Jennifer Butler becomes chair of president's advisory council on poverty

Jennifer Butler, CEO of the strategy group Faith in Public Life, recently be­came chair of the President’s Ad­visory Council on Faith-based and Neigh­bor­hood Partnerships.

“One of the key issues we’re looking at is criminal justice re­form,” Butler said of the council’s meetings with her as chair. “We also talked about rural poverty, which gets left out of a lot of conversations.”

Other members of the council include researchers and leaders of denominations, religious groups, and secular orga­nizations working on issues of poverty and inequality.