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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

57,000 Reasons to Restore Early Learning

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan57,000 children won’t be attending Head Start this month because of sequester cuts.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Thursday, August 15, 2013

Where’s the Debate on Immigration Reform?

Prayer demonstrationAn 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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Scarlet Letters: Getting the History of Abortion and Contraception Right

Sarah ColeDespite anti-abortion activists’ rhetoric, abortion and contraception have been legally practiced in America since the Pilgrim’s arrival.

By Ranana Dine | Thursday, August 8, 2013

Religious Liberty + Marriage Equality = Harmony, Not Dissension

Despite opposition activists’ rhetoric, support for nondiscrimination laws and religious liberty are positively connected.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Faith Groups Are Central to the Fight for Economic Justice in the Fast-Food Industry

McDonald's strikeThe intersection of social justice and economic teachings within religion are exemplified by fast-food workers’ plight for fair treatment from their employers.

By Sarah P. Miller | Friday, August 2, 2013