Every year at The Clapham Group we are pleased to work with the Annie E. Casey Foundation as they announce their annual Kids Count Report which, this year, describes a new approach to reducing poverty by addressing the needs of children and their parents simultaneously. The detailed report highlights things like early childhood education and […]
By Joe Laconte Sixty years ago, C.S. Lewis delivered a hotly contested lecture at Cambridge University in which he identified “the Great Divide” that had seized the Western mind — and transformed it into something unrecognisable to earlier generations.
By Mark Rodgers and Jimmy Kemp The next two years could be very dry ones for President Obama. He may be left only with executive orders and a soapbox to stand on. However, we believe that he should be encouraged and supported in his plans to address the unique challenges facing American young male minorities. Can we […]
Crescendo, a short film that has been globally heralded and has won over 11 international awards, is now available on Youtube. This beautiful film is saving lives and helping mothers across the country. Over $4 million for pregnancy centers and women’s shelters has been raised so far. Experience and share this groundbreaking short film by the producers […]
By Mark Rodgers I have been watching with great interest the trajectory of two very different films that are deeply rooted in Christian language and (sub)culture.
The Humane Society of the United States has announced a new video series entitles, “Living Legacy: Faith Voices on Animal Protection” that will coincide with the celebration of the season of St. Francis. In this series, three modern-day faith leaders discuss three historical figures whose contributions to animal welfare stemmed directly from their religious convictions.
By: Wayne Pacelle I had a chance to interview one of the nation’s leading evangelical Christians, Dr. Ed Stetzer, and his daughter Jaclyn, a powerful duo advocating for animal welfare. The discussion is part of our larger Faith Outreach program at The HSUS, which seeks to engage religious leaders and scholars and to remind people of faith that […]
By: By Brandon Zaffini & Benjamin Kafferlin With his latest policy proposal, Representative Paul Ryan managed to reach across the aisle and strike a bipartisan chord on an issue that continues to divide. That feat alone is noteworthy and deserving of commendation. And though his plan is, at times, overly broad and generalizing, it will surely […]
By Mark Rodgers “Reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.” C. S. Lewis Several years ago (2005 in fact) I read a short story by author and romanticist EM Forster entitled The Machine Stops, a […]
Intro by Mark Rodgers Article by David Coleman, CEO, College Board I have had the privilege of working with David Coleman for almost a year, and have been deeply impressed with his commitment to listening and learning. As a result of a such a session at Wheaton last year, David wrote the following important essay for […]