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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 ...

Federal Workers Deserve A Living Wage
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

As poverty continues to increase unabated, the faith community must raise its voice and speak in unison. President Obama must bring justice to these workers. Morality demands it. ...

On Scripture: The Ballad of Sour Grapes
Originally Posted: 08/12/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

Within the current reconfigurations taking place in the U.S. economy, the new modes of production continue to privilege those like the CEOs of fast-food companies. Yet, as Isaiah’s ballad reminds us, these wid ...

My Pilgrimage with Warehouse Workers
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Helene Slessarev-Jamir Immigration reform must include protection of workers' rights. EVERY TIME I fly i ...

Weaving a Hopeful Future
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

In the West, machines do most of the commercial weaving, not people. In Ethiopia, and elsewhere in the developing world, handloom weaving is most often an occupation for men and one that isn't usually her ...

Working in Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday was the third anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was increased. Employee rights activists Mary Kay Henry and Christine L. Owens write for CN ...

Time to Raise Minimum Wage?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Over at The Atlantic, Jordan Weissmann asks whether it is time to raise the minimum wage. Over at  The Atlantic , Jordan Weissmann  asks whether it is time to raise the minim ...

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 ...

Time to Rebuild Our Foundations
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Work and dignity are Christian values for the common good, and it is time for both political parties to support them. So let’s talk about jobs, jobs, jobs. Here is what I thou ...

Where Has All the Sanity Gone?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Where has all the sanity gone? I, for one, never expected in my wildest dreams to pine for the days of Ronald Reagan. But I'm there. Where has all the sanity gone? I, for ...

A Democratic Egypt: Worker Justice and Civilian Rule
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

After months of good-faith reforms and patience, the drama is back in Egypt's Tahrir Square as protesters are preparing for a potential showdown with the state's military rule. ...

From the Streets of Madison: A Crash-Course on Collective Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/25/from-the-streets-of-madison-a-crash-course-on-collective-action/"></a>Before last week, we'd rarely thought about unions or union ri ...

Millions More for Millionaires
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I have to admit that the estate tax is one of my favorite things to rant about. I have to admit that the estate tax is one of my favorite things to rant about. The purpose of the ...

For the DREAMers, The Waiting Must End Today
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In this <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/advent/" target="_blank">season of Advent</a>, we in our Christian churches speak often about how this is a time of waiting and prepara ...

Thank God for the Patriot Millionaires
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

This morning I learned about a website and a letter signed by more than 3 dozen millionaires (folks who have earned over $1 million in a year either now or in the past) asking the President to allo ...

Entitlement Hypocrisy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

You might think that those who spent their campaigns telling their constituents that they would work to appeal "Obamacare" -- just another government entitlement -- would either think that <a hre ...

Choices Make Changes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." <em>William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925)</em></p> ...

REEL Images of Immigration: The Visitor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/reel-images-of-immigration/"></a></p> <p>[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on im ...

Excuse Me, Senator Grassley, Did I Hear You Correctly?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say that? Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say ...

Sadness and Hope in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Debates about immigration policies and reform continue to rage. Consequently, op-ed pieces, books, and reports on this contentious topic appear daily. Debates about immigration po ...

Fashion as a Social Justice Vehicle, Part 2
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/02/08/fashion-as-a-social-justice-vehicl ...

Fashion as a Social Justice Vehicle
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> On his blog , international missiologist Andrew ...

The Real Housewives of Orange County...Really?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> With the release of Jim's newest book, Red ...

Fired Up About Financial Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p>I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore ...

I've Done It. I've Reclaimed Christmas.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

I refuse to write a blog about how overwhelmed I am by the holiday season. I'm not going to wax eloquent about how the season I loved most as a child has become the source of excruciating stress. ...

Neighbors We May Rarely See
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

I don't know about you, but I rarely, if ever travel the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. I've heard it's a rough neighborhood -- people get robbed, beaten and left for dead. ...

Living Wages for Instructors
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher Dorn I read with interest Elizabeth Palmberg’s “How to … Find a Social Justice College” in the September-October 2009 issue. ...

Labor Sunday: What Can We Do to Honor Workers?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>To work is to pray.</p> <p>It's a Latin phrase that the Order of St. Benedict adopted as its motto.</p> <p>St. Benedict, the founder of the order, recognized the sacred va ...

Are Christians Bad for an Empire's Economy? Should They Be?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Mike recently brought to my attention a <a href="http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/texts/pliny.html" target="_blank">letter written by Pliny the Younger to the Emperor Trajan< ...

Fighting Poverty with Family and Faith on the Gulf Coast
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com"></a>I am a native of Biloxi, Mississippi. To the rest of the world, we are the left behind communities. I thank God on a daily basis th ...

Making a Living
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson The federal minimum wage was last raised in 1997 to its current level of $5.15 an hour. There are now 20 states that have r ...

Covenant for A New America
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Poverty solutions that transcend ideology. Last fall, Hurricane Katrina opened a window of awarene ...

A Year of Living Dangerously
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen Definitional books come around about once a decade. Definitional books come around about once a ...

Yo Quiero Justicia
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter Would you be willing to pay a fourth of a penny more ...

Bosses for a Living Wage
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Holly Lebowitz Rossi While initially costing a company more in wages, a living wage stimulates an "upward spiral" of indirect be ...

Honest Pay
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Dossett Why the living wage campaign is working. Strolling down the Santa Monica pier on a sunny afterno ...

What is an 'Ethical Wage'?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Rosenbaum Participants in conversations about corporate responsibility and wages often use the same words to mean entirely different ...

Restoring Labor's Voice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins A movement for a fair economy. The economic boom has been a bust for people who work for wages. ...

An Insult to the Poor
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter Laarman Why New York churches are resisting workfare. The most vulnerable and least protected workers of ...

In the Lap of Luxury
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair From City Council to Rodeo Drive: campaigning for a living wage in Los Angeles. Say " ...