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Moral Economy Archives

Moral Economy Quiz: Can You Match the Quote with Its Famous Speaker?

cursor icon Interactive Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler ask you to pair up historical figures and individuals with their quotes advocating for responsible capitalism.

By Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler | Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Contraception Is an Economic Issue

Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons explain why family planning is integral to women’s economic security.

By Sally Steenland and Jessica Arons | Monday, April 2, 2012

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.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Friday, December 9, 2011

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.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, December 2, 2011

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.

By Jake Paysour | Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Vatican, Occupy Wall Street, and Jerry Falwell’s Legacy

Sally Steenland interviews reporter and blogger Michael Sean Winters about the role of the religion in Occupy Wall Street and politics, as well as Jerry Falwell's influence on the religious right.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Faith Groups Lend Diverse Voices to the Occupy Movement

Catherine Woodiwiss and Jake Paysour document how religious establishments of all stripes are finding common cause with the protesters.

By Catherine Woodiwiss and Jake Paysour | Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good Stewards of Creation, Good Stewards of Their Budgets

Houses of worship are saving big with new tools to reduce their energy use, writes Marta Cook.

By Marta Cook | Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Leaving Faith Organizations out in the Cold

Cutting federal funding for poverty programs would cripple the faith-based groups that play a key role in our social safety net, write Annelisa Steeber and Marta Cook.

By Annelisa Steeber and Marta Cook | Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Role for Faith in Tough Economic Times

Brookings Institution economist Rebecca Blank discusses the recession, failures of the market, populist anger, and the role of faith communities during this time of economic turmoil with Sally Steenland.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fighting Poverty with Faith

Faith groups heed a moral call to alleviate poverty in the United States and abroad, write Sally Steenland and Chase Nordengren.

By Sally Steenland and Chase Nordengren | Thursday, October 16, 2008

It’s a Moral Meltdown, Too

Religious leaders and communities have responded to the financial crisis with strong voices and offers of support, write Sally Steenland and Sarah Dreier.

By Sally Steenland and Sarah Dreier | Tuesday, October 7, 2008

In Hard Economic Times, Church Must Proclaim Justice, Good Stewardship

Rev. Thistlethwaite on the church's role in hard economic times

By Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Friday, September 26, 2008