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On Earth As In Heaven
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill Farm labor organizer Baldemar Velasquez on making it real in the here and now. A RECENT ...

Come With Me Into the Fields
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill In today's environment, there's little difference between farm labor organizing and immigration reform. ...

War on Workers
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Phil Haslanger Anti-labor laws undermine unions in the Midwest. Will faith communities rise to the challenge? ...

Woe To Those Who Make Unjust Laws
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

The right-to-work legislation that was passed by the House and the Senate in Michigan just this month is designed to break unions. It is designed to prevent workers from organizing. And we must oppose it as fi ...

Wisconsin: Time to Speak the Truth, Not Move On
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

The threats to the poor and the central city are just as real this morning as they were yesterday. The cry of the oppressed still rings out in Milwaukee and Racine, Green Bay and Madison. This is not a moment ...

After Wisconsin: Hallelujah Anyhow
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Scott Walker has survived. Hallelujah anyhow. I say and say again: there are two responses to anything that happens in life—hallelujah and hallelujah anyhow. Those of us who suppo ...

The Red Balloon of Social Justice: Wisconsin One Year Later
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

For many months last spring, a solitary red heart balloon floated just under the dome of the Capitol. It became a gentle symbol of this powerful people’s uprising. It was on Valen ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:45pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 MOTHER JONES: Attack On The Middle Class!! The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given th ...

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 ...

Good News to the Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Years ago, the member communions of the National Council of Churches declared that a budget is a moral document. Years ago, the member communions of the National Council of Church ...

A Scrap Economy
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lauren F. Winner Punching Out: One Year in a Closing Auto Plant, by Paul Clemens “HOW CAN A plant stop ?” ...

The Spiritually Viral Hunger Fast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced at the National Press Club that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. The hunger f ...

From the Streets of Madison: A Crash-Course on Collective Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/25/from-the-streets-of-madison-a-crash-course-on-collective-action/"></a>Before last week, we'd rarely thought about unions or union ri ...

Wisconsin: America's Tahrir Square?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

A week after a shocked world reveled in Egypt's incredible moment of freedom and people power, Wisconsin is reviving its own unique tradition of people power and creative protest. ...

Still Missing in the Arab World: Assembly and Free Speech
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, I established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first Internet radio that used technology to create audio and text content freely. Ten years ago, I established AmmanN ...

Memo to Governor Scott Walker from Pope Benedict XVI
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

An estimated 30,000 people converged in Madison, Wisconsin's Capitol Square and inside the Capitol building on Thursday <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usreport-us-usa-wisctre71h07e- ...

It Takes a Movement: Why Politics is Frozen Solid
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

Christian Anti-Logic and Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.ryanrodrickbeiler.com/Protests-and-Rallies/May-Day-Immigration-Rally-2010/12041094_aXpkQ#855594020_q5SQY"></a>The issue of illegal immigration in the United S ...

Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent <a href="http://manhattandeclaration.org/">Manhattan Declaration</a>, and although I noticed th ...

Calling Big Banks to Account
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Thousands of protesters <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091027/ts_alt_afp/uspoliticsfinanceprotest">converged on Chicago</a> last week to demand banking reform, challenging bankers ...

The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s ...

Pope Benedict on the Global Economy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical on the global economy. As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new enc ...

Three Moral Issues of Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children. Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children. Death, disease, and pain did not exi ...

Direct from Iran, an Unvarnished Assessment of Protests' Potential
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/06/16/iran-elections-hope-excitement-concern/">The protests rocking Iran</a> are of great significance for the politics and society of a Middle East reg ...

Stop Starbucks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When Robert Greenwald, founder and president of <a title="http://bravenewfilms.org/" href="http://bravenewfilms.org/" target="_blank">Brave New Films</a> -- an organi ...

When Calls to 'Unity' Sow Division in the Civil Union Debate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Last month, legislators in Hawaii introduced <a href="http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/bills/HB444_HD1_.htm">House Bill 444</a> (HB 444), which would provide rights and privilege ...

Markets, Morality, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Not long ago, those who demonized government and preached the go ...

The Sad State of Dialogue on Civil Unions
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am an evangelical Christian who attends church regularly, so I was surprised to see a worship service on the grounds of the Hawaii state capitol this past Sunday. I am an evange ...

Nonviolence Begets Nonviolence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The dynamics of "violence begets violence" are simple and probably understood by everyone who has ever been in a fight. The dynamics of "violence begets violence&qu ...

Rich Cizik, Pioneer for New Evangelicals, Resigns from NAE
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in the "new evangelical" movement and a real hero, especially to the next generation of young believers. Rich Cizik has been a pioneer in t ...

My Advent Calendar: December 12
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/my-advent-calendar"></a></p> <p>Following on the theme of the last two windows, Dec. 12 on the Advent calendar opened to a picture o ...

This Season of Giving, Workers Need a Chance to Get Ahead
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As the holiday season approaches, America's families will g ...

Put the 'Labor' Back in Secretary of Labor (Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A., Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2956">continued from part 1&l ...

Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A. in Protecting Workers (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> In recent days, colleagues have asked me to write about the near ...

Putting Some Labor Back in Labor Day Weekend Services
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Labor Day weekend is often a slow time for congregations. Members are attending family gatherings. Parents are getting children ready for school. Labor Day weekend is often a slow ...

Bless the Hands that Prepare Our Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

During this BBQ season we have to carefully consider what products are apart of our seasonal celebrations. During this BBQ season we have to carefully consider what products are a ...

A Slice of Life, Served with Dignity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ted Parks A black-and-white movie about the bleakness of life in Watts, California—shot for $10,000 about 30 years ago and never intended ...

Justice at Work
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kim Bobo Religious leaders are backing the Employee Free Choice Act. What do you think would happen if yo ...

Stories of Solidarity
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Singing the songs of a bygone world. "I was thinking about the disappearing American ...

What Would Yeshua Wear?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A Bethlehem factory produces fair trade clothing by unionizing workers. American business ...

Mr. Peabody's Coal Train
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Beginning with churches near the coalfields, more than 750 local and national religious leaders have put forth “A Cal ...

Blessing the Hands That Harvest
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank How consumers and farm workers together can make a better meal. Bumper stickers found in ...

Mining Truths
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dee Dee Risher When the Sago mine explosion trapped 13 West Virginia miners 250 feet below ground in January, I was deep into Kettle Botto ...

Pickles and Football?
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher Molly Marsh Ohio State University head football coach John Cooper pu ...

Called to Stand with Workers
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter This morning's Washington Post said it is a "workers' market." A booming U.S. ...

From the Bottom Up
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jane Slaughter Only the rank and file can bring real and lasting change. Many Americans' hopes for social ...

Captive to Capital
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jane Samuels Even church institutions can lose sight of human needs. The American church and organized labor a ...

Resisting a Bitter Harvest
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Despite anti-union violence, the United Farm Workers persevere in organizing strawberry pickers. ...