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What is 'Biblical Politics'?

Sojourners has always tried to understand and advocate for "biblical politics." But what does that mean now, especially as we approach another major election?

I was talking the other day to a Christian leader who has given his life to working with the poor. His approach is very grassroots -- he lives in a poor, virtually all-minority community and provides basic services for low-income people. He said, "If you work with and for the poor, you inevitably run into injustice." In other words, poverty isn't caused by accident. There are unjust systems and structures that create and perpetuate poverty and human suffering. And service alone is never enough; working to change both the attitudes and institutional arrangements that cause poverty is required.

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The Faith Community and the Wisconsin State Budget

Jesus never said anything about collective bargaining. He never called for the continuation of the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers.
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Pentecost: The Coming of the Wild Goose

This Sunday is Pentecost. For 50 days, a group of 120 followers of Jesus waited. Their teacher, for whom they had left all they had, was now gone. Judas, one of their own, betrayed their master and then killed himself. The comforter they had been promised had not yet come.
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Egypt: Another Step Towards Mainstreaming Nonviolence

The movement that ended President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year autocratic rule has not only created a spectacular breakthrough for Egyptian democracy, it has bequeathed a priceless gift to the rest of u
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Egypt's Power Vacuum

For an entire week now we've watched tens of thousands of Egyptians march demanding a change in government. The police force has collapsed. The army is out in force. Residents are policing their own neighborhoods. President Mubarak is weighing his options. And the West is wondering what will happen next.
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What Does God Think of Economic Equality?

In American evangelical circles, there's an idea that goes something like this: progressive taxation = socialism, and socialism = s
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Focusing World Cup Fever on South Africa's Fringe

I have committed my work, social action, and development endeavors to a social consciousness and awareness that propels a high standard of morality, ethics, and codes of conduct.
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Quitting Church: An Interview with Julia Duin

In Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing a
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Why Do Americans Emphasize Charity Over Justice?

Recently I came across Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus: Catholic Social Te
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What Rand Paul and I Have in Common

I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homework.
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