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What’s Good for the Goose Article

What’s Good for the Goose

Marta Cook and Katie Wright propose three ways that sonogram-happy antiabortion conservatives can make sure our nation’s needy children prosper outside of the womb.

Marta Cook, Katie Wright

A Message from on High Article
Pope Benedict XVI has been an ardent supporter for many years of recognizing the truth of climate change and the collective responsibility to reduce carbon emissions and preserve clean air and clean water. (AP/Pier Paolo Cito)

A Message from on High

Marta Cook applauds the Catholic Church for the forthright decision by its Academy of Sciences to address the moral dimensions of global warming.

Marta Cook

Keeping the Faith Report
Tennessee illustrates how movements for equality can advance in the face of organized religious and political opposition—and how that opposition can spur alliances among faith groups and LGBT advocates. (Flickr/Drama Queen)

Keeping the Faith

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Marta Cook highlight the efforts of faith communities and LGBT advocates in Tennessee.

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Marta Cook

Contraception Is Preventive Care Article
Reams of studies have consistently demonstrated that contraception is a safe and cost-effective way to reduce unintended pregnancies and a host of preventable health problems affecting both women and children. (Flickr/Phoney Nickle)

Contraception Is Preventive Care

The opinions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops should not determine whether millions of women have access to contraception under the new health care law, write Marta Cook and Ellen-Marie Whelan.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back Article
A man checks his laptop before the afternoon session of the Presbyterian Church's General Assembly on July 8, 2010. At the assembly, representatives voted to voted to allow ordination of LGBT church leaders, extend benefits to same-sex partners of church staff, and increase education and awareness regarding HIV-AIDS. (Flickr/<a href= ptcaweb )" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2010/07/pcusa_assembly_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2010/07/pcusa_assembly_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2010/07/pcusa_assembly_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2010/07/pcusa_assembly_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2010/07/pcusa_assembly_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly meeting last week showcased the church’s steady movement toward LGBT rights, says Marta Cook.

Marta Cook

Faith and Family Equality Report
Martin Gill ties the shoelace of his six-year-old son in a park in North Miami on September 22, 2010. A Florida appeals court ruled last month that a state ban on adoption by gay men and lesbians was unconstitutional. (AP/Alan Diaz)

Faith and Family Equality

Sally Steenland, Nan Futrell, and Marta Cook examine the passage of an antigay adoption ballot initiative in Arkansas in 2008 and its implications for faith communities and advocates.

Sally Steenland, Nan Futrell, Marta Cook

Social Movements and Progressivism Report
Students from North Carolina A&T College stage a sit-down strike after being refused service at a luncheon counter in February 1960. The seeds of the great civil rights triumphs of the 20th century came from within progressivism itself. (Library of Congress)

Social Movements and Progressivism

Part three of the Progressive Tradition Series examines the influence of social movements for equality and economic justice on the development of progressivism.

John Halpin, Marta Cook

For You Were Aliens in the Land of Egypt Article
President Obama holds a Passover seder at the White House. Passover observations will be finished next week, but an important issue—comprehensive immigration reform—remains unfinished in our nation. (AP/Pete Souza)

For You Were Aliens in the Land of Egypt

People of many faith traditions are pushing for comprehensive reform because it’s rooted in their spiritual beliefs, write Marta Cook and Ann Garcia.

Marta Cook, Ann Garcia

Young Muslim American Voices Are More Important than Ever Article

Young Muslim American Voices Are More Important than Ever

Last week CAP launched a project with young Muslim American leaders to promote understanding of America’s growing religious diversity.

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Sally Steenland, Marta Cook, 1 More Eleni Towns

Progressive People of Faith Call for Health Reform Article
Faith groups call for health reform at the First Presbyterian Church in Binghampton, NY, on October 20, 2009. Several mainline denominations including Presbyterian Church USA have mobilized behind reform. (Flickr/<a href= citizenactionny)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/11/faith_health_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/11/faith_health_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/11/faith_health_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/11/faith_health_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/11/faith_health_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Progressive People of Faith Call for Health Reform

Marta Cook highlights what faith groups across the country are doing to support health care reform.

Marta Cook

Evangelicals Step Up for Marriage Equality Article
People participate in the National Equality March for marriage equality in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 2009. Evangelical groups such as Faith in America were involved in the march. (Flickr/<a href= eatswords)" data-srcset="https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/10/equality_march_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/10/equality_march_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/10/equality_march_onpage.jpg?w=610 610w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/10/equality_march_onpage.jpg?w=500 500w, https://www.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2009/10/equality_march_onpage.jpg?w=250 250w" data-sizes="auto" />

Evangelicals Step Up for Marriage Equality

Marta Cook documents the growing grassroots support for LGBT rights among evangelicals.

Marta Cook