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Pope Francis Orders Accused Envoy Jozef Wesolowski Put Under House Arrest
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis had ordered the arrest of a former Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic because the case was “so serious,” the Vatican said Sept. 23. ...

SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were mi ...

Vatican Defends Record on Sexual Abuse to UN Panel
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has effectively addressed the “worldwide scourge” of clerical sexual abuse over the past decade and promoted the reporting of allegations to both church and legal authorities, a United Nations pane ...

Vatican Could Face Flood of Torture-related Abuse Lawsuits
Originally Posted: 05/05/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican could face a wave of new sexual abuse claims dating back decades if a United Nations inquiry finds that the Roman Catholic Church has violated an international treaty against torture and inhuman tr ...

LETTER: How Can Congressman Justify Voting To Cut SNAP Program?
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 4:16pm | Type: Press

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

WATCH: Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 12:33pm | Type: Press

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

Taking Food From The Poor Is Not Right
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

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

Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

Fox News has dishonored the poor with their preferential option for the rich. I don’t typically watch much television. But when I can, I watch The Daily Show . Jon Stewart brin ...

The Genius Of Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 4:31pm | Type: Press

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

What Kind of World Is This?
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

Fifty years ago the Food Stamp Act was viewed not as charity, but rather as an ingenious utilization of American enterprise in order to help “build a better life for every American.” And it is genius. ...

The Justice of Eating
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Forty-nine million Americans live at risk of hunger. Any policies that create additional poverty among the working poor are reprehensible. It is unacceptable for lawmakers to take vital food stamp benefits awa ...

Faith-Based Hunger Games
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

In Mathew 25, not only does Christ proclaim that those who clothe, house, and feed the “least of these” are engaging in acts equivalent to directly aiding the Lord, he also preaches that those who refuse to ai ...

Want to Win the War on Poverty? For the Sake of the Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and conservatives to make peace — for the sake of the poor. The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and ...

Cuts to Food Stamps Flout Gospel Message
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

In his first Advent address, Pope Francis directed Christians to be guided by the “Magnificat,” Mary’s song of praise for the coming Christ child. She proclaims that God has “lifted up the lowly and filled the ...

Faith Leaders Come Together For An End To Hunger
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Press

December 10, 2013 Sojo in the News John McCarthy ...

My Journey Through Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

Fear, anxiety, and secrecy marked the roughly year and a half I received federal food stamps. I tried never to let those around me see me using the food stamp card, and certainly wouldn’t have ever told my ext ...

On Thanksgiving Day, Not Everybody Worries About Overeating
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Press

November 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

Organization Outlines Continued Efforts to Cut Poverty in Half
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Last week, Half in Ten released its third annual report on its commitment to and efforts toward U.S. poverty reduction. Last week, Half in Ten released its third annual report on ...

The Budget and Your Neighbor
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

And today, 47 million low-income Americans will see their food stamps benefits decrease , as stimulus funding ends. In light of this newly named “war on the poor,” I’ve been reflecting on Jesus’ story of the G ...

Cutting Food Stamps is a Bad Way to Balance the Budget
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Many of us are blessed enough to not know what it is like to be hungry, to regularly miss meals, or to consume a diet void of essential nutrients for a healthy life. But now, millions of our brothers and siste ...

Just Picking On The Poor: The Facts And The Faces Of Cutting SNAP
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Bringing Good News to the Poor
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Our Christian story is one of liberation, new life, abundance, and mercy. It is a story that brings good news to the poor, and I will tell it until I no longer have breath. I coul ...

Shutdowns and Shootouts – My New Hometown Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

There are about 40 members of an extremist ideological minority who are ruining the reputation of the place I live and work, and taking the poor down along with them. It's a ...

Why the Debt Ceiling Matters
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Beau Underwood These manufactured crises show how much our politics could use a dose of moral sanity. AS FIGH ...

My Mission: The Salad Bar
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

In a country where the public is encouraged to participate in government, I want to encourage people of faith to voice the heart of God when it comes to issues like feeding the least of these. ...

How House Republicans Are Preaching A False Gospel About Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Press

September 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Jack Jenkins ...

SNAP Cuts Place Texas Families At Risk, Advocates Insist
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 1:27pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Ken Camp ...

Smith: How Farm Aid Is Tied To Food Aid
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Rex Smith ...

Christian Leaders Oppose SNAP Cuts
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Press

September 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

Advocates Speak Out About SNAP
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Press

September 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Dave Lucas ...

New Yorkers “Baffled” By Battle Against Food Aid
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:41pm | Type: Press

September 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Mark Scheerer ...

Your Christian Hypocrisy Is Showing: On Pope Francis and the U.S. Congress
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

The message of Christ is not often so clearly presented in American media as it was yesterday, nor is that message as clearly contradicted in the same news cycle. The message of C ...

Meet the Republicans Who Voted to Slash $40 Billion from the Food Stamps Program
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

So, who voted for that $40 billion cut to the food stamps program, which would kick an estimated 4 million hungry people out of the program next year? Here's your list. Is your Congress member on it? ...

Weekly Wrap 9.20.13: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

Letter from a food stamps mom in the affluent suburbs ... Rethinking the rapey lyrics of Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' ... Why millennials don't trust the cops ... Talking sex with a marri ...

House Passes Billions in Cuts to Food Stamps Program
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 6:32am | Type: Blog

The House of Representatives on Thursday evening narrowly passed a plan that cuts about $40 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps program. ...

Just Picking On the Poor: The Facts and the Faces of Cutting SNAP
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Politicians are not willing to go to where the real money is: the Pentagon budget, which everyone knows to be the most wasteful in government, or the myriad subsidies to corporations, including agribusiness su ...

Christian Leaders Ask House to Say ‘No’ to $40 Billion in New SNAP Cuts
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 12:23pm | Type: Press

September 18, 2013 Press Releases Christian leaders today urged membe ...

Is SNAP Congress’ New Hunger Games?
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Blog

House leaders are proposing a massive cut to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), America’s frontrunner in combatting hunger. This new proposal consists of a $40 billion reduction in funding, and ...

10 Myths About the Food Stamp Program (That Thing Congress is Trying to Gut)
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

It turns out that it’s not easy to feed a family of four well — especially without great time and effort — on less than $20 a day. About a year ago, I wrote about my family pa ...

The Zimmerman Verdict and the Resurrection of the Old Jim Crow
Originally Posted: 08/30/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Three weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of its enforcement power. Last week the House GOP voted to eliminate 100 percent of funding for food stamps from the Farm Bill. As a result, ...

Hunger Games, U.S.A
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

The number of those who’ve benefitted from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has increased nearly seven percent from 8.7 in 2007 to 15.2 in its most recent study. ...

International Criminal Court Dismisses Abuse Claims Against the Vatican
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

A campaign to hold former Pope Benedict XVI responsible for crimes against humanity floundered on Thursday as the International Criminal Court in The Hague threw out a case filed by victims of clergy sex abuse ...

In the Richest Country in the World, 1 in 4 Struggle to Afford Food
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

The United States is the richest country in the world, but only three-quarters of Americans have enough to eat. The United States is the richest country in the world, but only thr ...

Casting the First Stone in the Senate
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

Sen. David Vitter proposed an amendment that blocks any person who had ever committed a violent crime from receiving SNAP benefits for life. The Farm Bill might not sound like the ...

USDA Expands SNAP Access at Farmers Markets
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

Today a $4 million plan was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The plan will increase the use of federal food credits at farmers markets by allowing retailers to use wireless technology to connec ...

Fiscal Cliff: Time to Challenge the 'Mighty on Their Thrones'
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

December 21, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Our Fiscal Soul and the Arithmetic of Protecting the Poor
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The discussion we are having about “the fiscal cliff” is really a debate about our fiscal soul. What kind of nation do we want to be? The discussion we are having about “the fisca ...

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Should Protect Programs for the Poor, Religious Leaders Say
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 4: Piatt FAIL
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

I don’t mind failing as much as I do admitting I’ve failed. And technically, we haven’t blown the SNAP Challenge just yet, but I know for a fact we will by the end of the week. I ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 3: Slip-Ups
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 8:23am | Type: Blog

Maybe the serpent in the Garden of Eden story actually was a cute little girl in pigtails. Sure would have been more persuasive than some stupid talking snake. “We should go to a ...