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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

Ryan is Catholic, His Budget is Not

Apr 19, 2012 | By Marge Clark

On March 29, 2012, the House of Representatives passed the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, a Catholic who seems to have missed the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching in his education.  Read more

Rep. Ryan’s Budget proposal approved by the House of Representatives

The Budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (H.Con.Res. 12) passed the House on March 29 and is now being concretized in actions by the Appropriations Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Read more

Alternative Federal Budget Proposals

Alternative budgets will be presented on the floor of the House of Representatives, in response to that put forward March 20 by Paul Ryan and Republican members of the House Budget Committee. Read more

Blog: A FAITHFUL BUDGET FOCUSED ON NEED, RATHER THAN SCARCITY!

Mar 22, 2012 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Learn more about what a "faithful" federal budget really looks like. Read more

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