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Religion and Values: Archives

Fired for Being Who I Am: The Fight for LGBT Equality Continues

play_alt icon Video Despite historic progress on LGBT rights, many LGBT people and their families still face serious and life-altering discrimination in their daily lives.

by Kulsum Ebrahim, Sarah McBride, Claire Markham | Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Economic Cost of Overly Broad RFRAs

Indiana RFRA opponentsAnti-LGBT religious exemption laws pose a serious risk to state economies.

by Sarah McBride | Thursday, February 4, 2016

President Obama Is Right to Visit Baltimore Mosque

Obama at mosqueAnti-Muslim bigotry runs counter to American values and threatens national security.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Infographic: Reclaiming Roe for All

Decades of state abortion restrictions have prevented many women—especially marginalized populations—from fully accessing the right to abortion granted to them in Roe v. Wade.

by Lauren Kokum | Thursday, January 21, 2016

True Pro-Women Policies Foster a Woman’s Right to Reproductive Health Care Access

Capitol domeConservative doublespeak is not in women’s best interest and can have devastating consequences for their health and lives.

by Carolyn Davis | Thursday, January 21, 2016

16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016

A reverend embraces a church member who is grieving.People of faith are leading the nation’s social justice landscape and working to deliver on long-held values of freedom, equality, and dignity for all.

by Claire Markham and Lauren Kokum | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Building Transgender-Inclusive Faith Communities

play_alt icon Video The Center for American Progress asked transgender and allied faith leaders how communities of faith can lead the way for greater acceptance of transgender people. Here is what they said.

by Andrew Satter, Sarah McBride, Bishop Gene Robinson, Samuel Chang | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Transgender Welcome

Mass at Washington National Cathedral book_alt2 icon Report This resource makes the case for the full inclusion of transgender people in both Jewish and Christian communities of faith and in society, based on Scripture and theology.

by Bishop Gene Robinson | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Re-Educating Turkey

Istanbul Student book_alt2 icon Report Following its dominant electoral victory on November 1, the AKP government is likely to continue it efforts to enhance the reach of religious education in Turkey. This process could have a profound long-term impact on Turkish identity and stability.

by Alan Makovsky | Monday, December 14, 2015

Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement

Pope Francis at United NationsAt the Paris climate talks, global leaders must heed the urgent call of multifaith activists, led by Pope Francis, for immediate action to protect all people and the planet.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns and Claire Markham | Monday, November 30, 2015

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is a Serious Threat to American Security

Muslim woman peace flag book_alt2 icon Report ISIS is following a clear and determined strategy to provoke an anti-Muslim backlash and ignite a clash of civilizations.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Muslim volunteers at soup kitchenIslamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

by Sally Steenland and Ken Gude | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Restoring the Balance

Supreme Court book_alt2 icon Report One year after Hobby Lobby, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious liberty to infringe on the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people.

by Carolyn Davis, Laura E. Durso, Carmel Martin | Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting with Values That Work for All

Pope FrancisConservatives who profess faith, family, and values should follow Pope Francis’ lead and support principles that actually reflect the nation’s shared values.

by Lauren Kokum | Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

Ahmed MohamedThe recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

by Sanam Malik | Wednesday, September 23, 2015