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Good Faith Event

Good Faith Event

By Abby Skeans Many Christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. Politics, marriage, sexuality, religious freedom —with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, neighbors, coworkers, and even […]

Bono named one of “Top 50 Greatest Leaders”

Bono named one of “Top 50 Greatest Leaders”

In the latest edition of FORTUNE Magazine, “The Top 50 Greatest Leaders”, we get a fascinating and intimate look at the rock-star and activist. Bono opens up about what inspired him to co-found the ONE Campaign and RED Campaign, his experiences “building bridges” on Capitol Hill  and how his faith has inspired and sustained him. […]

Including the Vulnerable in America’s Story

Including the Vulnerable in America’s Story

By Mark Rodgers “Because you have no heart and your meanness never takes a timeout.”  Amos 1:11 (The Message) In 1939 Adolph Hitler signed a “euthanasia decree” followed in 1940 by the launch of Action T4, which systematically emptied Germany’s institutions of the physically and mentally handicapped.  Over the life of the program and the Holocaust, […]

AEI / Brookings Report

AEI / Brookings Report

By Abby Skeans The recently released report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Brookings Institution Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity entitled, Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream, offers a helpful framework in which a group of influencers, philanthropists, private sector leaders, and policy […]

Film Spotlight: “Wildflower” and “The Ticket”

Film Spotlight: “Wildflower” and “The Ticket”

By Michael Leaser  . Cave Pictures, a film production company launched by More Partnerships’ President Mark Rodgers and Wedgwood Circle member Dale Brown, is set to release its first two films in April. Wildflower, co-produced with Faith Street Films, will be released on DVDTuesday, April 5 through Sony’s Provident division. Starring Nathalia Ramos, Cody Longo, […]

Capitol Hill Briefing Invitation: The American Working Class

Capitol Hill Briefing Invitation: The American Working Class

In recent decades, there have been enormous changes in the structure and health of American families, which has led to declines in children’s well-being.  This is especially true among lower-and working-class families.  The Clapham Group is working on behalf of their longtime client, the Annie E. Casey Foundation along with Senator Tim Scott’s office and the American Academy of […]

Toward a Political Future for the Common Good:  Investing in Tomorrow

Toward a Political Future for the Common Good: Investing in Tomorrow

By Abby Skeans Although this year’s political climate may seem increasingly polarized, I am encouraged whenever places for mutual collaboration, or “common ground” can be found, especially on issues of opportunity and upward mobility for children and families.

Politics, Propaganda and Pop Culture

Politics, Propaganda and Pop Culture

By Mark Rodgers Propaganda: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person; ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause. (Merriam-Webster)

A Gift From Us To You

A Gift From Us To You

  Clapham loves culture, as you know.  In 2015 we were involved with concerts, films, art exhibits and graphic novels, many of which were connected to the causes we work on such as global poverty, racial reconciliation, juvenile justice reform and economic opportunity. This year we’d like to share with you an album that we helped […]

Christmas Victim?

Christmas Victim?

  By Mark Rodgers There are few seasons in America during which religion’s place in the public square is as hotly debated as Christmas.  This year, however, the context has not just been church-state separation, but our culture’s growing victim complex.   Cultural (in)sensitivity may be an unexpected topic for our annual Christmas reflection, but […]