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A Liberal Evangelical Resigns From AARP
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 4:39pm | 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 - 2:34pm | 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 - 2:10pm | Type: Press

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

What would Jesus cut?
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Press

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

House Approves Disaster Relief to Religious Groups
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 11:56am | 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 - 12:38pm | 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 - 10:01am | 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 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

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

January 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Blessed Are the Tip Leavers
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 7:24pm | 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 - 2:16pm | Type: Press

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Jim Wallis, Davos Capitalism, Cronyism, and the ‘New Social Covenant’
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

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

Poor, Small, Broken — Beautiful
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 1:36pm | 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 - 3:06pm | 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 - 12:38pm | 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 - 10:32am | 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 - 3:41pm | 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 - 1:44pm | 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 - 4:31pm | 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 - 11:09am | 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 - 12:07pm | 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 - 10:06am | 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 - 8:21am | 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 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

December 18, 2012 Press Releases Sojourners ...

Minister Ejected From Florida Supermarket for Support of Farmworker Justice
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 3:55pm | 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 - 3:53pm | 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 - 3:13pm | Type: Press

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

Woe To Those Who Make Unjust Laws
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

The right-to-work legislation that was passed by the House and the Senate in Michigan just this month is designed to break unions. It is designed to prevent workers from organizing. And we must oppose it as fi ...

Kids Say the Profoundest Things
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

The week of Christmas had always been an exciting time for my friends, my brothers, and me. We knew we would wake up on Christmas morning and find video games, toys, basketballs, clothes, and all of the things ...

Homeless Rate Remains Steady
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Sluggish economy to blame for efforts to house homeless. The Huffington Post reports: A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggis ...

An Advent Reflection: The Pregnant Church
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Faith-rooted mobilizing draws from the roots of people’s faith and determines both the outcome and the means of change. F I had a conversation with a young woman I met at a confer ...

Finding God's Presence in the Midst of Hardship
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

It’s interesting that in the midst of overwhelming need and crisis, Jesus first prayed before offering provision. Joey Ekburg, Executive Director of the North Park Friendship Cent ...

Faith Groups Take On Payday Lenders
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Religious groups are giving the payday lending industry a run for their money. Think your relat ...

Sacred Space: A Black Friday Reflection
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stephanie Kimec Across the country, Walmart’s own workers are rising up to challenge the behemoth corporation for its poor working conditions and abysmal wages. As Danny Duncan C ...

Our Fiscal Soul and the Arithmetic of Protecting the Poor
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The discussion we are having about “the fiscal cliff” is really a debate about our fiscal soul. What kind of nation do we want to be? The discussion we are having about “the fisca ...

Commission Suggests Ways to Keep Closer Eye on Lavish Ministries
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

A special commission created by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has called for clearer IRS guidance and greater involvement among donors to address “outliers” among congregations and other ...

Effective Sweat-Equity Rural Housing at Risk
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Self-Help Housing, a sweat-equity program that helps groups of low-income people build their own homes, is praised by both sides of the aisle. So why are they planning to slash its funds? ...

The $588 Million I (Thankfully) Didn’t Win
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Even though their effective taxes are lower than they were during the Reagan years and far lower than during the great prosperity of the post-World War II era, the wealthy are lobbying fiercely to pay even les ...

Bishops, Families, and Advocates Meet with Congressman to Protect Poor
Originally Posted: 12/04/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, three West Virginia bishops joined by families and advocates pressed the state's politicians to protect poor and working families — or, in other words, the “least of these” — during budget batt ...

December 2012 Sojourners Magazine
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The Case for Fair Taxes
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 2:55pm | Type: Blog

Susan Pace Hamill, a Professor at the University of Alabama’s School of Law has recently argued for tax reform based on Judeo-Christian ethics after exposing the unjust tax structure that exploits and oppresse ...

Weaving a Hopeful Future
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

In the West, machines do most of the commercial weaving, not people. In Ethiopia, and elsewhere in the developing world, handloom weaving is most often an occupation for men and one that isn't usually her ...

Standing Up to Goliath
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Walmart workforce has begun to publicly rattle its chains. THE MEDIA UNIVERSE has bee ...

Loan Stars
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry The new Louisville Loan Club is a way to protect people from the shark pool of payday lenders. ...

Getting Started
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry Your congregation—large or small—has more to invest than you might expect. WANT TO PUT money to ...

Multiplying Loaves
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry A small congregation in Kentucky demonstrates how your church may have more money—and power—than you think. ...

#GivingTuesday Aims to Boost Charities
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- In the days following Thanksgiving, there's already Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday shopping season. Now, a group of charities and corp ...

Take Action: Holiday Thanks and Letters in Solidarity
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

This Thanksgiving, as your family holds hands and give thanks and as your church packs Thanksgiving dinner baskets, and this Christmas season churches prepare gift baskets for those Jesus called “The Least of ...