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Religious Leaders United Against 'Immoral' Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

October 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Clare Kim ...

Christian Social Justice Leaders Unhappy With Congress As Government Shutdown Looms
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Press

September 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Cutting Food Stamp Program Should Be Unimaginable
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Press

from November through September of next year. This would affect 925,000 Hoosiers, 14 percent of our ...

Why the Debt Ceiling Matters
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

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

The Great American Water Crisis
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Maude Barlow Wenonah Hauter Corporations are trying to buy up our water supply—and sel ...

Church Leaders Pray, Push For UN To Hit Millennium Goals Targeting Global Poverty
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

September 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Nicola Menzie ...

How House Republicans Are Preaching A False Gospel About Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 3:45pm | Type: Press

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

Medicare Part D: Another Year, Another Huge Price Increase
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

The idea of insuring seniors' drugs was good. The resulting law, which specifically forbids the federal government from negotiating prices with pharmaceutical companies, was insane. ...

Smith: How Farm Aid Is Tied To Food Aid
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

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

Clinton Joins Call For New Social Covenant
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 2:14pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Mallika Sen ...

Christian Leaders Oppose SNAP Cuts
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

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

Advocates Speak Out About SNAP
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Press

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

New Yorkers “Baffled” By Battle Against Food Aid
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

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

Pope Francis Tells the Poor: ‘Don’t Let Yourselves Be Robbed of Hope’
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis criticized what he called the “idolatry of money” on Sunday in a trip to one of the poorest regions of the European Union. Pope Francis criticized what he called the ...

Your Christian Hypocrisy Is Showing: On Pope Francis and the U.S. Congress
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 3:39pm | 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 - 11:48am | 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? ...

House Passes Billions in Cuts to Food Stamps Program
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 7:32am | 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 - 2:42pm | 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 ...

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

On Scripture: Shrewd Christians
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

the Baptist (3:10-14), the prophesy of Isaiah 61:1-2 (4:16-30), blessings and woes (6:20-25), and the parable ...

10 Myths About the Food Stamp Program (That Thing Congress is Trying to Gut)
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

gross income of $744. This is well below the poverty line ($14,648 for a family of three), which itself ...

September/October 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
Originally Posted: 09/15/2013 - 5:53pm | Type: Product

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Income Gap Between Rich and Poor is Largest in Hundred Years
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

The income gap in the U.S. is as wide as it has been in almost 100 years, according to a new study by UC Berkeley, the Paris School of Economics, and Oxford University. The incom ...

Criminalizing Christ: The Nationwide Targeting of Homeless
Originally Posted: 09/04/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

The list of cities targeting the homeless is long, and it’s not just a symptom of conservativism or of the Deep South. This targeting crosses all political lines. The list of 10 Meanest Cities toward the homel ...

The Shameful Politics of Scorn
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 6:08pm | Type: Blog

The New York Times article itself seemed innocuous, about how foreclosed homes are being scooped up by outside investors and turned into rentals. The accompanying photo, however, was troubling. It showed a you ...

3 Reasons to Stand with Public Schools
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 9:28am | Type: Blog

As a Christian, former public school student, and a public school teacher, there are three requests I would make of Christians regarding their conversations and their actions when it comes to education. ...

September/October 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 09/01/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Product

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Global Churches Alliance for Bangladesh Garment Workers
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

Mary Priniski wrote in Sojourners about churches responding in solidarity with garment workers, now a global alliance has formed. Mary Priniski wrote in the August 2013  Sojourne ...

Why Is It So Hard To Say Things? Thoughts On Newspeak, AIDSpeak, and ObesitySpeak
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

It is important to me that the government, if it’s going to be in the position of advising people on matters of public health (in my view, a good thing) to speak clearly. Not ObesitySpeak. Not HealthSpeak. Fac ...

On Scripture: The Ballad of Sour Grapes
Originally Posted: 08/12/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Within the current reconfigurations taking place in the U.S. economy, the new modes of production continue to privilege those like the CEOs of fast-food companies. Yet, as Isaiah’s ballad reminds us, these wid ...

When We Are More Interested in Evangelical Infighting Than Serious Issues of Justice
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Maybe it’s because the ACLU and Prison Fellowship and Virginia’s conservative Family Foundation all AGREE that this shackling has to stop that there’s no real story of partisan mudslinging, where the conservat ...

A Heartless Cult of Money
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Pope Francis 'Not to share one's goods with the poor is to rob them.' [T]HE MAJORITY OF THE me ...

A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Dreams of a better life—and political corruption—spark rising protests around the world. THE PHRA ...

Catholics Differ at 'War on Poverty' Hearing
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 12:26pm | Type: Blog

Sister Simone Campbell, the face of the famous “Nuns on the Bus” tours, and Rep. Paul Ryan, the brains behind the House Republicans’ budget-cutting plans, have for more than a year represented diametrically op ...

Following Scandal, Archbishop Justin Welby Offers to Open Credit Unions
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leadin ...

A Simple Fix to Reduce Poverty and Encourage Work
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

Jesus calls us to help the poor. That is a point that few would debate. One key indicator of our obedience is how we treat the poor and vulnerable among us. Where we fall into debate is how to do it the most e ...

Letter seeks ‘circle of protection’ for poor
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

Senators Reach Deal on Student Loan Interest Rates
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

According to an aide connected to the Democratic Party, bipartisan senators reached a deal Wednesday that would offer undergraduate students a lower interest rate of 3.85 percent on student loans, up until the ...

Hunger Games, U.S.A
Originally Posted: 07/15/2013 - 4:16pm | 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. ...

Moral Mondays: A Cry for the Old North State
Originally Posted: 07/13/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

the Old North State my home. But after 14 birthdays, nine years in the public education system, four years ...

Farm Bill Passes House, Without Food Stamp Funding
Originally Posted: 07/12/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

For the first time in 50 years, the House of Representatives cut mention of food stamps from the Farm Bill, which passed the House yesterday. For the first time in 50 years, the ...

Moral Mondays
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

In North Carolina, pastors and civil rights leaders, along with thousands of others, have been living out their personal faith in a very public way. Since late April, dozens of faith leaders and hundreds of ot ...

British Government Asks Church to Take Over Thousands of State Schools
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Leading secularists are calling on nonreligious parents to fight a government effort that would allow the Church of England to run thousands of state schools. Leading secularists ...

Relentlessly High Youth Unemployment is a 'Global Time Bomb'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Last month's job report shows 16 percent of young adults who consistently seek full-time employment are unable to find work. Last month's job report shows 16 percent of ...

Remaking the Tax Code to Help the Working Poor
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

Through the removal of financial restrictions tacked onto certain marriage policies, President Barack Obama brings hope to low-income couples by acknowledging the financial and moral benefits marriage can have ...

When Robbers and Innkeepers Profit from Good Samaritans
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most well known, beloved and influential portions of the New Testament. As a striking narrative about care and compassion for others, the content of Luke 10:29-3 ...

San Diego Judge says Public School’s Yoga Instruction Not Religious
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

A California judge ruled Monday that the teaching of yoga in public schools does not establish a government interest in religion. A California judge ruled Monday that the teaching ...

Life, Dignity, and the Tragedy in Bangladesh
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Priniski What Catholic social teaching says about those who make our clothes. THE APRIL 24 collapse of a ...

Donations Recover at Controversial Catholic Charity
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Fundraising for the flagship anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops is slowly recovering after being battered by the recession and sharp attacks on its mission. Fundrai ...

Immigration and Fiscal Policy
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

Debating whether or not immigrants will have a positive or negative effect on the United States’ economy, various political groups are arguing their viewpoints and analyzing a number of fiscal pros and cons wh ...