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Push, not Protest, for a Budget with Better Priorities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Several years ago over 100 of us were arrested for blocking a Capital building entrance and protesting tax cuts for the 5 percent wealthiest people and program cuts from WIC, food stamps, college a ...

Obama's Call to Rebuild
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values. This wasn' ...

The NAACP Century
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>With the bicentennials of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin the subject of numerous conferences, articles, and television shows this month, we also should remember another important commemoration in ...

An Education in Border Injustice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

As I sat in the federal court room in Tucson witnessing the sentencing of over 60 people who had been caught crossing the border between the U.S. As I sat in the federal court roo ...

Greener Gatherings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

purpose do we expect the economy to serve?" Citing Matthew 6:24, Korten reminds us, "No one can ...

Our Children's 'Audacity of Hope'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord "I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord (audacity of hope, Barack Obama, change, Children, Educatio ...

Spreading the Wealth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>After three decades of "concentrate the wealth," we could really use some "spread ...

Audio: Adam Hamilton on How His Megachurch Does Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Pastor Adam Hamilton talks about how his <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2811">suburban megachurch</a> engages issues of social justice in the education system of their ...

Many Mansions
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Liebowitz Rossi Theological schools and seminaries are changing the ways they prepare their students for our increasingly multirelig ...

Serve Your Country: Teach
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I grew up in a working-class, African-American neighborhood in Detroit. I was fortunate to have two college-educated parents who knew how to set my brother and me up for success in school. ...

Piggy Banks and God's Abundance
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Taylor Teaching our kids (and ourselves) to be smart -- and generous -- about money. Ours is not the ty ...

From Survival to Prosperity
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Angela Glover Blackwell Taking a regional approach, "equitable development" aims to lift people out of poverty - and into opport ...

A Crumbling Infrastructure
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | 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 ...

Bursting the Christian Bubble
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Hanna Kang Azusa Pacific students follow Jesus out of the comfort zone. In the foothills of the San Gabriel Mo ...

Research Needed
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lee A. Rials In "School of Shame" (February 2007), the author addresses the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperatio ...

A Red Letter Campus
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

David Black What do the words and witness of Jesus demand of a college that calls itself Christian? Try as I m ...

Let Your Light Shine
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Joseph R., SJ Hacala A Catholic university strives to make hunger for justice part of the curriculum. As the o ...

Mutual Grace
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy McDougall Jake Nyberg Gay rights activists seek - and find - dialogue on (some) Ch ...

Seeking Something Bigger
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone This generation does not fear the sacred nor bow to the secular. Nearly every semester I teach ...

Back to School
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September. This would be a good month to rest the ...

Exactly Where I'm Supposed To Be
Originally Posted: 05/12/2011 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Anonymous 'Jesus himself was a child immigrant.' As proud as I am about my ethnicity—I was born in M ...

Taking A Ride In The Poverty Simulator
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Complete with play money, appliance cards, and transportation passes, the Community Action Poverty Simulation is much ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger World Peace. A new Internet service provider, Peacenik.co.uk, will raise money for peacemakers working in conflict zone ...

Grub for Body and Soul
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh An interview with food activists Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry. Every movement needs its revolutiona ...

Food for Thought
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Thorngate At St. Olaf, students learn to reap what they sow. Day Burtness and Dan Borek hoped to start a ...

Choosing to Love
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Love binds and builds, heals and hallows, redeems and restores. Love binds and builds, heals and h ...

Wal-Mart Goes to School
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins Felice Yeskel The Walton empire gets political. ...

Advice to a Young Man
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Fortunately, social structures are well established. If you're cool. After ...

School Without a Prayer
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone Everything I need to know I learned in my parent-teacher conferences. I have fo ...

The University of Social Justice
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 2:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Melissa Snarr Beyond community service, colleges educate for social change. To borrow a term from social movem ...

USF: The Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Exploring social change on the stage, street, and classroom. The University of San Franci ...

Berea College: 'We Are the Source of Hope'
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Local culture meets global issues. During its 148-year history, Berea College—which from ...

Eastern University: The City as Text
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Preparing Christian agents of urban change. How does a suburban Christian college educate studen ...

Goshen College: Teaching Peace
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Integrating justice in all fields of study. With the wide range of disciplines at liber ...

North Park University: The World is a Stage
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Christa Mazzone Building international and cross-cultural knowledge. Chicago's North Park University, a ...

'School Choice' Passes a Test
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice A victory for vouchers - but who wins? If all you knew about modern American politics you learned fr ...

Will This Be on the Test?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Shapiro What does standardized testing have to do with education? Virtually every teacher has told the s ...

No Shortcuts to Excellence
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gregory Fritzberg 'Easy' solutions like standardized testing won't solve enduring problems like economic inequality. ...

Teach Your Children Well
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Beiler Leading Venezuelan educators and critics of President Hugo Chavez are calling his creation of 500 schools constructed and supe ...

Daily Resurrections of Hope
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sara Wenger Shenk The big hearts of small friends. Jonathan Kozol, whose books have pricked the American cons ...

Where Credit is Due
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Newberry How many colleges does it take to change a community? In college I heard a joke that asked ...

A Path Between the Extremes
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank True or false: The Bible has no place in school. 1) True or false: Given a homework assignment to ...

School House Lock
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank A school system cannot hope to solve school violence simply by increasing security. As th ...

The (Church and) State of Our Schools
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Will there still be public education for your children's children? The Supreme Court has acce ...

A Resurrection of Campus Activism
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Lebowitz Rossi From sit-ins against sweatshops to lobbying against religious persecution, many students today are proving themselves ...

Sex Matters
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kari Jo Verhulst Why we can't ignore gender bias in the classroom. In May the U.S. Supreme Court declare ...

Stone Upon Stone
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Hans Hallundbaek A remarkable new "seminary-behind-walls" program at Sing Sing prison helps to rebuild lives and offer hope. ...

Degrees of Influence
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristin Brennan The corporatization of higher education. Large corporations hold more power than ever in our s ...

In the Meantime, What About Our Schools?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Oliver Thomas How to fix public education. The voucher debate rages on, one side shouting, "Healthy compe ...

Teaching a Living Theology
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stacy Johnson Christian education and everyday life. How can faith be proclaimed in a manner that will be both ...