Resolving to Focus in 2014
Despite the distractions of the coming year, it’s important to hold basic, long-lasting truths in mind in order to experience purpose and joy.
Real Family Values: Flexible Work Arrangements and Work-Life Fit
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.
Love and Work
Conservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.
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.
Repairing Christianity’s Damaged Brand
After four decades, the Religious Right is losing its grip, and a generous, justice-minded Christianity is gaining public attention and support.
Real Family Values: Paid Family Leave
Issue Brief Paid family leave upholds the value of caregiving, fights against injustice, and helps build healthier families.
Business and Belief
Corporations don’t have religious liberty; human beings do.
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.