How well do faith-based organizations do when it comes to providing family-friendly cultures and workplace policies? With researchers at Seattle Pacific University’s Center for Integrity in Business, we surveyed family-supportive practices in four types of faith-based workplaces: educational institutions, healthcare institutions, charitable service providers, and congregations.
To create this Resource Guide, we surveyed and interviewed faith-shaped employers – for-profit and nonprofit organizations – who are working to align their workplace practices with their family values. You will be able to:
Assess your workplace
Learn about other faith-shaped employers’ practices
See sample policies that reflect pro-family values
As we move forward from the pandemic, its effects will live with American youth as they grow into adulthood. The lack of resources needs to be addressed as we slowly shift into this epidemic of the mental health crisis. There needs to be an investment in the youth of our tomorrow by taking care of their emotional needs today. We are called to act as servants to our neighbors, representing God’s image by helping those in need.
“Food doesn’t just serve as a basic need — for sure it is that — but it’s also a symbol of community and belonging and neighborliness,” says Cara Cliburn Allen, Ph.D., a researcher who’s dedicated her career to improving outcomes for college students.
CPJ Research Fellow Sofi Timina writes, “Food insecurity is a consequence of inequality in our society, and it further deepens it. For there to be long-lasting impact, there needs to be systemic change.” Read more on our site about the chronic problem of food insecurity for young adults and what it looks like to address the complex causes of this issue.