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Blog: As I Complete My NETWORK Internship

Aug 02, 2012 | By Katelyn Eichorst, Summer Intern

I recently wrote a blog post talking about how I felt before I got here, now I am writing a blog about the end. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Nuns Launch Nine-state Bus Tour Highlighting How Federal Budget Cuts Harm Struggling Families

NETWORK today announced a multi-state bus trip by Catholic Sisters highlighting the work Sisters do to meet the needs of people at the economic margins and revealing how federal budget cuts proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed by the House of Representatives will hurt struggling families in these states.  Read more

Blog: Jobs

Jun 01, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

What will best improve the economy, and provide steps to greater equity in this nations?  Jobs.  Jobs with fair pay, safe working conditions, benefits, ….  Read more

Mend the Gap!: Asset Building Lesson 3: Policy Options

Current Field of Asset-Building: Policy Options Read more

Mend the Gap!: Asset Building Lesson 2: A Brief History

Historical Overview: The Past 20 Years of Asset-Building. Read more

Blog: Friday Afternoon Reflection On A Week Of Catholic Turmoil – Signs Of Hope Ahead?

May 25, 2012 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Can Catholics come together again to focus more strongly on our Gospel mission, or will our Church become more and more caught up in conservative Republican efforts to deny President Obama a second term? Read more

Mend the Gap!: Asset Building Lesson 1: Introduction

 

Welcome to the first lesson of Mend the Gap! an introduction to asset-building.

In this lesson, learn about why asset-building is critical to closing not only the wealth gap but also the racial wealth gap in the United States. You will also learn about the nine effects of asset-building on breaking the cycle of poverty. Further, Dr. Trina Shanks discusses “how wealth shapes opportunity for children” especially for children of color in this lesson.

New Plans for Deficit Reduction in the House - May 14 update

NETWORK strongly opposes the Reconciliation approach, which further cuts assistance to low-income families and individuals. Read this update reflecting what happened last week. Read more

Violence Against Women Act – Update May 10

On May 8, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed the Adams (R-FL) version of VAWA, H.R. 4970. This bill is detrimental to the survival of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Read more

Sr. Simone Campbell Speaks Out On MSNBC Against Ryan Budget

NETWORK has taken a strong stand in opposition to the so-called “Ryan Budget,” a Republican budget proposal that would hurt people in need while benefitting the wealthiest. Watch NETWORK's Executive Director speak out forcefully against a budget proposal that the author claims represents "Catholic" values. Read more

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