The Common Good

Results for the poor

Payday Lending: Time to Crack the Trap in Minnesota
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 12:59pm | Type: Blog

The practices of most contemporary payday lenders are similar to those condemned in the sacred texts and teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. As the Hebrew Bible declares, “If you lend money to my pe ...

Reading Scripture Through the Shutdown: A Voice for the Silenced
Originally Posted: 10/14/2013 - 6:47pm | Type: Blog

We serve a God who has put passion in the hearts of all of his children. If we silence even one of those voices we are missing out on a precious piece of God’s redemptive plan for this side of Eden. ...

Faith, the Poor, and Politics: A New Album by Josh Schicker
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

I couldn’t resist: I heard that a singer/songwriter in Atlanta was coming out with an album titled, Faith, the Poor, and Politics. Josh Schicker currently serves as Worship Leader in Mission at North Avenue Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. He ...

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 1:31pm | Type: SojoMail

June 7, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We are looking at a gro ...

The Ryan Budget and Moral Cowardice
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Remember Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2011 budget, The Path to Prosperity? Well, it’s baaa-aaack and this time the path is smoother and wider and offers a quicker trip to judgment. Remember R ...

Ending Poverty in Our Time
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Hearing about the injustice and suffering in our world can be overwhelming. The problems seem so insurmountable. Is it really possible to make a difference? Hearing about the inju ...

Mitt Romney, the Poor, and Women’s Breasts
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

“The poor will always be with you” — especially if you’re not poor — seems straightforward enough: Look around, people ! The poor (and their problems) are very much with us! Viewed through this kind of realpol ...

When It Comes to Welfare Reform, Britain is Not So Great
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

My hope is that, thanks to courage and action from the church and others in the UK, the government will realize that there is more to governing that simply balancing the books. Ga ...

Mitt Romney on the Poor, Safety Nets
Originally Posted: 02/01/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

From a PR perspective, this From a PR perspective, this is probably not good. But materially, this is the same pitch politicians have been making since Bill Clinton favored a middle class tax cut. Vanished is right. Nobod ...

A Parable for Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Jim DeMint recently released a plan to cut the federal deficit with $4.2 trillion in spending cuts. And guess what he wants to cut? Sen. Jim DeMint recently released a pla ...

Millennials to the Church: Wake Up or We're Outta Here
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Young people are thirsting for social justice, and simply not finding those principles in the pews. Most vexing of all is that this trend isn’t surprising. But it should be. ...

Catholic Bishops: Unemployment Benefits are Pro-Life
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a letter to Congress on Monday concerning unemployment benefits. Bishop Leonard Blaire of Toledo, Ohio, the letter's signatory, makes the argument ...

Matthew 25: How I Met My Husband
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

On our first date we sat across the booth from each other at el taco de Mexico and talked about social issues and we saw eye to eye on everything. Then he said, “my heart for the poor is rooted in my Christian ...

Raise Your Voice: Crucial Votes on Foreign Aid in Senate Begin Wednesday
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 7:49pm | Type: Blog

This week, the Senate will vote on H.R. 2354, an appropriation bill that will determine the amount of funds we allocate for poverty-related development assistance. Look: bi-partis ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

A twice-daily roundup of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. CBS NEWS: Cain: God Convinced Me To Run For President Herman Cain, whose ca ...

Human Circles of Protection: 16, 23, 24 is the Combination to Guard the Needy Against Budget Cuts
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

With the Nov. 23 deadline looming for Congress's final decisions about deep cuts to the federal budget, on Nov. 16 throughout the nation people will form human circles of protection to physically surround ...