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Repent, the End is Near!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing ever ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last week at North Park Theological Seminary , we conducted o ...

Two Options for Weathering Economic Storms: Wealth or Simplicity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The present financial crisis facing our nation is sure to touch ...

Video: Financial Crisis Has Election Implications
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Jim Wallis was on PBS's Religion &amp; Ethics Newsweekly yesterday to discuss the Wall ...

Principles in an Unprincipled Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The meltdown of the nation's financial systems has stunned ...

A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting. This week, with the news of the U.S. ...

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Times are hard. I work at a homeless shelter for single men wit ...

Jubilee for Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The Bush administration believes this should be a "time of Jubilee" for Wall Street sp ...

Peace in the Midst of Economic Turbulence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> When I was a girl, I heard preachers preach various iterations o ...

Holy Insecurity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As an Episcopalian, I attend a church where the weekly Sunday te ...

In Money We Trust
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The Wall Street debacle reminds me of the fall of Babylon ...

Sackcloth and Ashes on Wall Street
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Yesterday I heard Cokie Roberts on ABC's This Week say: ...

Seeking a More Just Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I have had the opportunity to consider and write about the economic disparities and realities in ...

Fomenting a Fair Trade Chocolate Revolution
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

During a recent trip to Seattle, I took a tour of <a href="http://www.theochocolate.com/">Theo Chocolate</a>, the first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the United Sta ...

Greed in the Economy: It's the Morality, Sinner
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Everyone has heard the famous phrase, att ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

The Great Emergence
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Every 500 years or so, the church—and the world—experience huge social, political, economic, and cultural shifts. What does ...

Faithful Transitions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Phyllis Tickle talks with Becky Garrison, senior contributing writer for The Wittenburg Door and author of Rising from the ...

The IMF Files: They Want to Believe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a nice man. Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a n ...

Washing Down the Food Crisis with Corporate-Trade Kool-Aid
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's clear that one cause of the current food crisis is that poorer countries have been pressured into dismantling their food policies, leaving peasant farmers and eaters alike to bear all the ri ...

Back to Square One for Zimbabwe's Ubiquitous Billionaires
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I was in Zimbabwe from June 21 to 28. I was in Zimbabwe from June 21 to 28. I traveled by bus, and my experience is typical of what has become the norm for road travel between Sou ...

Back to Square One for Zimbabwe's Ubiquitous Billionaires
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I was in Zimbabwe from June 21 to 28. I was in Zimbabwe from June 21 to 28. I traveled by bus, and my experience is typical of what has become the norm for road travel between Sou ...

Back to Square One for Zimbabwe's Ubiquitous Billionaires
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I was in Zimbabwe from June 21 to 28. I was in Zimbabwe from June 21 to 28. I traveled by bus, and my experience is typical of what has become the norm for road travel between Sou ...

Let Them Eat Bubbles
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

"Grain Markets Panic Buying, Export Controls, and Food Riots," trumpets the headline of <a title="http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article4743.html" href="http://www.marketoracle.co.uk ...

Be a 'Budget Hero'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a title="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/budget_hero/" href="http://marketplace.publicradio.org/features/budget_hero/"></a>American Public Media recently l ...

What I Did With My Stimulus Check
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Mr. Philip A. Belisle United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Kansas City, MO 64999-0025</p> <p>Dear Sir:</p> <p>On May 9, 2008, I received an "e ...

In Praise of the Dishonest Manager
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>One of Jesus' most in-your-face stories, and a personal favorite of mine, is the Parable of the Dishonest Manager in <A title=http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=76525043 href="http://bible.oremu ...

Where the Heart Is
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:48am | Type: Magazine Article

G. Jeffrey MacDonald Socially responsible investing has morphed into a $2 trillion mainstream industry. In the ...

Whom Do You Serve?
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Marva J. Dawn A biblical framework for understanding money's grip on us -- and how to break free. Why doe ...

Practicing Sabbath Economics
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Matthew Colwell How to live in the light of God's abundance and provision. Theologian Ched Myers characte ...

A Better Answer to High Fuel Prices
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Recently, both President Bush and an oil company spokesperson, speaking to the rising gas prices, pushed for building more refineries and upping the production of oil here in the States. ...

How About That Economy?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Worried about your financial future? Have a Life Saver. While Congress debates President Bush’s ...

Bearing the Cross in the Global Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In college, I took a cultural exchange trip (read: vacation) to Rome over spring break. Just around the corner from St. Peter's Square, I bought my father, a minister, a crucifix for his ...

A Shelter for the Soul
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joanna B. Campbell 'Citizen architects' meet real-world challenges. El Centro Episcopal is located ...

Limits to Compassion
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Blackburn With deference to Alexia Salvatierra (“Sacred Refuge,” September-October 2007), I do not believe that our current laws regar ...

A Crumbling Infrastructure
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Between 1950 and 1970, the U.S. Between 1950 and 1970, the U.S. spent 3 percent of its gross ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Don't Scurry, Be Happy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Economists are telling us that people are not spending enough money this Holiday time and thus our economy will suffer. Economists are telling us that people are not ...

Rising Green Tide Could Lift All Boats
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Promoting "green industry" can foster an ec ...

Corruption: Everybody's Problem
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Corruption is a problem in Kenya and many countries. Where corruption is intractable, trust funds can be used to ...

Lenders and Illegitimate Debt
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Asserting that "it takes two to tango," the Jubilee movement argues that it is high time lenders assume ...

Growth Run Amok
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Williams Three quarters of Americans say they do not know their neighbors. Bill McKibben has long been so ...

Destructive Campaigns
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Watkins One thing missing from "A Nuclear Surge" (by Frida Berrigan, April 2007) is the money source. ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Encountering the Holy The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World, edited by Bob Abernethy, host ...

Gold Diggers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Christian Aid's 2007 report "A Rich Seam: W ...

There Are None So Blind...
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Three factors that are invisible to market fundamentalists. Three factors that are invisi ...

Decoding the Lingo
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Trade technocrats try to hide behind a veil of boring, but you can get beyond the jargon. ...

Not Just Heavenly, It's Divine
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dan Nejfelt Balancing the scales with justly traded chocolate. On a snowy night in February, Comfort Kumeah, a ...