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Results for Poverty

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 ...

On Scripture: The Value of Chump Change
Originally Posted: 11/07/2012 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

The widow we encounter in Mark 12:38-44 provides a case study in poverty and oppression. Unable to confront poverty, we have turned her into something safer – an example of generosity. ...

Liberation Theology and Capitalism Clash at Cedarville
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:07pm | Type: Press

November 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Barton Gingerich ...

From the Archives: December 1974
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Samuel Escobar Spiritualized Poverty WHY IS the message of a poor Galilean preacher “good news for the poor”? ...

Religiously Returning to 2004
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 5:15pm | Type: Press

November 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Mark Tooley ...

Religious Consistency and Hypocrisy: Election 2012
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

Let’s be clear: On Nov. 6, neither a Republican nor Democratic victory will bring in the Kingdom of God. Most people in America, whether they are religious or not, prefer consist ...

If I Had a Million Dollars ...
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

Play along with me. If you had $1 million to spend to help stimulate the economy, what would you do? What would I do? Play along with me. If you had $1 million to spend to help st ...

What Is Left Unsaid in This Campaign
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

How can it be that the Holy Bible refers to helping the poor and vulnerable more than 2,000 times, yet two professing Christians running for president of the United States disregard this unholy scourge? ...

4 Things We Should Be Talking About Before Nov. 6
Originally Posted: 10/31/2012 - 11:29am | Type: Blog

Poverty. Guns. . Drones. Climate change. Bring up any of those issues and watch the candidates make a quick nod of concern and then scamper away from any specifics As the winds an ...

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families and #talkpoverty
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Press

October 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeffrey Buchanan ...

'The Line,' the 47 Percent, and the Food Stamp Professor
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

Maybe my story makes me a part of the 47 percent that has grown dependent on government. When I was a 17-year-old senior in high school, I was in several Advanced Placement cours ...

Millennials' Reflections on the New American Values Survey
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, the religion, policy, and politics project at Brookings and the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) hosted a forum to release PRRI's fourth American Values Survey (AVS), a large national ...

Poverty, Homelessness Not on Candidates’ Agenda
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

October 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeremy Reynalds ...

Tripp Hudgins' Busted Stuff: Abundant Life
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

What do you have to say about "living abundantly"? How do you deal with anxiety when you think about the future of churches? What do you have to say about "living ...

Young Evangelicals Disagree With Their Political Party on Range of Issues, Study Suggests
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

October 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Values of a Public Faith (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

In this year of presidential elections, I have decided to summarize key values that guide me as I decide for whom to cast my vote. Editor's Note:  This is part two of a ...

A Lesson in Selflessness
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Here, I had come to bring God to my African friends. Instead, God came to me in this African woman and her child. Peacemaking happens in many forms. Sometimes peace is offered to ...

An Offering of Self
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Maybe the path to civility and peace can be found somewhere along the path from my house to a Malinki village. This morning, Madu walked the one kilometer path from his village to ...

10 Reasons Climate Change Should Be An Election Issue
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

I’m not sure about you, but I’m incredibly disappointed that our nation’s leaders – from all sectors, all parties, and all levels – continually neglect to take leadership on our climate and energy crisis. ...

Serving Joyfully
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

How could he do something as mundane as washing dishes and do it with joy? Washing dishes. This is how I remember Momadu. Washing dishes is a chore, you know. In the pre-dishwa ...

Ethiopia: Motherhood is Powerful, Precious
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 9:38pm | Type: Blog

Sunday afternoon, after us ONE Moms dropped our luggage at the hotel, piled into our chartered bus, and drove to the outskirts of the city to the Mary Joy Aid Through Development Association, I met my Ethiopia ...

What Was Really Said at the Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite all the arguing there was much left unsaid by President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney at Wednesday night's debate. Last night millions of Americans watched the fi ...

Documentary on Poverty Seeks to Smash Stereotypes, Refocus Election
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:43pm | Type: Press

October 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Who Didn’t Win the Presidential Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

Clearly it is the mission of the church to tell and to show the millions of people who have fallen below the poverty line that they are not alone. Jesus clearly says, in the Matthew 25 that how we treat them i ...

How to Choose a President
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The faith agenda in an election year? Start with "the least of these." AS I CAREFULLY wa ...

Let's Talk Poverty in the Debate
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 10:06pm | Type: Blog

In Wednesday's debate, how will the words that are said and the positions that are staked out affect the 46 million people in our country living in poverty? Tomorrow night is ...

Facing the Poverty Line – An Invitation to a Film Viewing
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 5:56pm | Type: Press

September 28, 2012 Sojo in the News Bob Cornwall ...

Food Assistance: A Helping Hand or a Poker Chip?
Originally Posted: 09/28/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Food assistance programs have been helping millions of people get through the recession. With poverty remaining at record high levels, we should be grateful that these resources are available to protect famili ...

Looking Poverty in the Eye
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Press

September 23, 2012 Sojo in the News Nation of Change ...

Poverty's Annoying Persistence
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

We need to get poverty back on the public agenda. In the richest country in the world, numbers that high should be seen as a moral crisis. It’s annoying, isn’t it, how American ...

Echoes of the Poor People's Campaign
Originally Posted: 09/25/2012 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

What if MLK had lived to lead the Poor People's march? Would the United States be a place where 1 out of 5 children, around 15.5 million, are in poverty and where close to 50 million people are without he ...

America’s New “Separate and Unequal” Societies
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 4:55pm | Type: Press

September 20, 2012 Sojo in the News William E. Alberts ...

Poverty in America —It's not what you think.
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 5:31pm | Type: Press

September 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Disciples News Service ...

U.S. denominations urge candidates to respond to poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

September 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Anglican Journal ...

We Asked; They Answered: Obama, Romney on Poverty
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

US church leaders invite presidential candidates to present policies on poverty
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Independent Catholic News ...