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Sojourners president-CEO Jim Wallis
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Press

May 6, 2013 Sojo in the News Tavis Smiley ...

Apocalypse Now!?
Originally Posted: 04/30/2013 - 7:37am | 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 ...

Anesthetics and Advocates Below the Poverty Line
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 7:45am | Type: Blog

Whether it is through awareness campaigns or other opportunities that come to our attention, may we continue to step up, reach out, and jump into the aches and pains of poverty, so that we may not only reduce ...

What Would Jesus Do With An Extra $52 Billion?
Originally Posted: 04/24/2013 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. Francis of Assisi: “Preach the gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” ...

Pope Francis Redirects Employee Bonuses to Charity
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:07pm | 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 ...

Wealth Inequality in America
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 12:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors An infographic of the racial wealth gap in the U.S. While the rich become even richer, everyone e ...

The Growing Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Otis Moss III The heart of our faith calls us to attack poverty, the "cruel thief of dreams." IN AM ...

To Whom Do They Answer?
Originally Posted: 03/26/2013 - 9:39am | 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 - 2:17pm | 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 ...

Budget Cuts and the Poor
Originally Posted: 03/19/2013 - 1:48pm | Type: Press

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

A Relentless Faith
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Sylvia Yu Steven Kim won't let anything - not even imprisonment - stop him from his mission to care for the people of North Korea. ...

Connecting the Dots
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Onleilove Alston Hurricane Sandy vividly demonstrated the relationship between climate change, poverty, and immigration. ...

Why We Can't Wait
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 8:39am | Type: Blog

It’s been 50 years since several significant events of the civil rights movement of the 1960s occurred, yet our society is still plagued with systemic racism. It’s been almost 150 years since we abolished slav ...

On Scripture: When People You Don’t Much Like Receive God’s Love
Originally Posted: 03/06/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

Our sense of injustice is quite attuned to moments of personal grievance even as we neglect how our actions may harm others. If anything, these moments of rage reveal much more about us than those we think hav ...

The Sequester: Pocket Change?
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

This is not responsible governing. This is not even responsible debate. This is a case of policymakers telling blatant falsehoods to disguise the fact that they did nothing to protect programs like WIC and Mea ...

Luke 15:11-32, Migration, and our Prodigal Public
Originally Posted: 03/05/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

While the parable of Luke 15:11-32 is about many things (and it is filled with countless lessons), one can argue that it is about the restoration of community through radical hospitality. ...

Rev. David Beckmann on impact of looming sequestration health care cuts: ‘Those cuts kill’
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Current TV ...

Justice Mov't Leaders: Fighting Poverty Starts With Recognizing Human Dignity of Poor
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Press

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

Evangelical Leaders Urge Lawmakers To Protect 'Hungry and Poor' from Spending Cuts
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 10:50am | Type: Press

February 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Melissa Steffan ...

Letter: Shield poor from sequestration
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 1:34pm | Type: Press

February 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

Sequester Roundup - HuffPost Live
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2013 Sojo in the News The Huffington Post ...

Coalition of Christians pushes Congress to protect poor from forced spending cuts
Originally Posted: 02/26/2013 - 1:20pm | Type: Press

February 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Merica ...

Changing Poverty Into Opportunity: A Moral Cause To Bring Us Together
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The New Faces of Poverty
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 2:10pm | Type: Press

February 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Brad Broders ...

Changing Poverty Into Opportunity: A Moral Cause To Bring Us Together
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Fighting poverty must not be a partisan issue. When we look at both the causes and the solutions, this battle should bring both liberals and conservatives together. Overcoming poverty, by creating opportunity, ...

Call and Response: What the President Did This Week
Originally Posted: 02/15/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Press

February 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Documentary, Dessert & Discussion (The Line)
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

February 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Vermont Digger ...

"The Line" Shatters Suburban Poverty Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Press

February 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Matthew Ford ...

Poor, Small, Broken — Beautiful
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

My poor, smart, small, broken looking student is indeed like beautiful music ... beautiful in his simplicity, astonishing in his complexity. He is like the galimoto. He is a gift to me and to the world. ...

Let the Little Children Come: Why Childcare is a Faith Issue
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

Editor's Note : This post is part of our monthly newsletter Faith in Action. To sign up for the newsletter, complete with commentary and resources for church leaders and mobilizers, click  HERE .  “At that time the disciples came to J ...

In Kabul, Widows and Orphans Move Up
Originally Posted: 01/07/2013 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

Yet the community in Kabul seems agreed — we heard it mentioned at some point during each visit — that their greatest need and greatest hope is to somehow give their children an education. ...

Small screen, big ideals: Charlotte producer Linda Midgett takes work with a social conscience to television
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:16pm | Type: Press

December 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Lawrence Toppman ...

Look Ahead 2013
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

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

Religious leaders look for ways to cut US deficit without hurting low-income Americans
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

December 28, 2012 Sojo in the News David Ward ...

'The Jesus Agenda' Challenges Christians to Help the Poor and Disadvantaged
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

December 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Myles Collier ...

Fiscal Cliff: Time to Challenge the 'Mighty on Their Thrones'
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

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

Christmas Confrontation with a Homeless Jesus
Originally Posted: 12/25/2012 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

Too often fail to recognize the social circumstances in which Jesus was born; our understanding of the nativity narrative is too often left incomplete. When asked to identify c ...

Fiscal Cliff: Time to Challenge the 'Mighty on Their Thrones'
Originally Posted: 12/21/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Today, I challenge our political leaders to read the Christmas story of God come to earth and born in a manger as a child of working-class parents, and then reexamine their own budget priorities. ...

VIDEO: Pray for A Budget Deal That Lifts Up the Poor
Originally Posted: 12/18/2012 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners is calling on Congress and Speaker Boehner to consider the repercussions of their actions. Pray with us as we await this important budget deal. In three weeks, automat ...

What Are You Singing: Good King Wenceslas
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

There is a season for researching, debating, and discussing ways to end poverty and hunger once and for all. But this is not that season. When I go home for Christmas, I always en ...

Kids Say the Profoundest Things
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

The week of Christmas had always been an exciting time for my friends, my brothers, and me. We knew we would wake up on Christmas morning and find video games, toys, basketballs, clothes, and all of the things ...

Finding God's Presence in the Midst of Hardship
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

It’s interesting that in the midst of overwhelming need and crisis, Jesus first prayed before offering provision. Joey Ekburg, Executive Director of the North Park Friendship Cent ...

’Twas the tithe before Christmas
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:07pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Rich Lang ...

Our Fiscal Soul and the Arithmetic of Protecting the Poor
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The discussion we are having about “the fiscal cliff” is really a debate about our fiscal soul. What kind of nation do we want to be? The discussion we are having about “the fisca ...

Wandering Stars
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 7:46am | 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 ...

Asbury professor: Stereotype of evangelicals leaves out liberals
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

November 30, 2012 Sojo in the News Rich Copley ...

In Theory: Could Christians do more?
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Paige Eaves ...

Would God want us to compromise to avoid the ‘fiscal cliff’?
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:40pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Miller ...

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Press

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

Power and the Poor
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Wilkes The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. SmileyBooks THE RICH AND THE REST OF US i ...