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Free the Corinthian 15 -- And 41 Million Other Student Debtors

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Corinthian story is certainly an unjust one. These strikers have raised issues which go to the heart of our nation's entire student debt crisis. That crisis affects 41 million Americans, who hold an estimated $1.3 trillion in debt. Those are staggering numbers -- and if we do nothing they will continue to soar.

Why Is the 'Tinderbox West' the New Normal?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Arizona a few weeks ago, 19 highly skilled firefighters were killed by a fire in what the New York Times called "Deadly New Normal: A Tinderbox West."

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

Vegas Dancers Still Sizzle

Quia Querisma | Posted 04.30.2013 | Travel
Quia Querisma

After staring from my window at Caesar's Palace, across the street to the towering advertisement for Jubilee! I had to learn more.

'Forgive Us Our Debts': Occupy Operationalizes The Lord’s Prayer on Debt

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

It has never been more important to raise the issue of debt forgiveness and do something about it in concrete ways than it is in 21st century America. But how could the biblical Jubilee possibly be an economic plan in today's economy? Enter Occupy Wall Street's "Rolling Jubilee."

Has The Occupy Movement Figured Out Real Debt Relief?

Posted 11.15.2012 | Comedy

Author and cartoonist David Rees and comedian Hari Kondabolu stopped by HuffPost Live to talk the Rolling Jubilee, Occupy Wall Street's inspired idea ...

The People's Bailout of The People (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street is getting ready to start literally making some debt disappear.

Beyond Money

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The economy should not be an end in itself, an irresistible force that we fail to serve at our peril -- yet that's the conventional attitude. The economic suicides of Europe are testimony to the prevalence of this belief.

The Ideal And The Real: Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17

Rabbi Leon A. Morris | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Leon A. Morris

Balancing the ideal and the real allows for an adjustment to an original plan, a midcourse correction and a reassessment based on how a "solution" is being implemented. The sabbatical year, with its forgiveness of debts, is an example.

Student Debt Crisis: It's Time for a Jubilee

Mark Engler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Impact
Mark Engler

Organizations that usually demand cancellation of the crippling debts owed by impoverished countries in the global South are now calling for debt forgiveness for a different group of borrowers: U.S. students.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Sing For The Queen

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Andrew Lloyd Webber is looking forward to performing for the queen – once again. Elizabeth ll's Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue...

Queen's Jubilee Guest List Raises Eyebrows

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

LONDON — Britain has come under criticism for inviting the king of Bahrain, whose Gulf state has engaged in a brutal crackdown on political diss...

10 Great Non-Ultra, Non-Masquerade Miami Music Week Events

Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Miami

Some things are a given during Miami Music Week: Ultra Music Festival going bonkers, Swedish House Mafia throwing their own party, outrageous prices a...

Redistribution Of Wealth Is A Divine Commandment

William O'Brien | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
William O'Brien

A growing number of scholars, preachers and laypeople are exploring what has been a largely marginalized part of the biblical tradition. Some have labeled this tradition "Sabbath economics."

Dave Ramsey's Deism And The Economics Of Jubilee

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Though Christian financial "guru" Dave Ramsey claims not to understand Occupy Wall Street, he does know why protesters want to raise taxes on the wealthy: We are sinners. "At the core of this demand," he says, "is envy."

Possessing And Releasing

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, this most introspective of days, Israel is commanded to release, to restore, to simplify.

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

Time to Forgive, Forget, and Find a Little Jubilee

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randall Amster

Money is the means to everything from food to sex, so it's no surprise what people are willing to do to obtain it, from criminal activities to simply ignoring the rising tide.