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Saving Faith
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

For many, including myself, the past few weeks have been discouraging, given the state of our politics and culture and what many vulnerable people across the country are experiencing. But despite the frustrati ...

When Prayer Is More Powerful Than Politics
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

After the storm comes the promise — the hope of lessons learned and new ways forward together. A few key groups of people have renewed my faith that this is possible. Watching the ...

Here Comes the Sun ... on Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

God used pastors, students, old and young, whites and blacks, D.C. natives and out-of-towners, people in scruffy clothes and well-dressed businessmen giving me the thumbs-up, to give me a greater hope and enth ...

A Shutdown Washington Gets Some Much Needed Prayer: Jarvis DeBerry
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:16pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

Our Prayer from Capitol Hill Is Trending
Originally Posted: 10/16/2013 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

The #FaithfulFilibuster has taken off across the country through word of mouth and social media — our prayers are trending. Every day, we read 2,000 verses in the Bible, each about how we treat the poor and vu ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Welfare of the City
Originally Posted: 10/15/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

We struggle mightily with what it means to be American when what we need to be more concerned with is what it means to be Christian no matter where we may find ourselves. " ...

Reading Scripture Through the Shutdown: A Voice for the Silenced
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 6:47pm | Type: Blog

We serve a God who has put passion in the hearts of all of his children. If we silence even one of those voices we are missing out on a precious piece of God’s redemptive plan for this side of Eden. ...

WATCH: God's Justice Never Shuts Down — Jim Wallis on #FaithfulFilibuster
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks about the #FaithfulFilibuster outside the Capitol Building and offers a reading of his conversion text, Matthew 25. Jim Wallis talks about the #FaithfulFilibuster ...

A Strong Third Political Party for the Disaffected Middle?
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

In a sense, we are being held hostage by our own democratic process, one that has assumed that having relatively opposing views on either side was sufficient to keep the wheels of government turning. But this ...

#FaithfulFilibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 9:16am | Type: Blog

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God — what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of W ...

4 Ways the Shutdown Is Making Us Less Green
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

Some people are rejoicing over the cuts faced by the Environmental Protection Agency and other environmental agencies. But the shutdown of our environmental programs is affecting people’s lives in ways that mi ...

Join the Chorus: #FaithfulFilibuster's Message to Congress
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

Faith leaders are asking people of faith to reach out to Congressional leadership. Join along with them to Tweet at those members of Congress with your message to them and hashtag #FaithfulFilibuster. ...

#FaithfulFilibuster — A Vigil for the Poor
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

I’m standing in full view of the Capitol Building with a group of clergy and faith leaders who are here to offer a “Faithful Filibuster” of the government shutdown – and we’re going to keep talking until thing ...

Shutdowns and Shootouts – My New Hometown Normal?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

There are about 40 members of an extremist ideological minority who are ruining the reputation of the place I live and work, and taking the poor down along with them. It's a ...

Religious Groups Feel the Pinch of Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out. As the government shutdown ent ...

Proclaiming Souls
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Last week, social media were alive with speculations of terrorism, domestic or international, with connections between [the D.C. incident] and the government shutdown, with any number of theories about gun vio ...

A Canadian Who Loves Her Health-Care System
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

Until the American people come to realize that our current mishmash of a system is costing them a lot more than a more centralized system could, we will keep on paying more, getting less, and regularly shuttin ...

Debt Ceiling 101: Boundaries and Original Sin
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Treasury believes a default could cause another recession far worse than what we experienced in 2008. Of course, this pending crisis is completely manufactured and entirely avoidable. ...

Jim Wallis on the Shutdown: 'It's Unbiblical'
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis gives his commentary on the government shutdown. Jim Wallis sat down to discuss the government shutdown. His conclusion? It's unbiblical.   ...

Faith Leaders Urge Compromise As Government Shuts Down
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

The federal government began shutting down overnight, for the first time since 1996, after Congress failed to compromise on how to fund federal agencies — battling instead over implementation of the Affordable ...

Faith Leaders Denounce Brinkmanship as Budget, Debt Ceiling Deadlines Loom
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 6:08pm | Type: Press

September 30, 2013 Press Releases Washington, DC, September 30, 2013 ...

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/03/03/can-an-orange-bracelet-turn-hearts-in-washington/" target="_self"></a>In a credit to both Republicans and Democrats, Congress j ...