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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 ...

Clergy, Religious Leaders Gather on Capitol Steps to Pray, Read Scripture Ahead of Expected Key Votes on Government Funding
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 9:32pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2013 Press Releases WASHINGTON – Ahead of expected key Co ...

USCCB Official Part Of 'Faithful Filibuster'
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Press

October 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Catholic World News ...

Covenanters Call On Politicians To Remember The Poor
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:26pm | Type: Press

http://www.covchurch.org/news/2013/10/14/covenanters-call-on-politicians-to-remember-the-poor/ Covenanter Lisa Sharon ...

Letters from a School Near MLK Street
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

Read Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the laborers in the field. But in place of American blue-collar workers dealing with the loss of manufacturing, or Hispanic day-laborers waiting to be hired throughout the ...

Education as an Exercise in Dominion
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Poorer communities — mostly black and Latino — have schools without books and fewer qualified teachers while richer communities — mostly white — have Olympic-sized swimming pools, AP and college-credit course ...

Broomfield Enterprise Letter To The Editor: Ayn Rand And The Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:24pm | Type: Press

October 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Loren Richmond Jr ...

Reading Scripture Through the Shutdown: A Voice for the Silenced
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Blog

We serve a God who has put passion in the hearts of all of his children. If we silence even one of those voices we are missing out on a precious piece of God’s redemptive plan for this side of Eden. ...

WATCH: God's Justice Never Shuts Down — Jim Wallis on #FaithfulFilibuster
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks about the #FaithfulFilibuster outside the Capitol Building and offers a reading of his conversion text, Matthew 25. Jim Wallis talks about the #FaithfulFilibuster ...

#FaithfulFilibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God — what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of W ...

Faithful Filibuster: Christian Leaders Read Scripture, Exhort Congress to Care
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 1:14pm | Type: Blog

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God,” read Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and one of several Protestant and Catholic leaders who gathered Wednesday to launch “Faithful Filibuster.” ...

Religious Leaders Stage 'Faithful Filibuster' In Hopes Of Ending Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Andrew Wittenberg ...

Government Shutdown May Drive More Young Christians Away From GOP
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

Faithful Filibuster: Christian Leaders Read Scripture, Exhort Congress To Care
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:29pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Katherine Burgess ...

Join the Chorus: #FaithfulFilibuster's Message to Congress
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

Faith leaders are asking people of faith to reach out to Congressional leadership. Join along with them to Tweet at those members of Congress with your message to them and hashtag #FaithfulFilibuster. ...

#FaithfulFilibuster — A Vigil for the Poor
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

I’m standing in full view of the Capitol Building with a group of clergy and faith leaders who are here to offer a “Faithful Filibuster” of the government shutdown – and we’re going to keep talking until thing ...

Clergy, Religious Leaders Address Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Crisis with ‘Faithful Filibuster’
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

October 8, 2013 Press Releases WASHINGTON – Clergy and religious lead ...

Re: Gov. Shutdown; An Appeal To Paul Krugman And The NY Times: Stop Being Polite, It's Time To Expose Extremist Religion's Threat To Our Democracy
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 1:31pm | Type: Press

October 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Frank Schaeffer ...

Senate Chaplain Scolds Lawmakers For Shutdown, Unwillingness To Compromise
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 8:27am | Type: Press

October 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Matthew Brown ...

Debt Ceiling 101: Boundaries and Original Sin
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Treasury believes a default could cause another recession far worse than what we experienced in 2008. Of course, this pending crisis is completely manufactured and entirely avoidable. ...

Federal Workers Deserve A Living Wage
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

As poverty continues to increase unabated, the faith community must raise its voice and speak in unison. President Obama must bring justice to these workers. Morality demands it. ...

Elsewhere Around the World...
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

and waste-water systems and controls the water service of about 14 million people. The city of Jakarta , ...

Faith Leaders Call Budget Crisis 'Morally Irresponsible'
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 9:42am | Type: Press

September 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jamshid Ghazi Askar ...

Some Faith-Based Contractors Using Own Funds During Federal Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Press

October 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Patricia Zapoor ...

Inequality Means More than Just Money
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The movie showcases the stories of Americans with various economic standing, highlighting the great gap between those on the bottom and those flying high. Robert Reich pulls up in ...

Religious Leaders United Against 'Immoral' Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 2:44pm | 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 - 1:34pm | Type: Press

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

Cutting Food Stamp Program Should Be Unimaginable
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 1:13pm | 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 - 8:13am | 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 - 11:14am | 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 - 1:35pm | 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 - 2:45pm | 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 - 8:00am | 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 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

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

Clinton Joins Call For New Social Covenant
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 1:14pm | Type: Press

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

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 ...

Pope Francis Tells the Poor: ‘Don’t Let Yourselves Be Robbed of Hope’
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 11:08am | 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 - 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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

On Scripture: Shrewd Christians
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 12:25pm | 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 - 1:48pm | 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 - 4:53pm | Type: Product

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Income Gap Between Rich and Poor is Largest in Hundred Years
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 1:37pm | 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 - 10:22am | 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 - 5:08pm | 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 ...