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Holy Competition

by Becky Garrison 08-01-2011

Director Greg Barker on the making of 'Koran by Heart.'

Raising Up Voices for Indigenous Justice

by Becky Garrison 04-25-2011

During my travels connecting with communities as part of an extended listening tour for Jesus Died for This?: A Satirist's Search for the Risen Christ, I hung about a bit with Mark Van Steenwyk, co-founder of Missio Dei, an anabaptist intentional community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was intrigued to learn about their work with the Christian Peacemakers Team (CPT), so I decided to shoot him an email to see what's in store for them during spring 2011.

Revisiting Rwanda: Finding the Truth After Genocide

by Becky Garrison 03-17-2011
In the documentary Earth Made of Glass, director Deborah Scranton weaves together the stories of Rwandan President

Why I'm Fasting From Facebook This Lent

by Becky Garrison 03-02-2011
In contemplating next weekend's National Day of Unplugging, I'm reminded of the Facebook Fast I embarked on back in 2008.

Showcasing Unsung Heroes in the Middle East

by Becky Garrison 02-22-2011
During my interview in Sojourners (December 2010) w

Come Together to Combat Torture

by Becky Garrison 02-16-2011
Duke Divinity School is hosting an inter-faith conference on torture from March 25 to 26, with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), the Duke Human Rights Center, and the North C

Looking For Light Along the Border

by Becky Garrison 02-08-2011

For many Americans, the Sonora Desert conjures up images of a summer vacation replete with tequila shots and sunshine with Toby Keith's "Stays in Mexico" song blaring in the background.

Paying Tribute to Global Human Trafficking Awareness Day in Style

by Becky Garrison 01-12-2011

Snapshots from Tucson

by Becky Garrison 01-10-2011

I welcomed in the New Year in Tucson, Arizona with the kind folks of the Restoration Project

Rwanda Revisited

by Becky Garrison 01-01-2011
The makers of the film "Earth Made of Glass" on finding truth after genocide

In the documentary Earth Made of Glass, director Deborah Scranton weaves together the stories of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Jean Pierre Sagahutu, two men who struggled to seek the truth about what really happened in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. How could thousands of people die every day for three months while the Western world stood silent? At the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Becky Garrison, author of Jesus Died for This?, sat down with Deborah Scranton (director/producer), Reid Carolin (producer), and Jean Pierre Sagahutu to dicuss how this film can shed light on a story that has gone underreported in the United States.

Becky Garrison: Why do you feel the Rwandan genocide received so little attention in 1994?

Reid Carolin: We had just come off Mogadishu [the "Black Hawk down" incident in October 1993], and that was a colossal disaster for the U.S. Some responsibility should fall on the media for generally misreporting what was actually going on in Rwanda. The real tragedy is to go back there 15 years later and look through all the reports and see what isn't true. The coverage was so poor that this story has not been understood correctly.

How the Grinches Stole 9/11 Health Care

by Becky Garrison 12-22-2010

The 12 Days of (a Grassroots) Christmas

by Becky Garrison 12-09-2010
For those who are looking for something beyond the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift-giving shtick, here are some ideas I gleaned during my ongoing travels for

Speaking Christian with Marcus Borg

by Becky Garrison 12-06-2010
[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' commitment to bring you into discussion with a broad range of theological perspectives, writer Becky Garrison offers this interview with

Reel Struggles For Justice

by Becky Garrison 12-01-2010
Film director Julia Bacha talks about the making of Budrus

A Proper 29 Way to Respond to the War in Iraq

by Becky Garrison 11-15-2010
How are we to respond as people of faith to the recent revelation that more than 66,000 civilians have died in our two wars?

Connecting with Friends Without Homes: An Interview with Ken Loyd

by Becky Garrison 11-12-2010
While researching my book Jes

Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite A People

by Becky Garrison 10-18-2010

Nicholas Kristof dubbed the film Budrus, "this year's must-see documentary," noting that the fil

Grass-Roots Practitioners, in Their Own Words

by Becky Garrison 10-06-2010
From September 7 to 11, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) celebrated 20 years of restoring under-resourced communities.

Worship Meets Experience at "The Opiate Mass"

by Becky Garrison 09-27-2010

Whenever Karen Ward, Abbess for Church of the Apostles (COTA), makes a suggestion about what's happening on the faith fringes, she tends to be spot on.

Who is My Neighbor?

by Becky Garrison 09-23-2010
At the conclusion of my blog post which asked, What Constitutes Sacred Space at Ground Zero?