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Moral Economy

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.

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.

Emma Akpan

Linking Policy and Life: An Interview on Moral Mondays Protests and Reproductive Justice with Rev. Emma Akpan

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Emma Akpan of Blueprint North Carolina on the state's Moral Mondays protests.

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.

Minimum wage protest

How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.

Cardiologist

Family Values Versus the Corporate Bottom Line

The lack of paid sick days forces American workers to make the no-win choice between job and family.

University of Washington students

Real Family Values: Making College Affordable and Alleviating Student Loan Debt

article icon Issue Brief In a country founded on the ideals of equality, fairness, and economic opportunity, higher education should not be reserved for a privileged few.

Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit

article icon Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is pictured on June 27, 2013.

Business and Belief

Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.

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.

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.

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