The Common Good

Results for shriver report

Back from the Brink
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Nielsen Jones When the economic floor drops for everyone, it drops even lower for women. THE PHRASE “PO ...

There Is No Room for Love In Judgment and Shame
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 5:16am | Type: Blog

I can’t stand how it makes me feel to judge and be judged. And I can’t stand how often it’s directed at women and men who live on the brink with their children churning in and out of poverty. ...

Is Poverty Killing our Kids?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 4:41pm | Type: Blog

What if one of the reasons for our strung-out culture was the social, emotional, mental, and physiological outworking of the effects of poverty? Despite all the modern convenience ...

A Big Thank You to the Heroines in our Lives
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

Women do a lot of work: Moms, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, daughters, wives, teachers, coaches, and any additional caregiving, mentoring position that fills in our lives. Take a moment to pause and reflect ...

'Flowers in the Attic' and Women on the Brink
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The statistics are staggering — two-thirds of minimum wage jobs are held by women, yet 40 percent of households with children under 18 have a woman as the sole or primary breadwinner. ...

Empowering Women Empowers Us All
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

There is one report that has particularly fascinated me — and many others — as it describes how women have been struggling the most against poverty in the United States. Watching ...

Religion, Scripture, and the Value of Women
Originally Posted: 01/14/2014 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

One of the most eye-catching article headlines for me in reading the report was “ Are Women Devalued by Religions?” In the article, sister Joan Chittister remarks on how our assumptions about religion influenc ...

In the War on Poverty, Women Need a Boost
Originally Posted: 01/13/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

A recent report on the needs of women in the economy revealed that one of every three women in America is living in poverty or is on the brink of poverty. Sojourners campaigns ass ...