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How Much of Christ Can We Stand in Christmas?
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

It’s time for Christ in Christmas. Time for new life, time for hope, time for the faithful to say yes to God. Time for peace, not war. Time for repentance, not comfort at any cost. Time for justice and mercy a ...

Remembering The Martyr Of Black Friday (Why I Will Not Shop Today)
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Eric Folkerth ...

Shop Early, Shop Often
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rod Anderson ...

Sacred Space: A Black Friday Reflection
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 6:02pm | 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 ...

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

Let’s start “A Christmas Tithe.” Let’s spread the idea to our kids, our families, our friends and neighbors, and to the members of our congregations. Religion is far too judgmenta ...

Dropping Out Of Our National Religion
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Peace starts by altering our patterns of desire so that we can do the things that matter most – identifying with the needs of others, especially the poor. When you really dro ...

#GivingTuesday Aims to Boost Charities
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:04am | 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 ...

A Search for Self in a Season of Stuff
Originally Posted: 11/09/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

While November and December are supposed to center on celebrations of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, the emphasis has shifted with each passing year toward a collective carnival of capitalism, or in othe ...

Black Friday: The Anti-Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

Even if Black Friday were not so terrible for working families, and even if it did not threaten to steamroll Thanksgiving under the weight of Christmas-season merchandising, I would still be opposed to it. Bla ...

In Solidarity with Target Workers on Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 11/24/2011 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

Some people who work for Target, a major national retailer that plans to open its doors for Black Friday starting at midnight following Thanksgiving, have circulated a petition in protest. They are right to sa ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Nov. 22, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Is The Bible A Reliable Moral Guide? Amos, for instance, declares that the Lord despises all of Israel's solemn a ...

Cast Off the Stupor of Indifference
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Today I want to focus on the people of Egypt -- those million or more who have gathered in Tahrir Square, both as a united, insistent, revolutionary body, and as individuals -- professors and bake ...

This Thanksgiving, Enough is Enough
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The political ads are finally off the air. (We can all give thanks for that!) But now there is a new wave of advertisements hitting all of us. Each one will give us a different reason to consume. ...

In Praise of Christmas Materialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> 'Tis the season. As we get into the full ritua ...

Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas...
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Dear Santa,</p> <p>I remember how Christmas used to be when I was a little girl: waking up early Christmas morning, racing downstairs to see the presents and unwrapping gifts.</p> ...

A Pre-Consumption Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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 ...

Video: How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Credit Cards
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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 - 7:51am | 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 ...

Celebrate 'Buy Nothing Day' with 'Make Something Day'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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 ...