God's Politics
June 2007 Archives

That Stephen Colbert is dishing it out again… Because many of my friends know I’m a dumpster diver, or “freegan,” I heard from multiple sources that Colbert was making fun of my ilk on his show this week, saying, “I’m […]

Too often, unions are portrayed in our culture as products of a bygone era, better suited for the days of nine-to-five industrial jobs than the more complicated global economic realities of the 21st century. It’s certainly true that organized labor […]

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The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress. And I sought for anyone among them who would repair the wall and stand […]

Unity that is dictated by the powerful is not unity. Unity at the cost of the poor and the oppressed, at the cost of the integrity of the gospel, is not unity. – Alan Boesak + Sign up to receive […]

The most recent challenge to Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was rejected by the Supreme Court (5-4) this week, not on the basis of merit, but on the basis that the Freedom from Religion Foundation didn’t have standing to sue […]

Sadly, the Senate Immigration Bill failed a cloture vote yesterday morning (46/53—it needed 60 votes) and is now dead. This means the House will not be taking up the legislation and it isn’t likely to come back until at least […]

I want to introduce you to someone. His name is Gordon Brown, and he just became Britain’s new Prime Minister. You have probably been hearing and reading the news about the transition from Tony Blair to Brown. Among other things, […]

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It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. – Proverbs 16:19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail