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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 ...

There Is No Room for Love In Judgment and Shame
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 6:16am | Type: Blog

I can’t stand how it makes me feel to judge and be judged. And I can’t stand how often it’s directed at women and men who live on the brink with their children churning in and out of poverty. ...

Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Food is the thing we all have in common, and with it, Jesus set forth the Eucharist. Is that enough for you to believe food is important? I'm one not given to joy. I'm ...

Sitting At A Tilted Table
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Religion gets misused and pulled into the table-tilting, too. The rich and privileged have historically justified their wealth and power by calling it a reward for being better than everyone else, more industr ...

And the Mountains Will Fall
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Allen Johnson New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby. SOON AFTER D ...

The Genius Of Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 5:31pm | Type: Press

January 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Walter Ayres ...

Congress Needs To Worry Less About The Pentagon
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Press

January 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Mary Anne Michelet ...

Davos 2014: World Economic Forum - Day Four As It Happened
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Press

January 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Graeme Wearden ...

A Leap Of Faith: Confessions From Davos
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:39pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

SOTU Reactions From Religious Groups
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

January 29, 2014 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

The Social Contract In A Dignitarian Society
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

March 4, 2014 Sojo in the News Robert Fuller ...

Enduring Family Values
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Counter to the stereotypes, a new study shows that African-American men are exceptional fathers. ...

Look at the Picture
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Last week amid the closing of the Olympics, the national debt, and the latest pop culture ‘news,’ this photo was published that encapsulates the volume of pain and suffering that is happening in Syria. ...

On God's Side
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2014 Sojo in the News Lee Farnsworth ...

Let's Not Laugh (Too Much) At #SochiProblems: Just Say 'No' To Poverty Porn
Originally Posted: 03/03/2014 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

February 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Rachel Marie Stone ...

In Defense Of Sochi 'Whining'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:45pm | Type: Press

February 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Erin Alberty ...

AU PACT Welcomes Sojourners Lisa Sharon Harper
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:58am | Type: Press

February 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Anderson University ...

Dumpster Diving As An Act Of Faith
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

For the World's Poor, Violence Is an Everyday Threat
Originally Posted: 02/10/2014 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

According to the United Nations, there are 4 billion people in our world who live outside the protection of law. That’s more than half the world’s population, and most of the world’s poor. ...

What's Wrong With Inequality
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:59pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Elise Amyx ...

AUDIO: StandUp w/PeteDominick - Jim Wallis: How To Win The "War On Poverty"
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:45pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Pete Dominick ...

5 Reasons Why Jesus People Ought Oppose The Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

When I decided to follow Jesus instead of simply being a Christian who paid him hollow worship while conveniently ignoring the red words, I was forced to abandon my support of the death penalty (and abandon my ...

Weekly Roundup: Dear Departed, Poverty Persists, And Surviving The Deep Freeze
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 11:01am | Type: Press

January 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Scott Alessi ...

Want To Win The War On Poverty? For The Sake Of The Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together
Originally Posted: 02/05/2014 - 10:40am | Type: Press

January 10, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Pope Francis' Message For Washington
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Press

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

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

On Scripture: Enjoy the Super Bowl; Be Suspicious of Its Values
Originally Posted: 01/28/2014 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

At least, when we read the opening sentences of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (found in Matthew 5:1-12), it seems his values are light years away from the confident and muscular ethos that football teams rel ...

Is Wealth a Sin?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

What if we need the insanely wealthy to realize a kingdom-inspired vision for our world? A recent report by OXFAM offered some sobering data about both the concentration and f ...