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Faith Leaders Join Consumer Advocates to Push for Lower Payday Loan Rates
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Dozens of faith leaders and consumer advocates are pressing Congress to create a national interest rate cap for payday lenders instead of the exorbitant three-digit rates currently charged to people in several ...

Following Scandal, Archbishop Justin Welby Offers to Open Credit Unions
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was embarrassed and irritated following revelations that the Church of England has invested millions of pounds in a company that financially backs England’s leadin ...

Community Organizing: Changing Lives
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<em>[<strong>Editor's Note: </strong>In the current issue of </em>Sojourners<em> magazine, </em><em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine ...

A Neighborhood View of Consumer Financial Protection
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As someone who lives in Cleveland -- which in some years is identified as the poorest city in the U.S. As someone who lives in Cleveland -- which in some years is identified as th ...

Fighting Predatory Lending in Ohio
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all witnessing the effects of a greed-driven and debt-ridden economic system. A timely ca ...

A Victory Over Predatory Payday Lending
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>The people of Ohio won a big victory over the predatory payday lending industry this June when a new state law banned the sky-high interest rates that had trapped many poor Ohioans, as <a href= ...