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The Poverty Summit
Originally Posted: 05/26/2015 - 9:40am | Type: Press

May 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Joy Strickland ...

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?
Originally Posted: 05/26/2015 - 9:35am | Type: Press

May 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?
Originally Posted: 05/27/2015 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

Addressing both personal and social responsibility, family and economic issues, education and racism is crucial. But blaming and demonizing the poor is not called for — it is shameful. There’s the choice here, ...

Restoring Dignity in the Midst of Poverty and Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 05/26/2015 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

It will take all of us to help restore dignity—for trafficking survivors and all of God’s children. Exactly 10 years ago, I spent an evening in Athens dancing, eating, and laugh ...

Los Angeles Backs Plan to Raise Minimum Wage to $15
Originally Posted: 05/20/2015 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

The plan would raise minimum wage by $6 — from $9 an hour to $15 — by 2020 for some 800,000 workers. The city council of Los Angeles agreed to draft a plan to raise the city' ...

3 Things a Stolen Car Is Teaching Me About Poverty
Originally Posted: 05/20/2015 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

After this experience, I'm left contemplating three realities. So our  First Home Project  car was stolen, and was recently found by the police. (Yay!)  Unfortunately it ...

Eyeing gay marriage case, evangelicals and Catholics rally around battling poverty
Originally Posted: 05/15/2015 - 4:09pm | Type: Press

May 14, 2015 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle Boosts His Profile Again with Charity Post
Originally Posted: 05/15/2015 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Caritas Internationalis, the global Catholic charitable organization, has elected Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle as its new president. Caritas Internationalis, the global Catholic ch ...

Purple Solutions to Poverty
Originally Posted: 05/14/2015 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Working together, we can throw a lot of spaghetti at a lot of walls until we have the best policies to help kids in poverty. Robert Putnam, who spoke this Monday at Georgetown for ...

Obama: Defeating Poverty Takes Money and ‘Transformative Power’ of Faith Groups
Originally Posted: 05/12/2015 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

“It’s hard being poor. It’s time-consuming. It’s stressful,” said the president. The African-American boy who grew up without a father, who started his work life as a community or ...

Faith, poverty take center stage at Georgetown
Originally Posted: 05/12/2015 - 11:28am | Type: Press

May 12, 2015 Sojo in the News Joy-Ann Reid ...

Pope Francis’ Poverty Agenda Draws President Obama
Originally Posted: 05/12/2015 - 11:13am | Type: Press

May 11, 2015 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Dias ...

A Mama Knows Best, So Let’s Let Her Decide
Originally Posted: 05/11/2015 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Not every mother gets the chance to do what she knows is best for herself and her family. A mama knows the difference between a playful coo and a hungry whimper, or between a real ...

Religious Leaders Urge Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee to Make Ending Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 9:02am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huc ...

Religious Leaders Urge Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 8:59am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Carly Fiorina begins her presidential c ...

Religious Leaders Urge Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 8:57am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Mike Huckabee begins his presidential c ...

Religious Leaders Urge Retired Neurosurgeon Ben Carson to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 8:55am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Ben Carson begins his presidential camp ...

Turning despair to hope
Originally Posted: 05/04/2015 - 9:35am | Type: Press

May 2, 2015 Sojo in the News Maria Thompson Corley ...

Religious Leaders Urge Sen. Bernie Sanders to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 04/30/2015 - 12:52pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2015 Press Releases As U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders launches hi ...

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 ...