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Fighting Predatory Lending in Ohio
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | 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 ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

An InterVarsity Chapter Shifts Focus from the Campus Booth to the Voting Booth
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Max Kuecker was a devoted member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IV) on Northwestern's campus in the mid 90's. It provided faith, fellowship, support, and friends. One thing, however, ...

Voting Through the Lens of the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners ...

Party for Your Right to Fight Poverty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, a number of "awareness days" fall on the calendar-October 16 was World Food Day, today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17-19 are the Millenium Development Gr ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2950">continued from part 1</a>] Out of a general respect for anyone who seeks to serve the inner city (I grew up in the housing project ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

Court Victory for Orlando's Homeless - Now What?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I confess, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2513">it feels good to win.</a> It is easy to slip into the trap of feeling as if we have vanquished the oppressor and slain ...

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus. In the all too familiar script of presidential elec ...

Jubilee on Wall Street: Reimagining God's Vision in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> All the ruckus on Wall Street has created an incredible moment f ...

President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at </em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/action/alerts/VOP_poverty-sunday-toolkit.pdf"><em>Poverty Sunday</em></a ...

Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process. ...

Bad News and Good News for a Dream Deferred
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Remember Bobbie Williams, the tough but hopeful friend <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2525">we sent to truck-driving school back in May</a>? </p> ...

Good News Break: It's Now Legal to Feed Poor People in Orlando
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory A. Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory A. Presnell struck down the City of Orlando's "Large Group Feeding Ordin ...

Two Options for Weathering Economic Storms: Wealth or Simplicity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The present financial crisis facing our nation is sure to touch ...

Micah's Challenge to the Future President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S. Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progres ...

A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting. This week, with the news of the U.S. ...

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Times are hard. I work at a homeless shelter for single men wit ...

In Money We Trust
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The Wall Street debacle reminds me of the fall of Babylon ...

Seeking a More Just Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I have had the opportunity to consider and write about the economic disparities and realities in ...

My Struggle with New Monasticism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

[<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race" href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">Read all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race.</a ...

Vote Out Poverty: 'That's Just How We Roll Around Here'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I dropped by the office at Discovery Church on Orange Avenue in Orlando yesterday to deliver some posters and flyers for the Poverty Sunday premiere of the film <a href="http://www.ordinaryradicals ...

Ohio After Ike: On the Ground, In the Dark
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday afternoon, after devastating the Texas coast, the remnants of Hurricane Ike tore through Granville and the rest of Ohio, uprooting centuries old trees and downing power lines with hurrica ...

Ten Reasons Why This Election Should Be About Issues and Not Personalities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The presidential tickets in this election on both sides of the aisle have lots of "personality;" some of the candidates have even been referred to as "rock stars." John McCain's campa ...

Why My Church is Hosting a Poverty Sunday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/voteoutpoverty/"></a>Two of the mantras that my evangelicalism has taught me over the years are these:</p> <p>1. Be True to Scr ...

Dealing With Rejection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a mailing she brought home from work. The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a m ...

Called or Drawn to 'The Abandoned Places of Empire'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race</a>.]</p> [ see all posts in t ...

New Study on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. A new study commiss ...

A Responsibility to Care
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Mike Huckabee talks about children, poverty, and the role of government. When thousands of people ...

The Right Thing to Do
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis John Edwards explains why poverty is an issue we can do something about. Sen. John Edwards came t ...

A Problem of Riches
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins Why concentrated wealth and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us are not only bad for our economy but threate ...

Changing Our Minds
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frances Moore Lappe Five myths that stand in the way to overcoming poverty. During each of this century’s firs ...

Vote Out Poverty
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves From election rhetoric to real change. With Election Day looming, political rhetori ...

A New Moment Dawning
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis A solution to poverty will take both liberals and conservatives and those who are neither. Forty ye ...

A Cleveland Original
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a Cleveland original. Stephanie never cared about &ldquo;style points.&rdquo; She only cared about passing public policy that served the common good. ...

Fear and Fun on a Fellowship Field Trip
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been on lots of roads trips, but none of them compare to <a href="http://www.thewalnuthillsfellowship.org/">The Walnut Hills Fellowship's</a> weekend journey to Chicago. ...

Am I Liberal or Conservative? Or Both? (Romal Tune)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[... <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/am-i-liberal-or-conservative-o.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [... continued from ...

Am I Liberal or Conservative? Or Both? (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It wasn't until I started working in the world of religion and politics with advocacy organizations on Capitol Hill that I ever heard anyone define Christians as liberal or conservative. ...

Measuring Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In January of 1964, President Johnson declared "unconditional war on poverty in America." In response, the Census Bureau created a methodology for establishing an "official poverty line," d ...

Poverty and Personal Responsibility (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[ ...continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/poverty-and-personal-responsib.html">part one</a>]</p> [ ...continued from ...

Poverty and Personal Responsibility (Part 1, by Romal Tune)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

During this election cycle, we have heard candidates talk about ways in which we can work to end poverty. John Edwards has a new initiative to cut poverty in half in 10 years. Dur ...

The Christians of North Korea
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>My great-grandfather was one of the first Christians in a village near Pyongyang. God's grace was poured over his entire family, but they experienced intense persecution because of their faith. ...

Washing Down the Food Crisis with Corporate-Trade Kool-Aid
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's clear that one cause of the current food crisis is that poorer countries have been pressured into dismantling their food policies, leaving peasant farmers and eaters alike to bear all the ri ...

Serve Your Country: Teach
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I grew up in a working-class, African-American neighborhood in Detroit. I was fortunate to have two college-educated parents who knew how to set my brother and me up for success in school. ...

Dalit Converts to Christianity Face Persecution and Violence (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 3)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As you were singing carols, placing the last presents under the tree, and worshiping at a Christmas Eve service this past year, Indian Christians halfway across the world were being victimized by t ...

Faith-Based Initiatives Are Neither Democrat nor Republican
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

It will take creative partnerships between private, religious-based efforts, and public governmental programs (and not an either/or) to have a substantial impact on domestic poverty. ...

Seeds of Liberation (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As our motorcade approached the Dalit village of Nayagarh, we could see the bright and brilliant image of 500 Dalit women gathered to welcome us, their saris forming a kaleidoscope of color. ...

Let Them Eat Bubbles
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

"Grain Markets Panic Buying, Export Controls, and Food Riots," trumpets the headline of <a title="http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article4743.html" href="http://www.marketoracle.co.uk ...

Unveiling India's Apartheid (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. In the shadow of India's economic miracl ...