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

This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.</p> <p>- Ezekiel 16:49-49</p> ...

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

The earth provides enough resources for everyone's need, but not for some people's greed.</p> <p>- Mahatma Gandhi </p> The earth provides enough resour ...

Jeff Carr: Talking About Iran with Hannity and Colmes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

it was considered a marked failure by organizers, receiving 1/5 to 1/2 of expected numbers in most major American ... receiving 1/5 to 1/2 of expected numbers in most major American cities. Virtually every news source ...

Verse of the Day: "People of this Generation"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

"To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? "To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? T ...

Voice of the Day: Richard Foster
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

With a power given from above we shout, "No!" to him who promises the whole world if we will only worship him. We crucify the old mechanisms of power- push, drive, climb, grasp, trample. ...

Jeff Carr: Solidarity with Iran's Christian Minority
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

My guess is that most Americans either don't know or don't think much about Christians in Iran. My guess is that most Americans either don't know or don't thin ...

Voice of the Day: Peter Gomes
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

It is not we who do Christ the favor of worshiping him; it is Christ who empowers us by strengthening us, and enabling us to fight for the things that are worth fighting for, the things that endure ...

Verse of the Day: Loving Your Enemies
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Do to others as you would hav ...

Verse of the Day: Providing for the Poor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien: I am the Lo ...

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

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban. I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my ju ...

Voice of the Day: James Baldwin
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

In a society that is entirely hostile, and, by its nature, seems determined to cut you down - that has cut down so many in the past and cuts down so many every day - it begins to be almost impossib ...

Cry Freedom!
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone The modern global slave trade and those who fight it. Twenty-seven million slaves exist in our ...

Becky Garrison: Bathroom Humor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>This bathroom evangelism clip is from the January/February 2007 issue of Outreach magazine. This material is better than any religious satire I could pen - sometimes truth is funnier than fiction.< ...

Voice of the Day: Obery M. Hendericks, Jr.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

In essence, what Jesus imparted to his disciples was that they must strive for true justice on earth as in heaven, as their righteous service to God; that they must honor God by doing indiscriminat ...

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

You shall not render an unjust judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great: with justice you shall judge your neighbor.</p> <p>- Leviticus 19:15-15</p> ...

Verse of the Day: Precious are the Needy in His Sight.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

72:12-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail (general, ...

Voice of the Day: Biersdorf on Prayer as an Act of Love.
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

As an act of love, prayer is a courageous act. It is a risk we take. It is a life-and-death risk, believing in the promises of the gospel, that God's love is indeed operative in the world. ...

Jeff Carr: Two Different Histories
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p> Yesterday we had a meeting at the Iranian Foreign Ministry headquarters, in some of the most beautiful and historic buildings I have ever visited. I wish I were able to send a picture to show you all ...

Jeff Carr: How Do You Know Someone Until You Talk?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.maroc-oase.de/_islam/sura.htm"></a>We have been keeping quite a schedule here in Iran, meeting with various religious leaders, government officials, and visit ...

Tony Jones: Honest Questions for Mitt Romney
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6358801.stm"></a>OK, I'll be honest. I'm ambivalent about Mormonism, and, be it Mitt Romney or any other Mormon, I'm a ...

Ryan Beiler: With a Little Help from Our Friends
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Apparently there was something about <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/02/jim-wallis-dear-kos-can-left-stop.html">Jim's tone in his last post</a> that struck a ner ...

Video: Jim Wallis on Tucker Carlson
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Also, watch the panel discussion with Pat Buchanan and Peter Fenn that follows Jim's interview - he and his ideas are mentioned several times:</p> ...

Jeff Carr: What Would You Ask Iran's President?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=128837"></a>As <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/02/jeff-carr-words-not-war-with-iran.html">I ...

Am I a Pro-Cancer PC Thug?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/070206_sexism.jpg"></a>Okay, I may be a PC thug. I care less about good intentions Okay, I may be a PC t ...

Rose Marie Berger: Poetry and the Language of War
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

and multiple insurgencies nearly brought the entire Confederation down. It took the US between 5 and 12 years ...

Ryan Beiler: Your Comments, and Biden on The Daily Show
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

I knew I was asking for it by writing <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/02/ryan-beiler-whos-articulate-whos.html">a post about choosing one's words carefully</a>. ...

India on 20 Cents a Day
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aseem Shrivastava How do we ignore the poor? Let me count the ways. The World Bank started making internationa ...

Building the Grand Alliance
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Tamara Draut Collaboration between low- and middle-income people is one of the keys to rebuilding the broken American Dream. ...

Maximizing the Minimum
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Dr. Paul Sherry A job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it. The 2006 election, in which voters a ...

February 2007 Sojourners
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Product

$4.95 off off ...

Rose Marie Berger: Davos, Meet Nairobi
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=297210&amp;area=/insight/insight__international/"></a>"God weeps," Archbishop Tutu told participants in the ...

Snapshot: Sojourners/Call to Renewal Staff at Work (for Peace)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>A Sojourners/Call to Renewal contingent joined the thousands at Saturday's <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/27/AR2007012700629.html">peace ral ...

Jim Wallis: Video of Davos Religion Roundtable
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Click on the image below to see video of Jim Wallis among religous, cultural, and political leaders from around the world engaging in a forum titled, <a href="http://gaia.world-television.com/wef/w ...

Adam Taylor: 'The Poor Will Always Be Among You...' Except in Your Political Priorities?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

and a $1.2 billion anti-malaria initiative. In relation to domestic poverty, the president mentioned poor ...

Adam Taylor: 'The Poor Will Always Be Among You...' Except in Your Political Priorities?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

and a $1.2 billion anti-malaria initiative. In relation to domestic poverty, the president mentioned poor ...

Adam Taylor: 'The Poor Will Always Be Among You...' Except in Your Political Priorities?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

and a $1.2 billion anti-malaria initiative. In relation to domestic poverty, the president mentioned poor ...

Jim Wallis: State of the Union - Reactions in Davos
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2007/01/23/news/122839.txt"></a>DAVOS, Switzerland - The first comments I heard in response to President Bush's State of the Unio ...

David Cortright: Soldiers Say 'No' to Escalation in Iraq
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

with merit.> Only 12% of Americans support Only 12% of Americans support Bush's escalation of his ... with merit.> Only 12% of Americans support Only 12% of Americans support Bush's escalation of his ...

Ryan Beiler: Dirty Deeds Not Done Dirt Cheap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

Thanks to <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/januaryweb-only/001-41.0.html"><em>Christianity Today</em></a> for quoting <a href="http://www.beliefnet.co ...

Brian McLaren: How Does Saddam's Execution Make You Feel?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

of differentiation itself may be suspect, if I am to understand Matt 23:1-12 and Luke 22:24 - 30 correctly.> ... read the Romans 13:1-3 passage IN CONTEXT... begginning with the end of Romans 12. The exegetical ... passage IN CONTEXT... begginning with the end of Romans 12." Are you referring to the passages from ...

Brian McLaren: How Does Saddam's Execution Make You Feel?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

the constant theme is; not dividing the word and keeping it in the proper context.Romans 12 was speaking ... for the christian is writen in Romans 12. To then force this on the clear meaning(s)of Romans 13 is not correct.The ... the constant theme is; not dividing the word and keeping it in the proper context.Romans 12 was speaking ...

Jim Wallis' Books of the Year
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0743285018" _base_href="http://www.beliefnet.com/">Our Endangered Values</a>, ...

Joe Roos: Americans Abroad Face Hussein Hanging Backlash
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

to respond, go to my blog)> _ HAC | Homepage | 12.30.06 - 3:03 am | # ... penalty on moral grounds. justintime | 12.30.06 - 1:37 pm | # ______________________________________ Joe ...

Jim Wallis' Books of the Year
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><a style="font-style: italic;" href="http://www.powells.com/partner/29218/biblio/0743285018" _base_href="http://www.beliefnet.com/">Our Endangered Values</a>, ...

Family Matters
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

is providing full-time care to an infant 12 months old or younger. In 2003, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, ...

The Gospel of Bling
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert M. Franklin If preachers are preoccupied with pursuing the life of conscpicuous consumption and preaching a "prosperity gospel ...

Duane Shank: Politicizing Ford's Passing?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

href="http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2006/12/duane-shank-best-legacy-of-gerald-ford.html">my piece on the passing of former president Gerald Ford</a> seems to have rubbed some people ... others should do? Butch | 12.30.06 - 4:11 pm | Expressing an opinion on the righteousness of particular ...

Duane Shank: Politicizing Ford's Passing?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Judging from your <a href="http://www.haloscan.com/comments/godspolitics/116724231109010434/">comments</a>, <a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics/2006/12/duane-shank-best-legacy-of-gerald-ford.html">my piece on the passing of former president Gerald Ford</a> seems to have rubbed some people ...

Brian McLaren's Books of the Year
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p></p> <p>In 2006 I read so many excellent books, old and new. Here are about 20 of my favorites ... in no order of importance:</p> In 2006 I read ...

Jim Wallis: Christmas in the Trenches
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

<span style="font-style: italic;">We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has sinc ...