Sam Cabral 3-03-2020

A Vote sign directs voters to an early polling station for the March 3 Super Tuesday primary in Santa Ana, Calif., Feb. 24, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

By the end of Super Tuesday, nearly half of immigrants eligible to vote in the U.S. will have made their voices heard in the Democratic presidential primary.

Megan Lebowitz 3-02-2020

Image via Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock 

In February 2017, Kashgary and her 53-year-old mother Sureyya co-founded Ana Care & Education, a Uyghur language school in Fairfax. Every Sunday, children and teenagers attend lessons on Uyghur language, culture, history, dance, and more.

Sara Wilson 3-02-2020

Members of a Southern bloc of senators, Sens. Tom Connaly, of Texas, Walter F. George, of Georgia, Richard Russell of Georgia, and Claude Pepper of Florida, filibustering an anti-lynching bill in January 1938. 

The overwhelming vote last week in the House of Representatives to designate lynching as a federal hate crime shows just how sluggish the pace of change can be in America.

Zamone "Z" Perez 2-28-2020

Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Sumter, South Carolina, U.S., February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

The former vice president – and the Democratic primary’s only Roman Catholic candidate – attended a morning Mass to have the ash rubbed onto his forehead to be reminded, as the old dictum goes, that from dust he came, and to dust he shall return.

the Web Editors 2-27-2020

Lenten fasting, Wilberforce’s drug addiction, cracks in the GOP-evangelical alliance, and more.

Festus Iyorah 2-26-2020

Image via Festus Iyorah. 

Tit-for-tat killings had started between Christians and Muslims in Jos. In Muslim-dominated areas, Muslims roamed the streets and singled out Christians. In Christian-dominated areas, the Christians retaliated with killings Muslims. Cars, houses, and churches were burned to the ground.

Pope Francis waves during the weekly general audience at Vatican, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

The pope made his appeal to tone things down while speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square

the Web Editors 2-21-2020

A nun’s Amazon journey, racist abolitionists, your right to vote, and more.

Martha Castro 2-20-2020

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have called on the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Egyptian officials responsible for imprisoning Kassem.

the Web Editors 2-14-2020

Social reform evangelicals, Bill Barr’s authoritarianism, privacy in dating apps, and more.

Da'Shawn Mosley 2-12-2020

The cast of The Amen Corner. Photo by Scott Suchman

When’s the last time you saw a play in which the main character was a black woman? If you’ve never seen one, you’re likely not alone. Although it’s the year 2020, and within the past year Slave Play and American Son were on Broadway, the number of American plays with black women as their leads staged in America still has immense room for improvement. As of today, zero are slated to appear on Broadway during the rest of the 2019-2020 season and the entirety of the 2020-2021 season. That’s why it’s shocking that, 55 years ago, The Amen Corner, a three-act play about a black woman pastoring a Pentecostal church in Harlem, N.Y., opened on Broadway, albeit more than a decade after its birth.

Fran Quigley 2-11-2020

June 8, 2019: Large group of people gather for the first ever Medicare For All Rally led by Bernie Sanders in downtown Chicago. Credit: Shutterstock

“Every week, almost daily, I see patients who cannot afford care, can’t afford their medication."

the Web Editors 2-07-2020

Richard Rohr’s universalism, religious liberty, National Prayer Breakfast, Shakira, and more.

the Web Editors 2-05-2020

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) walks from the senate chamber during a break in the Senate impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 31, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

The Republican-controlled Senate has voted not to remove President Donald Trump from office by a vote of 52-48 on the abuse of power charge and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was the lone Republican vote to convict on abuse of power.

Rishika Pardikar 2-04-2020

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Human Trafficking in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 31, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Last week, just days before he addresses the nation in the State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation that placed restrictions on nationals from Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania from traveling to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security said the restrictions will go into effect Feb. 21.

Silvia Martelli 2-03-2020

FILE PHOTO: International travelers (reflected in a closed door) arrive at Logan Airport in Boston, Mass. June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

President Donald Trump’s expansion of the travel ban to six additional countries has nothing to do with security reasons as the administration claimed and is rather built on Islamophobia and xenophobia, leaders of several civil rights groups said.

the Web Editors 1-31-2020

Activists addressing SBC abuse, Agro-ecology in Guatemala, and Kylo Ren's Undercover Boss part 2.

Fran Quigley 1-30-2020

Photo by Joshua Davis on Unsplash

For health journalist Colleen Shaddox, capitalism is incompatible with loving your neighbor.

Andrew J. Wight 1-29-2020

A burial mound and monument to the dozens of victims of one of the Rio Negro massacres in the 1980s, in a cemetery outside Rabinal, Lower Verapaz, Guatemala, on Jan. 7, 2020. Credit: Andrew J. Wight

The rise of Indigenous-led conservation models holds promise. 

Russell L. Meek 1-28-2020

“If you stand up to sexual abuse, you must remain standing,” Susan Codone recently told me. She’d said the same thing on Twitter in response to news that Paige Patterson, former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, was slated to preach at the “Great Commission Weekend” at a church in Immokalee, Fla. Patterson was fired from SWBTS in 2018 after trustees learned that he planned to meet privately with a rape survivor because, “I have to break her down and I may need no official types there.