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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

Medicaid Expansion and the Spiritual Side of Health Care: An Interview with Matthew Ellis of Episcopal Health Ministries

Sally Steenland interviews Matthew Ellis, CEO of National Episcopal Health Ministries, about the importance of the church in health care leadership.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It’s Time to Talk

Contrary to mainstream assumptions, much of the religious community supports a woman’s right to make decisions about her own reproductive health.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Resolving to Focus in 2014

Pope Francis on New Year's EveDespite the distractions of the coming year, it’s important to hold basic, long-lasting truths in mind in order to experience purpose and joy.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Love and Work

FactoryConservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

1 Year After the Sandy Hook School Shooting, Dean Gary Hall Calls for Action on Gun Violence Prevention

Sally Steenland and the Very Rev. Gary Hall discuss the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting and why faith leaders are at the forefront of gun control prevention advocacy.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, December 9, 2013

Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

Simone CampbellAfter four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Business and Belief

The Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is pictured on June 27, 2013.Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 20, 2013