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.
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.
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.
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.
How Would Francis Vote?
Pope Francis has been a strong proponent of civic engagement during his papacy, calling for his billions of followers—and inspiring other admirers—to consider their faith and values when working to build more just societies.
Rep. Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Is Not the Answer to the Pope’s Prayers
Rep. Ryan needs to look toward Pope Francis’s teachings and the true state of poverty in America in order to effectively address the nation’s poverty crisis.
Working and Still Poor
When you try living on $77 a week for food, transportation, and entertainment—the budget of a minimum-wage worker—spending on things that many take for granted requires tough choices and carries significant consequences.
Conquering the Religious-Secular Divide
Sharing common goals in the fight for justice helps narrow gaps in understanding between religious and secular advocates.
Turning Trouble into Miracles
In what can only be described as a modern-day miracle, the Nuns on the Bus managed to transform a Vatican sanction into prophetic witness.
Political Pluralism: How Government Can Support Conflicting Religious Beliefs
Christian scholars are exploring what is appropriate religious expression in a diverse society.
The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government
By casting government as the villain, conservatives are ignoring history and denying the facts.
Cracking the Edifice of Injustice
The fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.
Resolving to Focus in 2014
Despite the distractions of the coming year, it’s important to hold basic, long-lasting truths in mind in order to experience purpose and joy.
Love and Work
Conservatives should value the bonds of loyalty and commitment not just in marriage but also in the workplace, where bosses have obligations to their workers.
Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage
Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.