Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Center for Public Justice (CPJ), just released a powerful report: “Time to Flourish: Protecting Families’ Time for Work and Caregiving”, as part of CPJ initiative called Families Valued "that advances workplace practices and public policies that honor both work and family care". CPJ is "an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to public policy research and civic education with a distinct theological lens. Working outside the familiar categories of right and left, conservative and liberal, the Center for Public Justice seeks to help citizens and public officeholders respond to God’s call to do justice."
The report is an elegant brief for the need to address the deplorable lack of support for family life in this country. It draws on a wide spectrum of Christian theological sources, but offering concrete, contemporary examples of the problems, as well as practical suggestions for policy changes. An Op Ed in today's Christianity Today by one of the co-authors expresses the hope that the some recent indications of bipartisan support expressed at a recent Senate subcommittee hearing on paid family leave (including a proposal championed by Ivanka Trump) might lead to some changes. Hear, hear!