Vilifying Wall Street

July 4, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

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

Grace for the Homeless

June 28, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

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

Redemption of the Finance Industry

June 27, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

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.

The Hashtag, the Wall Street, and the Wardrobe

June 27, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Industry

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

The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later

May 31, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

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

Can Religious Charities Take the Place of the Welfare State?

May 25, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

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

3 Organizations You Should Know

April 30, 2018By DPC EditorResources By Issue, Society

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