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Eleni Towns Archives

Faith-Based Providers and the Affordable Care Act

Medical careHere’s a look at five ways faith-based providers and the government are partnering to ensure Americans have access to health care under the Affordable Care Act.

By Eleni Towns | Monday, October 7, 2013

Ensuring Health Coverage for All

article icon Issue Brief Faith groups call on their states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, July 18, 2013

6 Ways Faith Communities Have Helped Prevent Gun Violence Since Newtown

Faith communities are playing an integral role in making communities safer through state gun-violence prevention laws in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

By Eleni Towns | Monday, June 17, 2013

Thou Shall Not Kill: Faith Groups and Gun-Violence Prevention

Gun-violence prevention article icon Issue Brief In this brief, we examine the efforts of faith-based groups to prevent deaths caused by firearms through their work as first-responders, advocates, and prophetic voices against the scourge of gun violence.

By Jack Jenkins, with Eleni Towns | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Our Tax Dollars Help Faith-Based Groups and the Government Work for the Common Good

On Tax Day, it’s important to remember that the government often works with communities using our tax dollars to better the lives of Americans nationwide.

By Emily Baxter and Eleni Towns | Monday, April 15, 2013

Faith Leaders Calling for an End to Gun Violence

Gun violence preventionVoices in faith communities across America are loudly speaking out about how gun violence affects them and why we need a real solution now.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, March 21, 2013

13 Progressive Faith Leaders to Watch in 2013

Sister Simone CampbellThese faith leaders can be expected to continue leading the progressive charge for economic, social, and environmental justice in 2013 and beyond.

By Jack Jenkins, Eleni Towns, and Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Joe GarciaPeople of faith can add a unique perspective to the fight for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

By Jack Jenkins and Eleni Towns | Friday, February 8, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act Is Synonymous with Family Values

Family and Medical Leave ActFaith groups that were crucial to securing the Family and Medical Leave Act 20 years ago are key to expanding its protections now and in the future.

By Sally Steenland and Eleni Towns | Friday, February 1, 2013

12 Reproductive Justice and Faith Victories of 2012

Nancy PelosiFaith leaders this year have helped win 12 important victories in the fight for reproductive justice for all.

By Eleni Towns | Friday, December 21, 2012

Health Care

Christians kneeling outside of Supreme CourtFor many people of faith, the fight for health care reform reflects deeply held values that were tested in the political arena and still remain strong.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Video: 5 New Ways to Vote Your Values

The Center for American Progress's Faith and Progressive Policy team examine five issues that will drive conscientious voters to the polls: immigration, health care, the economy, the environment, and gay and transgender equality.

By Jack Jenkins, Catherine Woodiwiss, Eleni Towns, Sally Steenland, and Eliza Blanchard | Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Immigration

Selma to Montgomery voting rights marchToday’s faith leaders are calling upon the nation to enact comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our nation’s core values of treasuring human dignity, honoring family, and caring for our neighbor.

By Eleni Towns | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

5 Things You Should Know About Religion and Contraception

Eleni Towns examines the faith perspective on no-cost contraception that kicks off today under Obamacare.

By Eleni Towns | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Morality of Contraception

Eleni Towns and Sally Steenland argue that the vast majority of people of faith support contraception.

By Eleni Towns and Sally Steenland | Thursday, February 23, 2012