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A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Dreams of a better life—and political corruption—spark rising protests around the world. THE PHRA ...

Homeless, Not Helpless
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Hirschfield In New York City, an activist group of homeless and formerly homeless people challenges the powers that be. ...

A 'Guitarmy' for the Working Class
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Tom Morello's approach to politics is as unique and incisive as his best guitar solos. ...

Physical Churches: Do They Matter Anymore?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:16pm | Type: Press

July 17, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeremy John ...

Wallis, McLaren, Schaeffer, Harper and Others on #OccupyTheology (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

Our friends at #OccupyTheology caught up with Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren, Sojourners' Director of Mobilizing Lisa Sharon Harper and others at the Wild Goose Festival to talk about the Occupy ...

We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

Christopher Sofolo reflects on the NATO demonstrations in Chicago earlier this month: "Amidst a swirl of percussion the crowd was chanting: 'We are unstoppable! Another world is possible!'" ...

Finding a Space for Occupy
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Understanding the significance of political space and Occupy's inability to recapture it reveals why the movement is having difficulty re-gaining traction A key figure in the ...

May Day and the Occupation
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

Today is May Day – an historic day of protest and action for the working class. This year, in light of the Occupy movement, many are hopeful of the resurgence this day can bring in the fight for national again ...

Jim Wallis speaks at Fairmount Church April 25
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Mosbrook ...

Banking For the Rest of Us
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacy Mitchell Banking used to be an agreement between neighbors, not a transaction between chairmen of the board. It's time for a n ...

Afternoon News Bytes: March 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

CNN: The Psychological Toll Of War (OPINION) What motivated an American soldier to allegedly open fire and kill 16 innocent Afghan civilians in cold blood? No one knows at this point. The soldier, an Army staff sergeant, seems to have acted alone, ...

Occupy the Future
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Occupy has already succeeded, its legacy already established: It has changed the conversation. Ten y ...

Monks, nuns fight poverty until it hurts
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:12pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Anna Williams ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/29/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

REUTERS: GDP Revised Up To 3 Percent In Fourth-Quarter The economy grew a bit faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter on slightly firmer consumer and business spending, which could help to allay fears of a sharp slowdown in growth in e ...

Moral Hazard
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:16pm | Type: Press

February 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama Budget: National Debt Will Be $1 Trillion Higher In A Decade Than First Forecast President Obama on Monday unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan that seeks to pump billions of dollars into the economy while raising taxe ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Demonstrations Whisper Of An Arab Spring In Jordan “We want social justice,” the crowd chanted after Friday Prayers on Jan. 27, reading from a handwritten list of political, economic and social grievances. “Real elections,” the ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Color The 1 Percent 99 Percent Conflicted Soon after the Occupy Wall Street encampment was set up at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan last fall, 26-year-old Ryan Quick told his father, Leslie C. Quick III, a financier, that he might ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

POLITICO: Obama: Jesus Would Tax The Rich President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus’ teachings have led him to that ...

National Prayer Breakfast Gets A Rival: The People's Prayer Breakfast
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

February 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

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 ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST/RNS: The End Of 'Compassionate Conservatism'? The Republican presidential candidates competing for the affections of Florida voters have plenty of labels with which to tar each other: Influence peddler. Failed politic ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

At 9pm ET, President Barack Obama will address a joint session on Congress to give them information on the State of the Union. THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama To Take On Economic Anxiety In Election-Year State Of The Union, Amid GOP Attacks ...

Soundtrack for the #Occupation Grows
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

It's always encouraging to see musicians using their unique platform to inspire social change. When it comes to an indie supergroup such as  New Party Sysytems — compirsed of members from TV on the Radio, Notekillers, and Liturgy — disparate ...

1,000 Photos of the 99 Percent
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

When you hear the phrase “the 99 percent,” many different images and ideas come to mind. Popular news media and have labeled the protesters in various ways, portraying much of the occupy movement in a rather negative manner.   That’s why Brooklyn pho ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of America ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: What Are You Getting Baby Jesus For The Holidays? (OPINION) Stampedes. Fist fights. Pepper Spray. Is it a poli ...

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 Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 THINK PROGRESS: ‘Morning Joe’ Crew Mocks Perry’s War On Christmas Ad As if the overwhelmingly negative reviews from YouTube users an ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Rowan Williams Says Jesus Would Be Siding With Occupy Movement Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 CNN: Obama Channels Roosevelt's 'New Nationalism' More than a century after Teddy Roosevelt's famous "New ...

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 ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2011 ABC NEWS: Religion Powerful Force In 2012 Race Religion and politics may not always mix well together, but that’s not the case for Re ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 THINK PROGRESS: Ron Paul Defends The 99 Percent: ‘It’s A Very Healthy Movement’ Though most Republican presidential candidates make ...

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 THE HILL : Democrats See Opening To Attract Religious Voters In 2012 Election Democrats claim to have an unprecedented, promising o ...

Wall Street $7.8 Trillion, Main Street Not So Much
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

The contrast couldn’t be clearer: While the government swung into extreme, double-secret action to save Wall Street, it’s sitting on its hands as long-term mass unemployment hammers Main Street. ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade Of Progress On AIDS (OPINION) I’ll tell you the worst part about it, for me. It was the look in their e ...

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Justice Groups Start Work On 'Common Good' Platform For 2012 Election With the first votes ...

Groaning for Justice
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

How we assist other countries in their development is an issue of justice. The Occupy movement. Elections. A deficit crisis that seems impenetrable. The problems facing the United ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 REUTERS: Private Sector Adds 206,000 Jobs In November The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in N ...

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 Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 MOTHER JONES: Attack On The Middle Class!! The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given th ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

When I reflect on the events of the last year, it is precisely that — the epic blessing of the unexpected — that fills my soul with gratitude. For as long as I can remember, Than ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 THE WASHINGTON POST: GOP Candidates Show Sharp Differences On National Security And Terrorism The Republican presidential candidat ...

Occupy Presence Grows Online with OccupyMusicians
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 11:03am | Type: Blog

Support for the Occupy movement is quickly growing in the artistic community. Many artists are writing songs or comics about the action, some are visiting the gatherings in their cities , and still others are finding their footing (and their ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 2:43pm | Type: SojoMail

November 17, 2011   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We want social ret ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The General Election, Say Evangelicals (includes comments from Jim Wallis) Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The Ge ...

"Hole-y" Bible Gets a Digital Makeover
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 8:54am | Type: Blog

This morning, as I caught up on what had been going on in the world over the weekend, I stumbled across a very interesting resource -- a website that compares the frequency with which words appear in ...

British Clergy to Support #OccupyLondon with Circle of Protection, Prayer
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

On Sunday (10/30), the Anglican Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Chartres, met with Occupy London protesters who have encamped for several weeks now on the ground of St. ...

#OccupySunday: Blood-Boiler du Jour
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

In case you missed it... In case you missed it... In an OpEd titled, " What the Costumes Reveal, " New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wrote about a Halloween ...