Reproductive Justice and Health
Connecting Maternal Health, Faith, and Reproductive Justice for International Women’s Day: An Interview with Courtney Fowler
Sally Steenland interviews Courtney Fowler, the conference lay leader for the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, about her work to support maternal and family health.
Cracking the Edifice of Injustice
The fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.
Medicaid Expansion and the Spiritual Side of Health Care: An Interview with Matthew Ellis of Episcopal Health Ministries
Sally Steenland interviews Matthew Ellis, CEO of National Episcopal Health Ministries, about the importance of the church in health care leadership.
It’s Time to Talk
Contrary to mainstream assumptions, much of the religious community supports a woman’s right to make decisions about her own reproductive health.
Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave
Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.
Faith Communities Work to Defeat 20-Week Abortion Ban in Albuquerque: An Interview with Joan Lamunyon Sanford
Sally Steenland interviews Joan Lamunyon Sanford, a reproductive justice advocate and the executive director of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, about her work to defeat a proposed 20-week abortion ban in Albuquerque.
Hating Government but Loving Its Programs
The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.
Faith-Based Providers and the Affordable Care Act
Here’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.
Have They No Shame?
Republicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.
There’s More than One Way to Start a Revolution
Pope Francis’ spiritual humility, intellectual curiosity, and emotional honesty can be a driving force for positive change in the Catholic Church.
Supporting a Faith-Based Right to Reproductive Justice: An Interview with Dr. Willie Parker
Sally Steenland interviews Dr. Willie J. Parker, a reproductive justice advocate and associate medical director of Family Planning Associates in Chicago, about the danger of proposed 20-week abortion bans.
Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right
Despite anti-abortion activists’ rhetoric, abortion and contraception have been legally practiced in America since the Pilgrim’s arrival.
Ensuring Health Coverage for All
Issue Brief Faith groups call on their states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Purity Police Miss the Point
Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.
A Godsend to Reproductive Health Clinics
Groups offer compassionate, nonjudgmental counseling for women and their families dealing with abortion.