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
Young adults, particularly those aged 18 to 25, face unique challenges within the criminal justice system, often overlooked in policymaking due to their age. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Thrive by 25” initiative aims to change that by focusing on strengthening communities for children and youth transitioning into adulthood.
In a nation grappling with the consequences of the decades-old “war on drugs,” a startling reality emerges: youth with substance use disorders (SUDs) are caught in a cycle of addiction, crime, and incarceration. The justice system, ill-equipped for rehabilitation, perpetuates this cycle, with SUD sufferers four times more likely to reoffend upon release.
What this cautionary tale of separate and unequal education ought to teach us is that without careful forethought and attention, parents and schools can knowingly (or unknowingly) foment education inequities. However, when carefully crafted public policy includes a call for a pluralistic education system that is grounded in the diversity found within the American public, and also importantly, in freedom of conscience, school choice policies can provide better education options for every child.