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Sally Steenland Archives

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

The Supreme Court Considers Compulsory Prayer

Mandating prayer at local town board meetings mixes government and religion in a way that is harmful to both.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Faith Communities Work to Defeat 20-Week Abortion Ban in Albuquerque: An Interview with Joan Lamunyon Sanford

Sally Steenland interviews Joan Lamunyon Sanford, a reproductive justice advocate and the executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, about her work to defeat a proposed 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Americans See Opportunities in Rising Diversity

DiversityA new CAP poll shows that Americans are more open to diversity and reducing inequality than the media and politics portray them to be.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better than Conflict

Sen. Amy KlobucharAs the government shutdown dragged on, female senators broke through the impasse with a compromise plan to put Americans back to work and save the global economy.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OPINIÓN: ¿No tienen vergüenza?

Food assistanceHace unas semanas los Republicanos de la Cámara de Representantes aprobaron un proyecto de ley que corta $40 mil millones de asistencia alimentaria a hombres, mujeres, y niños que lo necesitan. Después, se negaron a aprobar la extensión de la capacidad de endeudamiento para el gobierno a menos se hagan cambios a la Ley de Seguro de Salud Asequible (ACA, por sus siglas en inglés), una ley que dará cuidado de salud a más de 25 millones de estadounidenses sin seguro.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, October 17, 2013