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Fiscal Cliff: Time to Challenge the 'Mighty on Their Thrones'
Originally Posted: 12/21/2012 - 12:33pm | 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 - 2:27pm | 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 - 4:37pm | 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 - 11:04am | 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 - 4:13pm | 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 - 5:07pm | 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 - 1:24pm | 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 - 8:46am | 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 - 4:19pm | Type: Press

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

In Theory: Could Christians do more?
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 5:22pm | 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 - 4:40pm | Type: Press

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

Starting the 'Christmas Tithe'
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Press

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

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

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

Standing Up to Goliath
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Walmart workforce has begun to publicly rattle its chains. THE MEDIA UNIVERSE has bee ...

Multiplying Loaves
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beth Newberry A small congregation in Kentucky demonstrates how your church may have more money—and power—than you think. ...

The Seeds of Epiphany
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper May God cause us to cry out to those mountains of injustice, "Oh freedom!" In th ...

Pro-Life, Pro-Left
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:58pm | Type: Press

September 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Molly Worthen ...

Ignoring the nation’s poor: A political peril in 2012?
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Press

September 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeffrey Buchanan ...

New Documentary, The Line, Highlights Faces of America's Poor and Elevates Poverty as an Election Issue
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Press

September 26, 2012 Sojo in the News PR Newswire ...

'Tsunami of suffering' expected with UK government cuts
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

November 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Ellen Teague ...

Fowler woman's trip to Ethiopia sparks desire to make a difference
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Press

November 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Kathleen Lavey ...

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Should Protect Programs for the Poor, Religious Leaders Say
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

November 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

My Belated List of Things for Which I Am Thankful
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

November 24, 2012 Sojo in the News William L. Anderson ...

Dear Congress: This Holiday Season, Don't Make the Poor Poorer
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:41pm | Type: Press

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

Times Writers Group: Bridge gap with a living wage
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:35pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Ben Ament ...

Take Action: Holiday Thanks and Letters in Solidarity
Originally Posted: 11/22/2012 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

This Thanksgiving, as your family holds hands and give thanks and as your church packs Thanksgiving dinner baskets, and this Christmas season churches prepare gift baskets for those Jesus called “The Least of ...

Dear Congress, This Holiday Season, Don’t Make the Poor Poorer
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:09am | Type: Blog

This week, the Circle of Protection, released an open letter to the president and Congress with a simple message: during the holidays, please “advance policies that protect the poor — not ones that make them p ...

As poverty remains stagnant, churches call for greater advocacy
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeanie Groh ...

Census Bureau Findings: Poverty Rate Holds at Increased Levels
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:41pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Joyce Arnold ...

Obama and Romney respond to Christian leaders on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Politics of James Sanderson ...

Presidential Candidates Tell Christian Leaders How They Will Address High Poverty Numbers
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News PR Newswire ...

Christian Leaders Press Presidential Campaigns for Response on Poverty: Obama and Romney Respond with New Exclusive Videos
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

September 9, 2012 Sojo in the News FinanzNachrichten ...

Jim Wallis Meets With President Obama, Other Officials, to Discuss Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, President and CEO of Sojourners, met with President Barack Obama and other key officials at the White House on Friday to discuss the fiscal cliff, and urge a fair budget deal that does not harm the ...

Mandate for the Middle Class
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

November 16, 2012 Sojo in the News MSNBC ...

The End of Compassionate Conservatism? Why Jesus and Today's GOP Don't Mix
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:49pm | Type: Press

August 29, 2012 Sojo in the News Derek Flood ...

Catholic Bishops Warn Congress Not to Throw Poor Off ‘Fiscal Cliff’
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

As Congress embarks on high-stakes budget negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are warning elected officials not to target programs for the poor and inst ...

A time for 'Sharing Abundance'
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Press

November 10, 2012 Sojo in the News Alivino Castillo ...

As poverty remains stagnant, churches call for greater advocacy
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeanie Groh ...

Reflections on an Eco-Justice Anacostia River Tour (PHOTOS)
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Reflections from the Anacostia River Poverty and Justice tour. On Saturday, Sojourners sent a group of staff members sailing down the Anacostia River. But this was no pleas ...

Despierta! Hispanic Evangelicals and Political Ping-Pong
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:50pm | Type: Press

November 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Gabriel Salguero ...

What Do Religious Leaders Want For Obama's Next Four Years?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Press

November 8, 2012 Sojo in the News Adelle M. Banks ...

Pastor Wanders Streets in Personal Bid to Understand Homelessness
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

Pastor Dustin Buff traded in his job, his house and his sense of security for a backpack, a Bible, a sleeping bag, one change of clothes, identification, and a cell phone. NORMAN, ...

Mike Huckabee: Christians Should Vote Values or Face the 'Test of Fire'
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:16pm | Type: Press

October 31, 2012 Sojo in the News Brittney R. Villalva ...

Jim Wallis on U.S. election (Hr. 2)
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Enright ...

Let's Talk Poverty in the Debate
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:39pm | Type: Press

October 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Watch 'The Line': The Most Important Film You'll See This Year
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:37pm | Type: Press

September 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Ethical Opportunity of a Video
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:31pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Will We Continue to Ignore the Poor?
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Press

September 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

God after 2012: How did election change religion and politics landscape?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Tenety ...

Mark 12:38-44: The Value of Chump Change
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:40pm | Type: Press

November 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Greg Carey ...