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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

Pope Francis and Access to Justice

Pope Francis visit to the United StatesThe record number of federal court judicial vacancies contradicts Pope Francis’ call for better governance and a more just society.

by Anisha Singh and Claire Markham | Friday, September 18, 2015

Remembering Oak Creek

Sikh shooting vigilThe three-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, highlights the resilience, unity, and positivity of this often misunderstood religious community.

by Anisha Singh | Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

Small Business Owners Are More Progressive than the U.S. Supreme Court Thinks

Hobby Lobby vigilAs the U.S. Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling becomes the law of the land, small business owners show just how unnecessary the religious accommodations for contraceptive insurance are.

by Julisa McCoy and Donna Barry | Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

Nun and elder care 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.

by Emily Baxter | Wednesday, July 15, 2015