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Of Strawberries and Stereotypes

While the work of charities is key to helping the poor, government programs can be key in supporting human dignity.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Merging the Blues with the Gospel: Rev. Otis Moss III on Trayvon Martin and Building a More United America

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Otis Moss III, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and a leading progressive Christian activist and cultural critic.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, July 19, 2013

Ensuring Health Coverage for All

article icon Issue Brief Faith groups call on their states to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, July 18, 2013

What’s Race Got to Do With It?

Trayvon MartinAfter the Zimmerman verdict, it is more obvious than ever that we can no longer ignore the persistence of racial injustice in the United States.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Partners for LGBT Equality

The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting marriage equality underscores the successful alliance that has been forged between the religious community and LGBT advocates.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Building on History: An Interview on Social Justice and Religious Liberty with Nancy Kaufman

Sally Steenland talks with Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, June 28, 2013

5 Reasons People of Faith Should Care About Student-Loan Debt

As Congress debates whether or not to double student-loan interest rates, people of faith can help make the moral case for a fair student-loan system.

By Jack Jenkins | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pulling up Racial Injustice by the Roots

Institutional racism might be harder to detect than individual bigotry, but its impact is more widespread and lasting.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Purity Police Miss the Point

Shortsighted efforts by self-appointed conservative watchdogs are endangering faith-based social-justice programs.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

6 Ways Faith Communities Have Helped Prevent Gun Violence Since Newtown

Faith communities are playing an integral role in making communities safer through state gun-violence prevention laws in the wake of the Newtown shooting.

By Eleni Towns | Monday, June 17, 2013

Faith and the Fast-Food Strikes: An Interview with Rev. Liz Muñoz

Fast food strikesJack Jenkins talks with Rev. Liz Muñoz of Chicago, Illinois, about the fast-food strikes happening across the country and what faith groups and faith leaders are doing to help.

By Jack Jenkins | Friday, June 14, 2013

God Versus Godless—a False Choice

Ten CommandmentsExtreme views on religious belief—or lack of it—may make for lively theatrics, but they ignore the dynamic complexities of behavior and faith.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Marriage Equality Will Not End LGBT Discrimination

Gay and lesbian support rallyAs the Supreme Court decides who can say “I do,” finally passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is something that Congress must do.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mobilizing at the Margins: An Interview on Women, Leadership, and Faith

Sally Steenland talks with Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, a Benedictine nun, speaker, and author.

By Sally Steenland | Friday, May 31, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, May 29, 2013