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Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

A standard definition of community development often goes something like this:</p> A standard definition of community development often goes something like this: Commu ...

Are Christians Bad for an Empire's Economy? Should They Be?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Mike recently brought to my attention a <a href="http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/texts/pliny.html" target="_blank">letter written by Pliny the Younger to the Emperor Trajan< ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

We are at a global turning point. We are at a global turning point. Rampant deforestation, mass extinction of species, global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, and the rapid ...

Tax Day Wish: Prophetic Voices on Taxes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15?</p> Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15? In 2001, President Bush ...

Food Safety and Small Farm Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

HR 875 The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 has gotten considerable attention lately and that is a very good thing, people should be concerned about food safety and more specifically how their ...

The Other March Madness
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Well, March Madness is now over. Well, March Madness is now over. Every year around this time, there's a disturbing report or two highlighting the low graduation rates of Afr ...

Rwanda's Hopes and Challenges 15 Years After the Genocide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Today the world is remembering Rwanda and the genocide that started there 15 years ago. Today the world is remembering Rwanda and the genocide that started there 15 years ago. As ...

A Crucial Time in the Fight Against Global Poverty and Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The realities of global poverty are very stark. The realities of global poverty are very stark. About a billion people around the world - one in six - are now considered chronical ...

Doing the Best We Can in Hard Times - A Corporate Example
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Scanning the headlines recently, the following caught my attention: "Walgreens giving free ...

Nuts and Bolts
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi Best Product On a trip to Ma ...

Rising Up to Heal a Sick Global System
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

It would have been the last thing they expected. They thought this was their chance to discredit him on a point of law they thought was safe ground. It would have been the last t ...

Markets, Morality, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Not long ago, those who demonized government and preached the go ...

Liberian Deportation Threat One More Reason for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The clock is ticking for thousands of Liberian immigrants as the month of March draws to a close. The clock is ticking for thousands of Liberian immigrants as the month of March d ...

No Anger Without Alternatives
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> On Sunday I joined the Dean of the National Cathedral, Samuel T. ...

A Fairness Issue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"<br /> "Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" ...

Is the 'Ebony Experiment' Wrong?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

An <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-buying-black-09-mar09,0,5889126.story">article</a> in the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> caught my attention this week. ...

More Connected Than We Think
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Last Friday, I met a vice president for the insurance giant AIG. While I try to be a gracious p ...

An Involuntary Lent
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> In 1956, a few hundred Catholic teachers and catechists gathered ...

Two Kinds of Economic Recovery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I just watched President Obama's Indiana speech and town ha ...

Mobilizing Art Against Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, I read this quote by John Piper: "...the weeping of the saints at the loss of precious souls is, paradoxically, the weeping of joy in God." I believe that is what God wants for me and fo ...

Trickle Up Economics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Debate is flying about the proposed economic stimulus package, w ...

Davos: How Will This Crisis Change Us?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In a plenary session titled "The Values behind Market Capitalism" yesterday at the Wor ...

Davos: A Better Question Than 'How Long Will the Crisis Last?'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> At the opening reception for the World Economic Forum at Davos, ...

Child Tax Credit: Better Late Than Never
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

In 2003, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=about_us.reunification">Call to Renewal</a> was deeply engaged in working to have a refundable child tax credit included in that yea ...

My Advent Calendar: December 12
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>Following on the theme of the last two windows, Dec. 12 on the Advent calendar opened to a picture o ...

Automakers: Apology Accepted
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>This week <a href="http://www.autonews.com/assets/PDF/CA59166128.PDF">GM printed ...

Do Detroit and the Big Three Automakers Have a Prayer?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> My hometown of Detroit was on the front pages of the New ...

Energy, Consumerism, and the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last year, America spent $700 billion on oil imported from the M ...

Jubilee on Wall Street: Reimagining God's Vision in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> All the ruckus on Wall Street has created an incredible moment f ...

Greed in the Economy: It's the Morality, Sinner
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Everyone has heard the famous phrase, att ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger • Olive Branch. In April, 120 former Israel Defense Force soldiers and Palestinian militants publicly launched “Combatan ...

A Plumpy'nut Christmas
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A Plumpy’nut Christmas A Plumpy’nut Christmas In this space we usu ...

Shareholder Values
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton Shareholder Values Faith is influencing the actions of shareholders, a ...

Good Shipping News
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Kate Bowman Harbor City Services Inc. H ...

Toward a Revolutionary Kindness
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 10:31am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone An interview with The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick. Anita Roddick was the founder and chief ...

Changing the Way Britain Does Business
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler The Archbishop of Canterbury, in his annual New Yea ...

That Sucking Sound
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter You can't go home again—there aren't any jobs there anymore. I don't think it' ...

What's Right With This Picture?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Lebowitz Rossi Some of the wealthiest people in America are seeking justice instead of tax shelters. It ...

Bosses for a Living Wage
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Lebowitz Rossi While initially costing a company more in wages, a living wage stimulates an "upward spiral" of indirect be ...

Doers Profile: Roger Rath
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter NAME: Roger Rath NAME: Roger Rath AGE: 51 OCCUPATION/VOCATION: Investment advisor and seni ...

Core Values
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The Broetjes had a crazy idea—to treat their workers like people. When Ralph Broetje was 15, he had ...

How Business Can Be Good
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeffrey L. Seglin (And Why Being Good is Good for Business). In a recent front-page article in The Wall Str ...

Help with the" Tough Choices"
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeffrey L. Seglin The body of literature on business ethics is growing rapidly. Here are some resources that treat the subject soundly wit ...

The Brave New World of Business Ethics
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laura L. Nash As the old moral infrastructure crumbles, will faith take its place? Gabriel’s horn signaling th ...

Beyond Legal Obligation
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laura L. Nash Jack Feldbaile, CEO of a large firm, describes a business decision that he feels highlights the tensions he faced as a Chris ...

Under the Heel of Business
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Rosenbaum Many corporations in the global marketplace have severed their social contract with workers and local communities. ...

What is an 'Ethical Wage'?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Rosenbaum Participants in conversations about corporate responsibility and wages often use the same words to mean entirely different ...

Sowing in the Corners
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Founded by a handful of Oklahoma farmers in 1903, family-owned First Bethany Bank & Trust recalls some of the finest tradi ...

Business Ethics on the Web
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeffrey L. Seglin A growing number of Web sites focus on business ethics. Inc. Online’s Ethics Corner features links to articles on busine ...

Setting a Global Table
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Newberry Judy Wicks sees her restaurant, the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia, as an experiment in bringing business and social r ...