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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

The Rise of ‘New Values Voters’

Nuns on the Bus article icon Issue Brief The election results in November were a sign that faith aligned with progressive values is alive and well in the public square. Likewise, the results underscore the rejection of religious and political extremism.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Friday, January 25, 2013

Articulating the Future for Progressivism

Authors Bill Ivey and Joe Romm discuss the power of words in politics at a recent Progressivism on Tap event.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Thursday, November 15, 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

Climate Change

Keystone XL protestWhen taken as a moral issue, efforts to combat climate change find supporters across the religious spectrum.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Faithful ‘Fracktivists’

Religious leaders take a stand against the severity of health issues and ecological damage associated with fracking, writes Catherine Woodiwiss.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ryan vs. Ryan

The Nuns on the Bus Tour embraces one Catholic’s vision of a moral economy and rejects another’s, write Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler.

By Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler | Monday, July 2, 2012

What We Talk About on Easter

Sally Steenland and Catherine Woodiwiss chide the mainstream media for ignoring stories of justice that are at the heart of Christians everywhere.

By Sally Steenland and Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Moral Economy Quiz: Can You Match the Quote with Its Famous Speaker?

cursor icon Interactive Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler ask you to pair up historical figures and individuals with their quotes advocating for responsible capitalism.

By Catherine Woodiwiss and Alexandra Scheeler | Wednesday, April 4, 2012

13 Religious Women to Watch in 2012

Catherine Woodiwiss and Emily Farnell list 13 religious women who are changing the world for the better.

By Catherine Woodiwiss and Emily Farnell | Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Carbon Fasting

Catherine Woodiwiss reports on how faith groups worldwide are cutting their carbon consumption to highlight the injustice of climate change.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Monday, March 5, 2012

10 Things You Should Know About Religion in the 2012 Elections

Catherine Woodiwiss and Sally Steenland identify 10 ways religion will influence this year’s presidential contest.

By Catherine Woodiwiss and Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Clean Energy Is a Matter of Justice

This week Jewish leaders across denominations signed a pledge with bold environmental goals, saying it is “a religious and moral imperative,” writes Catherine Woodiwiss.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Tuesday, February 7, 2012

People of Faith Rally for Unemployment Benefits

Faith groups gather in the nation’s capital to push for the extension of unemployment benefits, writes Catherine Woodiwiss.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Friday, December 9, 2011

The ‘Green’ Pope Weighs in on Durban Climate Talks

Catherine Woodiwiss showcases the many different Christian religious organizations speaking out at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in South Africa.

By Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, November 30, 2011