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WATCH: Fox News' 'Preferential Option for the Rich'
Originally Posted: 04/07/2014 - 1:33pm | Type: Press

March 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Taking Food From The Poor Is Not Right
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

March 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Vaughn Baker ...

The First Year of the Pope’s Revolution
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

As I reflect on Pope Francis' first year, and have reporters asking for a sound-bite — here’s the thing I find most noteworthy. A year ago yesterday — March 13, 2013 — Pope ...

On Scripture: A Hard Word to Hear This Winter (Isaiah 58: 1-9a)
Originally Posted: 02/03/2014 - 12:27pm | Type: Blog

Questions keep bothering us, tugging at us. The life of faith is far more dynamic than a list of creedal statements. This has been a hard winter — from Minnesota to Alabama. It’s ...

What Kind of World Is This?
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Fifty years ago the Food Stamp Act was viewed not as charity, but rather as an ingenious utilization of American enterprise in order to help “build a better life for every American.” And it is genius. ...

The Justice of Eating
Originally Posted: 01/17/2014 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

Forty-nine million Americans live at risk of hunger. Any policies that create additional poverty among the working poor are reprehensible. It is unacceptable for lawmakers to take vital food stamp benefits awa ...

Pope Francis' Message for Washington
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 2:05pm | Type: Blog

As an evangelical whose work has focused on the intersection of faith and public life, let me offer two additional reflections that will render Pope Francis more understandable to our public life. ...

On Scripture: #firstcenturyproblems (Matthew 1:18-25)
Originally Posted: 12/16/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

As Matthew 1:18-25 demonstrates, today’s poor are more likely to be struggling with #firstcenturyproblems than they are #firstworldproblems, and, in this, they find solidarity with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. ...

How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark
Originally Posted: 12/12/2013 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

A comparison of habits of poor people with those of rich is blind to the inherent privilege linked to the habits, as if all people had equal access to such practices and resources. ...

What Do We Mean By 'Putting Christ Back in Christmas'?
Originally Posted: 12/05/2013 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

As a person who would say that Jesus is the most important thing in my life, who has devoted my life to the service of God’s Kingdom, and spends all of my waking moments trying be faithful to that devotion, I ...

Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

November 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Goudzwaard ...

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 ...

#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 ...

Faithful Filibuster: Christian Leaders Read Scripture, Exhort Congress To Care
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Katherine Burgess ...

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. ...

Faith Leaders Call Budget Crisis 'Morally Irresponsible'
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 10:42am | Type: Press

September 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jamshid Ghazi Askar ...

My Mission: The Salad Bar
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

In a country where the public is encouraged to participate in government, I want to encourage people of faith to voice the heart of God when it comes to issues like feeding the least of these. ...

Pope Francis: We Need You in Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

How do our politicians learn what their public service role ought to look like? They could listen to Pope Francis: “…. every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves t ...

Pope Francis Tells the Poor: ‘Don’t Let Yourselves Be Robbed of Hope’
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis criticized what he called the “idolatry of money” on Sunday in a trip to one of the poorest regions of the European Union. Pope Francis criticized what he called the ...

House Passes Billions in Cuts to Food Stamps Program
Originally Posted: 09/20/2013 - 7:32am | Type: Blog

The House of Representatives on Thursday evening narrowly passed a plan that cuts about $40 million from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps program. ...

Just Picking On the Poor: The Facts and the Faces of Cutting SNAP
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

Politicians are not willing to go to where the real money is: the Pentagon budget, which everyone knows to be the most wasteful in government, or the myriad subsidies to corporations, including agribusiness su ...

A Heartless Cult of Money
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Pope Francis 'Not to share one's goods with the poor is to rob them.' [T]HE MAJORITY OF THE me ...

What About the Women?
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Keehan Pope Francis is clearly on a mission to alter the status quo, but will that extend to greater freedom for women's leade ...

'Simple is the New Chic'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice In John Carr's view, Pope Francis is already shaking up the Catholic Church—and the best is yet to come. ...

Pastor, Prophet, Pope
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 4:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stephen F. Schneck Francis—refreshingly candid and seemingly repelled by the perks of the papacy—offers new hope for the Catholic Church ...

Letter seeks ‘circle of protection’ for poor
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 3:58pm | Type: Press

July 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

10 POLITICAL Things You Can't Do While Following Jesus
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

Jesus didn't worry much about stepping on political toes, and the Bible insists that governments be just toward the least of these (the books of the prophets alone make this point very clear). ...

Pope Francis: Wasting Food is Like Stealing from the Poor
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced consumerism and what he called the “culture of waste” of modern economies, especially when it comes to food. Pope Francis on Wednesday denounce ...

Apocalypse Now!?
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 8:37am | Type: Blog

It’s true that the Book of Revelation was written almost 2,000 years ago. Those were the days of the Roman Empire – think Ben Hur and Spartacus. For sure, things have changed a lot since then. Yet, the more th ...

Pope Francis Redirects Employee Bonuses to Charity
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Vatican employees won’t receive the special bonus they are traditionally awarded when a new pope is elected, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday, under orders from Pope Francis to give extra money to charity ins ...

To Whom Do They Answer?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

Congress will close its doors and lawmakers will head home to be with their constituents for the Easter recess. If inside reports are to be trusted, they will leave Washington "armed with excuses" th ...

Transcript: Pope Francis' Inaugural Mass Homily
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Pope Francis delivered the following homily at his inaugural Mass on Tuesday, emphasizing the need to protect the poor and the environment. Editor's No ...

At Inaugural Mass, Pope Francis Calls for Defending Environment, Poor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis issued a powerful call for the protection of the environment and of society’s most vulnerable during his formal installation Mass at the Vatican, while qualifying his papal power as a “service” to ...

Budget Cuts and the Poor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Press

March 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Justice Mov't Leaders: Fighting Poverty Starts With Recognizing Human Dignity of Poor
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:54am | Type: Press

February 27, 2013 http://www.christianpost.com/news/justice-movt-leaders-fighting-poverty-starts-with-recognizing-human-dignity-of-poor- ...

To Comfort the Afflicted
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Magazine Article

Reta Halteman Finger If we read 1 Peter's message to immigrants, exiles, and foreigners only as a metaphor, we risk missing the poin ...

The Poor Still Can't Breathe Easy Post–Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

The Nation reports that the fiscal cliff deal is a "mixed bag" for the poor. On the positive side: The biggest takeaway, perhaps, was for the unemployed: they saw a one-year extension in federal unemployment benefits. Another very ...

Look Ahead 2013
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 5:14pm | Type: Press

December 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ...

Wandering Stars
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

Human eccentrics move in a seemingly aimless way. Their movements make them seem like wanderers to other human beings with finite views. They don't wander aimlessly, though. They revolve around a differen ...

Bishops, Families, and Advocates Meet with Congressman to Protect Poor
Originally Posted: 12/04/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, three West Virginia bishops joined by families and advocates pressed the state's politicians to protect poor and working families — or, in other words, the “least of these” — during budget batt ...

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

'Let Jesus Be Cursed!'
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle C "NO ONE SPEAKING by the Spirit of God ever ...

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Should Protect Programs for the Poor, Religious Leaders Say
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

My Belated List of Things for Which I Am Thankful
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

November 24, 2012 Sojo in the News William L. Anderson ...

Dear Congress: This Holiday Season, Don't Make the Poor Poorer
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:41pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Take Action: Holiday Thanks and Letters in Solidarity
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

This Thanksgiving, as your family holds hands and give thanks and as your church packs Thanksgiving dinner baskets, and this Christmas season churches prepare gift baskets for those Jesus called “The Least of ...

Dear Congress, This Holiday Season, Don’t Make the Poor Poorer
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

This week, the Circle of Protection, released an open letter to the president and Congress with a simple message: during the holidays, please “advance policies that protect the poor — not ones that make them p ...

Jim Wallis Meets With President Obama, Other Officials, to Discuss Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, President and CEO of Sojourners, met with President Barack Obama and other key officials at the White House on Friday to discuss the fiscal cliff, and urge a fair budget deal that does not harm the ...

Catholic Bishops Warn Congress Not to Throw Poor Off ‘Fiscal Cliff’
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

As Congress embarks on high-stakes budget negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are warning elected officials not to target programs for the poor and inst ...

A time for 'Sharing Abundance'
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Press

November 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Alivino Castillo ...