share

Economic Justice

Blog: Pay and Working Conditions at Wal-Mart Run Counter to the Joy of the Gospel Message

Jun 05, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein

Companies like Wal-Mart are notorious for exploitation of their workers. Take a look at how they can improve their business practices, and what other companies have done, to foster a more just "economy of inclusion." Read more

Blog: We Can Honor the Good Samaritan by Paying Our Taxes

Jan 24, 2014 | By Shirley Bianchi, NETWORK member since 1991

Shirley Bianchi, a longtime NETWORK member shares her thoughts about taxes and scripture. The Good Samaritan took a man who had been beaten to an inn and paid the innkeeper to care for him, promising to come back to make sure that the innkeeper had been reimbursed correctly.  The Samaritan did not directly care for the man.  He paid someone else to do that for him, while he went about his business.  Today, we can be Good Samaritans by paying taxes to fund vital safety net programs. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Budget Agreement

NETWORK’s reaction to the current congressional budget deal can best be described as decidedly mixed. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Speech on Income Inequality and Shrinking Economic Mobility

NETWORK applauds President Obama’s powerful speech earlier today about our country’s rising income gap and shrinking economic mobility. He stated that inequality and lack of opportunity are “dangerous” for our nation, and that addressing these issues is "the defining challenge of our time." We agree. Read more

Down to the Wire: Final Farm Bill and Budget Negotiations

Join us for a special update on what is at stake in final farm bill and budget decisions – and why the time to act is now. Read more

Press Release: Faith Leaders Speak Out on Federal Budget and Sequestration

During a Capitol Hill briefing today, faith leaders called for an end to sequestration as they also reminded Congress that the federal budget is a moral document that reflects our nation’s priorities. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Statement on Vote to End Government Shutdown and Avoid Debt Default

While we at NETWORK are pleased by last night’s vote to end the government shutdown and avoid debt default, our gratitude is tempered by the devastating impact of recent congressional extremism on people at the economic margins. We also hope that lessons have been learned about how NOT to govern. Read more

Blog: Onward to a Faithful Budget – With Hope and Prayer

Oct 17, 2013 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Members of the House and Senate were named to the committee to bring together elements of a budget that will be presented to the House and the Senate by December 15. This is a daunting task. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Statement on Government Shutdown

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, deplores the current inability of Congress to govern responsibly and for the common good. They have turned democracy on its head, with one extreme faction of one party in the House of Representatives able to subvert the will of the people and even most of the legislators. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK responds to new poverty statistics

In response to today’s U.S. Census Bureau’s release of 2012 poverty statistics, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, stated:  “The poverty statistics released today underscore once again the continuing grim reality that millions in our nation struggle at the economic margins. We call on Congress to immediately halt efforts to decimate programs that help people live lives of dignity and promise." Read more

Syndicate content