Originally posted on the Center for Faith & Work. The American education system is shockingly unequal but Christians recognize the abilities that God has given to every child. Nicole Baker Fulgham encourages church communities to get involved in educational inequity in three practical ways. Click here to continue reading.
By: Calvin Chin, originally posted on the Center for Faith & Work. Wall Street or what’s left of it remains the favorite bogey man for many spheres to pick on. This New York Times article discusses Hollywood’s vilification of the finance industry. What caused the great financial crisis of 2008? Why is the unemployment rate high … Read More
By: Esther Larson, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. I was recently waiting in line for a NYC public bathroom (total rookie mistake for a girl whose lived in NY for 6 years…) – waited for a few minutes, knocked, waited a few minutes, knocked. Finally, a guy opened the door and said “I’m … Read More
By: A.B., originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. The consequences of the 2008 financial crisis continue to linger over the world today. The crisis and the years following it brought to light the structural deformities that have over time permeated the financial industry. Click here to continue reading.
By: Kathleen Boatman, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. As someone who doesn’t use social media that much personally, I’ve been surprisingly excited watching the development of idea exchange platforms in a corporate setting like finance. An article in McKinsey Quarterly discusses how “leaders can realize the vast potential of social technologies to … Read More
By C.J. Masimore, originally posted at the Center for Faith and Work. This morning I went to one of my least favorite places: Family Court. I was there to argue a motion on behalf of my client, who—because of a lifetime of little opportunity, poor choices, and a broken justice system—was wrongfully saddled with a … Read More
By Esther Larson, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. Don’t worry – I’m not going down the partisan route of talking about poverty through a political angle. I’ll let Senator Cory Booker and Representative Paul Ryan’s words speak for themselves. Rather, I”ll be considering the 50th Anniversary of the “War on Poverty” and how the Gospel transforms our thinking … Read More
By Daniel Kwon, originally posted at the Center for Faith & Work. In his recent Op-Ed in the NY Times titled For the Love of Money, Sam Polk does an insightful job of addressing and analyzing the root of the cancer that plagues the financial services industry: the idolization of power. Polk starts by discussing how he was … Read More
By Emma Green, originally posted at The Atlantic. Supporters of Trump’s budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor—but it’s not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government. President Trump’s initial budget proposal would end aid for poor families to pay their heating bills, defund after-school programs at … Read More
Originally posted at Made to Flourish. Looking for mission-focused tools that integrate faith, work, and economics? Here are three that we highly recommend! THE COST OF POVERTY EXPERIENCE (COPE) Developed by Think Tank, this 2.5 hour simulation invites your congregants into a day in the life of the socio-economically disadvantaged. It offers a glimpse into … Read More