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A calling to serve the poor
Originally Posted: 03/30/2015 - 10:24am | Type: Press

March 27, 2015 Sojo in the News Kay McSpadden ...

Expanding Clean Energy in Maryland Would Protect the Poor
Originally Posted: 03/27/2015 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is a straight shooter who does not mince words: "If we destroy creation, creation will destroy us,” the pontiff said last year. “Never forget this!” Pope Franci ...

Subversive Little Crumbs
Originally Posted: 03/25/2015 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

There’s a story that says Jesus’ followers recognized him by the way he broke bread. They didn’t see him in the bread itself, but in the radical things he did with the bread. I st ...

‘Selma Sowed, But It Did Not Reap' — Anniversary Puts Spotlight on Deep Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/10/2015 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

With the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend, America was reminded how this small city helped bring sweeping change to the nation. With the 50th anniversary of Bloody ...

Why We Must Change How We Change the World
Originally Posted: 02/25/2015 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

There is a different narrative that summons those of us who dare to care. It begins when we confront the things that have kept millions from breaking free from poverty and injustice. It ends when we find the c ...

Environmental Racism and Health Disparities in the South Bronx
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

Time and time again we witness corporations that come in and ravage not only the poor, but also the environment for selfish capitalistic gain. ... As people of faith we have a responsibility to stand up agains ...

It's About Time
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Towns all over the United States engage in the practice of arresting those who fail to pay fines. These folks are put in jail and given a permanent record for no reason other than that they are poor. ...

Shadows
Originally Posted: 02/10/2015 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

In my classroom, there is a little boy from Honduras. He speaks Spanish — that is the language of his heart — but he is learning English and tries with all his heart to learn new words and strange phrases that ...

What Can We Expect from Pope Francis' Address to Congress?
Originally Posted: 02/06/2015 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

The Francis Revolution is crossing the Atlantic and coming to the heart of the nation’s Capitol. News broke yesterday that Pope Francis has accepted Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a rare joint se ...

The Old Man and the C-note
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mark V. Ewert 102-year-old priest Arturo Paoli is perhaps the most important economist you've never heard of.  ...

Who's in Control?
Originally Posted: 02/02/2015 - 11:29am | Type: Press

January 30, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

State of the Union and Inequality: What Are You Going to Do Now?
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:41am | Type: Press

January 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Letter That’s Coming to All Presidential Candidates
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 12:33pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2015 Sojo in the News Gary Feuerberg ...

Faith leaders call for focus on poverty in 2016 election
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 11:35am | Type: Press

January 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Dennis Sadowski ...

100 Christian Faith Leaders Challenge 2016 Presidential Candidates to Post 3-Minute Video on Their Plans to Fight Poverty, Hunger
Originally Posted: 01/20/2015 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2015 Sojo in the News Samuel Smith ...

This Is What It Looks Like to Help End Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 01/28/2015 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes, in the midst of the daily humdrum of life, I forget that what I’m doing really does make a difference, half a world away, in the lives of survivors of trafficking. I am ...

Christian Leaders Challenge Presidential Candidates to Focus on Ending Hunger, Poverty
Originally Posted: 01/15/2015 - 12:20pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2015 Press Releases The Circle of Protection is challengi ...

Jesus Christ believed in helping the poor
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 11:45am | Type: Press

January 3, 2015 Sojo in the News David Buckna ...

Christmas Found On a Trailways Bus
Originally Posted: 12/30/2014 - 5:46pm | Type: Press

December 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Kelley Jon Donham ...

Poverty amid plenty
Originally Posted: 12/30/2014 - 5:36pm | Type: Press

December 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Henry McLeish ...

The Christmas Truce: A Lesson from 100 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 12/23/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

One hundred years ago, during the First World War, the Christmas truce took place between British, German, and French soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front. On Christmas Eve 1914, soldiers from opposin ...

From the Archives: January 1981
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Hanks Why People are Poor.  IF A POLL WERE to be taken in North American churches concerning the causes ...

Pope Francis Laments 'Market Priorities' in Struggle Against Hunger
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

“It is also painful to see that the struggle against hunger and malnutrition is hindered by ‘market priorities,’” the pope said. Market speculation and pursuit of profits are hin ...

Election 2014: Here's What You Missed
Originally Posted: 11/10/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Press

November 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

When We Choose to See Them
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

There’s no way to know, just from looking at the sign. Maybe he was a con man, or maybe he was just my brother, genuinely in need of human contact to maintain his dignity. Or maybe he was even more than that. ...

Good News About Smart Giving
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh A Path Appears. Knopf Publishing.  IT’S EASY to lose heart when tackling the painful challenges w ...

Do Black Atheists Have Different Concerns Than White Atheists?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

“Social justice issues go to the heart of what it means to be a human being,” she said. “Beyond our religious differences, we need to work together and solve these issues . . . We don’t really have time to was ...

Can Liberal and Conservative Christians Agree on How to Fight Poverty?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 11:18am | Type: Press

September 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Weekly Wrap 9.19.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

1. In Record Turnout, Demographics Shape Scotland's Emphatic No Vote National Geographic has a recap (and stunning photos) of yesterday's vote: "Tomorrow a new campaign—for reconciliation—will b ...

How to End Poverty by Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 11:29am | Type: Press

June 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Hilton ...

These 3 Things, Not Government, Will Eliminate Poverty, Social Justice Advocate Jim Wallis Says
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 11:16am | Type: Press

June 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

No Short Or Easy Struggle For War On Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 4:24pm | Type: Press

August 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Duane Shank ...

Tough To Connect Dots On Ligamfelter's Medicaid Position
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 11:41am | Type: Press

August 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Robert Stewart ...

Weekly Wrap 8.1.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 8.1.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1.  Visualization: Casualities in the Israel-Palestine Conflict Washington Post  is keeping a regularly ...

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 07/11/2014 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 7.4.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1. Afghan Taliban Bans Polio Vaccination Teams "Afghanistan is one of just three countries, along w ...

See the First-Ever 'Papal High-five'
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A meeting with American televangelists, apparently. What does it take to produce the first-ever papal high-five? A mee ...

Catholic and Libertarian? Pope's Top Adviser Says They're Incompatible
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

The Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis’ top advisers said Tuesday that today’s free market system is “a new idol” that is increasing inequality and excluding the poor. T ...

Back from the Brink
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Nielsen Jones When the economic floor drops for everyone, it drops even lower for women. THE PHRASE “PO ...

Faith Leaders Support Hike In Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 05/12/2014 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

May 12, 2014 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

The Expectation Deficit
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper The civil right of equal opportunity never ensured the human right of equal access. RECENT ...

Answer to a Begging Woman's Prayer
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Prayer is a two-way conversation. It’s participatory. If we don’t listen for an answer, then we’re not really praying. Often, we hear an answer that requires some action on our part. ...

Anti-Poverty Efforts Need A Biblical Answer, But It's Not Socialism, Says AEI Panel
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 9:38am | Type: Press

April 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

Survey: Most Americans Say Fighting Global Poverty Is Futile
Originally Posted: 04/29/2014 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Despite progress in defeating extreme global poverty, most Americans see no end in sight, according to a survey sponsored by Compassion International. Despite progress in defeatin ...

A Different Kind of Spring Training
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

This Holy Week, I realized God's hope in a place other than church. This Holy Week, I realized God's hope in a place other than church. Proclaiming that the tomb is ...

Payday Lending: Time to Crack the Trap in Minnesota
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

The practices of most contemporary payday lenders are similar to those condemned in the sacred texts and teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. As the Hebrew Bible declares, “If you lend money to my pe ...

LETTER: How Can Congressman Justify Voting To Cut SNAP Program?
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 5:16pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2014 Sojo in the News Vaughn Baker ...

WATCH: Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:33pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Catholic Throwback Thursday: Remembering The Other "Bishop Of The Slums"
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 4:29pm | Type: Press

March 20, 2014 Sojo in the News The Catholic Review ...

Taking Food From The Poor Is Not Right
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

March 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Vaughn Baker ...

The Need to Be Relevant
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The goal of the Christian leader should always be to look for what the Spirit is already doing in a given place or situation. It is a challenge because you have to suppress your “relevant” self and become vuln ...