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Sally Steenland Archives

Hobby Lobby’s Win Is a Loss for Religious Liberty

Hobby LobbyWhen for-profit corporations get the same privileges that have historically been given to religious groups that feed the hungry and care for the sick, religion itself is cheapened and devalued.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

People pray in front of the Supreme Court. book_alt2 icon Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.

By Donna Barry, Sandhya Bathija, Laura E. Durso, Joshua Field, Carmel Martin, and Sally Steenland | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Linking Policy and Life: An Interview on Moral Mondays Protests and Reproductive Justice with Rev. Emma Akpan

Emma AkpanSally Steenland interviews Rev. Emma Akpan of Blueprint North Carolina on the state's Moral Mondays protests.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Called to Be Whole: An Interview with Rev. Lacette Cross on Reproductive Justice and Working with LGBT Communities and Communities of Color

Lacette CrossSally Steenland interviews Rev. Lacette Cross, minister, advocate, youth and sexual health educator, on her reproductive justice work.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, May 19, 2014

Conquering the Religious-Secular Divide

Sister Simone Campbell walks with a demonstratorSharing common goals in the fight for justice helps narrow gaps in understanding between religious and secular advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Minister and Clinic Escort: An Interview with Rev. Kathleen Green

Kathleen GreenSally Steenland interviews Rev. Kathleen Green of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, New Jersey, about her work in support of reproductive justice and pro-choice health care.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Turning Trouble into Miracles

In what can only be described as a modern-day miracle, the Nuns on the Bus managed to transform a Vatican sanction into prophetic witness.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs

Christian scholars are exploring what is appropriate religious expression in a diverse society.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reproductive Health Care Is a Human Right: An Interview with Vernita Gutierrez

Sally Steenland interviews Vernita Gutierrez, the director of community engagement for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, San Diego County, about her reproductive justice work.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government

By casting government as the villain, conservatives are ignoring history and denying the facts.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It’s Personal: Reproductive Justice and Religious Liberty with Rev. Angela Herrera

Just before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Sally Steenland discusses religious liberty and reproductive justice with Rev. Angela Herrera.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Reduce Poverty and Save Taxpayers $4.6 Billion Per Year

Minimum wage protestRaising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour will cut spending on federal assistance programs and strengthen families, the economy, and our nation.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Connecting Maternal Health, Faith, and Reproductive Justice for International Women’s Day: An Interview with Courtney Fowler

Sally Steenland interviews Courtney Fowler, the conference lay leader for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, about her work to support maternal and family health.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cracking the Edifice of Injustice

Kissing at AZ State CapitolThe fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Family Values Versus the Corporate Bottom Line

CardiologistThe lack of paid sick days forces American workers to make the no-win choice between job and family.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 19, 2014