Public Life Archives
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.
Good Religion Gone Bad
The revelation that Donald Rumsfeld appended Bible verses to secret Iraq war memos is problematic on many levels, write Sally Steenland and Susan Thistlethwaite.
The Question of Conscience
A panel of experts joined CAP to discuss conscience or refusal clauses and how they currently do not protect patients’ consciences or rights to access care.
One Congress Under God
The 111th Congress is one of the most religiously diverse yet, embodying the founding fathers’ vision for religious freedom in the country, writes Sarah Dreier.
Science, Religion, and a Language for Public Policy
Experts at CAP event discuss the cultural history of Darwin's theory of evolution and its role in modern society.
Something Darwin Didn’t Know
Rick Weiss in the Washington Post on Charles Darwin.
Generation Gap Growing Among Religious Voters
The Young and the Faithful survey finds that young religious voters hold more progressive views than their older counterparts, writes Rev. Susan Thistlethwaite.
Debating the Divine
This collection of essays aims to turn down the heat and turn up the light on the question of whether religion should be a force shaping our public policies and our common civic life.
Spies in the Pews? Is Nothing Sacred?
Thistlethwaite on Separating Church and Politics
The Founding Fathers’ Religious Wisdom
This notion—that our country’s roots are explicitly Christian—is both foolish and wrong.
A Political Home for Progressive Catholics
Halpin on Catholics & Progressive Politics
The Politics of Punk: Interview with The Thermals
Hutch Harris of The Thermals talks about the politics behind he and bassist Kathy Foster's album "The Body, The Blood, and The Machine."
Dr. Obery Hendricks Addresses The Politics of Jesus
At a CAP book event, Dr. Obery Hendricks discusses Jesus’ identity as a political revolutionary who worked to overturn social injustice.
Tackling the Moral Questions
Is science invading God’s realm? Various denominations respond to the issue of embryonic stem cell research.
Sam Vs. I Am
Campus Progress talks with the author of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason.