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No Short or Easy Struggle
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Fifty years later, does the political will exist to win the "War on Poverty"? FIFTY YEA ...

Pride: It's All About Who You Know
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

When I came to faith, I saw it as a choice I had made after carefully and rationally weighing the evidence. But as I see how irrationally God loves me, and how gracious, how astoundingly beautiful and mysterio ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

Unemployment, the Vote, and Hope
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 8:38pm | Type: Blog

Today’s Senate vote on unemployment benefits brings hope to 1.3 million people who dare to hope every day. It is right and good that we stand with the least — ones who have fallen on hard times — in their time ...

Making a Difference in a World That's Falling Apart
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 4:59pm | Type: Blog

While church planners listened, a five-person focus group described life outside the congregation’s doors: A world falling apart. While church planners listened, a five-person foc ...

Survey: Hispanics Flock to Pope Francis, the Democratic Party
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

A new survey of Hispanic political and religious values finds they’re overwhelmingly Democrats who hold a largely negative view of the Republican Party. A new survey of Hispanic p ...

British Government to Investigate Discrimination Against Jews
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

The British government plans to investigate whether other Jews were denied employment benefits after an Orthodox Jew who refused to work on the Sabbath won a landmark appeal. The ...

Relentlessly High Youth Unemployment is a 'Global Time Bomb'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

Last month's job report shows 16 percent of young adults who consistently seek full-time employment are unable to find work. Last month's job report shows 16 percent of ...

U.S. Unemployment Claims at Highest Level in 6 Weeks
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

A week after reaching a five year low, Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose by 32,000. A week after reaching a five-year low, Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose ...

The Gathering Storm
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Janelle Tupper Climate change leads to far more consequences than just destructive weather patterns. Climate ...

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 ...

Incarceration Nation
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dawn Araujo Putting Americans behind bars is becoming an increasingly lucrative business. THE UNITED STATES h ...

The Road to Recovery
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Boushey We know how policymakers can fight unemployment. They're just not doing it. ONE OF THE b ...

BREAKING: Jobless Rate Falls
Originally Posted: 10/05/2012 - 9:23am | Type: Blog

Unemployment falls to 7.8 percent. The U.S. jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest since January 2009, President Obama’s first month in office. The Associated ...

Willing to Work, Where Are the Jobs?
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

August report shows 8.1 percent unemployed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly employment report  for August this morning. In the numbers that make the headlin ...

The Top 10 Stories of July 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

<p><b>Quote of the day.<br /> </b>&quot;It's been clear since the 1870s that the government needs a warrant to read postal mail. There's no good reason email should be tre ...

Poll: No End in Sight for Economic Woes, High Unemployment
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The economists surveyed by the AP foresee an unemployment rate of 8 percent on Election Day. The Associated Press reports: "A majority of economists in the lates ...

Faithful Alternatives to the Sequester
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Today the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs (DHN) presented a forum for congressional representatives to talk about a more faithful response to the pending sequester this upcoming January.   Sequestration as we know it was meant to ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Demonstrations Whisper Of An Arab Spring In Jordan “We want social justice,” the crowd chanted after Friday Prayers on Jan. 27, reading from a handwritten list of political, economic and social grievances. “Real elections,” the ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 3, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

CNN (BELIEF BLOG): Politics And Prayers Speaking at the 60th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday, the president said, "We know that part of living in a pluralistic society means that our personal religious beliefs alone ...

2012 State of the Union Address: The Complete Text
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. This nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we ho ...

The Friday News: January 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: January 6, 2012 PATHEOS: Evangelicalism's Changing Heart On Immigration The conventional wisdom among pundits and journalists holds that immigration is ...

A Parable for Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Sen. Jim DeMint recently released a plan to cut the federal deficit with $4.2 trillion in spending cuts. And guess what he wants to cut? Sen. Jim DeMint recently released a pla ...

Catholic Bishops: Unemployment Benefits are Pro-Life
Originally Posted: 12/15/2011 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a letter to Congress on Monday concerning unemployment benefits. Bishop Leonard Blaire of Toledo, Ohio, the letter's signatory, makes the argument ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: What Are You Getting Baby Jesus For The Holidays? (OPINION) Stampedes. Fist fights. Pepper Spray. Is it a poli ...

The Morning News: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 AMERICAN SPECTATOR: Social Muddle: Business, Justice, and the Gospel are Already Social The adjective that economist Friedrich Hayek f ...

The Afternoon News: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Nov. 22, 2011 THE HUFFINGTON POST: Is The Bible A Reliable Moral Guide? Amos, for instance, declares that the Lord despises all of Israel's solemn a ...

The Morning News: Monday Nov. 14, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

A twice-daily roundup of news related to Sojourners commitments to social justice and the poor. CBS NEWS: Cain: God Convinced Me To Run For President Herman Cain, whose ca ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday Nov. 10, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

A (usually) twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojourners' commitments to social justice and the poor. A (usually) twice-daily round up of top news related to Sojo ...

What We Need to Do to Cut Poverty in Half in 10 Years
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Top 10 Findings from Half in Ten's Inaugural Report Tracking Our Progress Reducing Poverty: Where We Are Today and What We Need to Do to Cut Poverty in Half in 10 Years T ...

The "Un-Economy"
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

In an international meeting last week with economists, business executives, non-profit organizational leaders, and theologians, my colleague Stewart Wallis of the New Economics Institute succinctly su ...

Did Someone Say "Class Warfare"?
Originally Posted: 10/03/2011 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

In his column Thursday, Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis took on "class warfare," calling it the "hot topic" of the week here in Washington, D.C. Wallis said: In hi ...

The Sanctity of Labor and the Challenges Before Us
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the U.S. and Canada celebrated Labor Day, a day honoring workers. What does it mean to honor workers at a time of high unemployment, job insecurity, and the threat of lay-offs? ...

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's 'Poverty Tour'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West just wrapped up their 18-city "Poverty Tour." The aim of their trip, which traversed through Wisconsin, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and th ...

Could the Riots in England Have Been Averted?
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Force and the SA Police's Security Branch didn't hold back in the townships. In 1990 and 1991 ...

Let Us Be Clear: The Debt Ceiling Crisis is Purely Artificial
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

We have come to an impasse in the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling because of several conceptual errors in our public discourse. We have come to an impasse in the negotiatio ...

Solomon's Wisdom and the Debt Ceiling
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

As the time shortens for Congress and President Obama to agree to the contours of legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling, I am reminded of the story of King Solomon and his judgment regarding ...

Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Ahmed Wali Karzai. Veterans. NATO.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and developments related to ...

The War Must Not Go On!
Originally Posted: 08/06/2011 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

Last evening, President Obama made his long-awaited announcement on beginning withdrawal of the 103,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Last evening, President Obama made his long-a ...

News Flash Paul Ryan: This is Mass Unemployment, Not a Siesta
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In the past two years, the social safety net has helped more Americans than any time in a generation. So why are so many people trying to tear it to shreds?</p> In the past ...

Where are the Relief Efforts for Minnesota's Social Storms?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

It's rare that an urban area is struck by a tornado. It's rare that an urban area is struck by a tornado. This weekend, neighborhoods on the north side of Minneapolis ...

Financial Crash Amnesia in the House
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As unemployment brought on by the recession still hovers around 9 percent, most ordinary folk in the U.S. As unemployment brought on by the recession still hovers around 9 percent ...

African-American Clergy on Budget Cuts
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

On April 4th, the global community commemorated the life and legacy of <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/martin-luther-king-jr/" target="_blank">Dr. On ...

Faith That Creates Jobs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

As the old saying goes, 'In God we trust -- all others pay cash.' As our economy shows promising signs of recovery, the cash is not translating into jobs. As the old say ...

Prayer of the Day: For the People of Japan
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

God, we lift up the people of Japan in these turbulent times. May recovery be swift and complete after this earthquake and tsunami. We ask for a restoration of both those affected and their homes. ...

Study on Budget Cuts Finds Evangelicals' Social Priorities 'Have Faded'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<a href="/sites/default/files/images/1100302-evangelicals-federa.jpg"></a>According to a <a href="http://people-press.org/report/702/" target="_blank">new survey ...

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The current budget and deficit debate in America is now dominating the daily headlines. There is even talk of shutting down the government if the budget-cutters don't get their way. ...

Closer to God, Closer to the Poor: A President's Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

I was able to attend the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning and noted two important things about <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/03/remarks-president-national-p ...

Values at Davos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, a little mountain village in Switzerland, where each January corporate CEOs, heads of state, and leaders of nonprofit organizations ...

The Dream Deferred for Millions of Americans
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">In his <a href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm">"I Have a Dream"</a> speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ...