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New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Poverty 101 Poverty 101 Why are there so many starving people in the world? What is food s ...

I Got Mugged
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washington, D.C., I was mugged. Two months ago, for the first time in my eight years living in Washingt ...

Canned Compassion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Thanksgiving is the time of year when American generosity is clearly visible. We make donations to our local food banks and homeless shelters and volunteer in soup kitchens. But do we really ...

Race and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New studies managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts show us how far the country still needs to go in achieving economic equality. New studies managed by the Pew Charitab ...

Servants in the Slums
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<em>Part seven in a series of posts by <strong>Bob Massey</strong>, a Los Angeles screenwriter who is currently traveling to India with a team from <a href="http://www.ecclesiahollywo ...

The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Brian D. McLaren Our 'framing' stories aren't serving us well. But there is an alternative: the good news of Jesus. ...

Standing Up and Speaking Out
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>MLK said that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." <A href="http://www.nyfaithjustice.org/">New York Faith and Justice</A> believes that poverty anyw ...

Dinner with the Antichrist
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Last evening I attended a reception and dinner in Washington for evangelical Christian leaders, which is not an unusual event here. But the topic and, especially, the main speaker would seem ...

'Child Brides: Stolen Lives' on NOW Tonight
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Mamta, a winsome, wide-eyed girl of 12 moves through her daily chores in a poor household in India. Although still a child, her life has little play, and she will too soon be bearing the full ...

Proof of a Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New York Faith and Justice was inspired into being by Sojourners/Call to Renewal during their annual Pentecost Conference in 2006. New York Faith and Justice was insp ...

Not Just Another PC Peace and Justice Group
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>When I got an invitation to attend the launch of New York Faith &amp; Justice (<a href="http://www.nyfaithjustice.org">www.nyfaithjustice.org</a>), their mission sta ...

Rising Green Tide Could Lift All Boats
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Promoting "green industry" can foster an ec ...

I Hate It When All You Can Do Is Pray
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<P>I'm not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer ...

Jesus of the Cul-de-Sac
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher In a land of asphalt, malls, and picket fences, how do we serve God and neighbor? In my ...

Picket-Fence Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher What does it mean to be poor in the 'burbs? The popular equations of "poor eq ...

Perpetuating Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lindsay Morgan In "Big is Beautiful?" (March 2007), Marie Dennis rightly says that more must be done to help the millions of peo ...

Eating Oranges in the Astrodome
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker talks about Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering. ...

The Poverty Draft
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jorge Mariscal Do military recruiters disproportionately target communities of color and the poor? Recently I ...

Discerning the Spirit of Iraq
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Our children are coming home from the front lines- and they have questions. How are we, as A ...

Tools for Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Nelson Ending Poverty in America is an insightful and readable book that contains concise chapters by experts who describe the comple ...

Verse of the Day: Rest and Redistribution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild anima ...

Jim Wallis: The Ever-Widening Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>This <a href="http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-na-orphans13may13,1,691296.story?coll=la-news-religion&amp;ctrack=3&amp;cset=true">article in Sunday's LA Times&l ...

Verse of the Day: Be Kind to the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full.</p> <p>- Proverbs 19:17</p> </p> Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, ...

Jim Wallis: Two Pieces on Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

There are two pieces on poverty from today's <em>Washington Post</em> that are worth reading and discussing. The first is by one of my favorite columnists, E.J. T ...

Verse of the Day: Mocking the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who are glad at calamity will not go unpunished.</p> <p>- Proverbs 17:5-5</p> Those who mock the poor insult th ...

All Hands on Deck
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Scripture suggests a clear role for government in ensuring the common good. This month we look at c ...

Poverty Goes Suburban
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Since the industrial revolution, cities often have be ...

Spare Change and Social Change
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Individual efforts and social responsibility go hand-in-hand. Caring for people who are poor has ...

India on 20 Cents a Day
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aseem Shrivastava How do we ignore the poor? Let me count the ways. The World Bank started making internationa ...

Maximizing the Minimum
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Dr. Paul Sherry A job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it. The 2006 election, in which voters a ...

The Gospel of Bling
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert M. Franklin If preachers are preoccupied with pursuing the life of conscpicuous consumption and preaching a "prosperity gospel ...

Faith-Based Fraud
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Political manipulation of religion only compounded the crime of political neglect of the poor. Davi ...

Integral Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for October. A ship’s hull that holds together when t ...

The Underpinnings of Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright The authors connect the dots between Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and those who influenced them. ...

Prophetic Politics in the New South Africa
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Adam Taylor Ten years after the formal dismantling of apartheid, economic injustice, HIV/AIDS, and poverty stand in the way of real reconc ...

Can Buy Me Love?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ivy George The First World becomes a one-way destination point for children from the global South. As an India ...

Taking A Ride In The Poverty Simulator
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Complete with play money, appliance cards, and transportation passes, the Community Action Poverty Simulation is much ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger World Peace. A new Internet service provider, Peacenik.co.uk, will raise money for peacemakers working in conflict zone ...

Looking for Welcome
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Magazine Article

Helene Slessarev-Jamir Fearful of harsh border enforcement legislation and trapped in poverty, many immigrants turn to churches for help. ...

Turning Tables
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Would Jesus come to Davos if he were invited? Once each year, the quiet and spectacularly beautiful ...

Good Friday in Manhattan
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wanda Fries The poor are with you always— The poor are with you always— Curled against a retaining wall ...

On-Screen Blind Spots
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donovan Jacobs Hollywood shows little respect for working-class and poor people. In less than five years—the t ...

Covenant for A New America
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Poverty solutions that transcend ideology. Last fall, Hurricane Katrina opened a window of awarene ...

Compassionate Priorities
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis 'Have they no shame?' was a frequent response. In January 2005, Sojourners and Call to Re ...

Missing the Kairos Moment?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Debayani Kar The U.N. World Summit comes up short. Missing the Kairos Moment? The ...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Atlanta’s city ...

What the Waters Revealed
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Hurricane Katrina opened the eyes of many to the reality of poverty in America. Will we take responsibility for the poor in our ...

America's Holy City
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The suffering and salvation of New Orleans. America's Holy City ...

A People's Identity
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Whenever you helped the needy - or ignored the poor - Jesus said, "you did it to me." ...

Battling Goliath in Tennessee
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks The Tennessee Justice Center advocates for the ill - and squares off against the state's health cuts. ...