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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.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cracking the Edifice of Injustice

Kissing at AZ State CapitolThe fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Family Values Versus the Corporate Bottom Line

CardiologistThe lack of paid sick days forces American workers to make the no-win choice between job and family.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Real Family Values: Making College Affordable and Alleviating Student Loan Debt

University of Washington students article icon 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.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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

Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit

article icon 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.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Emily Baxter | Thursday, December 19, 2013

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

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Fast food strike article icon Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 10, 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

Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave

article icon Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.

By Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, December 3, 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