Candace Sanders 11-12-2019

Image via Candace Sanders/Sojourners 

The DACA oral arguments drew thousands of protesters, DACA recipients, faith leaders, and organizers to the steps of the Supreme Court.

Wolf Gruner 11-08-2019

Image via Wikimedia Commons/ Bundesarchiv, Bild 

Every November, communities around the world hold remembrances on the anniversary of the Nazis’ brutal assault on the Jews during “Kristallnacht.” Also known as “the Night of Broken Glass,” it’s one of the most closely scrutinized events in the history of Nazi Germany. 

the Web Editors 11-08-2019

“The Good Place,” “Eat the Rich,” Moses Speaks Spanglish, and more.

Patrick Murphy. Illustration by Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

Patrick Murphy's execution was again halted Thursday because Texas death row inmates' final access to spiritual advisors of their faith differs for Christians and Buddhists. Murphy, a 58-year-old Buddhist, is one of two surviving members of the infamous "Texas Seven," a group of escaped prisoners who committed multiple robberies and killed a police officer near Dallas in 2000 during more than a month on the run. Four others have already been executed, one killed himself when police caught up to them in Colorado, and one other remains on death row with Murphy.

Sam Cabral 11-07-2019

March for DACA and TPS protest in Battery Park New York City in October 2019. strgaphoto / Shutterstock.com

Several top diplomats repeatedly warned of the consequences of rescinding legal protections for immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, but the Trump administration ignored them, according to a report out Thursday from the Democratic staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Sara Wilson 11-07-2019

“We have seen many reported examples of abuse within our private prison population,” Cardin said at a briefing on private prisons. “We know that there are problems there, but we don’t have the information we need because they are exempt from the same requirements prisons run by the government need to comply with.” 

People make their way through heavy smog on an extremely polluted day with red alert issued, in Shengfang, Hebei province, China Dec. 19, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed on Monday.

Andrew J. Wight 11-04-2019

Brazilian indigenous leaders proceed out of Saint Peter's Basilica after the closing mass of the Amazon synod on Oct. 27, 2019. Credit: Andrew J Wight

Indigenous women from Amazon basin nations spoke with high-level clergy at the Amazon Synod. 

Rishika Pardikar 10-25-2019

In the last few weeks of August 2019, women in Mexico City joined the 'revolución diamantina’ (glitter revolution), expressing their anger over institutionalized violence against women. Armed with pink glitter, the protesters rallied in the streets, chanting,“They don’t protect us, they rape us.”

the Web Editors 10-25-2019

Astrology among Millennials, national reconciliation in Rwanda and South Africa, impeachment, and more.

10-22-2019

Negative social attitudes, such as racism and discrimination, damage the health of those who are targeted by triggering a cascade of aberrant biological responses, including abnormal gene activity. 

the Web Editors 10-18-2019

An interfaith friendship 800 years ago, civil disobedience for refugees, the truth question, and more.

Elijah Cummings (D-MD) addresses a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 2019. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

The Maryland Democrat was first elected to office in 1996.

Candace Sanders 10-16-2019

On Oct.15, faith leaders, human rights groups, refugees, and the former Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard came together to hold a major action on Capitol Hill in protest of the current administration's 80 percent cut to the refugee admissions program. 

Pained and angry religious leaders warned Fort Worth, Texas, police they would scrutinize the investigation of an officer who shot and killed a 28-year-old black woman inside a home where, a family lawyer said, she had been playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew.

Thomas Ilalaole 10-11-2019

Increasingly, activist groups are promoting the need to increase LGBTQIA workers in national security.

the Web Editors 10-11-2019

New post by Rachel Held Evans, climate migrants in the Bible, potential jail time for Betsy DeVos, and more.

S. Kyle Johnson 10-10-2019

Image via Maria Maarbes / Shutterstock

Each year around the time of Lent, local men and women across Colón – where slavery was particularly widespread – dramatize the story of self-liberated black slaves known as the Cimarrones. This reenactment is one of a series of celebrations, or “carnivals,” observed around the time of Lent by those who identify with the cultural tradition known colloquially as “Congo.” The term Congo was originally used by the Spanish colonists for anyone of African descent. It is now is used for traditions that can be traced back to the Cimarrones.

Sam Cabral 10-09-2019

During Obama’s second term, less than 50 percent of active federal judges were white men for the first time in American history, according to the Congressional Research Service. In under two years, President Donald Trump has reversed that trend. He has so far successfully appointed 152 individuals to judgeships in the federal circuit and district courts, of which 60 percent are white males. He has also filled two vacancies on the Supreme Court with conservative white males.