There is the Islam of the dictators and their religious allies, used to keep people in their place, used to justify their own power, used to shame and threaten those who question their authority. And there is the Islam of the protestors, calling out to God in hopes of liberation. Whose prayers are heard? Which group has a more true vision of God?
"Dad, could we go to the field and practice a little more pitching?" Our Astros Little League baseball team had just won the Northwest Washington, D.C. championship game in the last inning.
As things begin to heat up on the immigration debate in Congress, the role of the church will be significant.
Editor's note: In the July issue of Sojourners magazine, we asked social activists to share how they stay refreshed w
Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
Since the signing of the agreement that led to a government of "national unity," there was an expectation that this could be the start of a new era in Zimbabwe.
The year was 1988. I was 11 years old and my younger brother Paul was 7 years old.