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Resolving to Focus in 2014

Pope Francis on New Year's EveDespite the distractions of the coming year, it’s important to hold basic, long-lasting truths in mind in order to experience purpose and joy.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Love and Work

FactoryConservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Monday, December 9, 2013

Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand

Simone CampbellAfter four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Business and Belief

The Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is pictured on June 27, 2013.Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better than Conflict

Sen. Amy KlobucharAs the government shutdown dragged on, female senators broke through the impasse with a compromise plan to put Americans back to work and save the global economy.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hating Government but Loving Its Programs

Sen. Ted CruzThe conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pressing on for Immigration Reform

Immigrants and allies are rallying, fasting, marching, and lobbying for immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Faith-Based Providers and the Affordable Care Act

Medical careHere’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.

By Eleni Towns | Monday, October 7, 2013

Have They No Shame?

Food assistanceRepublicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, October 2, 2013

There’s More than One Way to Start a Revolution

Pope FrancisPope Francis’ spiritual humility, intellectual curiosity, and emotional honesty can be a driving force for positive change in the Catholic Church.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement

Despite uncertainties, failures, and threats, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those in the civil rights movement kept up the fight for justice and equality.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What We’ve Learned Since 9/11

In order to make our world safer, we need to focus on factual evidence and real threats rather than target entire communities because of their ethnicity or religion.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 11, 2013