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The Poverty Summit
Originally Posted: 05/26/2015 - 9:40am | Type: Press

May 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Joy Strickland ...

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?
Originally Posted: 05/26/2015 - 9:35am | Type: Press

May 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Who Said It: Fox News or Jesus?
Originally Posted: 05/27/2015 - 9:30am | Type: Blog

for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:12-14). “Come, you ...

Los Angeles Backs Plan to Raise Minimum Wage to $15
Originally Posted: 05/20/2015 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

The plan would raise minimum wage by $6 — from $9 an hour to $15 — by 2020 for some 800,000 workers. The city council of Los Angeles agreed to draft a plan to raise the city' ...

3 Things a Stolen Car Is Teaching Me About Poverty
Originally Posted: 05/20/2015 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

After this experience, I'm left contemplating three realities. So our  First Home Project  car was stolen, and was recently found by the police. (Yay!)  Unfortunately it ...

Eyeing gay marriage case, evangelicals and Catholics rally around battling poverty
Originally Posted: 05/15/2015 - 4:09pm | Type: Press

May 14, 2015 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam ... http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/05/14/eyeing-gay-marriage-case-evangelicals-and-catholics-become-strong-allies-on-poverty/ This week, Washington saw ...

Purple Solutions to Poverty
Originally Posted: 05/14/2015 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

Working together, we can throw a lot of spaghetti at a lot of walls until we have the best policies to help kids in poverty. Robert Putnam, who spoke this Monday at Georgetown for ...

Once Pope Francis Knows U.S. Capitalism He Will Love It, Says Catholic Theologian-Economist
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

“You can get the impression that the pope is against capitalism,” said Rev. Martin Schlag. The Rev. Martin Schlag is a trained economist as well as a Catholic moral theologian, an ...

Faith, poverty take center stage at Georgetown
Originally Posted: 05/12/2015 - 11:28am | Type: Press

May 12, 2015 Sojo in the News Joy-Ann Reid ...

Pope Francis’ Poverty Agenda Draws President Obama
Originally Posted: 05/12/2015 - 11:13am | Type: Press

May 11, 2015 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Dias ...

Oregon Leads the Way
Originally Posted: 05/08/2015 - 1:28pm | Type: Press

May 7, 2015 Sojo in the News Shirley Kingsbury ...

Divest!
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 3:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Various campaigns have adopted the tactic of divestment to compel action toward a safer, more just, and more sustainable worl ...

Seeing Through 'Right-to-Work' Laws
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Fran Quigley It's in the interest of us all to protect the right of labor to organize.  WHAT’S NOT TO li ...

A Matter of Degrees
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright Two underserved populations are earning college degrees in prison these days. Only one of them is incarcerated.  ...

'They Saved My Life'
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 3:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Verena Radulovic The Housing First model gives formerly homeless people the stability of housing and ongoing support to get back on their ...

Religious Leaders Urge Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Mike Huckabee to Make Ending Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 9:02am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huc ...

Religious Leaders Urge Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 8:59am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Carly Fiorina begins her presidential c ...

Religious Leaders Urge Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 8:57am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Mike Huckabee begins his presidential c ...

Religious Leaders Urge Retired Neurosurgeon Ben Carson to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 05/07/2015 - 8:55am | Type: Press

May 6, 2015 Press Releases As Ben Carson begins his presidential camp ...

Nepal and Why Americans Need to Stop Complaining About U.S. Foreign Aid
Originally Posted: 05/06/2015 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

Food for the Hungry is collaborating with 14 other international relief organizations in Nepal. ...

June 2015
Originally Posted: 05/13/2015 - 2:22pm | Type: Magazine Issue

June, 2015 Divest! June 1, 2015 ...

Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death, Ruled a Homicide
Originally Posted: 05/01/2015 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

In an unexpected announcement Friday, Baltimore lead prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby said there is “probable cause” to file criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a spi ...

Religious Leaders Urge Sen. Bernie Sanders to Make Hunger and Poverty a Priority
Originally Posted: 04/30/2015 - 12:52pm | Type: Press

April 30, 2015 Press Releases As U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders launches hi ...

World Bank launches interfaith push to eliminate extreme poverty
Originally Posted: 04/23/2015 - 11:27am | Type: Press

April 22, 2015 Sojo in the News Heather Adams ...

World Bank Launches Interfaith Push to Eliminate Extreme Poverty
Originally Posted: 04/22/2015 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

The World Bank is teaming up with global religious leaders in a 15-year effort to end extreme poverty by 2030. The World Bank is teaming up with global religious leaders in a 15- ...

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 ...