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Dinner with the Antichrist (by Jim Wallis)

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Last evening I attended a reception and dinner in Washington for evangelical Christian leaders, which is not an unusual event here. But the topic and, especially, the main speaker would seem highly unusual to many. The event, called “A Global […]

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‘Child Brides: Stolen Lives’ on NOW Tonight (by Julie Polter)

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Mamta, a winsome, wide-eyed girl of 12 moves through her daily chores in a poor household in India. Although still a child, her life has little play, and she will too soon be bearing the full responsibilities and burdens of […]

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Proof of a Movement (by Aaron Graham)

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New York Faith and Justice was inspired into being by Sojourners/Call to Renewal during their annual Pentecost Conference in 2006. It started with just a handful of committed Christians in New York who were focused on discovering how God was […]

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Not Just Another PC Peace and Justice Group (by Becky Garrison)

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When I got an invitation to attend the launch of New York Faith & Justice (www.nyfaithjustice.org), their mission statement caught my eye. Simply stated, their goals are: Following Christ, uniting the church, and ending poverty in New York through spiritual […]

What Happened to You, Mr. President? (by Jim Wallis)

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Dear Mr. President, When I first heard that you were vowing to veto a bipartisan bill to expand child health care, my immediate thought was more personal than political: What has happened to you? I vividly remember a call at […]

Reclaiming Katrina’s Missed Opportunity /by Adam Taylor/

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Yesterday our nation marked the solemn anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with news coverage highlighting the lack of progress made since the winds and water washed away so many hopes and dreams. For many Americans, the images from Katrina may feel […]

Sweet Beginnings: How Work Can Work by Jim Wallis

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Last week I received an interesting package in the mail from Sweet Beginnings LLC, a Chicago-based neighborhood non-profit “committed to training and employing residents who are often locked out of the traditional labor market due to past criminal records and […]

Adam Taylor: The Farm Bill and the Common Good

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Last Friday the House passed a 741-page Farm Bill, largely keeping intact the existing system of subsidies for commercial farmers while adding billions of dollars for conservation, nutrition, and new agricultural sectors. While Democratic leaders will call this a success, […]

Jim Wallis: A New Gilded Age

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The New York Times ran two pieces this week that tell us a great deal about where our country is economically. On Sunday’s front page, “The Richest of the Rich, Proud of a New Gilded Age” told the story of […]

Jim Wallis: Rural Poverty on the Political Map

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I heard this report on NPR this morning while getting ready for work and was inspired. I’m not only encouraged that poverty is finally getting on the national agenda; I also found this particular report to be almost poetic. At […]

Jim Wallis: Vote Out Poverty

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We’re in the homestretch for Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets. It promises to be an informative and inspiring event: a Sunday evening justice revival; a presidential candidates forum focusing on faith, values, and poverty; an organizing institute; […]

Adam Taylor: Making Good on Our Promises to Africa

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On Wednesday President Bush made a second major speech on the crisis of HIV/AIDS announcing a major commitment to double U.S. funding for global prevention and treatment programs around the world to reach a level of $30 billion over another […]

Jim Wallis: What’s Acceptable? What’s Possible?

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This column is adapted from a commencement address that Jim delivered at Georgetown University on Sunday, May 20. Each new generation has a chance to alter two very basic definitions of reality in our world – what is acceptable and […]

Mary Nelson: Questions from a Community Development Veteran

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As announced on CNN last week, we’re hosting a forum of the leading Democratic presidential candidates at our Pentecost 2007 event (Mary will also be speaking at the conference). We’ve invited several of our bloggers to discuss their questions for […]

Shane Claiborne: Questions for an Empire’s Candidates

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As announced on CNN last night, we’re hosting a forum of the leading Democratic presidential candidates at our Pentecost 2007 event (Shane will also be speaking at the conference). We’ve invited several of our bloggers to discuss their questions for […]

Jim Wallis: The Ever-Widening Evangelical Agenda

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This article in Sunday’s LA Times caught my attention: Evangelical leader Rick Warren came to the heart of the religious right movement last week to criticize a narrow focus on abortion, homosexuality and pornography as un-Christian. Strikingly, top Christian conservatives […]

Jim Wallis: Two Pieces on Poverty

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There are two pieces on poverty from today’s Washington Post that are worth reading and discussing. The first is by one of my favorite columnists, E.J. Dionne Jr., If Democrats Want to Help the Poor. . . : Republicans once […]

Jim Rice: Cal Thomas on the ‘End of the Religious Right’

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Cal Thomas’ essay “The Beginning of the End of the Religious Right?” uses the occasion of the closing of one of the Coral Ridge Ministries of D. James Kennedy to argue that: Christians must first understand that the issues they […]

Jim Wallis: Prioritize the Poor

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Last week, Sojourners/Call to Renewal joined many other advocates in asking the Senate to take a step toward a moral budget. In a letter that went to every senator, I requested that each “make sure to prioritize poor and working […]

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Why I Work for Immigration Reform (by Patty Kupfer)
When I tell people that I work on immigration reform, they usually laugh or say, "way to pick an easy topic." Everyday it feels like there is more fear, more hate. Raids are picking up in Nevada, California, and New York. A number of senators ...

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Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value ...

posted 10:11:56am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Verse of the Day: 'peace to the far and the near'
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them. But the wicked are like ...

posted 9:35:01am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

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