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

This Public Dialogue brought together key participants in these cross-sector efforts and other respected leaders and explored how we can promote the dignity of work and workers in American life.

This dialogue was co-sponsored by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Bread for the World, and Convergence Center for Policy Resolution.

The Advance

Romanita shares with us best practices for churches to engage the city.

Using the book of Nehemiah as a practical case study, Romanita steps us through the process of uplifting and inspiring positive change at the local level.

“In the words of John Perkins, if you want to see communities change, it takes people inside and people outside.”

Poverty and Development

“I wake up every day and the question I ask myself is how can we make this country a better place for the children and vulnerable families who live in it?”

We have a reason to be concerned in this country. If you look at how we’re fairing in child well-being compared to the rest of the developed world, we are woefully behind our peers.

The Absurd Power of Relationship

Romanita Hairston at TEDxTacoma

We will only achieve a sustainable future if we are able to transform the way we relate. This is one of the most difficult challenges we face today.

Transforming our relationships will not be transformed by systems or institutions. It will achieved by each of us doing what we can, with what we have, in every aspect of our lives.

The Urban Poor

The problem of poverty is not one that exists only in other parts of the world. U.S. Programs Division lead, Romanita Hairston, casts a vision for education reform and improved child well-being in the United States.

She argues that while we may have more non-profits than ever today, we are facing a crisis of compassion, consciousness and conscience when it comes to the poor.

Justice & Spirituality Conference

Q&A with Rev. Rob Schenck

The hard work of Justice requires Perseverance. Rainier Avenue Church hosted a two-day conference where we explore and learn about tools and attitude to stay the course.

The second session in our Justice and Spirituality Conference (2018) with Rev. Rob Schenk. Question and answer portion with Romanita Hairston after showing the documentary, “Armor or Light” (available on Netflix).

Spy Wednesday / Holy Wednesday

What happens when in our life when our walk with Jesus doesn’t go as planned? Do we remain faithful to the call of Christ in our lives, or do we walk away, in some ways, from our faith?

Race and Justice

Race and Justice

Sermon by Romanita Hairston

Delivered at Bethany Community Church (Green Lake location).

Race and Justice