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The Budget and Your Neighbor
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

And today, 47 million low-income Americans will see their food stamps benefits decrease , as stimulus funding ends. In light of this newly named “war on the poor,” I’ve been reflecting on Jesus’ story of the G ...

Cutting Food Stamps is a Bad Way to Balance the Budget
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Many of us are blessed enough to not know what it is like to be hungry, to regularly miss meals, or to consume a diet void of essential nutrients for a healthy life. But now, millions of our brothers and siste ...

Supreme Court to Consider Religious Prayer At Government Meetings
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 10:16am | Type: Blog

In a case that could determine restrictions on expressions of faith in the public square, the Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider religious prayers that convene government meetings. ...

'American Promise' Film Documents Two Black Families Navigating Education in America
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

Not Display (12 Years a Slave: A Conversation on Race, african america, ...

Cell Phone Spying: Would Jesus Even Care?
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

For some, the collective reaction has been more of a collective shrug, as if such impositions should be expected from a global superpower that generally prefers to maintain that status. But for others, there’s ...

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Are For Legal Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Press

on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, give on February 12, 2013. We want to give a heartfelt thank you ...

WATCH: Boy Won't Leave Pope Francis' Side
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

At a speech in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis was joined on stage by an incredibly cute young boy. At a speech in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis was joined on stage ...

Infographic on Mass Incarceration
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

The Criminal Justice Degree Hub released an infographic on mass incarceration in the U.S. titled "Locked Up In America." According to the extensive graphic, the U.S. has 5% of the world's popula ...

When We Were the Pre-Party to the Tea Party
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

We’d pass by all these well-attended, high-steepled liberal churches to worship in a squat, utilitarian building hidden on a back road in the woods, with a congregation of 30 or 40 strong: The Moral Majority. ...

The Gods of the Market
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Could it be that the ground has so shifted under our feet that we have failed to recognize that a new religious system has supplanted the old Christendom, uniting the whole Western world in its powerful mythol ...

Health Care Is a Moral and Religious Issue
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Yes, the rollout has been a complete mess. How proponents of such a contentious program can be so unprepared for folks to actually use it is mind-boggling. But while we’re preoccupied with the Capitol Hill fig ...

On Accountability: The Buck Never Stops
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

In the end, of course, no one will accept accountability, for we live in an age when the “buck” never stops on one’s own desk, if it stops at all. It was a strange, but telling, s ...

Brazil’s Police Take Bible Classes to Reduce Stress
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Amid concerns about police brutality, Brazilian military police officers are taking Bible study classes during their working hours to help them deal with stress and improve their personal and family lives. ...

The End Of The Religious Right, Take 47
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 10:35am | Type: Press

October 29, 2013 Sojo in the News vorjack ...

Come Together On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 9:53am | Type: Press

October 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Lee K. Nanfelt ...

Representing Christ in the Face of Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

On Oct. 13, Asian Americans United published an open letter asking the church to reevaluate its behavior toward its Asian brothers and sisters. On Oct. 13, Asian Americans United ...

More Than 600 National Leaders To Converge On Washington To Urge Congress To Act On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 11:59am | Type: Press

October 28, 2013 Sojo in the News PR Web ...

Survey: Majority of Libertarians Do Not Identify with Tea Party
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

According to the new American Values Survey, an annual release from the Public Religion Research Institute, a full 61 percent of libertarians do not consider themselves part of the Tea Party. ... In fact, only ...

Air Force Academy Drops ‘So Help Me God’ from Honor Oath
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 6:52pm | Type: Blog

Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required to include the words “so help me God” when taking their annual Honor Oath. Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required ...

The Most Controversial Sentence I Ever Wrote
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Press

new film called 12 Years a Slave has just come out and Sojourners hosted the premiere for the faith ... and sold into slavery -- into the historical context of all the American films ever done on slavery. 12 ...

Weathering The Storm On Capitol Hill
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Our Prayer From Capitol Hill Is Trending
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Faithful Filibuster: A Vigil Under The Dark Clouds Of Washington
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:13pm | Type: Press

October 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Why The Government Shutdown Is Unbiblical
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

October 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Pope Francis: We Need You In Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Press

September 26, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Just Picking On The Poor: The Facts And The Faces Of Cutting SNAP
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

September 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

'I Have A Complaint' -- No -- 'I Have A Dream'
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Press

August 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Evangelicals Converging on Washington to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

In a recent USA Today article, reporter Alan Gomez highlights the broad support for immigration reform including among the evangelical faith community. In a recent   USA To ...

Religious, Civil Rights Groups Demand Investigation of NYPD Spying
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department ...

American Jews Say Others Face More Discrimination
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

y they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays, and blacks facing far more. American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays, ...

After Racial Strife, New Pledge Commits Christians to Unity and Solidarity
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 10:02am | Type: Press

October 24, 2013 Press Releases At the end of a year that exposed the ...

The Most Controversial Sentence I Ever Wrote
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

called 12 Years a Slave has just come out, and Sojourners hosted the premiere ... done on slavery. 12 Years is the most accurate and best produced drama of slavery ever done, ... Manohla Dargis says, 12 Years a Slave “isn’t the first movie about slavery in the United States — ...

The American Church's Absence of Lament
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

of lament and the underlying narrative of suffering that informs lament. 12 Years a Slave ... established by unjust means – namely the exploitation of African bodies as chattel labor. 12 Years a Slave ... lament as we struggle with the story of 12 Years a Slave . Soong-Chan Rah is author ...

Democracy is a Marketplace of (Sometimes Obnoxious) Ideas
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Time was when a determined minority vowed to change the nation’s collective mind about racial integration and the Vietnam War. Time was when a determined minority vowed to change ...

Immigration Reform 2013: Undocumented Immigrants Should Be Allowed To Work And Bear Their Responsibility At Balance
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Press

October 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Michelle McErlain ...

Strangers in the Land (eBook)
Originally Posted: 11/18/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Product

Click here to view table of contents A six ...

Evangelicals Battle Over ‘Biblical’ Immigration
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Press

October 22, 2013 Sojo in the News Maya Rhodan ...

Kathy Saile, Gary Cook, Jim Wallis, Carole Busroe
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

PHOTO: Epic Political Bout Leaves Plenty of Winners, Losers
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:41pm | Type: Press

October 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Getty Images ...

Photo Slideshow: Sunrise Prayer Service To End The Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Sally Morrow ...

PHOTO: Ending The Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Doug Mills ...

Live Blog: The Budget Battle In Washington
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News The Wall Street Journal ...

The Faithful Filibuster
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:21pm | Type: Press

October 19, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Craig ...

Aide Shares Bible Devotionals He Sent to President Obama Each Morning
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 5:04pm | Type: Blog

President Obama may not attend church most Sundays, but a new book reveals the Bible verses and prayers that he reads every morning. President Obama may not attend church most Sun ...

'Faithful Filibuster': Religious Leaders Address Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

October 13, 2013 Sojo in the News General Board of Church and Socie ...

What Could Happen If US Defaults?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:58pm | Type: Press

October 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Andrew Tangel ...

Weekly Roundup: In Which We Try To Not Talk About The Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Press

October 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Kira Dault ...

The Economic And Moral Dimensions In Debt-Ceiling Debate
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

October 13, 2013 Sojo in the News Catholic News Service ...

"Faithful Filibuster' Invokes Biblical Mandate To Care For Poor
Originally Posted: 10/23/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Annysa Johnson ...

Chaplains Back On Job, Leaders Decry Shutdown And Rumors Are Debunked: Religion Roundup
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Tom Feran ...