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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.



The Dignity of Work: Putting Workers at the Center of a Divided Economy (Video)

March 25, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 48 minutes

Stand for Life, All Life, Every Life: Resisting the Throwaway Culture (Video)

January 15, 2019

Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes

Emerging Leaders on Polarization in a Broken Church and Nation (Video)

December 4, 2018

Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes