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Five Takeaways From the Hobby Lobby Case
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the year: Five things to know about one of the most anticipated Supreme Court decisions of the ye ...

Religious Groups Play Key Role in Obamacare Insurance Sign-up
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

As the national March 31 deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans for coverage ...

The Evangelical Campaign Against Birth Control Is Really About Obama
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 5:38pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2014 Sojo in the News Rob Shryock ...

What's Right About Obamacare?
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Sr. Carol Keehan Amid the political bombast, it’s easy to forget why we needed health-care reform in the first place. ...

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

In decades to come, we’ll look back at some norms of today and wonder how we tolerated them. I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madis ...

Gimme That Old-Time Health Insurance ...
Originally Posted: 11/04/2013 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

With the changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act, insurance continuity would be a crap shoot. Yes, President Obama said that if we like our health insurance, we can keep it.  ...

Health Care Is a Moral and Religious Issue
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Yes, the rollout has been a complete mess. How proponents of such a contentious program can be so unprepared for folks to actually use it is mind-boggling. But while we’re preoccupied with the Capitol Hill fig ...

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 ...

On Scripture: Studying the Law As We Study The Word (2 Timothy 2:8-15)
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Are we credible teachers of the word? Can we stand and share God’s word accurately? As people of faith, we are not only called to study and apply the word, but we are also called to teach the word correctly. A ...

Christian Social Justice Leaders Unhappy With Congress As Government Shutdown Looms
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Press

September 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Partisan Fighting Spells Trouble for Church Insurance Under Obamacare
Originally Posted: 08/12/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

An effort to tweak President Obama’s health care reform bill to fill a gap for church health insurance plans could fail because of Republicans’ insistence on repealing the law. ...

Hip-Hip-Hooray for Belgium!
Originally Posted: 08/05/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Opponents of Obamacare like to talk about how long it takes to get a hip replacement in, say, Canada —even though the Affordable Care Act is nothing like the Canadian health plan. Let's put this in perspe ...

The Party of No Compromise
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice GOP attempts to circumvent the health-care law range from the inane to downright bullying. I SPENT M ...

'Forward Together, Not One Step Back!'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove A grassroots resistance movement emerges in North Carolina. THOSE WHO BELIEVE in fr ...

Actually, the U.S. is NOT Spending More Than Any Other Country on Health
Originally Posted: 08/01/2013 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Old News: U.S. spends more on healthcare, gets worse results. Interesting Spin on Old News: Medical and social spending should be seen as a whole. Really Disheartening Current Situation: Many U.S. legislators ...

A Lifesaving Partnership
Originally Posted: 07/26/2013 - 10:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey The Global Fund has a plan to win the fight against the three major diseases of poverty—and it's working. ...

House to Vote on Obamacare Delay
Originally Posted: 07/09/2013 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

House Speaker John Boehner promised today that the House will hold a vote over whether to delay a key part of Obamacare. House Speaker John Boehner promised today that the House ...

Infant Mortality — Why Is America in 51st Place?
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Here's the question: why does America have so many preterm babies? After I  blogged about expensive American childcare  earlier this week, my daughter Molly directed me to ...

The Power of Partnership
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Smietana Memphis' Congregational Health Network has become a model for how hospitals and faith communities can work together. ...

'Courage! Your Faith Has Made You Well'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alicia de los Reyes Is faith healing a sign that the Spirit is moving—or a response to economic pressure and a broken health-care system? ...

Report: Slowdown in Health Care Costs to Continue
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

"Obamacare" continues to be at the forefront of our nation’s health care epidemic. "Obamacare" continues to be at the forefront of our nation’s health care ...

Obama Administration Simplifies Health Care Form
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

The first draft of form was confusing and complex so the Obama administration has created a simplified application for healthcare. The first draft of form was confusing and compl ...

Is the West's Reckless Lifestyle Killing Our Poorer Neighbors?
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Blog

Why are international companies so aggressively promoting foods and cigarettes and drugs that will shorten people's lives and even kill them? Why is nobody stopping them? I s ...

Chicago is Ground Zero in U.S. Muslim Renaissance
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Religious affiliation may be on the wane in America, a recent Pew study asserts, but you wouldn’t know it walking into the storefront near the corner of West 63rd Street and South Fairfield Avenue. ...

The Seeds of Epiphany
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper May God cause us to cry out to those mountains of injustice, "Oh freedom!" In th ...

Poll: Americans Split on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

A poll taken days before the high court's ruling found that 43 percent of Americans said the court should not overturn the law, and 35 percent hoped it would. The Supreme Cou ...

Health Care and Judgment Day (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

One-hundred years after Teddy Roosevelt pressed for a national health care program — the Supreme Court has levied its judgment: States can opt out, but they cannot prevent the nation from offering its citizens ...

Religious Groups React to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Religious groups and social conservatives are reacting to the Supreme's Court's historic ruling that largely upholds President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. ...

The Affordable Care Act: Without a Vision, the People Perish
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

While I appreciate the political analysis and the importance of political processes to the wellbeing of the United States, I believe that a majority of coverage has missed one of the most remarkable points of ...

One Deadly Infection, Two Healthy Babies, and Three Broken Legs (or, how Government Healthcare Totally Saved My Behind)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Brace yourselves. I’m about to step on a soapbox. Much as I’d like to go all armchair-Constitutional-scholar and argue that access to affordable health care SHOULD be in the same category as education, fire-fi ...

What Chief Justice Roberts Did Not Say
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

In upholding the ACA, Roberts said that a judgment as to the wisdom of the law is reserved to the people. I say: the law is a good thing. In 2009, during the debate over health ca ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: SojoMail

June 28, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We're going to ge ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

Today, in a long and complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is an important victory for millions of uninsured people in our country and ultimately a triumph of the comm ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

UPDATED: With transcripts from the President and Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is constitutiona ...

To Know, To Love, To Heal
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

What does Jesus’ encounters with a desperate, suffering woman and a young girl believed to be dead have to do with America’s love of freedom and fireworks? Fifth Sunday After Pe ...

Waiting for Health Care
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

With the SCOTUS ruling on the future of U.S. health care still pending, filmmaker Peter Nicks provides an inside look at one American hospital struggling to care for its uninsured patients. In this New York Ti ...

Affordable Care Act: What Could Happen?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

CNN examines some of the possible outcomes of the Supreme Court's imminent decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. CNN examines some of the poss ...

Will We Be Able to Afford Medicare?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

Yes, I know that health-care costs have spiraled out of control. Yes, I understand that the government will not be able to afford Medicare much longer, especially since the ratio of workers to retired people h ...

Transforming Lives, One Cup of Coffee at a Time
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

Fight global poverty, invest in agriculture. ~ Growers First As the winter winds bite at our collars, a hot cup of coffee is a perfect antidote for healing. But what you might not consider when you sip a mug ...

The War is Over. We're All Responsible.
Originally Posted: 12/16/2011 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

A society in which the basic needs of people are met and they feel an ownership stake in their country will recover. It’s up to us. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once said about ...

The Friday News: Dec. 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: Dec. 16, 2011 AP: Nikki Haley Endorses Mitt Romney For President South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Haley said Friday o ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: AIDS: From Judgment To Hope (OPINION) World AIDS Day on December 1 was marked with an inspiring flood of artic ...

Join a Circle of Protection on Nov. 16: Standing For and With the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

The New York City Human Circle will be replicated throughout across the nation, when faith leaders host Human Circles as members of the Sojourners National Mobilizing Circle, which is bringing together faith a ...

Food for Life
Originally Posted: 10/14/2011 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Why are we still sinking in health-care induced debt? THE DOCUMENTARY film Forks Over ...

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

Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' Vatican Meets OWS: 'The Economy Needs Ethics' The Vatican today elaborated on Pope Benedict XVI's ...

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 ...

Evangelicals: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 8:12am | Type: Blog

What are "the evangelicals," you ask? Certainly not a political or ideological monolith, as recent polling and survey numbers demonstrate. What are "the evang ...

Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Before I met President Obama, I was always cynically independent when it came to politics. Like a lot of other young people with different views on different issues, I never considered myself to be either a D ...

Did Someone Say "Class Warfare"?
Originally Posted: 10/03/2011 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

In his column Thursday, Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis took on "class warfare," calling it the "hot topic" of the week here in Washington, D.C. Wallis said: In hi ...

Irrational Discourse
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Kirsch Will we control high U.S. health-care costs, or just shift them to seniors? At press time, it ...