Posts Tagged ‘Sojourners’


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 by JEL

The talk on Capitol Hill and around the nation is all about slashing budgets and getting some semblance of control over our deficits. Right now, Congress is evaluating a budget that cuts discretionary spending by 9% while simultaneously increasing military spending by 2%. Domestic programs for the poor fall under the former category.

What would Jesus cut? That’s the question being asked by the good people over at Sojourners. They’ve created a “Take Action” page where you can send a note to your elected officials regarding budget priorities.

Social Justice

Friday, April 9th, 2010 by JEL

There are different definitions for “Social Justice” out there, but I found a nice, objective one at

“Fair and proper administration of laws conforming to the natural law that all persons, irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, possessions, race, religion, etc., are to be treated equally and without prejudice. See also civil rights.”

Seems like something we would all be in favor of, right? Well, not all of us, apparently. Glenn Beck recently told his listeners to “to leave any church that teaches social justice, and to report its pastor to church authorities.”

If you would like to tell Mr. Beck how you feel about Social Justice and pass along the fact that Jesus was a fan (of Social Justice, not of Glenn Beck), the good folks at Sojourners have an online “Take Action” form.