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57,000 Reasons to Restore Early Learning

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan57,000 children won’t be attending Head Start this month because of sequester cuts.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Faith Groups Are Central to the Fight for Economic Justice in the Fast-Food Industry

McDonald's strikeThe intersection of social justice and economic teachings within religion are exemplified by fast-food workers’ plight for fair treatment from their employers.

By Sarah P. Miller | Friday, August 2, 2013

Of Strawberries and Stereotypes

While the work of charities is key to helping the poor, government programs can be key in supporting human dignity.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 24, 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

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 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

Marriage Equality Will Not End LGBT Discrimination

Gay and lesbian support rallyAs the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nothing Says Love Like Great Public Policy

Mother's DayWhile 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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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.

By Emily Baxter and Eleni Towns | Monday, April 15, 2013

Distinguished Faith Leaders Take a Stand Against the Ryan Budget

Rep. Paul RyanA 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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Resolve to End Homelessness in 2013

Misha McLambInstead of spending billions of dollars on trimming our bellies, let’s shed our nation of homelessness.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 2, 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

Forgive Us Our Debts

Occupy Wall Street anniversaryOccupy Wall Street offshoot turns to ancient religious teachings to take on America’s mounting consumer debt.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 12, 2012