What We're Reading - December 2015

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Seeking Justice Must Always Be Personal This article is based off a video series the BridgeBuilders' team recently used for our bi-weekly theology training. This one was one of our favorites because it directly states something that we hold to dearly as a ministry: alleviating poverty only comes through relational investment.

Strong Families, Prosperous States Studies show the great retreat from marriage over the years has hit low-income families hard, limiting their economic opportunities. The Church has a unique opportunty to stand in the gap by building deep relationships with low-income individuals and offering a picture and model of Christ-centered marriages, leading to more stable family units and enabling more economic opportunties.

Conservatives and Progressives Find Agreement on Ways to Fight Poverty and Increase Opportunity It’s exciting to see conservatives and progressives coming to a consensus on how to fight poverty in America. A new plan from a few prominent policy think-tanks details how to strengthen familes, improve opportunties to work, and improve education. We love seeing anti-poverty efforts being worked out on a national stage, especially ones that are trying to tackle the issues of cultural poverty.