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Rep. Paul Ryan listens during a hearing

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.

By Claire Markham | Thursday, August 14, 2014

minimum wage rally

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sister Simone Campbell walks with a demonstrator

Conquering the Religious-Secular Divide

Sharing common goals in the fight for justice helps narrow gaps in understanding between religious and secular advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs

Christian scholars are exploring what is appropriate religious expression in a diverse society.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government

By casting government as the villain, conservatives are ignoring history and denying the facts.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kissing at AZ State Capitol

Cracking the Edifice of Injustice

The fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pope Francis on New Year's Eve

Resolving to Focus in 2014

Despite the distractions of the coming year, it’s important to hold basic, long-lasting truths in mind in order to experience purpose and joy.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Factory

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fast food strike

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

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

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1 Year After the Sandy Hook School Shooting, Dean Gary Hall Calls for Action on Gun Violence Prevention

Sally Steenland and the Very Rev. Gary Hall discuss the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting and why faith leaders are at the forefront of gun control prevention advocacy.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, December 9, 2013

Simone Campbell

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 4, 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

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz

Hating Government but Loving Its Programs

The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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