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Infographic: RFRA Repercussions Article

Infographic: RFRA Repercussions

Overly broad state religious freedom restoration acts, or RFRAs, threaten true religious freedom and could have far-reaching negative consequences.

Donna Barry, Billy Corriher, Carolyn Davis, 3 More Chester Hawkins, Lauren Kokum, Sarah McBride

15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015 Article
Archbishop Blase Cupich walks down the aisle after his installation Mass at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014. (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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.

Claire Markham, Lauren Kokum

3 Ways to Celebrate Religious Freedom Day Article
Sheikh Imam Mohammed Shchata and Rabbi Albert Gabbi talk during a public assembly for religious tolerance in Philadelphia. (AP/Joseph Kaczmarek)

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.

Sally Steenland

Health Care that Heals Article
Pope Francis blesses sick people at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, September 10, 2014. (AP/Andrew Medichini)

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.

Claire Markham

An Economy that Serves Article
Pope Francis gives a thumbs up during a meeting with Asian youth at the Solmoe Sanctuary in Dangjin, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

An Economy that Serves

Pope Francis has repeatedly highlighted the importance of work and his concern that the current economy values profit over people, urging people of faith and conscience to champion changes in business and the labor market that protect workers.

Claire Markham

How Would Francis Vote? Article
Pope Francis celebrates an open-air mass in front of Italy’s largest war memorial, September 2014. (AP/Paolo Giovannini)

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.

Claire Markham

Working and Still Poor Article
People rally for an increase in the minimum wage in Albany, New York. (AP/Mike Groll)

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.

Sally Steenland

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