Hace 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.
The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.
Immigrants and allies are rallying, fasting, marching, and lobbying for immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship.
Republicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.
Pope Francis’ spiritual humility, intellectual curiosity, and emotional honesty can be a driving force for positive change in the Catholic Church.
Despite uncertainties, failures, and threats, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those in the civil rights movement kept up the fight for justice and equality.
In order to make our world safer, we need to focus on factual evidence and real threats rather than target entire communities because of their ethnicity or religion.
57,000 children won’t be attending Head Start this month because of sequester cuts.
Sally Steenland interviews Dr. Willie J. Parker, a reproductive justice advocate and associate medical director of Family Planning Associates in Chicago, about the danger of proposed 20-week abortion bans.
An overwhelming number of business, labor, faith, and civic groups, as well as a strong majority of the American public, a supermajority in the Senate, and a bipartisan majority in the House, all support immigration reform.
Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.
While the work of charities is key to helping the poor, government programs can be key in supporting human dignity.
Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and a leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic.
After the Zimmerman verdict, it is more obvious than ever that we can no longer ignore the persistence of racial injustice in the United States.
The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting marriage equality underscores the successful alliance that has been forged between the religious community and LGBT advocates.