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When Decemberism Crucifies Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

One of the dominant dogmas of the season seems to be both loud and clear: Our value as human beings is often dictated by our capacity to contribute toward economic growth. This is what happens when Decemberism ...

How to Build Authentic Community
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

Do something to celebrate someone today who might feel like an outsider. And don’t be surprised if later they return the favor and help you feel the love when you might feel like an outsider. ...

When the Gospel Becomes a Product
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these,” John 14 ...

VIDEO: Our Neighbors in the Pews
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 1:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A video giving voice to the homeless of San Francisco.  In her piece “ Compassion in the Stacks ...

When We Choose to See Them
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 3:39pm | 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. ...

Provisions for the Long Haul
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 9:35am | Type: Magazine Article

This nonprofit ecumenical group with 14 chapters throughout Pennsylvania offers seminars and resources to assist ...

Left Behind
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 7:00am | Type: Magazine Article

nonprofit organization founded at St. Joseph’s Parish in Downingtown. The group has grown to 14 chapters ... left New Orleans and moved to the Downingtown, Pa. area to be closer to family. He spent 14 months ...

Pope Francis Suggests No-Cost Annulments in Divorce Cases
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

“When you attach economic interests to spiritual interests, it is not about God,” Pope Francis said. Pope Francis raised the prospect of no-cost marriage annulments on Nov. 5 afte ...

Compassion in the Stacks
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 4:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot The San Francisco Public Library reaches out to homeless patrons through an innovative social work program.  ...

December 2014
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 5:11pm | Type: Magazine Issue

December, 2014 The Man Who Wrote King's Most Dangerous Speech ...

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

So is the world better off with or without empires? Is it necessary to have some sort of beneficent overlord to keep us in line, to afford us cultural advances we might not ever achieve, or even to keep us fro ...

An Open Letter to Missionaries
Originally Posted: 11/03/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Inevitably, you transferred some of your culture when you communicated your faith to me. I understand this now, but sometimes I don’t think you do. Dear Missionaries, I like to ...

Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

tells us that, “the blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them” (Matt 21:14 ...

Ebola Is an Inequality Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 12:37pm | Type: Press

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

New Report Links Decreased Church Giving to Pastoral Education
Originally Posted: 10/13/2014 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

Christian researchers tracking decades of decline in charitable giving say the trend will not be reversed until pastors challenge congregants to embrace Jesus’ teachings on the poor. ...

Do Black Atheists Have Different Concerns Than White Atheists?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 3:17pm | 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 ...

Ebola Is an Inequality Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 8:05am | Type: Blog

Dr. Kim makes the crucial point here — the current Ebola outbreak is much more than a public health crisis — it is an inequality crisis. In the past few months, the world has witn ...

Can American courts be color, income-blind?
Originally Posted: 10/08/2014 - 10:52am | Type: Press

October 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Kay Campbell ...

Worshiping a Golden Calf: The Moral Reason to Get Money Out of Politics
Originally Posted: 10/07/2014 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

To avoid conflict, it is suggested that friendly conversation omits three things: money, politics, and religion. However, it’s no secret that in current Washington discourse two of these things seem to be ind ...

Second Chances: A Deeply Biblical Value
Originally Posted: 09/26/2014 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

It’s no secret that the prison population in the United States has exploded in recent decades. We incarcerate our citizens at higher rates than any other developed nation. The federal prison population has inc ...

Can Liberal and Conservative Christians Agree on How to Fight Poverty?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Press

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

Ask Congressional Candidates: More War or Less Hunger?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Press

September 17, 2014 Sojo in the News Stephen Padre ...

Social Justice for Us Today: Sojourners' Summit
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Grace Ji-Sun Kim ...

No, Nicholas Kristof, bikes, beads and bed nets won’t save the world
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 2:15pm | Type: Press

June 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Rachel Marie Stone ...

Five Reasons to Love Sojourners' 'Summit for Change'
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 1:50pm | Type: Press

June 24, 2014 Sojo in the News Rachel Marie Stone ...

Loving the Least of These - A Social Change Movement
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Press

July 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Bill Blacquiere ...

How to End Poverty by Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 10:29am | Type: Press

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

Economic Equity and Gender Equality for South Africa: A New Agenda for a New Generation
Originally Posted: 09/15/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Press

September 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Economic Equity and Gender Equality for South Africa: A New Agenda for a New Generation
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 8:27am | Type: Blog

I just returned from a remarkable month in South Africa—the country that changed my life. I’ve often said that I learned my theology of hope from South Africa, during the anti-apartheid struggle I was thrust i ...

Tweets v. Tweaks: Financing Seminary Education (Part III)
Originally Posted: 08/18/2014 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Pastors, denominational leaders, under-employed seminary grads, active laity, Nones, seminary professors, and administrators let’s get moving! Let’s organize a viable movement that challenges Congress to work ...

Capitalism v. Democracy: Financing Seminary Education (Part II)
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Our nation has experienced a continual conservative policy shift for 35 years that has resulted in runaway markets and an ever widening economic gap between the rich and the rest of us ...

No Short Or Easy Struggle For War On Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 3:24pm | 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 - 10:41am | Type: Press

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

VIDEO: Memphis Teacher Residency
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 1:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Memphis Teacher Residency believes that "urban education is the single greatest social justice and civil rights issue in ...

Agents of Grit and Grace
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 9:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana A unique faith-based training program in Memphis gives new teachers the skills and community they need to survive and thrive ...

The Dangers of Bi-Vocational Ministry
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

Many pastors who work full-time jobs and serve in congregations part-time receive little or no pay for their church service. This trend has been described as “the future of the church” and extolled because the ...

Holy Poverty and The Seminary
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

I am not your employee. I am your pastor. I am poor. Any wealth I may posses comes directly from the pockets of others. Paul said, "the foolishness of the cross" not &qu ...

Low Wages, Student Debt, and 'The Call:' Financing Seminary Education
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

The average Master of Divinity student (the degree for pastoral training) graduates with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans — sometimes entering into the six-digit category. According to the U.S. de ...

Why I Choose to Block Detroit's Water Shutoff Trucks
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

Water was created by none of us—just like air and earth and fire. It was not made to be enslaved in a market price or bottled into a "good," yielding ownership and power. Water is a commons, a precio ...

Synod: Collaboration Urged For Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/18/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2014 Sojo in the News http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/article ...

Occupy Good Pasture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Do you have to get what’s yours and at the same time mess it up for others? The interesting thing about human nature is that even among the oppressed, people will seek supremacy, ...

The Line DVD (Re-Release)
Originally Posted: 08/28/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Product

$14.99 727985016023 off off off ...

No Short or Easy Struggle
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Fifty years later, does the political will exist to win the "War on Poverty"? FIFTY YEA ...

ON Scripture: All in the Family
Originally Posted: 07/07/2014 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

Irresponsible. Foolish. Impulsive. Recent college graduates with substantial student loans are sometimes regarded in these terms. Those who attended college decades ago, with a $15 per credit hour, may assume ...

The Rich Get Richer
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

that was a body blow to the estate tax, which only applies to the top 0.14 percent of U.S. households. Since 2001, ...

Christians and Social Entrepreneurship
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The concept of social entrepreneurship, which can be defined as the use of entrepreneurial and innovation principles to promote social change, is not new. It’s been rebranded with a trendy name, but the concep ...

How The Bible Understands Justice
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 1:19pm | Type: Press

June 6, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

This Land is Our Land
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julianne Couch From Orange City, Iowa, to York, Nebraska, and across the Midwest, young organizers are cultivating hope in rural places. ...

Schuette vs. the Image of God
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Can a vote outlaw equal protection under the law? The Court seems to think so. IN 2006, A ...

Back from the Brink
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

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