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April 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 7:35pm | Type: Product

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Economic Inequality: Should We Call It Sin?
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Professor Putnam asked me, as an evangelical, whether evangelical pastors today would be ready to declare today’s great economic inequality of opportunity a sin. That’s a great question. ...

Budget Cuts and the Poor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Press

March 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Louisiana Faith Leaders Step Up to Protect Poor, Rebuke Gov. Jindal’s Draconian Tax Plan
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Louisiana faith leaders hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal this morning, denouncing his proposal to increase sales tax by 47 percent as “unjust” and “regressive.” Loui ...

The Economics of Abundance
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Miller Austerity budgets in hard economic times are bad economics - and questionable theology. AS THE ...

The Economy and a Pair of Shoes
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 7:38am | Type: Blog

The globalized economic system is pathologically designed to function towards injustice, and injustice implicates the exploitation, destitution, and ultimate collapse of local communities around the world, esp ...

The Teaching of Empathy
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

I reflected over my five years teaching at this Title I elementary school. "Who am I, what have I done, to become Teacher of the Year?" I asked myself. The announcement ...

Meaning, not happiness, should be our pursuit
Originally Posted: 03/11/2013 - 11:43am | Type: Press

March 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Rev. Clay Stauffer ...

Americans Nearly Unanimous on 'Ideal' Wealth Distribution, But Unaware of Real Levels of Inequality
Originally Posted: 03/07/2013 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

This week's viral video is a must-see. The six-minute "Wealth Inequality in America," released Friday, presents the shocking, true size of the wealth gap in the country. ...

On Scripture: When People You Don’t Much Like Receive God’s Love
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Our sense of injustice is quite attuned to moments of personal grievance even as we neglect how our actions may harm others. If anything, these moments of rage reveal much more about us than those we think hav ...

Pastors: It's Time to Speak Out for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Press

March 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Using Spending Power for Good: A Conversation With Nathan George of Trade As One
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

At the Justice Conference last weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with Nathan George, founder of Trade As One, and ask him about buying fair trade and his company's awesome — and newly launched — f ...

Pastors: It's Time to Speak Out for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

Politics at its best serves the common good — far above any one interest or political party. And right now in Washington, we see that playing out as we continue to reach accord on immigration reform. But when ...

Rev. David Beckmann on impact of looming sequestration health care cuts: ‘Those cuts kill’
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 5:24pm | Type: Press

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Progressive evangelical attacks safety net
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Peter Laarman ...

Mango — A Haiku
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

A haiku prayer for agricultural workers. style="border: 0 ...

Justice Mov't Leaders: Fighting Poverty Starts With Recognizing Human Dignity of Poor
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

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Evangelical Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Protect 'Hungry and Poor' from Spending Cuts
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Press

February 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Melissa Steffan ...

15 Things You Need to Know About the Sequester
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

A guide through the sequester maze. If you haven’t been paying close attention, or are still confused by the “sequester” heading for us like a runway train, veteran Capitol Hill ...

Sequester Roundup - HuffPost Live
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 2:25pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2013 Sojo in the News The Huffington Post ...

Coalition of Christians pushes Congress to protect poor from forced spending cuts
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

February 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Merica ...

Changing Poverty Into Opportunity: A Moral Cause To Bring Us Together
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:39pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

A Liberal Evangelical Resigns From AARP
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:39pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

Our Pastoral Letter on the Budget — And My Hope for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

The sequester battle is a good but tragic example of how the idea of the common good is failing in American politics. The sequester battle is a good but tragic example of how the ...

The New Faces of Poverty
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Brad Broders ...

What would Jesus cut?
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Press

February 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Neologophilia ...

House Approves Disaster Relief to Religious Groups
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

The House Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow places of worship to receive federal aid to repair their buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The House Wednesday ...

Resigning From the AARP
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

I’m a senior. And I’m mad. In fact, I am resigning from the AARP. I’m a senior. And I’m mad. In fact, I am resigning from the AARP. The America Association of Retired People ha ...

War on Workers
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Phil Haslanger Anti-labor laws undermine unions in the Midwest. Will faith communities rise to the challenge? ...

Documentary, Dessert & Discussion (The Line)
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Vermont Digger ...

January 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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January 2013 Sojourners Magazine
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Blessed Are the Tip Leavers
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 8:24pm | Type: Blog

The only thing worse than being cheap and nasty to the wait staff is invoking your religious beliefs to justify your actions. And that is, sadly, precisely what one pastor did when she attempted to stiff her w ...

Davos- Business leaders call for social goals in corporate decisions Join our daily free Newsletter
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

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Jim Wallis, Davos Capitalism, Cronyism, and the ‘New Social Covenant’
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Witt ...

Poor, Small, Broken — Beautiful
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

My poor, smart, small, broken looking student is indeed like beautiful music ... beautiful in his simplicity, astonishing in his complexity. He is like the galimoto. He is a gift to me and to the world. ...

A Call for a New Social Covenant
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Press

January 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

NYT Magazine Article Misleads on D.C.'s 'Economic Boom'
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

Amid Washington's economic boom, there is also massive economic displacement, increased economic inequality, and higher rates of poverty. Annie Lowrey's recent New Yor ...

Inequality and Recovery
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Growing inequality in the U.S. makes an economic recovery more difficult. Economist Joseph Stiglitz contends that the growing inequality in the U.S. makes an economic recovery ...

Extending the Debt Ceiling.
Originally Posted: 01/18/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

New reports this afternoon are that House Republicans have agreed to vote next week on extending the debt ceiling for about three months, giving time for passage of a budget. New ...

A Down Economy’s Silver Lining for Men
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

The simple fact is that, for all intents and purposes, the unsustainable cycle of upward mobility has been broken. Most men today no longer believe they have to out-earn their dads, partly because there are in ...

The Choices We Face: A Guide for Faith Leaders to the Federal Budget and Tax Debate
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:31pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has teamed up with PICO, one of the nation’s largest community organizing networks, to create and distribute “The Choices We Face: A Guide for Faith Leaders to the Federal Budget and Tax Debate.” ...

From Homeless to Hope: Sydia Simmons
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

in NYC every night: 3,800.  -Shelter of Peace At 14 years old, Sydia Simmons was kicked out ...

The Poor Still Can't Breathe Easy Post–Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

The Nation reports that the fiscal cliff deal is a "mixed bag" for the poor. On the positive side: The biggest takeaway, perhaps, was for the unemployed: they saw a one-year extension in federal unemployment benefits. Another very ...

Climbing Into Their Skin
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Have you ever read a book you wish you'd written? I'm reading one now. It's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams by Darcy Frey. Have you ever read a book ...

Christmas Confrontation with a Homeless Jesus
Originally Posted: 12/25/2012 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

Too often fail to recognize the social circumstances in which Jesus was born; our understanding of the nativity narrative is too often left incomplete. When asked to identify c ...

CIRCLE OF PROTECTION: ANY BUDGET DEAL MUST PROTECT THE POOR
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Press

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Minister Ejected From Florida Supermarket for Support of Farmworker Justice
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

Throughout the holiday season we will gather at tables to enjoy the company of those we love and the food of our hearts. I encourage you to take a moment and give thanks for those hands who struggle day in and ...

Film Documents Families In Poverty Across U.S.
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

enough food to eat each year. We have a poverty rate of about 14%, and our child poverty rate is about ...

'The Line' Documentary Shows Families in Poverty Across U.S.
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News KPBS ...