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

Poverty

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.

Events

U.S. Capitol building
Sep
16
2021

Moral Principles, National Priorities, Budget Choices

While the United States is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and Afghanistan, Congress is debating and deciding on national priorities and investments that will affect every American family and community. This fall, both the House and Senate are considering a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation…

Videos

Moral Principles, National Priorities, Budget Choices (Video)

September 16, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes

Overcoming Poverty as a Moral Imperative and National Priority: Towards “A Better Kind of Politics” (Video)

March 1, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes

Killing in Our Name: Federal Executions and Pro-life Witness (Video)

January 8, 2021

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes