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.
57,000 Reasons to Restore Early Learning
57,000 children won’t be attending Head Start this month because of sequester cuts.
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.
Where’s the Debate on Immigration Reform?
An overwhelming number of business, labor, faith, and civic groups, as well as a strong majority of the American public, a supermajority in the Senate, and a bipartisan majority in the House, all support immigration reform.
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.
Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension
Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.
Faith Groups Are Central to the Fight for Economic Justice in the Fast-Food Industry
The intersection of social justice and economic teachings within religion are exemplified by fast-food workers’ plight for fair treatment from their employers.
Of Strawberries and Stereotypes
While the work of charities is key to helping the poor, government programs can be key in supporting human dignity.
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.
What’s Race Got to Do With It?
After the Zimmerman verdict, it is more obvious than ever that we can no longer ignore the persistence of racial injustice in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.