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Faith in Values

People of Faith Should Oppose Official Prayer at Public-School Graduation Ceremonies

In a pluralistic democracy, government should not be in the business of promoting religion.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Godsend to Reproductive Health Clinics

Groups offer compassionate, nonjudgmental counseling for women and their families dealing with abortion.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nothing Says Love Like Great Public Policy

While cards and flowers are fine Mother’s Day gifts, public policies that make life better for moms are the best way to honor all they do.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

3 Facts About Religion and Violent Extremism

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it’s important to keep the facts straight about the complexities of terrorism.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Advocates Continue Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence

In the wake of last week’s Senate vote against legislation to prevent gun violence, Americans must remember that their efforts to reduce gun violence are a marathon, not a sprint.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Is Creativity or Obedience More Important?

Probing and honest conversation is key to fostering real understanding between people.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Ever-Evolving Institution of Marriage

Despite claims by many conservatives and religious leaders, marriage has not always been a union between one man and one woman but over the years has embraced practices that even most strident marriage traditionalists might abhor.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Dark Side of ‘Bright Young Things’

Progressives should speak out about the commercial targeting of youth instead of shying away from a fight about deregulation and the “nanny state.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Religious Right Wasn’t Created to Battle Abortion

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in cases on marriage equality, many fear a decades-long backlash reminiscent of that after Roe v. Wade. It is important, however, to remember the real story behind the formation of the religious conservative movement.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

‘Girls’ Needs to Glance Away from the Mirror

Even the created reality of a television show can benefit from a diverse worldview.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Selection of New Pope Underscores a Shortcoming of Church Rules

A leadership devoid of women seriously undermines the Catholic Church’s mission and future.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Family Planning Is Key to Healthier Mothers, Babies, and Societies

Faith-based efforts to provide reproductive health services and family planning have dramatically improved the lives of mothers and their children worldwide.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Misusing Religious Freedom to Cloak Intolerance

Opposing gay and transgender equality under the guise of religious freedom has deep roots stretching back more than 50 years.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Working Full Time and Still Poor

We need to raise the minimum wage in order to change the shameful American reality of people working full time but still not earning enough to lift them and their families out of poverty.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lessons from Our Past Should Light the Path of Immigration Reform

U.S. history provides both shining examples and stark warnings as we debate over whether to grant citizenship to this country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013