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The Problem of Big and Small
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Hunkering down is deeply attractive, but we have work to do first.  IT'S REASONABLY clear ...

Inspired by Faith
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Curt Devine "I never imagined humanity could be stripped from a person like that." KRISTIN HART pla ...

Wendell Berry Earns Highest Humanities Award, Lectures on Economy and Imagination
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

On Monday evening, Wendell Berry delivered the 41 st annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities, at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. According to the NEH, this is “the most prestigio ...

Seventy-two Days Does Not a Marriage Make
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 7:54am | Type: Blog

It lasted 72 days. And now, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are calling it quits. The two were first spotted together one year before when Kim attended one of Kris' basketball games. ...

'God is Watching' the Budget Debate in Congress
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

"God is Watching," reads the headline for a full page ad Sojourners ran in this morning's Politico. "God is Watching," reads the headline for a full pag ...

A Grassroots Call to Tackle Corporate Tax Dodging
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Across the United States, there is a new movement emerging to dramatize the immorality of corporate tax dodging in the face of drastic budget cuts.</p> Across the United Sta ...

Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/selma/" target="_blank">Selma, Alabama</a> began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the ...

Education For More Than Global Economic Dominance
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<em>"Education is not primarily an industry and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research." -- </em><a style="color: #90 ...

Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy: Rejecting the Cup of Bitterness of Hate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">Last weekend, the nation had an opportunity to reflect, commemorate, and celebrate the March on Washington and Dr. Last weekend, the n ...

Refusing Monsanto to Preserve Haiti
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's note: Recently, <a href="../2010/06/11/10000-haitian-farmers-march-against-monsanto/">10,000 Haitians marched in protest</a> of hybrid seed which Monsanto had dona ...

Hot, Humid, and Green Summer Ideas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"So what are you up to this summer?" seems to be the question du jour. With the calendar about to flip into June everyone seems antsy for a summer plan. "So what ...

10 Happy Little Earth Day Tips and Your Best Ideas Too!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

This week is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. People all over this little planet will likely take a few moments this week to thing twice about how their daily routines impact this world. ...

Immigration Enforcement: 'Why We Do This'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> North Carolina is a leader in local immigration enforcemen ...

Lent on $2.50 a Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>My friend Irene Groot decided to try the <a href="http://livelydust.blogspot.com/2010/02/lenten-experiment-blog.html">Lenten Experiment</a> this year. "I recently sent off ...

Four Steps to Save the Souls of Big Banks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> The biggest banks have an ethical obligation to hel ...

How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>In the August 2009 issue of</em> Harper's Magazine<em>, Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Aviv penned an article titled "Like I was Jesus: How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ." ...

Green Jobs Take Youth Miles High
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

When La'Kyla Byrd cleared trails and tended to trees in Denver's City Park this past year as a member of <a href="http://www.milehighyouthcorps.org/">Mile High Youth Corps</a>, ...

A Phoenix Rising From GM's Ashes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Imagine America's 'Rust Belt' transformed into a green belt of clean energy manufacturing. Imagine the factories of Detroit making wind turbines and solar panels to power America. ...

Saving Kansas City, One (Green) Step at a Time
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation. ...

The Poor Can Lead the Charge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

If Hernando de Soto was overestimating <a title="http://ild.org.pe/en/mystery/english" href="http://ild.org.pe/en/mystery/english" target="_blank">how much wealth the world& ...

Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

50 Ways to Love Your Neighbor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

With the National Day of Prayer coming up (May 7), a lot of folks around the country are organizing prayer services in church sanctuaries and town halls. With the National Day of ...

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 ...

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 ...