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It's the Equality, Stupid
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert S. McElvaine The financial crisis. ... that quaint period, the thirties, when the huge middle class ...

This Is Not About the Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Made you look. Anyway, the world economy continues to spin downward despite my previous column on the subject, which was int ...

The Poverty Pulpit
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding In September, hundreds of churches nationwide joined in ...

Being Mindful of Our Blessings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

During this time of Advent, a season of cheer and joy, there are people who do not have much in economic standings or bank balances to be cheerful or grateful for. During this tim ...

Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention. It was quite a busy year fo ...

Numbers That Mark the Beast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

I wrote a book recently with a friend of mine that stirred some conversation. In it we try to retell the story of the Bible in the context of the American empire. I wrote a book r ...

Average Autoworkers Aren't the Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

a two-tiered system bringing in new workers at about $14 an hour. The UAW also agreed to let the Big Three go ...

What if the Amish Were in Charge of the Economy?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Three years ago, Diana Butler Bass asked, "What if the Am ...

My Advent Calendar: December 12
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>Following on the theme of the last two windows, Dec. 12 on the Advent calendar opened to a picture o ...

Chicago Sit-in Victory: 'Yes We Can'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> After concluding a six days sit-in at the Republic Window Compan ...

Automakers: Apology Accepted
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>This week <a href="http://www.autonews.com/assets/PDF/CA59166128.PDF">GM printed ...

Downsize Wall Street
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> So here's the cold, hard, unvarnished economic truth about ...

Time Magazine's Top Ten Religion Stories: Right on New Evangelicals, Wrong on the Economy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

<em>Time</em> magazine just released its <a href="http://www.time.com/time/specials/2008/top10">"Top Ten of Everything in 2008."</a> <a href="http://www.time ...

Trump Blames "Act of God" for Economic Woes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Donald Trump is trying his hand at theology. Trump was sued l ...

New Faith-Based Initiatives Report: 'Serving People in Need, Safeguarding Religious Freedom'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations. I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based orga ...

This Season of Giving, Workers Need a Chance to Get Ahead
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As the holiday season approaches, America's families will g ...

Hard Times
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Recently, West Side Chicago folks went down to the state Capitol ...

'Veggie Delite': Tomato Pickers Win Wage Increase from Subway
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

As the third largest fast-food chain in the world adds its name to a <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1346">growing list of giants to deliver wage increases and working conditi ...

CEO Pay Cuts and Hybrid Road Trips by the Big Three
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> After being hit hard in the press over taking private jets to ...

Who Moved My Cheese?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>"The cheese is gone, someone came in and stole the cheese."</p> "The cheese is gone, someone came in and stole the cheese." I looked at Sh ...

'Elders' Refused Entry to Zimbabwe as Cholera Claims Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Either they don't know or they don't care."</p> <p>-Gracia Machel, referring to the government attitude on the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Z ...

Continuing the Abortion Conversation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Health. 40(3):275.e1-14. "Implementation of a sex education curriculum by an academic medical ...

World AIDS Day: Mourning, Celebration, and Rededication
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

Yesterday our nation and world commemorated the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day. Yesterday our nation and world commemorated the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day. ...

Obama's Ethic of Responsibility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In a recent <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/25/barbara-walters-interview_ ...

Buy Nothing Day as Advent Activism Against the Demon Mammon
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W5t_VeoxZA"></a>As per usual, on Friday, we had all sorts of Buy Nothing Day festivities (<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v ...

A Different Economic Measure: Quality of Life and an Economic Bill of Rights
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> I'm tired of all the frantic talk about how much or little ...

A Pastoral Strategy for Hard Times
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis What is the responsibility of Christians? Many Americans are angry about this financial crisis, an ...

Faith, Hope, and the Credit Crisis
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adam Hamilton The good news: God's sustaining power is not tied to the Dow. Paul Krugman, professor of ec ...

Re-Rooting Ourselves in God
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Being vessels of that perfect love that casts out fear. With many more Americans struggling to pa ...

It's All His Fault
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The following is an excerpt from economic philosopher Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations treatise, one of the driving intellectu ...

Who is Worthy?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ben Roth In her article “Changing Our Minds” (September-October 2008), Frances Moore Lappé suggests that the real barriers to an egalitari ...

British Churches Push for a Fair Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding Get Fair, a Unit ...

A Pre-Consumption Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>"Consumption" isn't a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer eco ...

The Short But Significant Life of Brenden Foster
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

This entry is dedicated to Brenden Foster and to all -- in ways seen or unseen -- who seek to live their lives with grace, compassion, and generosity. This entry is dedicated to B ...

My Day on the Hugo Chavez Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

allowed ourselves to be hooked on the oil , 14 percent of our imports I believe come from ... with Chavez . If we import 14 percent of our oil from him , well many folks in our country , ... allowed ourselves to be hooked on the oil , 14 percent of our imports I believe come from ...

Win a Trip to Africa in the Sojourners and World Vision Filmmaker Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/filmmaker"></a>Sojourners and World Vision need your help to promote the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;it ...

Thinking Thankfully About Money
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When you are giving thanks this week, why not give thanks for money? Sound crass? It shouldn ...

Share Your Dreams: Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America, Part 4
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=4064">continued from part 3</a>] [<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/romal-tune-joel-sermon">read all four parts</a> ...

Give Thanks in All Circumstances
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

1.4 billion human beings living in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day. Yet, biblical ...

I Am a Predatory Borrower
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Sen. Gramm has been credited with coining the term "preda ...

A Second Bretton Woods?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Twenty heads of state descended upon Washington this past weekend to discuss the global financia ...

Video: How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Credit Cards
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>The word "plastic" means "anything which can be easily shaped or sculpted" (actually, an even older meaning is "sculptor") The word " ...

Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States. All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday af ...

Audio: Biblical Redistribution of Wealth -- What You Think You Own is Not Yours
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 6:51am | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 6:51am | 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 ...