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All the News That Sells
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As I sit at my desk thinking up innovative ideas for the coming decade—MacArthur Mediocrity Grants, AIG offices relocating t ...

Ethical Banks Do a World of Good
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Joey Ager Amidst the news of global market collapse, 11 of the world’s leading ethical banks met for the first time in March to form the ...

Money "Creation": Let there be money?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>If the financial crisis shows anything, it's that what's happening on Wall Street matters to Main Street, and that we should never take "it's too complicated for you to understand ...

What if the Bible's Ruth Came to America Today?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Learning from Shavuot and Pentecost: Can we share our harvest? Can we share our talk and tongues? Can we relearn how to share our work and rest?</p> Learning from Shavuot an ...

The Poor Can Lead the Charge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

If Hernando de Soto was overestimating <a title="http://ild.org.pe/en/mystery/english" href="http://ild.org.pe/en/mystery/english" target="_blank">how much wealth the world& ...

Equitable Neighborhood Revitalization
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A standard definition of community development often goes something like this:</p> A standard definition of community development often goes something like this: Commu ...

The Consensus Problem
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The folks at NPR's Planet Money podcast have already sort of repented for verbally badgering Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and high government official who happens to be female, in <a title ...

Financial Assistance: Is Your Church Ready?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In the upcoming weeks and months, desperate people will knock on the doors of almost every church across the nation to ask for emergency financial assistance. In the upcoming week ...

A Big Problem for Land Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the reason you like best. Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the r ...

Are Christians Bad for an Empire's Economy? Should They Be?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Mike recently brought to my attention a <a href="http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/texts/pliny.html" target="_blank">letter written by Pliny the Younger to the Emperor Trajan< ...

Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

In 1965, in a last minute move, the American Football League switched its All-Star game from New Orleans to Houston. In 1965, in a last minute move, the American Football League s ...

You Go J-O!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel &amp; Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you ...

Making Places and People Bloom
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act i ...

The Green Industrial Revolution
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi How Green For All is building a nationwide green-collar economy. Throughout Pittsburgh are signs ...

Resurrection City
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Auto idolatry and casino economics have left Detroit tottering on the brink. What will it take for Motown to rise ag ...

A Step Toward the Common Good
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Several years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, So­jou­rn­ers started using the phrase “budgets are moral d ...

Why a Green Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Amid deepening poverty and a crashing ecosystem, we need a new way of doing business. We find our ...

The First 100 Days
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Wednesday marked the 100th day of President Obama's administration and the final day of Sojourners' <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home&amp;so ...

Audio: Earmarked for Kingdom Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In this clip, Pastor Efrem preaches from the book of Proverbs, specifically chapters 10-18, in which there is a contrast made between the righteous person and the wicked person. I ...

M2EP LIVE: Taking on the Powers (kind of)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

This is the day. The day that the entrenched powers on Capitol Hill come face to face with the horde of advocates from the Mobilization Against Poverty. This is the day. The day t ...

M2EP LIVE: Meeting Sojo Supporters
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I had lunch with several long-time readers and supporters of Sojourners, people who in their own lives have been living out the gospel for decades. I had lunch with several long-t ...

The Social Side Effects of Global Warming
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

We are at a global turning point. We are at a global turning point. Rampant deforestation, mass extinction of species, global warming, the melting of polar ice caps, and the rapid ...

Wheels of Change in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Someone once said that once the wheels of change are in motion, they can't be stopped; it's as if once the sun starts to rise, there is no going back into the night. Som ...

What President Obama's Budget Means for Poor People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

If a budget is a moral document, what should be said about the president's proposed budget for 2010? I focus here on what this budget proposal says about justice for poorer Americans.</p> ...

A Christian Argument for Progressive Taxation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Wednesday morning, at 9 a.m. sharp, I took my tax payment to the local post office. When I handed it to the clerk, she said, "I hate tax day." I replied, "Not me. ...

Taxes and Tithes, Contract and Covenant
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

We cannot avoid death and taxes. Our own death is an event that we only face once. We cannot avoid death and taxes. Our own death is an event that we only face once. My faith tell ...

Tax Day Wish: Prophetic Voices on Taxes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15?</p> Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15? In 2001, President Bush ...

Food Safety and Small Farm Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

HR 875 The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 has gotten considerable attention lately and that is a very good thing, people should be concerned about food safety and more specifically how their ...

G-20 Recap: Global Economics Cannot Be a Values-Free Zone
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order. ...

Rwanda's Hopes and Challenges 15 Years After the Genocide
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Today the world is remembering Rwanda and the genocide that started there 15 years ago. Today the world is remembering Rwanda and the genocide that started there 15 years ago. As ...

The Obama Budget's Promise and Peril
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I've been asked for a few words about how the recession may affect poverty in the United St ...

A Vision for the Foreign Aid Budget
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I would like to address the foreign affairs portion of the president's budget. I would like to address the foreign affairs portion of the president's budget. World Visi ...

Economic Democracy: An Alternative to Pure Capitalism or Socialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Here's a video lecture by Professor of Christian Ethnics Ga ...

Doing the Best We Can in Hard Times - A Corporate Example
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Scanning the headlines recently, the following caught my attention: "Walgreens giving free ...

Counting the Cost
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rebecca M. Blank We can't tell if we're making progress without a new poverty measure. Candidate Oba ...

The Value of Davos
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis If we can learn new habits of the heart from this economic crisis, perhaps the suffering can be redemptive. ...

Counting the Cost of Good and Bad Debt
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

While watching President Obama's press conference Tuesday evening, I was struck by a few things that are often forgotten in the criticism of his proposed budget.</p> W ...

Diagnosing Our Economic Illness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.m2ep&amp;item=m2ep-home"></a>Some might say that this is the worst possible time to have a <a href="http://www.so ...

'Greek Moments' in South Africa and Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

During my studies in theology, my colleagues and I jokingly referred to particularly difficult concepts or issues that we had a hard time understanding as "a Greek moment," or say "this is Gree ...

Obama and the G-20
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Next week, leaders of the G-20, the 19 countries with the largest economies and the European Union, will meet in London. Next week, leaders of the G-20, the 19 countries with the ...

I'm the Older Brother
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When it comes to President Obama's stimulus package and its provisions to help those Americ ...

Rising Up to Heal a Sick Global System
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It would have been the last thing they expected. They thought this was their chance to discredit him on a point of law they thought was safe ground. It would have been the last t ...

Markets, Morality, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Not long ago, those who demonized government and preached the go ...

Staff Who Deserve Retention Bonuses
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>There's been quite a lot in the news recently about AIG and its concerns about retaining &q ...

Obama Speaks on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Many people claim the economic crisis and fixing immigration are incompatible issues or competing priorities. Many people claim the economic crisis and fixing immigration are inco ...

No Anger Without Alternatives
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> On Sunday I joined the Dean of the National Cathedral, Samuel T. ...

Miracle Shots: On the Court and on the Street
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I stayed up way too late in a Buffalo hotel room the other night, eating string cheese and Oscar Mayer salami from the convenience store across the parking lot, watching the tail end of the Connect ...

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s ...

A Change of Heart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>This weekend, <a title="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7941382.stm" href=" ...

Sunday School with Jon Stewart
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last night, millions of Americans went to Sunday school, or more ...