The Common Good

Results for Poverty

Called or Drawn to 'The Abandoned Places of Empire'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | 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 - 1:17pm | 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 - 1:12pm | 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 - 1:12pm | 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 - 1:12pm | 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 - 1:12pm | 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 - 7:31pm | 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 - 7:31pm | 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 - 1:17pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 3:38pm | 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 - 3:39pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 3:32pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 - 1:18pm | 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 ...

Biblical Perspectives on Idolatry, Poverty, Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a </em><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/"><em>"blogalogue"</em></a><em> with David ...

Hard-to-Learn Love
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I won't even try to describe all of the maddening details of finding a HUD apartment for a homeless, no-income family that consists of a mother, five kids under the age of nine, and a nurturing fat ...

Crazy for Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

This <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Training for Change</a> conference was a good experience, one that I did not ex ...

Many Tribes, One Kingdom
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I, like most, have multiple tribes of which I consider myself a part. This weekend I ate with, spoke with, worshiped with, learned from, and was amazed by a new tribe of people. I ...

Sharing Our Stories
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday I was in a class where we were trying to frame up the story of ourselves--not just an idealistic fluffy tale--but one that when you told it, others would understand in their gut why you f ...

Get Rich or Die Trying
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

A few years back 50 Cent starred in the movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" about a young drug dealer who leaves his dealing to pursue a career as a rap star. A few year ...

Building the Beloved Community: 40 Years After MLK's Poor People's Campaign
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

As I attended <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Pentecost 2008</a> I was reminded that Dr. ...

The Bible is Neither Conservative or Liberal
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis for a <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/">"blogalogue"</a> with David Klinghoffer, author of </em>How Would God Vote? ...

Training for Understanding and Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I'll be attending <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_main">Sojourners' Pentecost conference</a> this weekend. Why a ...

Why I'm 'Training for Change'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I feel like I try so hard and I'm not sure what I'm actually doing. I feel like I try so hard and I'm not sure what I'm actually doing. That is one reason why ...

Arrested for Feeding the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Unconscionable: adjective</p> <p>1. not guided by conscience; unscrupulous.</p> <p>2. not in accordance with what is just or reasonable: unconscionable behavior.</p> < ...

Making Their Mark: Interview with Jena Nardella of Blood:Water Mission
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&amp;blog_id=37" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-search.cgi?tag=Making%20Their%20Mark&a ...

To Give or Not to Give?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pondering the rights of the poor while in line at Dunkin' Donuts. It’s Sunday morning. ...

In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is ...

Poverty IS an Electoral Issue
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Four years ago, Call to Renewal conducted a 12-day "Rolling to Overcome Poverty" bus tour to say that poverty was a religious and electoral issue. Four years ago, Call t ...

Small-Time Ministry, Big-Time Dreams
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

<P>There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organization like Mission Year. There are plenty of times I miss running a legitimate ministry organiza ...

'The Bread You Possess Belongs to the Hungry'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

St. Basil They say: Whom do I wrong by keeping my property? What, tell me, is your property? Where did you find it and brought it to your ...

Questions of Substance at the Compassion Forum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Last evening, I was privileged to be one of the religious leaders asked to participate in the Compassion Forum, sponsored by <a href="http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/">Faith in Public ...

Keeping the Faith
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>For as long as I can remember, I've ended my letters and e-mails with the encouragement "Keep the faith." I must have picked that up from my father, since he's the only person I kn ...

Is King's Complete Message Breaking Through?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he was trying to move the country to take on the moral issue of economic injustice. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assa ...

Recommended Reading: Taylor Branch on MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Read <A title=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/opinion/06branch.html?_r=1&amp;sq=taylor%20branch&amp;st=nyt&amp;oref=slogin&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=print href="http://www ...

Training for Change
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I want to personally invite you to Washington, D.C., on June 13 through 16 to participate in <A href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=get_connected.pentecost08&amp;item=pentecost08_ma ...

Honoring MLK by Changing the Wind
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Friday, April 4, 2008, marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39-years-old, yet had already spent 15 years in a grassroots movement that radicall ...

Recapturing MLK's Radical Vision
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>I have become increasingly convinced that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become the victim of identity theft. I have become increasingly convinced that Dr. Martin Lut ...

Inner-City Smell-O-Vision
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>No words can really communicate the essence of what we are doing here. For that, you'd need Smell-O-Vision.</P> <P>In case you didn't know, Smell-O-Vision was a system d ...

I'm an Idiot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Somebody better than me. </P> Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Some ...

The Great Awakening
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Can a 21st-century faith revival change politics? Something is happening. Faith is being applied to ...