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Sally Steenland Archives

So-Called ‘Cultural War’ Issues Are Really About Justice

mother and daughter with pride flagMarriage equality and women’s reproductive rights are now being seen for what they always were: issues of basic justice.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, October 6, 2014

Spirited and Faithful: An Interview with Rev. Marvin Ellison on the Role of Faith Leaders in the Reproductive Justice Movement

http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Ellison_thumb.jpgSally Steenland interviews Rev. Marvin Ellison, a writer, educator, and advocate for reproductive rights, about his work to organize clergy for reproductive justice.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wise as Serpents but Harmless as Doves

protesterThe Obama administration’s new birth control rules are generous and strategically smart, but some opponents still aren’t happy.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, September 11, 2014

Working and Still Poor

minimum wage rally When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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