse of the Day: Justice and Redemption
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

You shall not deprive a resident alien or an orphan of justice; you shall not take a widow's garment in pledge. You shall not deprive a resident alien or an orphan of justice ...

Voice of the Day: Marjorie J. Thompson
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Do you believe that God is present in the smile of a child, in the tears of a parent's grief over a suffering adolescent, in the sudden breakthrough of understading between quarreling spouses? ...

Snapshot: Christian Peace Witness for Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Look for more coverage soon, but here's a first look at Friday night's <a href="http://christianpeacewitness.org">Christian Peace Witness for Iraq</a> in Washington, D.C., as ma ...

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton on Peace
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.</p> ...

Verse of the Day: In God We Trust
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.</p> <p>- Psalms 20:7-8</p> ...

Verse of the Day: "Give liberally"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<p>- Deuteronomy 15:10-10</p> Give liberally and be ungrudging when ... undertake. - Deuteronomy 15:10-10 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via ... has no point. If there was, then he does. Isaiah 13: 15 Whoever is Isaiah 13: 15 Whoever ...

Voice of the Day: Frederick D. Huntington
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is not scientific doubt, ...

Voice of the Day: Elizabeth O'Connor on gifts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

The identifying of gifts brings to the fore [a] large issue in our lives - the issue of commitment. Somehow if I name my gift and it is confirmed, I cannot "hang loose" in the same way. ...