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Is Creativity or Obedience More Important?

Rev. Joel HunterProbing and honest conversation is key to fostering real understanding between people.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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.

By Emily Baxter and Eleni Towns | Monday, April 15, 2013

The Ever-Evolving Institution of Marriage

DOMADespite 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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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.

By Sally Steenland | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Dark Side of ‘Bright Young Things’

Victoria's SecretProgressives should speak out about the commercial targeting of youth instead of shying away from a fight about deregulation and the “nanny state.”

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Religious Right Wasn’t Created to Battle Abortion

Antiabortion rallyAs 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.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcoming the Newcomer: How Faith Groups Are Rallying the Religious Behind Immigration Reform

Immigration reform activistsReligious institutions and faith-based activists continue to be influential forces behind the push for sensible immigration legislation.

By Jack Jenkins | Monday, March 25, 2013

Faith Leaders Calling for an End to Gun Violence

Gun violence preventionVoices in faith communities across America are loudly speaking out about how gun violence affects them and why we need a real solution now.

By Eleni Towns | Thursday, March 21, 2013

‘Girls’ Needs to Glance Away from the Mirror

Cast of Even the created reality of a television show can benefit from a diverse worldview.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Selection of New Pope Underscores a Shortcoming of Church Rules

Sister Simone CampbellA leadership devoid of women seriously undermines the Catholic Church’s mission and future.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Distinguished Faith Leaders Take a Stand Against the Ryan Budget

Rep. Paul RyanA diverse group of faith leaders have come together to condemn Rep. Paul Ryan's FY 2014 budget resolution’s immoral cuts to services aiding the nation’s poor and continued tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Millennials Link Sexuality, Justice, and Faith

Sally Steenland interviews Samantha Griffin on Millennials' view of Roe v. Wade and how faith can inform and deepen conversations about reproductive justice.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Family Planning Is Key to Healthier Mothers, Babies, and Societies

Mother and newbornFaith-based efforts to provide reproductive health services and family planning have dramatically improved the lives of mothers and their children worldwide.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, March 6, 2013

13 Progressive Faith Leaders to Watch in 2013

Sister Simone CampbellThese faith leaders can be expected to continue leading the progressive charge for economic, social, and environmental justice in 2013 and beyond.

By Jack Jenkins, Eleni Towns, and Catherine Woodiwiss | Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Misusing Religious Freedom to Cloak Intolerance

Hilary ClintonOpposing gay and transgender equality under the guise of religious freedom has deep roots stretching back more than 50 years.

By Sally Steenland | Wednesday, February 27, 2013