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Audio: Biblical Redistribution of Wealth -- What You Think You Own is Not Yours
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In this clip, taken from a Nov. 2 sermon, Pastor Efrem talks about the implications of the comma ...

Do Detroit and the Big Three Automakers Have a Prayer?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> My hometown of Detroit was on the front pages of the New ...

Addicted to the Streets
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own. Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neg ...

How the Big Three Automakers Could Test Better Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

what I've read, in Germany, 68% percent of national health care costs are covered by a 14% tax ... read, in Germany, 68% percent of national health care costs are covered by a 14% tax on income. ...

After Court Loss, City of Orlando Seeks to Develop Park Where Groups Feed Homeless
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?author=42">I have written many times from and about what I call the sacred circle at Lake Eola Park</a>. ...

Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day' with 'Make Something Day'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Americans head for the shopping malls for a ritual known as Black Friday, called such as it's a day when many retailers move from the red (losses) into th ...

Obama: Get Two for the Price of One on the Economy and Environment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President-elect Obama,</p> President-elect Obama, You need a smart, elegant "signature initiative" that will solve many problems at once. Green For All rec ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

The Upside to the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The first line in Charles Dickens classic novel A Tale of Two ...

Great Crises Call for Bold Leadership
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, Although it has been said that every great president needs a crisis during which to exhibit his greatness, it ...

Obama's Harmony of Intellect and Intuition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Mr. President, Barack,</p> <p>Every room I have ever been in with you was a much easier room for your presence.</p> Mr. President, Barack, Every room I have ...

National Service, Global Concern
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

President Obama,</p> President Obama, Your campaign fired up supporters around the country and galvanized them to ring doorbells and make phone calls. Now you need to in ...

Leaders Are Only as Strong as the Citizens Who Raise Their Voices
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title. On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother ...

President Obama: Honor Your Call to the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

While my friend, Christine, sent me iPhone photos of the thousands of ecstatic Chicagoans she partied with last night in Grant Park, I pondered what I would write to you this morning. ...

Fasting for Immigrant Justice this Election Season
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Activists, evangelical Christians, and Catholic Workers have joined in a hunger strike in downtown Los Angeles to expose the plight of immigrants in the United States and to motivate 1 million peop ...

Nightmare on Wall Street
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Wall Street's collapse is the logical consequence of the economic philosophy that governs America. ...

What's at Stake
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis 10 issues to consider in casting a ballot. With perhaps the most consequential election of any of o ...

Pagan Rituals in Broad Daylight
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I recently saw a promo piece on The History Channel for their sh ...

Spreading the Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

but poverty is the ruin of the poor. Proverbs 10:14-16 (in Context) Proverbs 10 (Whole Chapter) ... is honored. Proverbs 13:17-19 (in Context) Proverbs 13 (Whole Chapter) 7. Proverbs 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:22-24 (in ...

Fighting Predatory Lending in Ohio
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all witnessing the effects of a greed-driven and debt-ridden economic system. A timely ca ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

because of bad choices. My wife and I have worked with inner city kids for 14 years and I watch ... mother overdosed and died in front of her when she was 14. I was blessed to adopt her as our daughter, ... addressed, which is ludicrous if we take at face value his claim to have worked with inner city youth for 14 ...

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners ...

Another Sign of the End
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The conversation we have on <a href="http://www.godspolitics.com">God's Pol ...

Jim Cramer's Wallis' Mad Money
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>My stock pick for the day? Hormel, the makers of Spam. Since May, Spam has been reporting reco ...

Party for Your Right to Fight Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, a number of "awareness days" fall on the calendar-October 16 was World Food Day, today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17-19 are the Millenium Development Gr ...

Put the 'Labor' Back in Secretary of Labor (Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A., Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2956">continued from part 1&l ...

Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A. in Protecting Workers (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> In recent days, colleagues have asked me to write about the near ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

Your Comments (and a Great Sermon) on the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In case you missed it ... The conversations that ensue from any post I write vary widely in thei ...

Energy, Consumerism, and the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

and do what we are asked to do in 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people who are called by my name humble ... of 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my ...

Seeing True Worth Despite Financial Downfall and Political Demonization
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Editor's Note: I've been enjoying The Sanc ...

A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

letter( Ja 2: 14 -17) "If a brother or sister has nothihng to wear and has no food for the day ... Chronicle 7:14. Jeff Dan Erlander in Manna and Dan Erlander in Manna and Mercy talks about ...

Court Victory for Orlando's Homeless - Now What?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I confess, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2513">it feels good to win.</a> It is easy to slip into the trap of feeling as if we have vanquished the oppressor and slain ...

Social Security is Not Broken
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

until I turned 32. And even with the 14 year head start, my 401K will still provide a much greater ... until I turned 32. And even with the 14 year head start, my 401K will still provide a much greater ...

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus. In the all too familiar script of presidential elec ...

Humpty Dumpty Falls off Wall Street
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Wall Street is now in shambles, worldwide confidence is eroded, the stock market is in free-fall ...

Jubilee on Wall Street: Reimagining God's Vision in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> All the ruckus on Wall Street has created an incredible moment f ...

Wall Street Trader Becomes a Monk
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Saint Isaac of Syria said, "This life has been given to y ...

President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at </em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/action/alerts/VOP_poverty-sunday-toolkit.pdf"><em>Poverty Sunday</em></a ...

Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process. ...

Bad News and Good News for a Dream Deferred
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Remember Bobbie Williams, the tough but hopeful friend <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2525">we sent to truck-driving school back in May</a>? </p> ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

happy is he." Proverbs 14:21. Building bigger barns to store increase does not guarantee secure ... happy is he." Proverbs 14:21. Building bigger barns to store increase does not guarantee secure ...

Orgy of Greed, Action Without Forethought
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

sentence in the verse you quoted? "...and you can help them anytime you want" (Mark 14 ...

Good News Break: It's Now Legal to Feed Poor People in Orlando
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

seriously the Scriptures that teach us that we are strangers and sojourners here, e.g., Hebrews 13:14 ... the Scriptures that teach us that we are strangers and sojourners here, e.g., Hebrews 13:14. Peace, ...

Repent, the End is Near!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing ever ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last week at North Park Theological Seminary , we conducted o ...

Two Options for Weathering Economic Storms: Wealth or Simplicity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

4:10-14 came to mind. It's about being content in life because of who we are in Christ, not because ... was reading these As I was reading these comments and the article, Philippians 4:10-14 came to mind. ...

Video: Financial Crisis Has Election Implications
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Jim Wallis was on PBS's Religion &amp; Ethics Newsweekly yesterday to discuss the Wall ...

Principles in an Unprincipled Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The meltdown of the nation's financial systems has stunned ...