Jayne Marie Smith 11-01-2021

Domestic abuse is not only a public matter; it’s also a matter that affects the church. There are many ways people of faith can work to end domestic abuse, but the first way is by debunking harmful myths such as these.


Voter suppression is a rampant practice in our nation's elections. Here's what we can do to fight it.

The U.S. Capitol is seen behind a fence in Washington, July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

We must continue to demand that our elected officials secure a deal that adequately helps all who need it, especially as current reporting suggests that the two sides are still far apart on what should be in the final bill.

Thousands of protesters gather at San Francisco International Airport to protest President Trump's travel ban, Jan. 29, 2017. Photo by Eddie Hernandez / Shutterstock

Ten years ago, Jews and Christians joined together to publicly declare their solidarity with American Muslims by launching the Shoulder to Shoulder campaign, a national interfaith campaign to end anti-Muslim discrimination and violence. A decade later, we are still standing strong together as the rights and dignity of our Muslim brothers and sisters continue to be threatened. In response to the administration’s expanded travel ban — which goes into effect Feb. 21 — the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act was brought to the House floor for a vote last week. We urge all people of faith and conscience to join us in calling for Congress to support the “No Ban Act."

Adam Russell Taylor 12-18-2019

Demonstrators gather to demand the impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump during a rally at Times Square, New York City, Dec. 17, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

We can respect a diversity of Christian opinion around whether impeachment is the necessary and only remedy to the president’s actions and whether the president’s offenses rise to the constitutional level of "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” But what I can’t understand or respect are direct efforts to subvert the truth, deflect attention, and defend the indefensible.

Melody Zhang 10-08-2019

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

How would our world change if we let trees remind us that there exists a natural landscape that transcends the geopolitical, that their branches and roots will not be stopped by the lines drawn on a map by people with various agendas?

Jim Wallis 7-08-2019

The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

American church leaders are saying a clear and emphatic NO to a war with Iran. Diplomacy is the alternative to what would be a disastrous and indefensible war.

Michael Hunn 6-26-2019

Activists hold candles vigil outside the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Before the finger pointing and blaming begins let me be clear: This is not a partisan issue. This is not a political issue. This is a moral issue. We have a moral responsibility to ensure that the conditions for every child are not just adequate but are as good as any parent would expect for their own children.

Jenna Barnett 5-09-2019

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In response to rising maternal mortality rates in the U.S., congress has introduced several pieces of legislation in the past several months aimed at saving the lives of women during and immediately after pregnancy.

The Summit 2018

The election of 2016 and its aftermath have revealed a crisis of politics and faith that continues to get worse in our nation. But the depth of that crisis, now revealed, holds possibility for redemption in our faith, and reform in our nation, that reaches into our churches and local communities.

Rose Marie Berger 4-30-2019

President Donald Trump holds up an executive order as he announces that the United States will drop out of aninternational arms treaty. April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Gun violence and small arms deaths disproportionately impact communities of color, women, and other marginalized groups. As the biggest arms exporter, the U.S. signature to the ATT demonstrated its support for the establishment of common international standards for all states in the global arms trade.