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Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Another Colbert Retort

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That Stephen Colbert is dishing it out again… Because many of my friends know I’m a dumpster diver, or “freegan,” I heard from multiple sources that Colbert was making fun of my ilk on his show this week, saying, “I’m […]

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Michael Sherrard: A Missed Opportunity for Labor Fairness

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Too often, unions are portrayed in our culture as products of a bygone era, better suited for the days of nine-to-five industrial jobs than the more complicated global economic realities of the 21st century. It’s certainly true that organized labor […]

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on the Supreme Court, immigration, the GOP and Bush, Democrats debate, Iraq, Brown’s cabinet, executive privilege, Iran, nuclear weapons, Colombia, death penalty, Baptists, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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Verse of the Day: Who Will Stand Up and Repair the Wall?

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The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress. And I sought for anyone among them who would repair the wall and stand […]

Voice of the Day: Alan Boesak

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Unity that is dictated by the powerful is not unity. Unity at the cost of the poor and the oppressed, at the cost of the integrity of the gospel, is not unity. – Alan Boesak + Sign up to receive […]

Mary Nelson: Faith-Based Initiative Survives Supreme Court Case

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The most recent challenge to Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was rejected by the Supreme Court (5-4) this week, not on the basis of merit, but on the basis that the Freedom from Religion Foundation didn’t have standing to sue […]

Patty Kupfer: Immigration Reform Bill Dies

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Sadly, the Senate Immigration Bill failed a cloture vote yesterday morning (46/53—it needed 60 votes) and is now dead. This means the House will not be taking up the legislation and it isn’t likely to come back until at least […]

Jim Wallis: Someone You Should Know

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I want to introduce you to someone. His name is Gordon Brown, and he just became Britain’s new Prime Minister. You have probably been hearing and reading the news about the transition from Tony Blair to Brown. Among other things, […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on White House subpoenas, immigration, Iraq policy, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, the Democratic forum, children’s health insurance, Republican polls, world polls, South African strikes, North Korea, and select commentaries Sign up to receive our daily news summary […]

Verse of the Day: Pride

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It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. – Proverbs 16:19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Rene Padilla

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The church has only two alternatives in its confrontation with the world: either it adapts itself to the world and betrays the gospel, or it responds to the gospel and enters into conflict with the world. – Rene Padilla + […]

Chuck Gutenson: Christians and Torture

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I participated in the National Religious Campaign Against Torture rally and press conference held on Capitol Hill yesterday. Here are some excerpts from two very short talks I gave. The first asserts that it is “an unconditional aspect of Christian […]

Janna Hunter-Bowman: Political Robbery Hits Colombian Church Office

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What intruders took from our church office in Bogotá: two computers. What they apparently wanted—given what they left behind—was highly sensitive information on victims of violent human rights abuses, those who document the cases, and local churches courageously working for […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Gordon Brown, immigration, the CIA “family jewels,” Tony Blair, Gaza, Iraq and the GOP, Al Qaeda, Christians in Gaza and Iraq, Iran, union organizing, slums, polls, and select commentaries Sign up to receive our daily news […]

Verse of the Day: Causing the Cry of the Poor

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He strikes them for their wickedness while others look on, because they turned aside from following him, and had no regard for any of his ways, so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and […]

Voice of the Day: Jon Sobrino

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The closer this kingdom is and the more its coming is God’s doing, the more must human beings conform to it by a radical change in their way of life. – Jon Sobrino Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma […]

Jim Wallis: A New Challenge for Tony Blair

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A month before the war in Iraq began, I took a delegation of religious leaders to meet with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street, to urge that he find a better alternative. We met with Mr. Blair […]

Diana Butler Bass: Sock Puppet Church

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When I was a girl in the 1960s, one of my favorite parts of summer was Vacation Bible School at St. John’s United Methodist Church of Hamilton in Baltimore. That, of course, makes me sound like a church geek—as if […]

Bob Francis: Wrong Choice on Darfur

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In the March/April issue of the University of Chicago magazine, an article announced that the University decided not to divest from companies connected to the genocide in Darfur. I wrote a response and it was published in the May/June issue: […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Supreme Court, Darfur, Britain-cut nukes, Immigration, Tony Blair’s new job, Mideast summit, Iraq, U.S. military in Africa, Iran, North Korea, World Bank, Canada-Kyoto Agreement, feature interview with Derek Webb, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to […]

Voice of the Day: Elsa Tamez

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The message of the good news is of the liberation of human beings from everything and everyone that keeps them enslaved. – Elsa Tamez + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: Oppression

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Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss. – Proverbs 22:16-16 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Shane Claiborne: Love Wins – Always

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The power of community, interdependence, and burden-bearing is so penetrating… It just busts through the pain of loss like grass through concrete. I live with tears in my eyes right now, every moment, mesmerized by this big family we have. […]

Chris Myers Asch: Be All You Can Be (As a Civilian)

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Number of federal military service academies: 5 Number of federal civilian service academies: 0 One does not need to be a pacifist to find something wrong with those numbers. Indeed, a growing movement of people thinks there is a glaring […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Brown heads Labor party, Mideast summit, immigration, Iraq, Darfur, African Americans-military and college, European union, Lebanon, North Korea, faith and politics, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Ludovico Barbo

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Without mental prayer, it would be virtually impossible for frail humanity to bear the fierce struggles of religious life. You can inebriate with sweetness your dryness of heart, making use of the water of prayer drawn from the fountains of […]

Verse of the Day: Means to an End

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The villainies of villains are evil; they devise wicked devices to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. But those who are noble plan noble things, and by noble things they stand. […]

Patty Kupfer: The Eleventh Hour for Immigration Reform

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Jesus’ call to welcome the stranger and the outcast is a prominent theme in the New Testament. Based on our shared Christian values, Sojourners/Call to Renewal has been working with Christian leaders and organizations from across the ecumenical spectrum to […]

Obery Hendricks: The Height of Hypocrisy

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This week President George W. Bush ceremoniously vetoed a measure promoting embryonic stem cell research that could help to relieve the suffering of millions, declaring that the bill disregards the sanctity of human life. “I will not allow our nation […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Mideast, New Orleans, energy, CIA, Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, North Korea, Canadian financer to fight global poverty, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Justice and Righteousness

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Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May […]

Voice of the Day: Persevering through Struggles

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[Jesus] says that he’s patient and humble of heart, not because he was submissive to oppression, but because he was able to endure in that struggle. – A teacher in the village of Papaturro Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles […]

Jim Wallis: Contribute to the Needs of the Saints

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Shane Claiborne and The Simple Way community are a good example of the old adage, “Be careful what you pray for.” Evangelicals like to pray that Christian young people will learn to love Jesus and follow in his steps. Well, […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Church Offices Attacked In Colombia

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I was distrubed to learn that last week the office of our friend and frequent author, Janna Hunter-Bowman, was attacked in a very deliberate and targeted way while she was visiting her family in the U.S. The only things taken […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-war, stem cells, immigration, veterans, Blair and the Mideast, Palestine, Los Angeles anti-gang head, North Korea, Bloomberg, student loans, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa

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For not only do people need food, but they need also the touch of a hand, the sound of a voice. For food lasts but a day, but love is for always. – Mother Teresa + Sign up to receive […]

Verse of the Day: Caring for the Forgotten

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When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be left for the alien, the orphan, and the widow, so that the Lord your […]

Audio Interview: Alice Walker on ‘Eating Oranges in the Astrodome’

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker talks to Sojourners associate editor Rose Marie Berger about Hurricane Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering. + Listen to highlights of the interview (20 minutes, 18MB) + Read the print version in the […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Israel-Palestinian authority, farm subsidies, AIDS, Iraq, Gaza, Congress-nuclear weapons,unions,and the budget,- Vatican-commandments for the road, domestic partnership, politics-Bloomberg leaves GOP, politics-progressive conference, refugees, inequalities, Canada-green cars, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news […]

Verse of the Day: Generosity from Poverty

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[Jesus] sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he […]

Voice of the Day: David Lim

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The measure of a society’s progress is not whether it can give more to those who have more, but whether it can provide enough to those who have less. –David Lim + Sign up to receive our quote of the […]

Brian McLaren: The Need for a New Rhetoric

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A number of my friends have given up blogging, either temporarily or permanently. The reason? The blogosphere seems to indulge a certain kind of rhetoric that they don’t want to be associated with anymore. Although I continue to post here […]

Voice of the Day: Bread and Justice

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O God, to those who have hunger give bread; and to us who have bread give the hunger for justice. – A Latin American prayer Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma. + Sign up to receive our quote of […]

Verse of the Day: Oppressing the Poor

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A ruler who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. – Proverbs 28:3 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, US-Russia nuclear weapons, US drought, Palestine, Darfur, immigration, North Korea, Canada no-fly, Greenpeace, Anti-poverty, climate change, the President and the law, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Gabriel Salguero: An Ode to Ruth and Billy’s Love and Leadership

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I was saddened to hear on the radio Thursday night that Ruth Bell Graham had died. Earlier in the week, the news of the serious complications to Ruth’s health had me reflecting on the importance of love and leadership. A […]

Philip Rizk: Waking to Hamas in Gaza

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On Friday people in the Gaza Strip awoke to a new reality. Over the previous few days, the Islamic party Hamas had routed the opposition secular-nationalist Fatah forces and taken full control of the Gaza Strip. What led to these […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Palestine, Sudan-Darfur, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, refugees in Canada, North Korea, Iran, U.S. Nuclear Strategy, SCHIP, education-teachers, global economics, and Ruth Graham. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Generosity

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Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. – Proverbs 22:9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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Prayer and meditation have an important part to play in opening up new ways and new horizons. If your prayer is the expression of a deep and grace-inspired desire for newness of life—and not the mere blind attachment to what […]

Duane Shank: What is Sojourners?

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The news coverage of our candidates forum was a good chance to see how Sojourners is described in the media. The three best were The Washington Times (interestingly), McClatchy Newspapers, and The Miami Herald: The Washington Times: “Sojourners, a Christian […]

Verse of the Day: Living Wages for the Poor

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You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy laborers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns. You shall pay them their wages daily before sunset, because they are poor and […]

Voice of the Day: Gertrude the Great

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Now and then, set aside for yourself a day on which, without hindrance, you can be at leisure to praise God and to make amends for all the praise and thanksgiving you have neglected all the days of your life […]

Jim Wallis: Questions That Weren’t Asked

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I wrote last week about our historic Candidates Forum on Faith, Values and Poverty. We had only 15 minutes with each candidate, so there was not enough time to ask all of the questions I had prepared (click here for […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Ruth and Billy Grahan, Africa, Darfur-Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Gaza, the justice department and immigration. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Jon Sobrino

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To understand the truth is to do the truth. -Jon Sobrino Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: Faith and Works

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For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead. – James 2:26 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Rich Nathan: Three Principles for Christian Dual Citizens

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Sometimes we can best understand the role of faith in politics by listening to the way people of faith responded to crises in their day. Nearly 1,600 years ago, in the year 410 AD, the city of Rome was invaded […]

Bob Francis: A New Pro-Life?

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Two times last week during our Pentecost 2007 conference – at the presidential candidates forum Monday night and our march to Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon – anti-abortion advocates not registered at our conference made their presence known in our midst. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Darfur, service, Iraq bombing, Iraq, Gaza, Iran, South Africa, trafficking, religion, service, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Vishal Mangalwadi

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There is no dearth of Christian service today. But because much of it is service without prophetic compassion, it is powerless to bring about a radical change in individuals and society. -Vishal Mangalwadi Quoted in “Cry Freedom”, by Charles Ringma. […]

Verse of the Day: Serving the Poor

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“When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a […]

Suzan Johnson Cook: What’s the Responsibility of Black Leadership?

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Following last week’s candidates forum, we asked the religious leaders on our panel if there were any other questions they wish they could have asked any of the candidates. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, a senior pastor at the Bronx Christian […]

Video: Candidates Forum – Full Content

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+ Click here for full streaming video of our June 4 presidential candidates forum on faith, values, and poverty

Philip Rizk: Will Na’el Walk On His Own?

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I spent this morning with the Sisters of Charity at their shelter for disabled children in downtown Gaza City. When I first started going to the shelter, a boy called Na’el, with a consistent look of fear in his eyes, […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, nuclear weapons, Gaza, immigration, U.S. military, AG Gonzales, politics, law, faith and politics, poverty, Darfur, Russia, and Iran. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Hearing the Cry of the Poor

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If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard.– Proverbs 21:13+ Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Rule of Benedict

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We should realize that we are heard not by multiplying words, but because of purity of heart and tears of compunction. – Rule of Benedict + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Jonathan Mendez: Drop Air, Not Bombs

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Twenty three of the coolest people I’ve ever met geared up by putting on costumes, make-up, and even wigs, for the grueling brawl that ensued as we all tried to wax the stage with one another in an art form […]

Joel Hunter: What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been

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OK. I’ve got to admit it – being a part of the panel to ask candidates for the presidency of the United States about their faith and moral values was just plain surreal. Kudos to Jim Wallis (and Jack Pannell […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the President and the Pope, immigration, Sudan, U.S. military, Iraq-UK, Iran, fighting poverty, campaign, state budgets, Rev. James Forbes, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Opressing the Poor

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Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who are kind to the needy honor him. Proverbs 13:41 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Rigoberta Menchu

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[F]or us the Bible is our main weapon. It has shown us the way. Perhaps those who call themselves Christians but who are really only Christians in theory, won’t understand why we give the Bible the meaning we do. But […]

Duane Shank: Lord, Have Mercy

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The daily news from Iraq is mind-numbing, as violence and death continue unabated. And part of that numbing is the danger of seeing the daily body counts as just more numbers. As of yesterday morning, 3,503 Americans have died. So, […]

Jim Wallis: Politics Isn’t Working

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Legislation for comprehensive immigration reform collapsed in the U.S. Senate yesterday as an effort to move to a final vote was defeated, leaving the future in serious doubt. It’s the perfect example of an observation I’ve often made – that […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Colbert Can’t Believe It

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Stephen, I have a “wag of the finger” for you. Wednesday night you opened your show by talking about our recent presidential forum on faith, values, and poverty by saying, "CNN gives the Democratic candidates an hour to talk about […]

Video: Vote Out Poverty March and Rally

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on immigration, G-8 aid for Africa and global warming, U.S.-Russia, Iraq, Turkey, CIA secret prisons, Sudan, abortion, presidential forum, and select op-eds

Voice of the Day: Segundo Galilea

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Conversion to God is equally linked to conversion to the love of neighbor. – Segundo GalileaQuoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Justice for the Innocent

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You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in their lawsuits. Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and those in the right, for I will not acquit the guilty. – Exodus 23:6-7 […]

Jim Wallis: Faithful Work Both Sides of the Aisle

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On Monday night, we saw the three Democratic front-runners for the presidential nomination deal with questions about faith in a comfortable way. They showed that faith is both personal and real for them. When John Edwards spoke of how he […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on G-8, immigration, Darfur, sanctuary, Russia, Iraq, federal budget, Senegal, nuclear weapons and the Mideast. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Sue Badeau: Personal and Corporate Responsibility

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I was in the audience at Monday night’s presidential candidates forum and have been reading and reflecting on the blog entries and press coverage of the event. I heard one important point that has so far escaped comment by bloggers […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, AIDS, Russia, Republican debates, Libby’s sentence, Rep. William Jefferson ethics investigation,abortion, faith, forum transcript, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Republican debate. McCain Sets […]

Diana Butler Bass: The Rebirth of Irony

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Monday night I attended Sojourners’ presidential candidates forum on Faith, Values, and Poverty, featuring Democrats John Edwards, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. I expected to hear how their faith informed their policies, but I also longed to hear something of […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest (and Candidates Forum Coverage)

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Faith forum. Last evening, Sojourners sponsored a candidate’s forum on Faith, Values, and Poverty. Here are some of the morning news stories: New York Times. Edwards, Clinton and Obama Describe Journeys of Faith “The three leading Democratic presidential hopefuls opened […]

Video: Highlights from Candidates Forum

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Transcript: Presidential Forum on Faith, Values, and Poverty

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Here’s the transcript from last night’s candidates forum with John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Faith Blog Round-up on Candidates Forum

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Several of the faith bloggers did live blogging during our presidential candidates forum last night. I also include a few conservative blogs to be “fair and balanced.” Aaron Krager from Faithfully Liberal:Faith, values, poverty: Sojourner’s Forum – Hillary Clinton Faith, […]

Video: Pentecost 2007 Justice Revival!

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From day one of the Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets conference – Derek Webb, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, and Jim Wallis call a packed sanctuary at National City Christian Church to take God’s concern for the poor seriously […]

Erika Fox: Why I’m at Pentecost

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Over the course of the past year, especially this semester, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to live out justice and to be an activist. I have been trying to figure out where that fits into […]

Brian McLaren: Correcting Media Myopia

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Many people are happily conservative in their religion and politics. For them, the dangers of what could happen for the worse are greater than the injustices of what currently is, so their bias is generally against change and toward preserving […]

Jim Wallis: Billy Graham’s Integrity and Humility

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One of God’s true servants on earth, Billy Graham, was honored yesterday with the opening of a library and museum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility will hold memorabilia of Graham’s long preaching career, including photos and video footage of […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: More on Immigration and Family Values

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Katie Barge at Faith in Public Life has done a great job of rounding up comments (including GP’s post by Rev. Derrick Harkins) on the religious community’s advocacy on behalf of family reunification in the immigration debate. Her comments: The […]

Becky Garrison: Pete Seeger and the U2charist

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During the Tribeca Film Festival, I happened to catch the world premiere of the documentary Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. I have vague recollections of attending the Newport Folk Festival as a toddler, long before it became commercialized as […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Billy Graham Library, climate change, Iraq, faith and politics. hunger, Blair in Africa, Darfur, immigration, Iran, Turkey, minority students, US military, Europe and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Voice of the Day: James C. Fenhagen

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The biblical use of the word “righteousness” is the moral equivalent of what we mean when we speak of holiness. It incorporates such concerns as a passion for justice and a concern for truth along with the need to live […]

Verse of the Day: The Righteous and the Wicked

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The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding. – Proverbs 29:7-7 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

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