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From the Archives: November 1993
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Matthei Economics as if Values Mattered  DESPITE APPEARANCES, economics is in essence a very personal a ...

Capitalism v. Democracy: Financing Seminary Education (Part II)
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Our nation has experienced a continual conservative policy shift for 35 years that has resulted in runaway markets and an ever widening economic gap between the rich and the rest of us ...

Catholic and Libertarian? Pope's Top Adviser Says They're Incompatible
Originally Posted: 06/03/2014 - 5:07pm | Type: Blog

The Honduran cardinal who is one of Pope Francis’ top advisers said Tuesday that today’s free market system is “a new idol” that is increasing inequality and excluding the poor. T ...

Values & Capitalism On Campus: Gordon College
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 4:50pm | Type: Press

April 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Values and Capitalism ...

Recovering Creatureliness
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Grataski If we seek to follow Jesus in context, nothing is more contextual than a watershed. The foll ...

Selling Sodas: A Cure for Human Bondage
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Ultimately, freedom is about helping people realize that they may choose how they associate economically, socially, politically, and spiritually. “ In dealing with poverty ...

Study: Protestant Work Ethic Isn't Just Protestant Anymore
Originally Posted: 03/07/2014 - 5:19pm | Type: Blog

America’s vaunted Protestant work ethic is getting a makeover: Now it might be more of an atheist work ethic. America’s vaunted Protestant work ethic is getting a makeover: Now it ...

Pope Francis: An Imitation of Christ
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 5:36pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is TIME's Person of the Year. But that is only because Jesus is his Person of the Day — every day. Pope Francis is  TIME's Person of the Year . But t ...

Sojo Authors Have the Right Stuff for Under Your Tree
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Consider these 2013 books from Sojourners magazine staff and contributors.   Bible & Theology Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation ,  by Reta Halteman F ...

Beyond the Dreamer
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Gar Alperovitz As the country marks Martin Luther King Jr.'s 85th birthday, a veteran activist explains why it would be a mistake to ...

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 ...

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 ...

Study: Too Much Religion Can Harm Economy
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

Too much religion can harm a society’s economy by undermining the drive for financial success, according to a new study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. ...

David Brooks, Producing People, and Saving the World
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

If you believe that all of creation is God’s good creation — including icky things like business and politics — then they too are in need of redemption, not rejection. My city, Washington, D.C., is flooded wit ...

The Church's Alternative Currency
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes The Economy for Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World. Baker Academic DANIE ...

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 ...

Just the Facts Ma’am: Economic Analysis from the Congressional Research Service
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

When we listen to political debates about which public policies will strengthen the economy, it is easy to get lost in a statistical maze. When we listen to political debates abou ...

How to Be Happy
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Average Americans, the supposed winners of the global rat race, are overworked and overstressed—and still falling beh ...

An Olive Agenda: Our Path to Economic Opportunity and Environmental Sustainability
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 9:43am | Type: Blog

An examination of current public debate reveals a divide between the “brown agenda” of economic opportunity and the “green agenda” of environmental sustainability. An examination ...

Millennials: A Generation Left Behind?
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

Writing for Newsweek Magazine, Joel Kotkin wonders if the Millennial generation will be remembered as the "screwed generation."   Writing for  Newsweek Magazine ...

Economics: Daily Show Correspondents Explain It All
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The Daily Show correspondents weigh in on why economists are more than just nerdy, high-panted economic yodas with no accountability. More inside the blog. Economists The corre ...

Driving Toward Cuba's Future
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson A U.S. church delegation this winter discovered a Cuba at the crossroads of change. T ...

Down and Outraged
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Shefa Siegel A dispatch from the shrinking middle class. FOR A PERSON from the educated middle class who is g ...

Customer Service 101
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

Like it or not, customers arrive with certain expectations. Ignore them at your peril. ... People tend to be good judges of what matters to them. Here's a parable on clueless ...

Must Watch: Richard Wilkinson's TED Talk
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart ...

The Price of "Betterness"
Originally Posted: 01/17/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Umair Haque is a self-titled “author, blogger, thinker, reformer.” But the more I read of his work, the more inclined I am to add the title “prophet” to that list of descriptors. ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE NEW YORK TIMES: Older, Suburban And Struggling, ‘Near Poor’ Start ...

You Make Me Almost Want To Be a Christian
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 8:47am | Type: Blog

I always notice something when speaking to a mostly secular audience. Many people have been so hurt or rejected by the bad religion in which they were raised or have encountered elsewhere over the course of th ...

Not All Budget Cuts Are Created Equal
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

Less than one percent of the federal budget goes to foreign aid. Our spending on development and foreign assistance is not -- by any stretch of the facts or imagination -- our national debt. ...

A Robin Hood for Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

With the opening of the G20 Summit in Cannes, France today, an idea that's been around for awhile is in the news again and gaining more attention as a result of the #OWS movement: The so-called " ...

Why How We Do Anything Means Everything
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

How helps us understand that principled behavior isn't merely something a PR/Corporate Social Responsibility staff or attorneys tell us is important. Rather it is the surest path to success and relevance ...

Is The American Dream God's Dream?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line (that is $22,000 for a household of four) and half of them are working full time jobs. Edit ...

#OccupySunday: Blood-Boiler du Jour
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

In case you missed it... In case you missed it... In an OpEd titled, " What the Costumes Reveal, " New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wrote about a Halloween ...

What We Need to Do to Cut Poverty in Half in 10 Years
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Top 10 Findings from Half in Ten's Inaugural Report Tracking Our Progress Reducing Poverty: Where We Are Today and What We Need to Do to Cut Poverty in Half in 10 Years T ...

Moving Money: Investing in a New World
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Nearly a decade ago, we threw a party on Wall Street where we gave away $10,000 outside the Stock Exchange. Nearly a decade ago, we threw a party on Wall Street where we gave away ...

Watching Democracy Happen
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series. Last week, I was a guest of the Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers Lecture Series . The event was ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/27/2011 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Science, God, and Presidential Politics Science, God, and Presidential Politics Science and God are again front and center in presidential politics. GOP presidential candida ...

Budgets, Boredom, and Being "Stronger Together"
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

When it comes to the federal budget, the numbers, programs and acronyms are stupefying -- and I mean literally. When it comes to the federal budget, the numbers, programs and acro ...

News: Quick Links Round-up and Redux
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

THE WASHINGTON POST/RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: D.C. Pastor To Lead Democrats' Faith Outreach THE WASHINGTON POST/RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: D.C. Pastor To Lead Democrats' Fait ...

Afternoon SoJo: Round-up of the Best Op-Eds of the Day
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to preoccupy the imaginations of editorial writers around the country. Clarence Page in the Chicago Tribune thinks that "a lack of formal leaders, agenda and st ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Rediscovering Values
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In light of the recent protests at #OccupyWallStreet and around the world, we have revisited Jim Wallis' 2010 book Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street ...

Behind the Numbers: We Are Mobilizing!
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Do the numbers 917 billion, 1.5 trillion, 690 billion, 98 billion, and 32 mean anything to you? Do the numbers 917 billion, 1.5 trillion, 690 billion, 98 billion, and 32 mean an ...

The "Un-Economy"
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

In an international meeting last week with economists, business executives, non-profit organizational leaders, and theologians, my colleague Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Institute succinctly su ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Without a Vision, the People Will Perish
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a month old. Now what? On Sunday afternoon, I stood in Zuccotti Park with several thousand other folks trying to take in the veritable circus that is the Occupation site san ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever ...

Non Sequitur (Mostly)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Bill Maher? Really? Bill Maher? Really? ...bleh. That is a strikingly poor That is a strikingly poor analogy from Bill Maher. Pinatas, as he says, do ...

Jim Wallis on #OccupyWallStreet: "This Could Really Change Things" (Video)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited with #OccupyWallStreet demonstrators in New York City. Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited wi ...

Columbus Day, Wall Street, and Alabama Immigrants: "It's About Power, Stupid"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

In 1992, political strategist James Carville coined the catchphrase that won Bill Clinton the presidency: "It's the economy, stupid." In 1992, political strategist ...

Video Commentary:"New Hashtag...#Didn'tYouEverLearnToShare?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

+ Video may contain brief coarse language + + Video may contain brief coarse language + "And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Hand Gestures, Health Care and the Birth of a New Paradigm
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. NEW YORK, N.Y. Great to see this on the Great to see this on the ground reporting. Co-sign Greg's comment. Keep Co-s ...