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Religion and Values: Archives

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

Sarah ColeDespite anti-abortion activists’ rhetoric, abortion and contraception have been legally practiced in America since the Pilgrim’s arrival.

By Ranana Dine | Thursday, August 8, 2013

Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension

Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Faith Groups Are Central to the Fight for Economic Justice in the Fast-Food Industry

McDonald's strikeThe intersection of social justice and economic teachings within religion are exemplified by fast-food workers’ plight for fair treatment from their employers.

By Sarah P. Miller | Friday, August 2, 2013

Of Strawberries and Stereotypes

While the work of charities is key to helping the poor, government programs can be key in supporting human dignity.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Merging the Blues with the Gospel: Rev. Otis Moss III on Trayvon Martin and Building a More United America

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.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, July 19, 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

What’s Race Got to Do With It?

Trayvon MartinAfter the Zimmerman verdict, it is more obvious than ever that we can no longer ignore the persistence of racial injustice in the United States.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Partners for LGBT Equality

The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting marriage equality underscores the successful alliance that has been forged between the religious community and LGBT advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Building on History: An Interview on Social Justice and Religious Liberty with Nancy Kaufman

Sally Steenland talks with Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, June 28, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Student-Loan Debt

As Congress debates whether or not to double student-loan interest rates, people of faith can help make the moral case for a fair student-loan system.

By Jack Jenkins | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pulling up Racial Injustice by the Roots

Institutional racism might be harder to detect than individual bigotry, but its impact is more widespread and lasting.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sister Reach, Faith, and Speaking out for Reproductive Justice: An Interview with Cherisse Scott

Sally Steenland talks with Cherisse Scott, the founder and CEO of Sister Reach in Tennessee, about her work empowering women and girls of color.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 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

Faith and the Fast-Food Strikes: An Interview with Rev. Liz Muñoz

Fast food strikesJack Jenkins talks with Rev. Liz Muñoz of Chicago, Illinois, about the fast-food strikes happening across the country and what faith groups and faith leaders are doing to help.

By Jack Jenkins | Friday, June 14, 2013