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.
Family Values Versus the Corporate Bottom Line
The lack of paid sick days forces American workers to make the no-win choice between job and family.
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: Making College Affordable and Alleviating Student Loan Debt
Issue Brief In a country founded on the ideals of equality, fairness, and economic opportunity, higher education should not be reserved for a privileged few.
Resolving to Focus in 2014
Despite the distractions of the coming year, it’s important to hold basic, long-lasting truths in mind in order to experience purpose and joy.
Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit
Issue Brief We need policies that ensure all workers have the opportunity to both excel at work and care for the family members who need them.
Love and Work
Conservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
1 Year After the Sandy Hook School Shooting, Dean Gary Hall Calls for Action on Gun Violence Prevention
Sally Steenland and the Very Rev. Gary Hall discuss the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting and why faith leaders are at the forefront of gun control prevention advocacy.
Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand
After four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.
Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave
Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.
Business and Belief
Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.
The Supreme Court Considers Compulsory Prayer
Mandating prayer at local town board meetings mixes government and religion in a way that is harmful to both.