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President Barack Obama speaks at a National Leadership Convening on poverty in May 2015.


Overcoming poverty in the richest nation on earth is a moral imperative and urgent national priority. Poverty has economic, political, cultural, and spiritual dimensions. These dialogues explore the human and moral costs of poverty and how people with differing political, ideological, and religious perspectives can work together to lift people out of poverty in the United States and internationally.


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Promoting a Consistent Ethic of Life

The consistent ethic of life, an active commitment to protect all human life and promote the dignity of all, is being tested in new and challenging ways. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision and its repercussions have generated intense conflict and underscored our responsibility to listen to and…


Promoting a Consistent Ethic of Life (Video)

January 16, 2024

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Whatever Happened to Matthew 25? (Video)

May 31, 2023

Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes

The Consistent Ethic of Life in 2023: Solidarity with Those Who are Poor and Vulnerable (Video)

January 19, 2023

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes