Rep. Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Is Not the Answer to the Pope’s Prayers
Rep. Ryan needs to look toward Pope Francis’s teachings and the true state of poverty in America in order to effectively address the nation’s poverty crisis.
Working and Still Poor
When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.
Linking Policy and Life: An Interview on Moral Mondays Protests and Reproductive Justice with Rev. Emma Akpan
Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Emma Akpan of Blueprint North Carolina on the state's Moral Mondays protests.
Turning Trouble into Miracles
In what can only be described as a modern-day miracle, the Nuns on the Bus managed to transform a Vatican sanction into prophetic witness.
How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.
Family Values Versus the Corporate Bottom Line
The lack of paid sick days forces American workers to make the no-win choice between job and family.
Real Family Values: Making College Affordable and Alleviating Student Loan Debt
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.
Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit
Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.
Love and Work
Conservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand
After four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.
Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave
Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.
Business and Belief
Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.
Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better than Conflict
As the government shutdown dragged on, female senators broke through the impasse with a compromise plan to put Americans back to work and save the global economy.
Hating Government but Loving Its Programs
The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.