Allison Walter is a high school theology teacher and track coach. She was formerly press secretary with Faith in Public Life and policy education associate with NETWORK Lobby in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Saint Louis University and a native of Kansas City, Walter believes in the power of faith to transform society.

Allison writes for NCR's Young Voices blog. Sign up for our weekly email so you don't miss any new content.

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Joe Kennedy's State of the Union response is the Christian response

Young Voices: Jesus didn't entertain false choices of us or them. He said let us come together as a community, let us each bring what we have, and together we make more.


Don't let Trump, Republicans create a national Kansas tax disaster

Young Voices: In a Thanksgiving weekend coincidence, I found myself on the same flight back to Kansas as the governor whose tax plan, although it failed to produce growth, is a model for the latest national proposal. PS: Trickle-down economics don't work.


Wisdom to hike by

Young Voices: While hiking through Rocky Mountain National Park with my brothers this past summer, I thought about three lessons that have stuck with me. 

July Fourth is my favorite holiday, even in today's political climate

Young Voices: Urgent issues plague our democracy. But this Fourth of July, let's take one moment to appreciate and celebrate what makes us proud to be American.