Moral Economy Archives
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.
An Overview of the Nuns on the Bus Tour
Sally Steenland, Hannah Moser, and Elana Leopold reflect on the recent faith-based crusade against Rep. Paul Ryan’s merciless budget plan.
Ryan vs. Ryan
The Nuns on the Bus Tour embraces one Catholic’s vision of a moral economy and rejects another’s, write Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler.
Moral Economy Quiz: Can You Match the Quote with Its Famous Speaker?
Interactive Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler ask you to pair up historical figures and individuals with their quotes advocating for responsible capitalism.
Contraception Is an Economic Issue
Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons explain why family planning is integral to women’s economic security.
People of Faith Rally for Unemployment Benefits
Faith groups gather in the nation’s capital to push for the extension of unemployment benefits, writes Catherine Woodiwiss.
Stopping Wage Theft
Sally Steenland talks with Kim Bobo, executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice in Chicago, about what she's doing to make sure all workers get the pay they're owed.
The Vatican and Occupy Wall Street Agree on a Just Economy
A note late last month from the Catholic Church’s governing body calling for economic fairness should strike a chord with the protesters, says Jake Paysour.