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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 […]

The Clapham Group Supports Juvenile Justice in Virginia

The Clapham Group Supports Juvenile Justice in Virginia

Last night, The Clapham Group joined other experts on juvenile justice reform in Virginia for a panel discussion at Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach as a featured event organized by Regent School of Law Child Advocacy Practicum, the Washington Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, ART 180, and RISE for Youth, a newly launched […]

Hell. Is it Real?

Hell. Is it Real?

By Mark Rodgers Last week Paris, the City of Love, was a battleground of Hell.   And it was real.  And most people say the rampant killing was an act of pure evil.  For a secularized West, there are no categories for hell or an encounter with evil.  The religious wars of Europe largely ended in […]

Getting “Benefit” Concerts Right

Getting “Benefit” Concerts Right

By Molly Connolly I got in late last night from Los Angeles where I was attending the live taping of an event entitled “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” that will air of A+E networks this evening. It was a star studded line-up with moving performances. John Legend and Bruce […]

Unleashing Opportunity

Unleashing Opportunity

By Abby Skeans In their recent work, Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice, Center for Public Justice author team, Michael Gerson, Stephanie Summers, and Katie Thompson explore five issues of concern through a lens of faith that seeks to promote human flourishing for all. The authors clearly approach each issue […]

A Whole New Beast

A Whole New Beast

By Michael Leaser Two stories surround the October 16 release of Beasts of No Nation: one regarding the film’s exceptional artistry and the other its potentially game-changing release model.