Ryan Rodrick Beiler was the Sojourners web editor from 1999 to 2010. He currently works as a freelance photojournalist based in Oslo, Norway.
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Chiapas' New Bishop
As Bishop Samuel Ruiz, liberation theologian and champion of Chiapas indigenous peoples, faced mandatory retirement at age 75, many feared what would come next.
Yet Another Ill-Conceived Episode of Star Wars
Mounting criticism of national missile defense by scientific and military experts has corporations such as Boeing on the defensive as they try to secure multibillion dollar contracts
A New Branch of Government?
Protesting campaign finance corruption and the "dumb or dumber" choices of many current elections, activist filmmaker Michael Moore is asking Americans to vote for potted plants...
"No matter how we pray, nor how we sin, we can stand up for each other. We can stand up against hate."—Republican Sen.
It's a Start
Navy Resumes Bombing of Puerto Rico
After a year of encampments that successfully halted bombing exercises by the U.S.
In the Interest of Other Cuban Children
One outcome of the circus surrounding the Elian Gonzalez case has been increased scrutiny of U.S.-Cuba policy and renewed hopes for a better relationship with the island nation.
Pat Robertson Calls for Death Penalty Moratorium
Finding himself in agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union and at odds with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson said "a moratorium [on executions] would indeed be very appropriate..."
Confronting AIDS in Uganda
'The solution will come from the community.'
New Friends of the Earth?
A coalition of conservative Christian and Jewish leaders known as the Interfaith Council for Stewardship and the Environment has released "The Cornwall Declaration"...
Groups Claim Amoco Fuels Sudan War
Christian groups in the United States and Sudan have called for the boycott of BP-Amoco...
A Baltimore County judge exceeded sentencing guidelines and gave Philip Berrigan, 30 months in prison for damaging an A-10 Warthog aircraft, such as those used to fire depleted uranium ammunition in Iraq and Kosovo.
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Iraq Sanctions: 'The slaughter of innocents'
While the U.S.-backed sanctions against Iraq continue to devastate that country, a growing clamor of voices is rising up in opposition
Kosovar Religious Leaders Appeal for Peace
Defying the assumption that Serbs and ethnic Albanians are incapable of peaceful coexistence, leaders of the religious communities of Kosovo issued a common statement for reconciliation.
Jamming the Giants
For around $2,500 you too can be a DJ in the micro-radio revolution.
Two Guatemalan military officers have been arrested and charged with the April 1998 murder of Catholic bishop and human rights advocate Juan Jose Gerardi.
Prosperity Doesn't Equal Generosity
A new report shows that the current economic boom is not finding its way to the collection plate.