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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.

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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.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Religious Freedom Day

It is important to mark the nation’s progress in achieving religious freedom for all Americans, but the United States must also note the distance it still has to go.

Pope Francis

Health Care that Heals

Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.

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Education that Empowers

Pope Francis teaches that education is a tool for developing individuals, communities, and the world in service of compassion and fairness, suggesting that a commitment to quality, accessible education for all is a crucial element of building a more just world.

Pope Francis

An Economy that Serves

Pope Francis has repeatedly highlighted the importance of work and his concern that the current economy values profit over people, urging people of faith and conscience to champion changes in business and the labor market that protect workers.

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So-Called ‘Cultural War’ Issues Are Really About Justice

Marriage equality and women’s reproductive rights are now being seen for what they always were: issues of basic justice.

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Spirited and Faithful: An Interview with Rev. Marvin Ellison on the Role of Faith Leaders in the Reproductive Justice Movement

Sally Steenland interviews Rev. Marvin Ellison, a writer, educator, and advocate for reproductive rights, about his work to organize clergy for reproductive justice.

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