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Real Family Values: Making College Affordable and Alleviating Student Loan Debt

University of Washington students article icon Issue Brief In a country founded on the ideals of equality, fairness, and economic opportunity, higher education should not be reserved for a privileged few.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Fast food strike article icon Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave

article icon Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Real Family Values: Values-Based Policies that Work for American Families

Conservatives’ version of “family values” has failed. It’s time to embrace policies and values that actually improve the lives of Americans and their families.

By Jack Jenkins and Emily Baxter | Tuesday, October 15, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Student-Loan Debt

As Congress debates whether or not to double student-loan interest rates, people of faith can help make the moral case for a fair student-loan system.

By Jack Jenkins | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Faith and the Fast-Food Strikes: An Interview with Rev. Liz Muñoz

Fast food strikesJack Jenkins talks with Rev. Liz Muñoz of Chicago, Illinois, about the fast-food strikes happening across the country and what faith groups and faith leaders are doing to help.

By Jack Jenkins | Friday, June 14, 2013

How Faith Fuels Progressivism

play_alt icon Video A new video from the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative shows how religious groups have played a critical role in many of our nation’s social-justice movements, and continue to fuel many of today’s forward-looking campaigns for justice, mercy, and equality.

By William DeBoer and Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thou Shall Not Kill: Faith Groups and Gun-Violence Prevention

Gun-violence prevention article icon Issue Brief In this brief, we examine the efforts of faith-based groups to prevent deaths caused by firearms through their work as first-responders, advocates, and prophetic voices against the scourge of gun violence.

By Jack Jenkins, with Eleni Towns | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Welcoming the Newcomer: How Faith Groups Are Rallying the Religious Behind Immigration Reform

Immigration reform activistsReligious institutions and faith-based activists continue to be influential forces behind the push for sensible immigration legislation.

By Jack Jenkins | Monday, March 25, 2013

13 Progressive Faith Leaders to Watch in 2013

Sister Simone CampbellThese faith leaders can be expected to continue leading the progressive charge for economic, social, and environmental justice in 2013 and beyond.

By Jack Jenkins, Eleni Towns, and Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Joe GarciaPeople of faith can add a unique perspective to the fight for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

By Jack Jenkins and Eleni Towns | Friday, February 8, 2013

5 Reasons Faith Communities Care About the Fiscal Showdown

Catholic Charities NYSEThe faithful are standing alongside their fellow citizens to remind our elected officials that society’s most vulnerable—the hungry, the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the needy—should be reflected in and protected by our national policies.

By Jack Jenkins | Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Muslim Americans Bridging Communities Through Art and Music

Omar OffendumA number of Muslim Americans are using art as a point of connection, not discord, between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States.

By Jack Jenkins | Monday, December 17, 2012

Courting the ‘None’ Vote

St. Brigid's church article icon Issue Brief The growing number of religiously unaffiliated Americans presents potential challenges for both political parties, but their presence may also be beneficial.

By Jack Jenkins | Thursday, November 1, 2012

Video: 5 New Ways to Vote Your Values

The Center for American Progress's Faith and Progressive Policy team examine five issues that will drive conscientious voters to the polls: immigration, health care, the economy, the environment, and gay and transgender equality.

By Jack Jenkins, Catherine Woodiwiss, Eleni Towns, Sally Steenland, and Eliza Blanchard | Wednesday, October 3, 2012