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Working and Still Poor

When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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A Blueprint for Reclaiming Religious Liberty Post-Hobby Lobby

book_alt2 icon Report Religious liberty protections must strongly protect both individuals and religious institutions, but must be limited when the exercise imposes costs or burdens on others.

By Donna Barry, Sandhya Bathija, Laura E. Durso, Joshua Field, Carmel Martin, and Sally Steenland | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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The Possibilities of a Changed Life

Desmond Meade’s story—and those of millions like him—should inspire us to question our policies about how formerly incarcerated people are treated when they return to society.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Moving Forward with ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

PICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign has embraced the White House’s charge to become our brothers’ keepers.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Called to Be Whole: An Interview with Rev. Lacette Cross on Reproductive Justice and Working with LGBT Communities and Communities of Color

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Lacette Cross, minister, advocate, youth and sexual health educator, on her reproductive justice work.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, May 19, 2014

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Conquering the Religious-Secular Divide

Sharing common goals in the fight for justice helps narrow gaps in understanding between religious and secular advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Minister and Clinic Escort: An Interview with Rev. Kathleen Green

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Kathleen Green of the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, New Jersey, about her work in support of reproductive justice and pro-choice health care.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, May 1, 2014

Turning Trouble into Miracles

In what can only be described as a modern-day miracle, the Nuns on the Bus managed to transform a Vatican sanction into prophetic witness.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs

Christian scholars are exploring what is appropriate religious expression in a diverse society.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reproductive Health Care Is a Human Right: An Interview with Vernita Gutierrez

Sally Steenland interviews Vernita Gutierrez, the director of community engagement for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, San Diego County, about her reproductive justice work.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Hobby Lobby’s Win Is a Loss for Religious Liberty

When for-profit corporations get the same privileges that have historically been given to religious groups that feed the hungry and care for the sick, religion itself is cheapened and devalued.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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