Arthur Simon, founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, spoke with Shared Justice about his new book Silence Can Kill: Speaking Up to End Hunger and Make Our Economy Work For Everyone. In this interview with Ana O’Quin, Simon explains why he believes ending hunger is possible, and calls upon Christian citizens — especially young adults — to contribute to making this a reality.
In this interview, Heather Rice-Minus, Vice President of Government Affairs & Church Mobilization at Prison Fellowship, talks with Center for Public Justice interns Liam Carroll and Debora Haede about the impact of the First Step Act and offers insight into what’s next for criminal justice reform.
Today, August 19, 2019, marks the date that borrowers should have been afforded some relief and protection from this predatory industry. Instead, borrowers remain largely unprotected from these financial products, which in many states have triple digit interest rates attached.
The cash bail system disproportionately affects low-income individuals, opens the door to predatory bondsmen, and is detrimental to the families of defendants.
Bellamy and Brink focus their research on the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which allows individuals and families to participate in the private housing market using vouchers. However, in many communities rent prices have increased far faster than the value of the vouchers.