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.
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.
Women Senators Prove Collaboration Is Better than Conflict
As 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.
Hating Government but Loving Its Programs
The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.
Pressing on for Immigration Reform
Immigrants and allies are rallying, fasting, marching, and lobbying for immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship.
Faith-Based Providers and the Affordable Care Act
Here’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.
Have They No Shame?
Republicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.
There’s More than One Way to Start a Revolution
Pope Francis’ spiritual humility, intellectual curiosity, and emotional honesty can be a driving force for positive change in the Catholic Church.
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.
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.