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Weekly Wrap 12.5.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 12/05/2014 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

1. A United Evangelical Response: The System Failed Eric Garner The Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed unarmed Eric Garner was a shocking injustice — but this time ...

Left Behind
Originally Posted: 11/19/2014 - 7:00am | Type: Magazine Article

John A. Zukowski Long-term unemployment can mean losing not only income, but your sense of purpose. Faith and advocacy groups can help—b ...

Reframing Failure
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about failure. I’ve recently been thinking a lot about failure. Not my failures, though I suspect we could come up with a few. No, I’ve thi ...

This Land is Our Land
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Julianne Couch From Orange City, Iowa, to York, Nebraska, and across the Midwest, young organizers are cultivating hope in rural places. ...

Degrees Without Jobs
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Kara Lofton Why are so many college graduates underemployed? RECENT YEARS HAVE witnessed a deluge of headline ...

Why I Won't Sign a Statement of Faith
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

In many cases, it seems that a statement of faith is more of a social contract that helps maintain appearances of uniformity, despite the reality that, lo and behold, each organization is made up of individual ...

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a New Religion
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 7:55am | Type: Blog

The truth about Jobs and religion may be that, in this arena as in others, he was ahead of the cutting edge. The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religio ...

A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Dreams of a better life—and political corruption—spark rising protests around the world. THE PHRA ...

'Bring Our War Dollars Home'
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Candice Quinn Local governments push for Pentagon spending cuts. YEAR AFTER YEAR, more than 50 percent of the ...

Bordering on the Truth
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Maryada Vallet Where the U.S. meets Mexico, rhetoric often gets in the way of the facts. DURING CONGRESS’ cur ...

War on Workers
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Phil Haslanger Anti-labor laws undermine unions in the Midwest. Will faith communities rise to the challenge? ...

10 (More) Reasons to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

There are many reasons to support comprehensive immigration reform. As Christians, we point to the biblical call to welcome the stranger and love our neighbors as top reasons for our support. We refer to the G ...

The Road to Recovery
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Boushey We know how policymakers can fight unemployment. They're just not doing it. ONE OF THE b ...

Oregon Dentist Fined for Pressuring Employee to Attend Scientology Seminar
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:16am | Type: Blog

State labor officials have ordered a dentist to pay nearly $348,000 to settle allegations that he threatened to fire a dental assistant unless she attended a Scientology-related training session. ...

A DREAM Economy
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The Center for American Progress has released a study showing that passage of the DREAM Act would create an economic boom of over $300 billion dollars and create nearly 1.5 million jobs — not to mention, it is ...

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/13/2011 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 THE NEW REPUBLIC: Why Are American Politicians Always Switching Religions? If Newton Leroy Gingrich becomes the Republican candidate ...

Facts, Opinions, and Newt Gingrich
Originally Posted: 12/02/2011 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

When you look around and see others working hard, playing by the rules, and still not necessarily knowing where the next meal is coming from or how to pay for medicine this month, it can deincentivize. ...

The Good of Manufacturing
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 3:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum How blind commitment to 'free trade' throws working people under the bus. High ...

What's Missing in the GOP Debate: Consumer Demand
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

If you didn’t watch last night’s debate, I’ll save you some time and sum it up for you in seven words and a em dash. Taxes and regulations — we’ve got too many. If you didn’t watc ...

Time to Rebuild Our Foundations
Originally Posted: 11/10/2011 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

Work and dignity are Christian values for the common good, and it is time for both political parties to support them. So let’s talk about jobs, jobs, jobs. Here is what I thou ...

Obama on Jobs Act: 'They don't have the luxury of waiting 14 months.'
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

First, here's the transcript portion of the last five minutes of President Obama's speech where he really got his preach on: First, here's the t ...