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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 ...

A DREAM Economy
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

The Center for American Progress has released a study showing that passage of the DREAM Act would create an economic boom of over $300 billion dollars and create nearly 1.5 million jobs — not to mention, it is ...

Survey: Economy Continues Negative Effect on Churches
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The economy continues to weigh on pastors, with a new survey showing that nearly two-thirds say it has affected their churches negatively. The economy continues to weigh on pastor ...

No 'Quick Fixes' For The Economy
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Quick fixes won't fix the structural problems in the U.S. and European economies. Author and academic Jeffrey Sachs argues in a Huffington Post piece: Invest ...

More Bullish Than You Think
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Gar Alperovitz Want some economic good news? Credit unions, employee-owned business, public banks—the "new economy" is breaking ...

The Top 10 Stories of July 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

<p><b>Quote of the day.<br /> </b>&quot;It's been clear since the 1870s that the government needs a warrant to read postal mail. There's no good reason email should be tre ...

Donations to Religious Institutions Decline for Second Straight Year
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Post-recession America is beginning to open its wallet to charities again, but is not giving as generously to religious institutions. WASHINGTON — Post-recession America is begin ...

A Political Impasse on the Economy
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Divided government no longer works. David Horsey writes in the Los Angeles Times: "The best thing that can happen is that one party or the other wins both th ...

Time for the Next Generation to Form New Economic Agenda?
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

The emerging generation needs to push its own new agenda for economic growth. Writing for The Daily Beast today, Joel Kotkin argues: The developed world’s youth s ...

Who or What is to Blame for the Struggling Economy?
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Who or What is to Blame for the Struggling Economy? John Hudson  of  The Atlantic  writes: "Everyone agrees the latest jobs report is a disaster, but economists ...

Is Income Inequality to Blame for the Faltering Economic Recovery?
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

According to CAP, there is a striking correlation between the decline of infrastructure and the rise of inequality over the past four decades. In a thought-provoking piece for  ...

Is Hope the Key to Tackling Poverty?
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

In the latest edition of The Economist, a new theory on how to tackle poverty: offer hope. In the latest edition of  The Economist , a new theory on how to tackle poverty: o ...

Voters See Brighter Future for Economy
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The Hill reports on a new poll focussing on the country's economic prospects. The Hill  reports on a new poll focussing on the country's economic prospects: ...

David Brooks on 'The Structural Revolution'
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

David Brooks examines what he perceives as the coming 'structural revolution' in the global economy. For the  International Herald Tribune  yesterday,  David Broo ...

Why the Economy Is Where It Is
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

Why are advanced economies so seemingly immune to correct diagnosis and prescription?   Jared Bernstein  of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities takes a look at the e ...

Why Fixing the Economy is Easier Than We Think
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Paul Krugman talks about his new book, and why fixing the economy is easier than we think. In an interview with  Rolling Stone ,  Paul K ...

When a City Can't Afford an Election
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Apart from the state of public discourse and apathy concerns of the weary voter, another issue is creeping up that could pose a problem for potential turnout—money. If the GOP pr ...

Survey Shows Obama Lead Narrowing as Voters Focus on Economy
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

A new poll released today shows that Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Mitt Romney in economic issues among voters. A new survey released today shows that President Barack ...

Report Says Church Giving on the Rebound
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 5:43pm | Type: Blog

The recession and a sluggish recovery have made for a lighter collection plate in recent years, but a new study shows that giving to U.S. congregations bounced back in 2011 as the economy improved. ...

Book Review: Fixing the Moral Deficit
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago President Barack Obama announced his FY2013 Budget. Within a few weeks, Ryan will submit his FY2013 budget plan for review. Dr. Ronald J. Sider’s new book, Fixing the Moral Deficit (February 20 ...

BOOM: David Brooks, Charles Murray, and the Reign of Mammon
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

I don't need to remind anybody about rapacious financiers, bloated CEOs, unscrupulous lobbyists, and corrupt politicians. But there were plenty of those in the 1890s and the 1920s, and, as Brooks points o ...

What Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben There are many things they seemed to hold in common, not least an instinctive nonviolence, contrasting so sharply with the ...

Why Every American Benefits from Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Ninety-two percent of Federal SNAP spending goes directly to benefits, error rates continue to decline, and it has kept millions out of poverty during the downturn. This is good news for us all, not just the d ...

GOP Primaries and Old Country Buffet
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

If the GOP primaries were like Old Country Buffet, I’d be happy. Think about it. There wouldn’t be so much money involved and we could pick only the stuff we liked and ignore the rest. ...

Mitt Romney, Luxembourg, and America the Beautiful
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Per capita income does not help us to see the problem of income inequality. When Romney answered the question posed by the member of #Occupy regarding the proposition that corporations are people, he said that ...

Wes Granberg-Michaelson Answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

One size doesn’t fit all when in come to evangelicals. It distorts reality. But that’s just too inconvenient for pundits intent on predicting how various blocks will vote. Lately, ...

The Friday News: Dec. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: Dec. 9, 2011 RNS: Hanukkah Music: Young, Hip Jews Leading a Makeover A year after a group of Yeshiva University students hit it big with what some called th ...

The Cuban Journal
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Earlier this month, Sojourners board member and former General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, Wes Granberg-Michaelson, journeyed to Cuba with a delegation of religious leaders from the National C ...

What's Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 5:15pm | Type: Blog

I was also struck by their refusal to simply announce a set of demands One of the highlights of the fall for me was undertaking a kind of Occupy Tourism. I was spending most of my ...

The Morning SoJo: Of Supercommittees and Such
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Rather than the opinions of individual pundits, here’s a roundup of what the editors of some of the nation’s largest newspapers had to say this week about the failure of the “Supercommittee.” Some blame Republ ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 21, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. THE HUFFINGTON POST : Obama At Church: The Tricky, Exciting ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

A twice-daily roundup of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. CBS NEWS: Cain: God Convinced Me To Run For President Herman Cain, whose ca ...

What's Missing in the GOP Debate: Consumer Demand
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

If you didn’t watch last night’s debate, I’ll save you some time and sum it up for you in seven words and a em dash. Taxes and regulations — we’ve got too many. If you didn’t watc ...

The Morning News: Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/09/2011 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitm ...

The Morning Sojo: November 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/07/2011 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. A round-up of recent Op-Ed columns from the mainstream media. Susan Straight , an author whose nove ...

The Poor People's March and Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

At the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, at least two speakers -- the Rev. Bernice King, Martin Luther King's daughter, and the Rev. At the ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Liturgy
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

Interfaith Worker Justice has published a Prayer Service designed to help people reflect on a moral economy within the context of their religious tradition. Interfaith Worker Ju ...

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 ...

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

Occupy America: A new great awakening Occupy America: A new great awakening Starting with Occupy Wall Street, protests have spread across the United States wit ...

Left, Right and Christ on Social Issues: #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: HuffPost Religion is running a series of posts by Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Editor's Note: HuffP ...

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 ...

The Spiritual Side of #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

USA Today's religion reporter Cathy Lynn Grossman has a great post this morning looking at coverage of the spiritual import of the #OccupyWallStreet protests from the perspective of several religi ...

#Occupy D.C., October 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Produced by Cathleen Falsani for Sojourners/God's Politics Photos by Heather Wilson and Carrie Adams/Sojourners Music by Jason Harrod (used with express permission from the artist) ...

WARNING: No Compassion. Proceed with Caution.
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC's Martin Bashir, economist Jeffrey Sachs laid out some of the issues tackled in his latest book, The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue an ...

#OccupySesameStreet
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

occupysesamestreet#OccupyWallStreet (the New York-based protest against social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government) has moved to a new loc ...

Jon Stewart on 'the Poors': Fridges & Microwaves & TVs, Oh My!
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

WARNING: Sarcasm ahead. WARNING: Sarcasm ahead. Scandalous statistics reveal that nearly every household ( 99.9 percent according to the Heritage Foundation ) classified as ...

What is 'Biblical Politics'?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has always tried to understand and advocate for "biblical politics." But what does that mean now, especially as we approach another major election? Sojourne ...