This September Shared Justice will publish the 2019 Student-Faculty Research Prize reports. In anticipation of their release, we are publishing excerpts from last year’s “Reframing the Safety Net” series. Emily Miller, a recent graduate of Wheaton College, and her faculty advisor Dr. Timothy Taylor, professor of politics and international relations at Wheaton College, were recipients of…
“While the economy has been doing very well recently, it has masked underlying issues like the escalating student loan crisis. Debt impacts not just an individual’s own physical, mental, spiritual, and financial wellbeing, but it also impacts their family, the institutions of which they are a part, and their community as a whole.”
Addressing poverty is a shared calling, requiring a “both-and” response. This article reviews two recent books, Peter Edelman’s Not a Crime to be Poor and Liz Theoharis’ Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor, which both argue why poverty, and the degradation of dignity, demands an urgent response.
The president recently announced his support for the FIRST STEP Act—a first step toward restoring America’s broken criminal justice system. This article explains the bill and highlights how civil society can partner with government action to improve the outcome of prisoners re-entering society.
The lead up to the election highlighted an emerging and concerning trend: we are increasingly separating ourselves into political tribes.
Family time yields abundant benefits. However, many families, especially low-wage and low-wealth families, struggle to dedicate as much time to family as they would like. Christians who recognize the socially foundational nature of family must not only talk about the importance of family, but enact policies and create cultures that tangibly demonstrate its importance.