Public Life Archives
The Rise of ‘New Values Voters’
Issue Brief The election results in November were a sign that faith aligned with progressive values is alive and well in the public square. Likewise, the results underscore the rejection of religious and political extremism.
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.
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.
2 Versions of Faith Outreach at the National Political Conventions This Summer
Jack Jenkins analyzes what it meant for Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and Sister Simone Campbell to speak at this year’s Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention.
The State of the Catholic Vote in 2012: It Ain’t What It Used to Be
Jack Jenkins looks at what it takes to court Catholic voters this election cycle.
10 Things You Need to Know About Religious Liberty
Sally Steenland lists the top 10 reasons why religious liberty is alive and well in the United States.