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My Journey Through Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Fear, anxiety, and secrecy marked the roughly year and a half I received federal food stamps. I tried never to let those around me see me using the food stamp card, and certainly wouldn’t have ever told my ext ...

A New Look at Giving Tuesday: More Give to Religion Than Realize It
Originally Posted: 12/03/2013 - 7:20pm | Type: Blog

This is Giving Tuesday, when nonprofits of every stripe hope to attract some of the billions of dollars to be spent during the Hanukkah and Christmas season. This is  Giving Tues ...

Advent A Time To Hope--And Fast--For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Gabriel Salguero ...

Remembering The Martyr Of Black Friday (Why I Will Not Shop Today)
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Eric Folkerth ...

On Thanksgiving Day, Not Everybody Worries About Overeating
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:12pm | Type: Press

November 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

'The Grandmother Locked In The Bedroom:' A Native American Perspective On History, Immigration, And Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 11:56am | Type: Press

November 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Stoyan Zaimov ...

Feast With Your Family This Thanksgiving; Then Fast With Us Next Week -- For Families In Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 11:41am | Type: Press

November 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Fast for Families: Day 18 — Fasting While Others Feast
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

I moved into the fasting tent Wednesday morning, Day 16 of my Thanksgiving Fast4Families, where the best part has been the fellowship and the discipline of silence. ( Editors Note:  On Nov. 12, faith, immigrant rights, and labor ...

Feast with Your Family this Thanksgiving; Then Fast with Us Next Week -- for Families in Great Distress
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

The debate about immigration reform has been very productive in America over these past several years. And that debate has been won — by those who favor a common sense agenda for reform. ...

Pope Francis Lays Out a Blueprint for His Papacy in 'Evangelii Gaudium'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Laying out a blueprint for the issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis on Tuesday issued a biting critique of capitalism, calling on world leaders to fight against poverty and for the rich to ...

Please Hear Those of Us Who Can't
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

In my naivety I believed that adult-onset hearing loss could be countered by a good hearing aid, allowing the user to have comprehension close to that of a person with “normal” hearing. That misguided belief w ...

Heartbreak and Hope in Miami
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The film "Documented" never flinches from the raw story of Jose Antonio Vargas' coming out as an undocumented immigrant after winning the Pulitzer Prize. Last week ...

Muslim Superhero Kamala Khan No Match for Real-life Islamophobia
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

When Marvel Comics announced the debut of its latest superhero — a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim from Jersey City, N.J. — it was correctly seen as a positive development. ...

Shop Early, Shop Often
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Rod Anderson ...

'We Are Going To Win' Says Vice President Biden To Group Fasting For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Sandra Lilley ...

Biden Visit To Fast For Immigration Activists
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Luis Alonso Lugo ...

Day 13 and 14: Fasting Is Our Cross
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

Day 12 was holy ground for me — a crossroads. I woke ... Mall.) Day 13. 11/24/13. 12:17p.m. ET Entering day 13 of my  #Fast4Families . Day 12 ... a part of for 12 days and asked to move into the tent, with one condition: I be able to drink V8 juice. I ...

Stop Duane Buck's Execution
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Twenty-seven evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:58pm | Type: Press

November 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Christians Fast For US Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Press

November 24, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Trimmer ...

Visiting The Fast For Families In Support Of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:31pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Cecilia Munoz ...

The Immigrants And Their Allies Continue Expanding The Pressure Until You Achieve The Reform Immigration
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:17pm | Type: Press

November 14, 2013 Sojo in the News El Lider USA ...

In Search of the Real Alec Baldwin
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Is Alec Baldwin a raging (literally) homophobe or is he a decent guy protecting his family and neighbors? Or, are we in the presence of scapegoating? Alec Baldwin was caught on ...

Two Steps Obama Can Take to Defeat AIDS
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

to antiretrovirals, it should be possible—with proper funding and sustained political commitment—to treat 12 million ...

Who Jesus Is and Why It Matters (eBook Shorts)
Originally Posted: 12/09/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Product

Jim Wallis Who was Jesus? Why did he come? Some ...

Faith Leaders Protest Race In Sentencing
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 5:13pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

My Unexpected Meeting with the President of the United States
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

Pastor gets a surprise White House invitation to discuss immigration with the president. It was past 10 on a Sunday night in Spokane. The wedding was over and I was sitting in the ...

American Bible Society Sends 525 'Poverty and Justice' Bibles to Congress Following Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Press

November 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Morgan Lee ...

Immigration Advocates Go Without Food, Plea For House To 'Do Its Job'
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Press

November 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Elise Foley ...

House Democrats To Join Immigration Fast
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Press

in their “Fast for Families” initiative. The fast began on Nov. 12 and the fasters have each lost 10 pounds so ...

The Two Jacks: Contrasting Takes on C.S. Lewis and JFK’s Public and Private Faiths
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

at 12:30 p.m., his limousine rerouted to Parkland Memorial Hospital where the 46-year-old president ...

The Most Ignored and Undervalued People Within Churches Today
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

Churches have a tendency to favor some groups but not others, resulting in discrimination instead of equality, exclusion instead of acceptance, and prejudice instead of fairness. ...

White Men, Black Female Bodies, and Renisha McBride
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 12:32pm | Type: Blog

of American history. The film 12 Years A Slave depicted the brutal relationship between white masters ... to languish there today. Indeed, calling films like 12 Years A Slave “historical films” is a bit ... in the wake of her death is reminiscent of the most brutal scene in 12 Years A Slave in which a white ...

Student Group to Host 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game' on Texas Campus
Originally Posted: 11/19/2013 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

The Young Conservatives of Texas is staging a mock immigration sting Wednesday on the University of Texas at Austin’s campus. Editor's Note:  Thanks to pushback from st ...

5 Ways to Engage Global Poverty
Originally Posted: 11/20/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

In the age of the internet, we have access to a vast quantity of information beyond our dreams even twenty years ago. In the age of the internet, we have access to a vast quantity ...

Obama Promises To Push For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 5:18pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News El Manana http://www.elmanana.com.mx/noticia/12783/Promete-Obama-presionar-por-la-reforma-migratoria-Nuevo-Laredo.html Were also Russel Moore, ...

Boehner Insists "No" And Obama's "Yes" On Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 5:14pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Maria Pena ...

Obama And Biden Will Promote Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 5:08pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Voice of America ...

Obama Will Meet With Religious Leaders To Discuss Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 5:05pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jorge Cancinco ... http://noticias.univision.com/inmigracion/reforma-migratoria/article/2013-11-12/obama-se-reunira-con-lideres-religiosos-para-hablar-de-la-reforma-migratoria#axzz2kXCBplME Among those attending ...

Activists Fast For US Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Luis Alonso ... http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2013/11/12/1612862/activistas-ayunan-por-reforma.html The Rev. Jim Wallis, editor ...

Fast Against Congress For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Maria Pena La Opinion ...

Baptist Briefs: Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

November 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Baptist Standard ...

Why Faith Groups Are Rallying Behind Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Jack Jenkins ...

Biden To Push Immigration At Naturalization Event
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Josh Lederman The Associated Press ...

Activists To Fast On Capitol Hill Until Congress Passes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 ... http://www.religionnews.com/2013/11/12/activists-fast-capitol-hill-congress-passes-immigration-reform/ The Rev. Jim Wallis, ... Tuesday (Nov. 12) to fast from food and drink and to camp in front of the U.S. Capitol until Congress ...

National "Fast For Families" Campaign Launches At Capitol's Doorstep
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Kate Thomas SEIU ...

Group Fasts Near Capitol For Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 2:45pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Andrew Mollenbeck ...

Immigration Reform Supporters Kick Off Hunger Strike
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 2:40pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Griselda ... http://voxxi.com/2013/11/12/immigration-reform-hunger-strike/ Rev. Jim Wallis, president ...

Immigration Activists Fast For Reform On National Mall
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Armando Trull ... http://wamu.org/news/13/11/12/immigration_activists_fast_for_reform_on_national_mall Participating groups ...

Faith Leaders And Activists Fast To Protest Inaction On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Press

November 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Esther Yu-Hsi ... http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2013/11/12/2928021/fasting-reform-washington/ Rev. Jim Wallis ...