Reproductive Justice, Religious Liberty, and Pluralistic Democracy
Sally Steenland talks with Rabbi Dennis Ross, a religious advocate and congregational rabbi, in the third interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.
The Dark Side of ‘Bright Young Things’
Progressives should speak out about the commercial targeting of youth instead of shying away from a fight about deregulation and the “nanny state.”
The Religious Right Wasn’t Created to Battle Abortion
As the Supreme Court hears arguments in cases on marriage equality, many fear a decades-long backlash reminiscent of that after Roe v. Wade. It is important, however, to remember the real story behind the formation of the religious conservative movement.
Welcoming the Newcomer: How Faith Groups Are Rallying the Religious Behind Immigration Reform
Religious institutions and faith-based activists continue to be influential forces behind the push for sensible immigration legislation.
Faith Leaders Calling for an End to Gun Violence
Voices in faith communities across America are loudly speaking out about how gun violence affects them and why we need a real solution now.
‘Girls’ Needs to Glance Away from the Mirror
Even the created reality of a television show can benefit from a diverse worldview.
Selection of New Pope Underscores a Shortcoming of Church Rules
A leadership devoid of women seriously undermines the Catholic Church’s mission and future.
Distinguished Faith Leaders Take a Stand Against the Ryan Budget
A diverse group of faith leaders have come together to condemn Rep. Paul Ryan's FY 2014 budget resolution’s immoral cuts to services aiding the nation’s poor and continued tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests.
Millennials Link Sexuality, Justice, and Faith
Sally Steenland interviews Samantha Griffin on Millennials' view of Roe v. Wade and how faith can inform and deepen conversations about reproductive justice.
Family Planning Is Key to Healthier Mothers, Babies, and Societies
Faith-based efforts to provide reproductive health services and family planning have dramatically improved the lives of mothers and their children worldwide.
13 Progressive Faith Leaders to Watch in 2013
These faith leaders can be expected to continue leading the progressive charge for economic, social, and environmental justice in 2013 and beyond.
Misusing Religious Freedom to Cloak Intolerance
Opposing gay and transgender equality under the guise of religious freedom has deep roots stretching back more than 50 years.
Lessons from Our Past Should Light the Path of Immigration Reform
U.S. history provides both shining examples and stark warnings as we debate over whether to grant citizenship to this country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
People of faith can add a unique perspective to the fight for immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.
Contraception-Coverage Requirement Strengthens Religious Liberty and Women’s Health
Don’t be fooled by opponents’ claims of religious-liberty infringement—the new contraceptive-coverage provision announced last week does no such thing. It does, however, enhance women’s health.