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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 ...

Churches have ‘prophetic duty’ to challenge poverty
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

August 31, 2012 Sojo in the News Christian Today ...

Obama, Romney Address Poverty in New Videos
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Churches Call For Action On Poverty
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:55pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Jeanie Groh ...

Romney's strange poverty-reduction 'plan'
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:57pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Blake Zeff ...

What the presidential candidates say about poverty; Obama, Romney respond to Circle of Protection invitation
Originally Posted: 01/10/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

September 13, 2012 Sojo in the News National Council Of Churches ...

Obama, Romney Respond to New Poverty Data
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

September 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Dias ...

We Asked; They Answered: Obama, Romney on Poverty
Originally Posted: 09/13/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

We asked the candidates, what will you do to address the highest numbers of people in poverty in America in almost 50 years—numbers that we learned today are still growing? We believe these messages from the P ...

VIDEO: Obama, Romney Answer Faith Leaders' Call to Address Poverty in Election
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The Circle of Protection, comprised of Christian leaders from across the religious spectrum, today released President Barack Obama's and GOP nominee Mitt Romney's video responses to the call to addre ...

Poverty Rate Remains at Record Levels
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

2011 poverty report shows rate remains at 15 percent. The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011 poverty report this morning, reporting that 46.2 million people were living in p ...

'Nun on the Bus' and the DNC
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 3:05am | Type: Blog

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWERK, a Catholic social justice group, shares her perspective on the financial challenges facing the nation — and the conversation we should be having. ...

Watch 'The Line': The Most Important Film You'll See This Year
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

Matthew 25 doesn’t say, “As you have done to the middle class you have done to me." What it records Jesus saying is, “As you have done to the least of these, you have done to me.” ...

Education and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 4:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jan Resseger Julie Polter An advocate for public education argues that trying to make ...

'We Have a Long Way to Go'
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Jonathan Kozol Jonathan Kozol, author of Fire in the Ashes, talks about ...

The Politics of Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

In my mind, the poor are the ones being hijacked in all of this. Wealthy politicians from both major parties certainly are not arguing or creating policy from the viewpoint of Jesus. In fact, thinly veiled rel ...

Caring for the Poor is Government's Biblical Role
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

I want to suggest that what size the government should be is the wrong question. A more useful discussion would be about the purposes of government and whether ours is fulfilling them. So let's look at wh ...

Jim Wallis on HuffPo Live: Poverty and the Shadow Convention
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners' CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, was a guest on Arianna Huffington's new online news channel, HuffPo Live, today to talk about the face of poverty in this heated election season. ...

James and the Giant Book
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

In Roald Dahl's classic children's book James and the Giant Peach, 7-year-old orphan James Henry Trotter escapes his two rotten, abusive aunts by crawling into a giant peach. The peach rolls, floats, ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 4: Piatt FAIL
Originally Posted: 08/23/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

I don’t mind failing as much as I do admitting I’ve failed. And technically, we haven’t blown the SNAP Challenge just yet, but I know for a fact we will by the end of the week. I ...