Public Life Archives
Selection of New Pope Underscores a Shortcoming of Church Rules
A leadership devoid of women seriously undermines the Catholic Church’s mission and future.
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.
Searching for Answers After the Sandy Hook Tragedy
The senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, has forced all of us to confront unspeakable tragedy and unanswerable questions.
Muslim Americans Bridging Communities Through Art and Music
A number of Muslim Americans are using art as a point of connection, not discord, between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States.
The Political and Cultural Embrace of Marriage Equality Is Growing
Voters young and old are supporting marriage equality for gay and transgender Americans, and many religious institutions are supportive too.
Universities Welcome Muslim Students Through Interfaith Efforts
Many universities—both religious and secular—are making extensive interfaith efforts to help a diverse group of religious students, especially Muslims, feel welcome on their campuses.
Courting the ‘None’ Vote
Issue Brief The growing number of religiously unaffiliated Americans presents potential challenges for both political parties, but their presence may also be beneficial.
This Liberty Mutual Commercial Mixes Theology and Politics
A recent insurance company commercial demonstrates the values of compassion and community, which support the Affordable Care Act.
For many people of faith, the fight for health care reform reflects deeply held values that were tested in the political arena and still remain strong.
Video: 5 New Ways to Vote Your Values
The Center for American Progress's Faith and Progressive Policy team examine five issues that will drive conscientious voters to the polls: immigration, health care, the economy, the environment, and gay and transgender equality.
5 Issues that Expand the Notion of What It Means to ‘Vote Your Values’
This year’s presidential election is proving that so-called “values voters” aren’t just focused on abortion and marriage equality.
Not in Our Name: Understanding Youth Engagement in the Middle East and Around the World
Interview with Zeenat Rahman, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's special adviser for Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State.
Attacks on Muslim American Houses of Worship on the Rise
Acts of violence against Muslim Americans and their houses of worship have increased, especially in the weeks since Ramadan began this year.