Sequestration Hurts All of Us, Not Just Our Most Vulnerable
Three months into sequestration, we take a look at how harmful the phased-in cuts have been.
People of Faith Should Oppose Official Prayer at Public-School Graduation Ceremonies
In a pluralistic democracy, government should not be in the business of promoting religion.
A Godsend to Reproductive Health Clinics
Groups offer compassionate, nonjudgmental counseling for women and their families dealing with abortion.
Nothing Says Love Like Great Public Policy
While cards and flowers are fine Mother’s Day gifts, public policies that make life better for moms are the best way to honor all they do.
3 Facts About Religion and Violent Extremism
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, it’s important to keep the facts straight about the complexities of terrorism.
Advocates Continue Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence
In the wake of last week’s Senate vote against legislation to prevent gun violence, Americans must remember that their efforts to reduce gun violence are a marathon, not a sprint.
Thou Shall Not Kill: Faith Groups and Gun-Violence Prevention
Issue Brief In this brief, we examine the efforts of faith-based groups to prevent deaths caused by firearms through their work as first-responders, advocates, and prophetic voices against the scourge of gun violence.
Is Creativity or Obedience More Important?
Probing and honest conversation is key to fostering real understanding between people.
Our Tax Dollars Help Faith-Based Groups and the Government Work for the Common Good
On Tax Day, it’s important to remember that the government often works with communities using our tax dollars to better the lives of Americans nationwide.
The Ever-Evolving Institution of Marriage
Despite claims by many conservatives and religious leaders, marriage has not always been a union between one man and one woman but over the years has embraced practices that even most strident marriage traditionalists might abhor.
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.