We all know deep down that doing good work is not the same as holding down a good job. Yet our culture still defines our human worth in terms of what we do for money. Now that the good jobs are growing so much scarcer, our faith communities must step up to help people recover their self respect in an environment that constantly degrades it. — Peter LaarmanThe new "Life and Livelihood" ministry offers a safe space where people experiencing unemployment or underemployment can speak freely and find support on their journey.
Buried deep beneath the stories about executive bonuses, the stock market surge and the economy’s agonizingly slow road to recovery is the all-but-silent suffering of the many millions of Americans who, economically, are going down for the count. — Bob Herbert
Click here to read Peter's February "Saints Alive" article on Life & Livelihood.
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