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No Short or Easy Struggle
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Fifty years later, does the political will exist to win the "War on Poverty"? FIFTY YEA ...

The Impact Of Cafeteria Religion On Political Engagement
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:47am | Type: Press

May 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Michael Wear ...

The Power of None
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

What does surprise me is our failure to see that affiliation with a traditional, God-centered religion is no longer the primary way that many Americans express their deeply rooted need for faith. ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

Time to Change the Rules? Examining Our Relationship With Money
Originally Posted: 01/30/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

Jesus was quite clear that our allegiance was to be with the POOR, not the barons of Wall Street. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to office supplies. I grew up in a ...

Empowering Women Empowers Us All
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

There is one report that has particularly fascinated me — and many others — as it describes how women have been struggling the most against poverty in the United States. Watching ...

Want to Win the War on Poverty? For the Sake of the Most Vulnerable, Let's Work Together
Originally Posted: 01/09/2014 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and conservatives to make peace — for the sake of the poor. The only way to win the “war on poverty” is for liberals and ...

5 Myths About Minimum Wage
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Here are five commonly perpetuated myths about minimum wage. Hopefully, their exploration will shed a more accurate light on this contested issue. It’s a new year, and Congress is ...

Unemployment, the Vote, and Hope
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 8:38pm | Type: Blog

Today’s Senate vote on unemployment benefits brings hope to 1.3 million people who dare to hope every day. It is right and good that we stand with the least — ones who have fallen on hard times — in their time ...

Pope Francis -- Moral Leadership for the Economy
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis brings his deepest values to his understanding of the economy. The economy is meant to serve men and women, to provide a means for them to flourish in the world. Men and women were not created to ...

PHOTO: Short-term budget fixes and shutdown fears loom once more
Originally Posted: 12/18/2013 - 4:05pm | Type: Press

December 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Sean Winters ...

Poverty As A Political Choice
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Press

December 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Henry McLeish ...

12 Ways Republicans Keep Screwing Over Poor Americans And Women
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

November 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Sasha Abramsky ...

The Gods of the Market
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Could it be that the ground has so shifted under our feet that we have failed to recognize that a new religious system has supplanted the old Christendom, uniting the whole Western world in its powerful mythol ...

Weathering The Storm On Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Faithful Filibuster: A Vigil Under The Dark Clouds Of Washington
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Kathy Saile, Gary Cook, Jim Wallis, Carole Busroe
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

PHOTO: Epic Political Bout Leaves Plenty of Winners, Losers
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:41pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Getty Images ...

'Faithful Filibuster': Religious Leaders Address Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

October 13, 2013 Sojo in the News General Board of Church and Socie ...

What Could Happen If US Defaults?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Andrew Tangel ...

Religious Leader: 'Words From Capitol Hill...Make Me Ache'
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News ABC News Radio ...

Joining the #FaithfulFilibuster from Des Moines
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

People around the country have taken notice of the #FaithfulFilibuster and want to lend their voices. From Pastor Sarah Trone Garriot in Des Moines, Iowa: "Since we couldn't be in Washington to join ...

Group Calls On Meadows To End Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Press

October 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Nancy Tanker ...

Bringing Good News to the Poor
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

Our Christian story is one of liberation, new life, abundance, and mercy. It is a story that brings good news to the poor, and I will tell it until I no longer have breath. I coul ...

Broomfield Enterprise Letter To The Editor: Ayn Rand And The Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

October 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Loren Richmond Jr ...

Re: Gov. Shutdown; An Appeal To Paul Krugman And The NY Times: Stop Being Polite, It's Time To Expose Extremist Religion's Threat To Our Democracy
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Press

October 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Frank Schaeffer ...

Inequality Means More than Just Money
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The movie showcases the stories of Americans with various economic standing, highlighting the great gap between those on the bottom and those flying high. Robert Reich pulls up in ...

Why the Debt Ceiling Matters
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Beau Underwood These manufactured crises show how much our politics could use a dose of moral sanity. AS FIGH ...

On Scripture: Shrewd Christians
Originally Posted: 09/16/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

The economic health of the nation has long been a concern to people of faith, because we care for the poor, and poverty has been a persistent problem in rural area and urban centers alike. What’s more, we know ...

'Break My Heart With What Breaks Yours'
Originally Posted: 09/09/2013 - 11:23am | Type: Blog

In writing From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church, I found that one of the most intriguing questions I encountered is how rapidly growing forms of Christianity in t ...

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. ...

What's So Great About Perfection?
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 8:24am | Type: Blog

Many people continue to chase perfection and refuse to compromise with realities that fall short. Two Sunday meetings prevented my going to the country with the family. So on S ...

Toward Life Abundant
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David P. Gushee Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Fortress Press. CYNTHIA MOE- ...

A Simple Fix to Reduce Poverty and Encourage Work
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Blog

Jesus calls us to help the poor. That is a point that few would debate. One key indicator of our obedience is how we treat the poor and vulnerable among us. Where we fall into debate is how to do it the most e ...

The Accidental Moral Mirror of Monsters University
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

It struck me that the movie presents – probably quite by accident – an opportunity to talk about a deep moral reality. So what follows will only begin obliquely by talking about cute monsters ...

Brazilians and Football: From Passion to Protest
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Brazilians are beginning to question the price they are paying for their football catharses, emotional releases that don’t solve any problems at all, but merely act like a numbing balm on the symptoms. Tired ...

The Death of a Talking Point: Immigration Reform Could Save Taxpayers $1 Trillion
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The CBO found that bipartisan immigration reform in the Senate would trim nearly $1 trillion off the federal deficit, while spurring the economy and creating jobs. People of faith ...

The Forgotten 50,000
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Eleven years after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office, more than 50,000 people rested in homeless shelters and on the streets of New York City last night — nearly 45 percent of which were children. ...

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 ...

Mindless Metrics
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Consider how many useless metrics we use to chart our nation’s course. Politicians fixate on the federal deficit, for example, because it’s an easy number to fling at opponents, even though it doesn’t truly me ...

In the Richest Country in the World, 1 in 4 Struggle to Afford Food
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 12:52pm | Type: Blog

The United States is the richest country in the world, but only three-quarters of Americans have enough to eat. The United States is the richest country in the world, but only thr ...

Economic Inequality: Should We Call It Sin?
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Professor Putnam asked me, as an evangelical, whether evangelical pastors today would be ready to declare today’s great economic inequality of opportunity a sin. That’s a great question. ...

The Economy and a Pair of Shoes
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 7:38am | Type: Blog

The globalized economic system is pathologically designed to function towards injustice, and injustice implicates the exploitation, destitution, and ultimate collapse of local communities around the world, esp ...

Rev. David Beckmann on impact of looming sequestration health care cuts: ‘Those cuts kill’
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 5:24pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Current TV ...

A Down Economy’s Silver Lining for Men
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 2:44pm | 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 ...

10 (More) Reasons to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

There are many reasons to support comprehensive immigration reform. As Christians, we point to the biblical call to welcome the stranger and love our neighbors as top reasons for our support. We refer to the G ...

Catholic Bishops Fail to Agree on Statement on the Economy
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

A divided Catholic hierarchy on Tuesday failed to agree on a statement about the economy after a debate that revealed sharp differences over the kind of social justice issues that were once a hallmark of the b ...

Slow Down and Know That I Am God
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

C. Christopher Smith Why it's time for a conversation about Slow Church. IN SPRING 1986, a group of Ital ...

The Road to Recovery
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Boushey We know how policymakers can fight unemployment. They're just not doing it. ONE OF THE b ...

If I Had a Million Dollars ...
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

Play along with me. If you had $1 million to spend to help stimulate the economy, what would you do? What would I do? Play along with me. If you had $1 million to spend to help st ...