The Common Good

Results for Economic Justice

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 ...

What New Monastics Can Learn from History (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. The settlement house movement is the foundation of public welfare in the United States. Beg ...

Your Comments (and a Great Sermon) on the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In case you missed it ... The conversations that ensue from any post I write vary widely in thei ...

Energy, Consumerism, and the Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

and do what we are asked to do in 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people who are called by my name humble ... of 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my ...

Seeing True Worth Despite Financial Downfall and Political Demonization
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Editor's Note: I've been enjoying The Sanc ...

A Pastoral Strategy for an Economic Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

letter( Ja 2: 14 -17) "If a brother or sister has nothihng to wear and has no food for the day ... Chronicle 7:14. Jeff Dan Erlander in Manna and Dan Erlander in Manna and Mercy talks about ...

Court Victory for Orlando's Homeless - Now What?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

I confess, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2513">it feels good to win.</a> It is easy to slip into the trap of feeling as if we have vanquished the oppressor and slain ...

Social Security is Not Broken
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

until I turned 32. And even with the 14 year head start, my 401K will still provide a much greater ... until I turned 32. And even with the 14 year head start, my 401K will still provide a much greater ...

Just as You Did for the Middle Class, You Also Did For Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In the all too familiar script of presidential elections and debates, these words have essentially replaced the words of Jesus. In the all too familiar script of presidential elec ...

Humpty Dumpty Falls off Wall Street
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Wall Street is now in shambles, worldwide confidence is eroded, the stock market is in free-fall ...

Jubilee on Wall Street: Reimagining God's Vision in Action
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> All the ruckus on Wall Street has created an incredible moment f ...

Wall Street Trader Becomes a Monk
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Saint Isaac of Syria said, "This life has been given to y ...

President of ABC News Tells His Church to 'Vote Out Poverty'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>David Westin, president of ABC News, was the speaker at </em><a href="http://www.sojo.net/action/alerts/VOP_poverty-sunday-toolkit.pdf"><em>Poverty Sunday</em></a ...

Top 10 Reasons to Sign the Vote Out Poverty Pledge
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Because politics have failed to solve big problems in the past, it is tempting, even during a critical election year, to become apathetic and disengage from the political process. ...

Bad News and Good News for a Dream Deferred
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Remember Bobbie Williams, the tough but hopeful friend <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2525">we sent to truck-driving school back in May</a>? </p> ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

happy is he." Proverbs 14:21. Building bigger barns to store increase does not guarantee secure ... happy is he." Proverbs 14:21. Building bigger barns to store increase does not guarantee secure ...

Orgy of Greed, Action Without Forethought
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

sentence in the verse you quoted? "...and you can help them anytime you want" (Mark 14 ...

Good News Break: It's Now Legal to Feed Poor People in Orlando
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

seriously the Scriptures that teach us that we are strangers and sojourners here, e.g., Hebrews 13:14 ... the Scriptures that teach us that we are strangers and sojourners here, e.g., Hebrews 13:14. Peace, ...

Repent, the End is Near!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing ever ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last week at North Park Theological Seminary , we conducted o ...

Two Options for Weathering Economic Storms: Wealth or Simplicity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

was reading these As I was reading these comments and the article, Philippians 4:10-14 came to mind. ... and the article, Philippians 4:10-14 came to mind. It's about being content in life because of who we ...

Video: Financial Crisis Has Election Implications
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>Jim Wallis was on PBS's Religion &amp; Ethics Newsweekly yesterday to discuss the Wall ...

Principles in an Unprincipled Crisis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> The meltdown of the nation's financial systems has stunned ...

Micah's Challenge to the Future President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S. Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progres ...

A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) # 14 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) My point ... ldbrandel, excellent comment. ldbrandel, excellent comment. Matthew 7:14 states "For the gate ...

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Times are hard. I work at a homeless shelter for single men wit ...

Jubilee for Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>The Bush administration believes this should be a "time of Jubilee" for Wall Street sp ...

Peace in the Midst of Economic Turbulence
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> When I was a girl, I heard preachers preach various iterations o ...

Holy Insecurity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> As an Episcopalian, I attend a church where the weekly Sunday te ...

In Money We Trust
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

to the comment above, re: regulation. Hi Jean, Mathew 25: 14-30 is Hi Jean, Mathew 25: 14 ... to the comment above, re: regulation. Hi Jean, Mathew 25: 14-30 is Hi Jean, Mathew 25: 14 ...

Sackcloth and Ashes on Wall Street
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Yesterday I heard Cokie Roberts on ABC's This Week say: ...

Seeking a More Just Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I have had the opportunity to consider and write about the economic disparities and realities in ...

Fomenting a Fair Trade Chocolate Revolution
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

During a recent trip to Seattle, I took a tour of <a href="http://www.theochocolate.com/">Theo Chocolate</a>, the first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the United Sta ...

Vote Out Poverty: 'That's Just How We Roll Around Here'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

for 12-14 hrs a day, 6 days a week, saved, invested carfully, and accumulated say $2mm+ and is living off ... for 12-14 hrs a day, 6 days a week, saved, invested carfully, and accumulated say $2mm+ and is living off ...

Greed in the Economy: It's the Morality, Sinner
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Everyone has heard the famous phrase, att ...

Ohio After Ike: On the Ground, In the Dark
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday afternoon, after devastating the Texas coast, the remnants of Hurricane Ike tore through Granville and the rest of Ohio, uprooting centuries old trees and downing power lines with hurrica ...

Why My Church is Hosting a Poverty Sunday
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/voteoutpoverty/"></a>Two of the mantras that my evangelicalism has taught me over the years are these:</p> <p>1. Be True to Scr ...

Dealing With Rejection
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a mailing she brought home from work. The other day Marty invited some neighborhood kids over to help with a m ...

A New Moment Dawning
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis A solution to poverty will take both liberals and conservatives and those who are neither. Forty ye ...

A Responsibility to Care
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Mike Huckabee talks about children, poverty, and the role of government. When thousands of people ...

The Right Thing to Do
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis John Edwards explains why poverty is an issue we can do something about. Sen. John Edwards came t ...

Vote Out Poverty
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Denlinger Reaves From election rhetoric to real change. With Election Day looming, political rhetori ...

A Problem of Riches
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins Why concentrated wealth and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us are not only bad for our economy but threate ...

Changing Our Minds
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frances Moore Lappe Five myths that stand in the way to overcoming poverty. During each of this century’s firs ...

Many Mansions
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

by Auburn’s Center for the Study of Theolo­gical Education asked 2,300 seminary graduates to rank 14 areas ...

A Cleveland Original
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones was a Cleveland original. Stephanie never cared about &ldquo;style points.&rdquo; She only cared about passing public policy that served the common good. ...

Fear and Fun on a Fellowship Field Trip
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I've been on lots of roads trips, but none of them compare to <a href="http://www.thewalnuthillsfellowship.org/">The Walnut Hills Fellowship's</a> weekend journey to Chicago. ...

Am I Liberal or Conservative? Or Both? (Romal Tune)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[... <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/07/am-i-liberal-or-conservative-o.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [... continued from ...

Am I Liberal or Conservative? Or Both? (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It wasn't until I started working in the world of religion and politics with advocacy organizations on Capitol Hill that I ever heard anyone define Christians as liberal or conservative. ...