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Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

While the broken state of our immigration system, and its desperate need for reform, might not be a part of your daily life, there are many for whom it is. It's time we all start following this story.

10 States Where Food Stamp Usage Is Soaring

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

Of all the disastrous consequences of the economic crisis, perhaps the most devastating is the idea of even more Americans struggling to feed their fa...

Thanks to ICE, Families Are Under Threat This Mother's Day

Nahal Zamani | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Nahal Zamani

On Sunday, countless people across the country will honor the women and mothers in their families. For many, however, Mother's Day will be a tragic re...

Is There Room for Empathy in Divorce?

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 06.08.2011 | Divorce
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Empathy is a popular topic these days...

Talking About Death: We All Want To, We Just Don't Know How

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

For heaven's sake (if you believe in heaven, and even if you don't), do talk to your loved ones about dying. Whisper about it if you have to. It can't hear you. Need help? Here are three easy steps to get you started.

Time to Move On: Families Facing Foreclosure Need Better Solutions Than HAMP

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

While HAMP set out to provide three to four million modifications, only 600,000 families have received permanent loan modifications through the program. It's time to look for other ways to stymie foreclosures.

A Call to Black Families

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Our families have seen us through many crises, but there have also been threats to black family stability and reports of black family breakdown throughout our history.

Can an Orange Bracelet Turn Hearts in Washington?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

2011-03-04-jw.jpgCutting programs that help the most vulnerable isn't going to get us out of financial trouble, or reduce the deficit in ways that we now need.

Couple Wanted for Close Friendship, Especially on Holidays

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband and I moved across the country 10 years ago so he could pursue a job after finishing graduate school. After re-esta...

Creating a Safety Net for Witnesses

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Seven months after his tragic death, the killer of police officer Michael Bailey remains at large. Detectives can't break the case until they break the code of silence.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

15 Ways To Stay Sane While Caring For An Elderly Parent

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

One of the most emotionally complex and difficult things a person can experience is taking care of an elderly parent.

Through A Lens, Constantly

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

Gramma's live-blogging the whole thing. She's got her friends on GrannyNet, and they're hanging on every word. Later she'll try to get Baby Rufus on her lap long enough to Skype them and show off a little.

The National Empathy Divide

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The movement known as restorative justice challenges the notion that our basic response to crime should be punishment rather than healing.

All In The Family

Matt Spangler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Spangler

Working closely with your family instills everything you do with a passion that comes from helping those you care about most.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

Multigenerational Families, Recession Studies

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

The hows and whys of multigenerational living during the recession. A new article in the NY Times describes the experience of multigenerational fami...

Strange Family Ties

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

The other night I was having two text conversations simultaneously. One with my mother about Christmas Eve, and one with my uncle (my dad's brother) a...

Blended, Brady Style

Claudia Gryvatz Copquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Claudia Gryvatz Copquin

I spent my childhood glued to the TV set, enchanted by my fictional friends Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg, Peter and Bobby.

Art Worth Your Family's Time: December 2010

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Three Don't-Miss Art Exhibits and KOTC Movie Picks How we spend our time defines who we are. As the year draws to a close, we know your time is esp...

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

Toy Soldiers No More: Why We Owe Our Armed Forces Compassion

Laurel Corona | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurel Corona

The question is whether we want to have a separate and invisible class of people who go to war when they are told to, by a government confident that we won't feel sufficiently affected to raise much of a fuss

Making Deficit Decisions in the Dark

Stacy Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sanders

Earlier this month, the co-chairs of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released draft recommendations on how to ...

A Call for Family Meals

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

When I was writing my book, Ask the Children, I asked the fifth through twelfth graders in my study what they thought they would remember most from th...

Homeless Family Uses Twitter to Escape Homelessness and Help Others (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.03.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I started We Are Visible I envisioned homeless services helping homeless people via social media. But something far better has happened. Homeless people are encouraging and helping other homeless people.