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Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich

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.

religious tolerance assembly

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.

Pope Francis

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.

mother and daughter with pride flag

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.

Pope Francis speaking

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. Paul Ryan listens during a hearing

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.

minimum wage rally

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.

Sister Simone Campbell walks with a demonstrator

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.

Kissing at AZ State Capitol

Cracking the Edifice of Injustice

The fight for liberty and justice requires persistence and envisioning a more perfect union.

Pope Francis on New Year's Eve

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.

Factory

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.

Fast food strike

Real Family Values: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

article icon Issue Brief Americans have a moral imperative to raise the federal minimum wage.

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