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Faith Groups Take On Payday Lenders
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 6:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Religious groups are giving the payday lending industry a run for their money. Think your relat ...

What Does it Mean to 'Forgive Us Our Debts as We Forgive Our Debtors?'
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

Smack dab in the middle of the Lord’s Prayer, obscured by old translations and otherworldly assumptions, is a radical cry for Jubilee justice “And forgive us our debts, as we al ...

We Must Ask Moral Questions About Our Oil Addiction (Part I)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

At the same time <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp-oil-spill/">oil is spewing from the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico</a>, some politicians are already calling for more drilling, ac ...

Leveling the Playing Field
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Jeannie Choi Dr. Elizabeth Warren -- head of Congress's TARP watchdog a ...

Consuming Our Way to Compassion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> <p>"Help us raise $10 million for Haiti!!!"</p> <p>My friend Lau ...

Who Has Ears to Hear at Davos?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> Each year, over one thousand global leaders gather ...

A Broken Trust
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 12:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rachel Anderson Congress must rein in abusive lending. Greed is at the root of the financial cataclysm that we ...

A Moral Mandate for Financial Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

After all the financial turmoil that 2009 has already brought, one would think that it would somehow be logical and practical to bring accountable reforms to the same banking institutions whose re ...

Fighting Predatory Lending in Ohio
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all witnessing the effects of a greed-driven and debt-ridden economic system. A timely ca ...

A Victory Over Predatory Payday Lending
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>The people of Ohio won a big victory over the predatory payday lending industry this June when a new state law banned the sky-high interest rates that had trapped many poor Ohioans, as <a href= ...

Reining in the Loan Sharks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Allio In Ohio, a victory over predatory lending. Until June, payday lenders in Ohio were free to pursue th ...

Detoothing the Loan Sharks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Five ways to put the brakes on predatory lending. What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston ...