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Growth Run Amok
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Williams Three quarters of Americans say they do not know their neighbors. Bill McKibben has long been so ...

Rising Green Tide Could Lift All Boats
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Promoting "green industry" can foster an ec ...

Corruption: Everybody's Problem
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Corruption is a problem in Kenya and many countries. Where corruption is intractable, trust funds can be used to ...

Lenders and Illegitimate Debt
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christina Cobourn Herman Asserting that "it takes two to tango," the Jubilee movement argues that it is high time lenders assume ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: CT on 'Bush's Heresy'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

2:12 AM Paul never met Jesus, nor heard him teach. That is not true. He met the Savior ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: CT on 'Bush's Heresy'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>For those who'll accuse me of Bush-bashing, the headline was Christianity Today's. Ted Olsen has an interesting <A title=http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/julyweb-only/129 ...

Jim Wallis: The Catholic Bishops Respond on Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/07/jim-wallis-peace-cannot-simply.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/07/jim-wallis-peace-cannot-simply.html">A ...

Becky Garrison: A Palestinian Pastor Speaks
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>An interview with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, general director, <a href="http://www.annadwa.org">The International Center of Bethlehem</a>; senior pastor, <a href="http://www.h ...

I Hate It When All You Can Do Is Pray
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<P>I'm not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer ...

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 ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Encountering the Holy The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World, edited by Bob Abernethy, host ...

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 ...

Destructive Campaigns
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Susan Watkins One thing missing from "A Nuclear Surge" (by Frida Berrigan, April 2007) is the money source. ...

'Guest Worker' or Slave?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez In the public debate over immigration reform, Preside ...

Jesus of the Cul-de-Sac
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher In a land of asphalt, malls, and picket fences, how do we serve God and neighbor? In my ...

Picket-Fence Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher What does it mean to be poor in the 'burbs? The popular equations of "poor eq ...

Audio Interview: Alice Walker on 'Eating Oranges in the Astrodome'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker talks to Sojourners associate editor Rose Marie Berger about Hurricane Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering.</p> <p><a href=" ...

Brian McLaren: The Need for a New Rhetoric
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Matthew 12:36 This moderate or centrist in This moderate or centrist in politics and religion ...

Duane Shank: What is Sojourners?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

My 12 year old daughter was rather ticked when I put a "God is not a Republican ... My 12 year old daughter was rather ticked when I put a "God is not a Republican ...

Suzan Johnson Cook: What's the Responsibility of Black Leadership?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

<em>Following last week's candidates forum, we asked the religious leaders on our panel if there were any other questions they wish they could have asked any of the candidates. ...

Video: Candidates Forum - Full Content
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

<a href="http://wm.nmmstream.net/sojo/events/040607/040607.asx">+ Click here for full streaming video of our June 4 presidential candidates forum on faith, values, and poverty<br> ...

Philip Rizk: Will Na'el Walk On His Own?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

of children in Israel." What's stopping you - fear? Posted by: neuro_nurse | June 12, 2007 ... fear? Posted by: neuro_nurse | June 12, 2007 7:28 PM N-N, Yes. In Israel/Palestine/Mid-East, ...

What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>OK. I've got to admit it - being a part of the panel to <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.P07&amp;item=pentecost07_candidates_forum">ask candidates for the ...

Joel Hunter: What the Candidates Forum Could Have Been
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

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Jim Wallis: Politics Isn't Working
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

in the effort to create a path to citizenship for the nation's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. ...

Video: Vote Out Poverty March and Rally
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Why limit the issue to Why limit the issue to "extreme" poverty? What is needed is a more just and egalitarian society. Capitalism in general is at odds with the Christian faith, we need to see major changes in the United St ...

Video: Highlights from Candidates Forum
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

37.5, and 50 mg orally always affirmed in a 4 weeks on/ 2 weeks off schddule. Five of 12 patients ... in a 4 weeks on/ 2 weeks off schddule. Five of 12 patients at the highest sunitinib dispense plane ...

Transcript: Presidential Forum on Faith, Values, and Poverty
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Here's <a href="http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0706/04/sitroom.03.html">the transcript from last night's candidates forum with John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama. ...

Video: Pentecost 2007 Justice Revival!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

From day one of the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/pentecost">Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets</a> conference - Derek Webb, Rev. From day one o ...

Erika Fox: Why I'm at Pentecost
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Over the course of the past year, especially this semester, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to live out justice and to be an activist. Over the course of the past y ...

Brian McLaren: Correcting Media Myopia
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Rachel | Homepage | 06.05.07 Rachel | Homepage | 06.05.07 - 10:12 am | #Rick Nowlin | 06.05.07 - 10:23 ... of divisiveness is excruciating. Rick Nowlin | 06.05.07 - Rick Nowlin | 06.05.07 - 12:42 pm | #Like I said ... in Mark 12:41-44.2 (the large issue): The idea of 'its my money that I'm giving, so isn't ...

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: More on Immigration and Family Values
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

and immigrant workers make up a larger share of the U.S. labor force (12.4%) than they do the U.S. population ... make them pay for their crimes! Let's see.. the forced deportation of 12,000,000 people ... surprised when it's this simple; the deportation of 12,000,000 people is not, and cannot be, right. ...

Pete Seeger and the U2charist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

During the <a href="http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org/">Tribeca Film Festival</a>, I happened to catch the world premiere of the documentary <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co ...

Voice of the Day: James C. Fenhagen
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The biblical use of the word "righteousness" is the moral equivalent of what we mean when we speak of holiness. The biblical use of the word "righteousness" is ...

Verse of the Day: The Righteous and the Wicked
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding.</p> <p>- Proverbs 29:7-7</p> The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wic ...

Discerning the Spirit of Iraq
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength" (Mark 12:28-30). This repetition ... "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31). This will require us reaching out to our enemies. ...

Tools for Change
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Nelson Ending Poverty in America is an insightful and readable book that contains concise chapters by experts who describe the comple ...

Perpetuating Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lindsay Morgan In "Big is Beautiful?" (March 2007), Marie Dennis rightly says that more must be done to help the millions of peo ...

Gold Diggers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez Christian Aid's 2007 report "A Rich Seam: W ...

Eating Oranges in the Astrodome
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker talks about Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering. ...

The Poverty Draft
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

and was sent to Iraq. On March 12, 2006, he participated in the gang rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl ...

Verse of the Day: Rest and Redistribution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

For six years you shall sow your land and gather in its yield; but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the wild anima ...

Voice of the Day: Norman Wirzba
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Christ is the true philosopher because he embodies in his ministry the welcoming and caring reception of others so that they might more fully be the beings they are meant to be. C ...

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Religious silence is silence that is undertaken as an act of worship. Whether I hear God or not makes no difference.</p> Religious silence is silence that is undertaken as a ...

Verse of the Day: Lies of False Prophets
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to it: You are a land that is not cleansed, not rained upon in the day of indignation. The word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, say to ...

Verse of the Day: Righteousness
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. For the righteous will neve ...

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Why do people think the spiritual life demands withdrawal drom the ordinary? Because they've been taught, at least by implication, that the physical is a block to the spiritual. ...

Verse of the Day: Fear the Lord
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall not steal; and you shall not keep for yourself the wages of a laborer until morning. You shall not defraud your neighbor; you shall ...

The Lord enters into judgment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: It is you who have devoured the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. The Lord enters into ju ...

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

We are not disembodied spirits. God apparently values the material enough to endow it with the spiritual. That's what the Incarnation is all about. We are not disembodied spi ...