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Ethnic Cleansing in Orissa: India's Persecuted Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In India, the world's largest democracy, <a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Sunday_Specials/The_Audacity_of_Hope/articleshow/3690305.cms">millions applauded the recent U.S. ...

Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States. All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday af ...

Audio: Biblical Redistribution of Wealth -- What You Think You Own is Not Yours
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In this clip, taken from a Nov. 2 sermon, Pastor Efrem talks about the implications of the comma ...

Addicted to the Streets
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own. Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neg ...

Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last spring, I made a pilgrimage to rural El Salvador to learn about the violence that had occurred there during the U.S-supported <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_Civil_War&qu ...

After Court Loss, City of Orlando Seeks to Develop Park Where Groups Feed Homeless
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?author=42">I have written many times from and about what I call the sacred circle at Lake Eola Park</a>. ...

Our Children's 'Audacity of Hope'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord (audacity of hope, Barack Obama, change, Children, Educatio ...

A Pastor's Brother Killed in the Colombian Army's Grotesque Fraud
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>If no one speaks out, the violence is going to continue. Someone has to give voice to what is hidden. If no one speaks out, the violence is going to c ...

Is America the Promised Land or Egypt?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Social location is vital to understanding how people come to their interpretations, and appropriations, of the Bible and its stories. Social location is vital to understanding how ...

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 ...

The Upside to the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The first line in Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two ...

Even More Will Be Expected
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, You have been given a wonderful opportunity to help and heal America and the world. Thank you for using your ...

An International Challenge for Christians to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

If you're a Christian who has given up on politics this year and decided not to vote, do that which is honorable. Go to Joppa and find a ship bound for Tarshish. If you' ...

Killed for 'Preaching Christianity'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>A short thought to follow up on <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3206">Valerie Elverton-Dixon's tribute to Gayle Williams</a>, the aid worker gunned down by ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

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 ...

Jubilee on Wall Street: Reimagining God's Vision in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | 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 ...

Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He looked at me in disbelief. "Like, a real one? A born-again one?" he asked. Aaron jumped back when he heard the words. He ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2457">Continued from part 1&l ...

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 ...

Two Options for Weathering Economic Storms: Wealth or Simplicity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The present financial crisis facing our nation is sure to touch ...

Micah's Challenge to the Future President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S. Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progres ...

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 ...

In Money We Trust
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The Wall Street debacle reminds me of the fall of Babylon ...

Seeking a More Just Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I have had the opportunity to consider and write about the economic disparities and realities in ...

My Struggle with New Monasticism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race" href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">Read all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.</a ...

Vote Out Poverty: 'That's Just How We Roll Around Here'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I dropped by the office at Discovery Church on Orange Avenue in Orlando yesterday to deliver some posters and flyers for the Poverty Sunday premiere of the film <a href="http://www.ordinaryradicals ...

Poverty and Personal Responsibility (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

[ ...continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/poverty-and-personal-responsib.html">part one</a>]</p> [ ...continued from ...

Poverty and Personal Responsibility (Part 1, by Romal Tune)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

During this election cycle, we have heard candidates talk about ways in which we can work to end poverty. John Edwards has a new initiative to cut poverty in half in 10 years. Dur ...

Small-Time Ministry, Big-Time Dreams
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<P>There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organization like Mission Year. There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organiza ...

I Hate It When All You Can Do Is Pray
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<P>I'm not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer ...