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Nun and elder care

Real Family Values: Planning for a Future that Ensures Dignity for an Aging Population

article icon Issue Brief As America’s aging population increases, implementing policies steeped in real family values—dignity, fairness, and respect—must be a priority to meet the needs of the elderly and their caregivers.

Pope Francis

The Francis Moment: A Moral Call to Action on Climate Change

Pope Francis has created an incredible moment of synergy for faith-based and environmental advocates to push for action to protect all people, as well as the planet.

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action

Americans from diverse faith traditions are responding to the threat of climate change and working to protect the environment, its inhabitants, and its resources.

Maranda Brooks stands outside a payday loans business.

Responsible Credit Is an Economic and Moral Issue

article icon Issue Brief As states and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau debate payday lending regulation, both economics and faith illustrate the need for effective consumer protections.

Adopted child of same-sex parents

Strengthening Child Welfare Systems by Resisting LGBT Discrimination

Religious exemption laws would deny loving homes to vulnerable youth.

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

Warwick Sabin

State Religious Freedom Restoration Acts Threaten True Religious Liberty

Under the guise of protecting religious freedom, states across the country are opening the door to discrimination by enacting misguided laws and policies.

Lebanon Christians vigil

The Plight of Christians in the Middle East

book_alt2 icon Report Some of the world's oldest Christian communities are disappearing in the very lands where their faith was born. The status of Christians in the Middle East is an important sign of broader regional trends in religious freedom, pluralism, and tolerance.

Fear, Inc. 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich

15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015

Religious leaders and faith-based activists are poised to make significant progress on a range of social justice issues this year.

Infographic: Small Business Owners Support Contraception Insurance Coverage

New polling data shows widespread support among small business owners for providing employees with birth control coverage.

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