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The Rise of Progressive Religious Activists Article
Members of the Rock Harbor Church worship in Costa Mesa, California, on September 27, 2009. (AP/David Zentz)

The Rise of Progressive Religious Activists

Religious activists are embracing progressive issues such as health care reform and immigration reform, poverty, and climate change, write Valerie Shen and Sally Steenland.

Valerie Shen, Sally Steenland

Graduating with Promise Article
A high school student sits at his graduation in Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Graduating with Promise

The Graduation Promise Act introduced this week in the Senate would help address America’s dropout challenge, write Cynthia Brown and Valerie Shen.

Cynthia G. Brown, Valerie Shen