Public Life Archives
Many Faiths, One Nation
Sam Fulwood III explains why it’s beneficial to have diversity in American faith traditions.
Love, InshAllah: The Secret Loves of American Muslim Women
Sally Steenland talks with Ayesha Mattu and Nura Maznavi about the uniqueness and universality in the search for love among American Muslim women.
10 Things You Should Know About Religion in the 2012 Elections
Catherine Woodiwiss and Sally Steenland identify 10 ways religion will influence this year’s presidential contest.
Understanding the Mormon Faith
Sally Steenland interviews award-winning scholar Joanna Brooks about the history of Mormonism and its progressive tradition.
Smarter, Better, Leaner, Greener
If Congress wants to improve its approval ratings and do positive work for our nation, it would do well to consider these 12 resolutions for 2012, writes Sally Steenland.
The Vatican, Occupy Wall Street, and Jerry Falwell’s Legacy
Sally Steenland interviews reporter and blogger Michael Sean Winters about the role of the religion in Occupy Wall Street and politics, as well as Jerry Falwell's influence on the religious right.
An Uncommon Ally for Science
Elaine Sedenberg discusses the Dalai Lama's advocacy for a peaceful coexistence between science and spirituality.
Return of the Culture Wars: Tea Party’s Social and Religious Agenda and How Progressives Can Respond
Sally Steenland examines what the Tea Party will expect of conservatives on social and religious issues, and how progressives can respond.
Why Religious Education Matters
Brian Thorn explains the problems a society faces when it lacks understanding of religions at home and abroad.
Ask the Expert: Sally Steenland Answers Questions from Facebook Fans About Religion and Politics
Video Sally Steenland answers questions submitted by CAP Facebook fans about recent anti-Muslim rhetoric and why religious debates get so much media attention.
Calling Out the Hatemongers
Susan Thistlethwaite discusses the faith activism campaign to challenge hate rhetoric directed at those who champion social justice.
Those who encourage violence without engaging in it themselves are still responsible for the consequences, writes The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson.
Get to Know Bishop Gene Robinson
Jeff Krehely and Sally Steenland interview CAP’s new Visiting Senior Fellow Bishop Gene Robinson—the first openly gay bishop to be ordained in a major Christian denomination.
The Census and the Faithful
Eleni Towns discusses how the Census Bureau is partnering with faith communities to help ensure high levels of participation.
The Rise of Progressive Religious Activists
Religious activists are embracing progressive issues such as health care reform and immigration reform, poverty, and climate change, write Valerie Shen and Sally Steenland.