The Rev. Canon Peg Chemberlin has been honored with a piece in the National Catholic Reporter on the topic of the federal budget. She argues, “Too often our debates over our budget and social safety net programs have been cast along political and ideological lines, left vs. right, or those who favor more government and those opposed. But poverty is not a left or right issue. It exists in red states and blue states, in the suburbs, inner city and rural countryside. And as Christians, we should not let partisan ideology supersede our moral obligation.”