Moral Economy Archives
Faith Groups Are Central to the Fight for Economic Justice in the Fast-Food Industry
The intersection of social justice and economic teachings within religion are exemplified by fast-food workers’ plight for fair treatment from their employers.
Of Strawberries and Stereotypes
While the work of charities is key to helping the poor, government programs can be key in supporting human dignity.
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.
Pulling up Racial Injustice by the Roots
Institutional racism might be harder to detect than individual bigotry, but its impact is more widespread and lasting.
Purity Police Miss the Point
Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.
Faith and the Fast-Food Strikes: An Interview with Rev. Liz Muñoz
Jack 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.
Marriage Equality Will Not End LGBT Discrimination
As the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.
Sequestration Hurts All of Us, Not Just Our Most Vulnerable
Three months into sequestration, we take a look at how harmful the phased-in cuts have been.
Nothing Says Love Like Great Public Policy
While cards and flowers are fine Mother’s Day gifts, public policies that make life better for moms are the best way to honor all they do.
Our Tax Dollars Help Faith-Based Groups and the Government Work for the Common Good
On Tax Day, it’s important to remember that the government often works with communities using our tax dollars to better the lives of Americans nationwide.
Distinguished Faith Leaders Take a Stand Against the Ryan Budget
A diverse group of faith leaders have come together to condemn Rep. Paul Ryan's FY 2014 budget resolution’s immoral cuts to services aiding the nation’s poor and continued tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests.
Resolve to End Homelessness in 2013
Instead of spending billions of dollars on trimming our bellies, let’s shed our nation of homelessness.
5 Reasons Faith Communities Care About the Fiscal Showdown
The 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.
Forgive Us Our Debts
Occupy Wall Street offshoot turns to ancient religious teachings to take on America’s mounting consumer debt.
In addition to thousands of churches, faith-based nonprofits, and activist groups working tirelessly to serve the poor, clergy and laypeople alike are speaking out to eradicate poverty and encouraging elected officials to create economic policies that are fair and just.