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This Week on Shared Justice

 The Center for Public Justice has named the recipients of the 2019 Shared Justice Student-Faculty Research Prize, a semester-long research project in which students will write a comprehensive policy report on a social safety net program and its impact in their local community.

Ana O’Quin (Baylor University, ‘20), advised by Dr. Stephanie Boddie, will research teenagers’ access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Waco, Texas. Shannon Que (Abilene Christian University, ‘19), advised by Dr. Stephen Baldridge, will research college students’ access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Abilene, Texas. Abigail Stevens (Eastern University, ‘19), advised by Dr. Christa Lee-Chuvala, will research access to public housing for formerly incarcerated individuals in greater Philadelphia.

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We all know what it is like to wish for more time - more time before an approaching midnight deadline, before kids ask for dinner, before "goodbye." But not everyone has access to the time they need to fulfill God's calling for their families.

Time to Care is a series featuring the voices of families. Through vulnerable conversation and reflection, Time to Care will consider how the sphere of work has encroached on the family, and help us collectively discern what justice requires to ensure all families have the freedom to flourish.

This series is in partnership with Families Valued, an initiative of the Center for Public Justice that advances policies that honor God's call to both work and family life.

Now you have the opportunity to contribute. Advancing a more just community where families flourish requires action.

The Time to Care Guide aims to help Christians advocate for paid family leave in a principled way. It offers concrete tools, like sample letters and emails to public office-holders. In keeping with the Center for Public Justice’s philosophy of rooting policy work in Christian principles rather than narrow categories of right and left, the Guide offers six principles that should be part of any paid family leave policy.

"Our citizenship responsibilities are a direct response to the command to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God."