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World Bank launches interfaith push to eliminate extreme poverty
Originally Posted: 04/23/2015 - 11:27am | Type: Press

April 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Heather Adams ...

World Bank Launches Interfaith Push to Eliminate Extreme Poverty
Originally Posted: 04/22/2015 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

The World Bank is teaming up with global religious leaders in a 15-year effort to end extreme poverty by 2030. The World Bank is teaming up with global religious leaders in a 15- ...

Explaining 'Working Poor' to my Privileged, Middle Class Children
Originally Posted: 04/21/2015 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

How do I explain something as alien and complex a state as being part of the working poor in a way my kids can have a at least a chance to internalize? For my privileged, perhaps ...

Aunt Roma's Lessons for Eco-Living
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

We have been given access to an environment we did not create. Years ago as a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I was befriended by a wonderful family around the corner from my ...

Environmental Justice, Inclusiveness, and Mother Earth
Originally Posted: 04/20/2015 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

As we dig deeper and the shackles are removed, we begin to see how economic and environmental justice are connected and how this exploitation is directly related to incentives like government funding, tax brea ...

Faith communities, World Bank find extreme poverty a common foe
Originally Posted: 04/13/2015 - 10:33am | Type: Press

April 10, 2015 Sojo in the News Dennis Sadowski ...

Religious leaders and World Bank commit to ending extreme poverty
Originally Posted: 04/10/2015 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

April 9, 2015 Sojo in the News Bani Dugal ...

A Historic Chance to End Poverty
Originally Posted: 04/09/2015 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

The goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 is now possible when it hasn’t really been before. But it will take all of us to accomplish it. We have a vision.   End extreme poverty ...

Pulling Yourself Up by Your Bootstraps...
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. ...like the Koch brothers, who have really nice bootstraps.  WITH THE NEXT election still almos ...

A Turning Point on Poverty?
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The 2016 election is an oppourtunity for a new dialouge on eliminating extreme poverty, at home and abroad.  ...

Robert Putnam Fights America’s ‘Opportunity Gap’ with Religious Fervor
Originally Posted: 03/31/2015 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

While evangelists convict people of their sinful ways and then convert them to the path of salvation for the hereafter, Putnam’s focus is more on this side of heaven. Harvard pro ...

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 ...