Chris Baker Evens 07-24-2009

Development is a word full of hope. It brings to mind water pumps and rice banks, bridges and education, smiling children and sky-scraping financial institutions. Yet there is a dark side to development.

On Friday, July 17th, at 4 a.m., this dark side showed its face when

People of faith can celebrate today as the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour.
Tracey Bianchi 07-22-2009

[continued from part 1] ... Here is why I am not about to toss my kids into the car and dash out for cheap juice boxes:

Brian McLaren 07-20-2009
My friend Bob Carlton sent me this link to a Guardian piece by Madeleine Bunting, "
Jim Wallis 07-09-2009
As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical on the global economy.
Every day across America we see self-segregation in lunchrooms, in classrooms, and in church pews on Sunday morning. But how about online?
Elizabeth Palmberg 06-19-2009
As I look at where we need to get, pronto -- 350 parts per million or less carbon in the atmosphere, sustainable use of planetary resources, and a world economy consistent with those things -- and
Oscar Perry Abello 06-10-2009
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. If you teach his wife how to fish, you feed the whole family for a lifetime.
Oscar Perry Abello 06-02-2009
For too many households around the world, living paycheck-to-paycheck is a luxury out of reach.
Elizabeth Palmberg 05-22-2009
The folks at NPR's Planet Money podcast have already sort of repented for verbally badgering Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor and high government official who happens to be female, in
Elizabeth Palmberg 05-18-2009
Why should the world turn away from huge, monocropped factory farms? Pick the reason you like best.
Robin Fillmore 04-15-2009
The rhetorical question David Wilcox asks aloud before a crowd outside Baltimore, Maryland, is
Andy Clasper 04-08-2009
The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order.
Andy Clasper 03-23-2009
It would have been the last thing they expected. They thought this was their chance to discredit him on a point of law they thought was safe ground.
Jim Wallis 03-12-2009

"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"

Jim Wallis 03-02-2009
Four years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, Sojourners coined a phase, "budgets are moral documents." That phrase has now entered the common lexicon, but it remains our fundam
Andrew Wilkes 03-02-2009

It is often pointed out that some of the places most lacking in hope are not the industrial wastelands or the bleak landscapes shorn of beauty, but the places where there is too much mo