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Financial Assistance: Is Your Church Ready?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In the upcoming weeks and months, desperate people will knock on the doors of almost every church across the nation to ask for emergency financial assistance. In the upcoming week ...

Proximity: Relocation Doesn't Equal Relationship
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

One of the principles of the Christian community development movement is "relocation." While the principle has depth to it, more times then not it is lived out as people who choose to move their p ...

A Big Problem for Land Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the reason you like best. Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the r ...

Witness to Sri Lanka's Onslaught, part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Doctors who are working in the war zone in northern Sri Lanka Doctors who are working in the war zone in northern Sri Lanka (Asia, attack, civilians, conflict, death, Fami ...

Are Christians Bad for an Empire's Economy? Should They Be?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | 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< ...

Swine Flu, Hog Farms, and Piggish Politics
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

There is a lot more to the swine flu outbreak than a virus and a vaccine: There is, surprise surprise, a political-economic context.</p> There is a lot more to the swine f ...

M2EP Live: First blog
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

This is my first blog, so bear with me if I get it wrong. With a blog you only have 140 characters to convey your message and ... no ... that's a twitter, I think, from people who twit. ...

Poem: Through the Eyes of the Beholder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

This piece was written as a personal testimony as to how we can use scripture to liberate us from mental and physical bondage. Through the Eyes of the Beholder is dedicated to all of us who struggle with insec ...

Food Safety and Small Farm Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | 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 ...

Readers Speak Out on Body Image and Faith
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Many thanks to the folks who answered <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/20/share-your-strength/" href="../2009/03/20/share-your-strength/">our request</a> for your thought ...

Body Language
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg In a society that glorifies thinness and individualism, the occurrence of eating disorders has risen sharply. How can C ...

Share Your Strength
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In what ways do you find community and healing from our consumer culture's profoundly screwed-up body images, supersized portion size, and meals in front of the TV? Sojourners wants to know!</p> ...

God's Garden: Church-based Community Agriculture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. Meet Stephen Bartlett, an urban gardener and educator in Louisville, Kentucky. His passion isn' ...

Darfur's Cries Grow Louder
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I was on a conference call for an hour and a half last week. It was intense. I haven't fully calmed down from it. I paced back and forth in the living room for a good portion of it.</p> ...

What to Do If Someone at Your Church Has an Eating Disorder
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em><a title="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0904&amp;article=body-language" href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article& ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s ...

Earth to G-20 Part 2: The Hidden Treasure of the IMF
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/11/earth-to-g-20-the-developing-world-is-too-big-to-fail/">continued from part one</a>] <em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a ...

Earth to G-20: 'The Developing World is too Big to Fail'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

<em>Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a few questions from </em>Sojourners <em>assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg about the upcoming G-20 meeting, the global economic crisis, a ...

Prosecuting the Potluckers: Activists Face Legal Challenges for Feeding the Homeless
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis wrote a great post last week entitled "<a href="../2009/03/06/6793/">Potluck Perspective</a>." Unfortunately, sharing food with 'the least of these' is aga ...

Potluck Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The "Church Potluck" is an old and cherished tradition ...

Push, not Protest, for a Budget with Better Priorities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Several years ago over 100 of us were arrested for blocking a Capital building entrance and protesting tax cuts for the 5 percent wealthiest people and program cuts from WIC, food stamps, college a ...

Green My Hood
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a ...

The Best Thing for the Economy, the Right Thing for the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The economy and the nation are at a crossroads. Unemployment, po ...

Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation? Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation? Eatin ...

Jesus and Justice Always Kiss: A Plea to Youth Pastors Making Out with Empire
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

That U.S. megaphone of amazing grace, Shane Claiborne, was recently moved to tears after witnessing a youth gathering in Australia. That U.S. megaphone of amazing grace, Shane Cla ...

My Four Weeks in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Blessings of shalom for 2009! I have just come back from a four week visit to Zimbabwe. Blessings of shalom for 2009! I have just come back from a four week visit to Zimbabwe. As ...

'Veggie Delite': Tomato Pickers Win Wage Increase from Subway
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

As the third largest fast-food chain in the world adds its name to a <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1346">growing list of giants to deliver wage increases and working conditi ...

A Pre-Consumption Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>"Consumption" isn't a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer eco ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

Court Victory for Orlando's Homeless - Now What?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I confess, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2513">it feels good to win.</a> It is easy to slip into the trap of feeling as if we have vanquished the oppressor and slain ...

Good News Break: It's Now Legal to Feed Poor People in Orlando
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory A. Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory A. Presnell struck down the City of Orlando's "Large Group Feeding Ordin ...

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Times are hard. I work at a homeless shelter for single men wit ...

Cult, Culture, and Cultivation
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum When we separate pleasure from responsibility, we defy nature at our own risk. "It is ...

Unorthodox Orthodoxy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate Book review: From Stone to Living Word: Letting the Bible Live Again, by Debbie Blue. A wise s ...

Lives and Fishes
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel A. Dykstra Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A. Wind across the quay-side / Grit in ...

A Human-Made Disaster
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg The dramatic rise in world food prices has pushed millions into poverty. Here's a look at 10 factors--from agrofue ...

A Mandate for Action
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tony P. Hall Addressing the food crisis is a matter of political and spiritual will. The price of everything h ...

The Shortage Isn't Food, It's Democracy
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frances Moore Lappe Progress on food security issues will only come when we begin to ask the right question and challenge the myths that t ...

Mexico Without Its Corn?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan “Without corn there is no country” is the slogan tens ...

A Picture of the Kingdom
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marv Baldwin A Picture of the Kingdom A Picture of the Kingdom Thank you for your recent article “Growing ...

Sacred Creations
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia J. Strickland Laurel Rae Mathewson's article "Lord, What Shall I Eat? How Much Should I Weigh?" (July 2007) is a go ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the ...

A Slice of Life, Served with Dignity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks A black-and-white movie about the bleakness of life in Watts, California—shot for $10,000 about 30 years ago and never intended ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Poor Diet. In April, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski en ...

Power Punch
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Finally, researchers have harnessed the fruit of the ...

'Lord What Shall I Eat? How Much Should I Weigh?'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson A reflection on healing our relationship with food. Mireille Guiliano begins her book ...

Sowing Peace and Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The management of the Smithfield Foods pork processin ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Legal Aid. Dionisio Díaz García, a Christian labor la ...

Viva!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jean B. Nilson Congratulations to Sojourners! Again you are setting the agenda for believing and acting Christians. ...

Just Food
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emily McGowin When I received the May issue on “food and how we get it,” I confess I was skeptical as to its value. ...