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The Center for Public Justice is now accepting applications for the 2020 Hatfield Prize. The Hatfield Prize is awarded annually to three student-faculty pairs from Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) schools.

Each pair conducts research on a social policy that impacts the well-being of children, families, and communities. This semester-long research project culminates in a policy report published by the Center for Public Justice.

Students receive a $5,000 prize; faculty advisors receive a $1,500 prize. Apply by midnight on November, 10 2019.


The 2019 Hatfield Prize reports make a vital and timely contribution to the issues of teen food insecurity, food insecurity on college campuses, and housing for returning citizens. Woven throughout each report is a compelling and hopeful vision, rooted in the Christian faith, for how government, civil society, and citizens can promote flourishing for all of our neighbors.

This year’s Hatfield Prize recipients are: Ana O’Quin and Dr. Stephanie Clintonia Boddie (Baylor University), Shannon Que and Dr. Stephen Baldridge (Abilene Christian University) and Abigail Stevens and Dr. Christa Lee-Chuvala (Eastern University).

About the hatfield prize

The Hatfield Prize is designed to foster and advance Christian scholarship on today’s most complex social challenges. Awarded annually to three student-faculty pairs from Council for Christian Colleges and Universities institutions, the Prize facilitates student-faculty research over the course of a semester, and culminates in the publication of three policy reports.

The Prize is made possible through the generosity of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. We thank them for their support, but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in these reports are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of these foundations.

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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."