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Religious Leaders Urge Sen. Marco Rubio to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 10:36am | Type: Press

April 13, 2015 Press Releases As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio launches his p ...

Religious Leaders Urge Hillary Rodham Clinton to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 10:32am | Type: Press

April 12, 2015 Press Releases As Hillary Rodham Clinton launches her ...

Religious Leaders Urge Sen. Ted Cruz to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 10:24am | Type: Press

March 27, 2015 Press Releases The Circle of Protection today asked Re ...

Religious Leaders Urge Sen. Rand Paul to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 04/14/2015 - 10:18am | Type: Press

April 7, 2015 Press Releases As Sen. Rand Paul launches his president ...

Faith communities, World Bank find extreme poverty a common foe
Originally Posted: 04/13/2015 - 10:33am | Type: Press

April 10, 2015 Sojo in the News Dennis Sadowski ...

Religious leaders and World Bank commit to ending extreme poverty
Originally Posted: 04/10/2015 - 2:38pm | Type: Press

April 9, 2015 Sojo in the News Bani Dugal ...

In Sickness and Health
Originally Posted: 04/08/2015 - 1:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

Beau Underwood Paid sick leave helps not only the workers but businesses as well. WHAT IS OUR responsibility ...

A calling to serve the poor
Originally Posted: 03/30/2015 - 10:24am | Type: Press

March 27, 2015 Sojo in the News Kay McSpadden ...

Immoral Choices in the House GOP Budget
Originally Posted: 03/18/2015 - 10:05am | Type: Press

March 17, 2015 Sojo in the News Terrance Heath ...

INFOGRAPHIC: The New Indentured Servitude
Originally Posted: 03/18/2015 - 9:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés Education debt is crippling students, and America's response gets a failing grade.  While P ...

Facing Up to Our Broken Covenants
Originally Posted: 03/16/2015 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Lent is preparation for Easter — homework for a radial, inexplicable new beginning. Lent is our season of honesty. It is a time when we may break out of our illusions to face the ...

‘Selma Sowed, But It Did Not Reap' — Anniversary Puts Spotlight on Deep Poverty
Originally Posted: 03/10/2015 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

With the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend, America was reminded how this small city helped bring sweeping change to the nation. With the 50th anniversary of Bloody ...

Forgive Us Our Debts
Originally Posted: 03/17/2015 - 11:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Virginia Gilbert The high cost of U.S. education loans is causing a new form of indentured servitude.  SARA ...

Why We Must Change How We Change the World
Originally Posted: 02/25/2015 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

There is a different narrative that summons those of us who dare to care. It begins when we confront the things that have kept millions from breaking free from poverty and injustice. It ends when we find the c ...

Environmental Racism and Health Disparities in the South Bronx
Originally Posted: 02/19/2015 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

to God about you, for this will be counted as a sin for you." - Deuteronomy 24:14-15 We ...

Little Christs in Disneyland
Originally Posted: 02/16/2015 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

Those of us in the Church have a word to offer even on something as “secular” as vaccination—we know what it means to take communities and bodies seriously. The news these days is ...

Pope Francis: 'We Will Not Find the Lord Unless We Truly Accept the Marginalized'
Originally Posted: 02/15/2015 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

In a powerful sermon that signaled his desire to push ahead with historic reforms, Pope Francis on Sunday said the Roman Catholic Church must be open and welcoming, whatever the costs. ...

It's About Time
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Towns all over the United States engage in the practice of arresting those who fail to pay fines. These folks are put in jail and given a permanent record for no reason other than that they are poor. ...

Turning Money Into Media
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ben Cohen Ben & Jerry's cofounder on how to fight back against big money in politics.  AS ICE CREAM ...

Pro-Israeli, Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Jesus
Originally Posted: 02/11/2015 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

of the Activestills collective (activestills.org). He lived in the occupied Palestinian territories from 2010-14 ...

Super Bowl Ads: One Long Sugar High
Originally Posted: 02/04/2015 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

These commercials expose what we all really crave — and none of the companies who invested in Super Bowl commercials are selling it. The Super Bowl is the most watched night of te ...

Who's in Control?
Originally Posted: 01/29/2015 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

We know who is really in control, and it’s not us — not even the wealthy and powerful among us, who often live under the illusion of control. What a resting place we can find in God when we remember that truth ...

Seriously, what if born-again Christians did set Louisiana's budget?
Originally Posted: 01/27/2015 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

January 26, 2015 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

State of the Union and Inequality: What Are You Going to Do Now?
Originally Posted: 01/26/2015 - 11:41am | Type: Press

January 23, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Five Reasons Why Citizens United Matters Five Years Later
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 5:35pm | Type: Blog

Five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations are welcome to the same free speech rights that are allotted to individuals and can therefore spend f ...

State of the Union and Inequality: What Are You Going to Do Now?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2015 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

The state of the union certainly isn’t good for the poorest and most vulnerable Americans, especially for the children who live in poverty — one in every five American children, and one of every three children ...

The Letter That’s Coming to All Presidential Candidates
Originally Posted: 01/21/2015 - 12:33pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2015 Sojo in the News Gary Feuerberg ...

100 Christian Faith Leaders Challenge 2016 Presidential Candidates to Post 3-Minute Video on Their Plans to Fight Poverty, Hunger
Originally Posted: 01/20/2015 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

Americans and 14 million children are living in poverty in the U.S., Jim Wallis, CEO and founder ...

Black Churches Offer Scholarships to Students at Michael Brown’s Alma Mater
Originally Posted: 01/14/2015 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

“This is a young people’s movement,” Bryant said. “We figured the best way to help support that was to educate them.” They filed into the gym Jan. 12 for an assembly about gradua ...

Obamacare Marches On, Step by Step
Originally Posted: 01/12/2015 - 1:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tara Culp-Ressler Despite continued opposition, the ACA is accomplishing its goals.  THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ...

Jesus Christ believed in helping the poor
Originally Posted: 01/05/2015 - 11:45am | Type: Press

January 3, 2015 Sojo in the News David Buckna ...

Pope Blasts Vatican Administration, Accuses Some of Spiritual ‘Alzheimer’s’
Originally Posted: 12/22/2014 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis launched a blistering attack on the Vatican bureaucracy on Monday, outlining a “catalog of illnesses” that plague the church’s central administration, including “spiritual Alzheimer’s” and gossipy ...

Who Cares About The Cheerleaders?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Our society idolizes and materializes female sexuality by elevating cheerleaders as an idealized position for young girls, and then refuses to decently pay or reward women at the so-called top of the totem pol ...

An End to the Fossil-Fuel Era?
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Now that the Rockefellers have divested, what excuse does anyone else have?  THE MOOD ALONG Cen ...

From the Archives: January 1981
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Hanks Why People are Poor.  IF A POLL WERE to be taken in North American churches concerning the causes ...

'Tis the Season
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walmart, the United States’ largest employer, employs 1.4 million Americans; that’s five times as many ...

Report: Solutions to Hunger, Poverty Must Focus on Empowering Women
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

This morning, Bread for the World, released the 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish, We Can End Hunger. The comprehensive analysis focuses on the imperative role the empowerment of women and girls plays in ...

When Decemberism Crucifies Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

One of the dominant dogmas of the season seems to be both loud and clear: Our value as human beings is often dictated by our capacity to contribute toward economic growth. This is what happens when Decemberism ...

How to Build Authentic Community
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

Do something to celebrate someone today who might feel like an outsider. And don’t be surprised if later they return the favor and help you feel the love when you might feel like an outsider. ...

When the Gospel Becomes a Product
Originally Posted: 11/17/2014 - 5:48pm | Type: Blog

in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these,” John 14 ...

VIDEO: Our Neighbors in the Pews
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors A video giving voice to the homeless of San Francisco.  In her piece “ Compassion in the Stacks ...

When We Choose to See Them
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

There’s no way to know, just from looking at the sign. Maybe he was a con man, or maybe he was just my brother, genuinely in need of human contact to maintain his dignity. Or maybe he was even more than that. ...

Provisions for the Long Haul
Originally Posted: 11/12/2014 - 10:35am | Type: Magazine Article

This nonprofit ecumenical group with 14 chapters throughout Pennsylvania offers seminars and resources to assist ...

Left Behind
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 8:00am | Type: Magazine Article

nonprofit organization founded at St. Joseph’s Parish in Downingtown. The group has grown to 14 chapters ... left New Orleans and moved to the Downingtown, Pa. area to be closer to family. He spent 14 months ...

Pope Francis Suggests No-Cost Annulments in Divorce Cases
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

“When you attach economic interests to spiritual interests, it is not about God,” Pope Francis said. Pope Francis raised the prospect of no-cost marriage annulments on Nov. 5 afte ...

Compassion in the Stacks
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 5:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot The San Francisco Public Library reaches out to homeless patrons through an innovative social work program.  ...

December 2014
Originally Posted: 11/18/2014 - 6:11pm | Type: Magazine Issue

December, 2014 The Man Who Wrote King's Most Dangerous Speech ...

What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?
Originally Posted: 11/04/2014 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

So is the world better off with or without empires? Is it necessary to have some sort of beneficent overlord to keep us in line, to afford us cultural advances we might not ever achieve, or even to keep us fro ...

An Open Letter to Missionaries
Originally Posted: 11/03/2014 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

Inevitably, you transferred some of your culture when you communicated your faith to me. I understand this now, but sometimes I don’t think you do. Dear Missionaries, I like to ...

Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

tells us that, “the blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them” (Matt 21:14 ...