Maryada Vallet 07-09-2010
"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut.
Cesar Baldelomar 05-28-2010
This past Tuesday, President Obama announced that he intends to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jamie Johnson 05-24-2010

On May 17, the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, four college students challenged the nation when they sat down in an act of civil disobedience outside Senator John McCain's office in Tuscon.

Julie Clawson 05-18-2010
Last week at her blog, Rachel Held Evans proposed the question "What is the Gospel?" She received some interesting responses, dem
Julie Clawson 05-10-2010
So the latest Nick & Josh Podcast is up and it's a r
Duane Shank 05-07-2010
Professional sports and political issues have traditionally remained separate. But the new immigration law in Arizona is closing that divide.
Ben Lowe 04-29-2010
Early Saturday evening, three friends and I headed out to Chicago for dinner at a favorite restaurant in our old neighborhood (Pilsen).
Kathy Khang 04-26-2010
My college girlfriends and I had considered Arizona as a spot for a 40th b-day bash, but I'm not sure we'd pass muster. We've all been questioned before.
Jim Wallis 04-23-2010
The law signed today by Arizona Gov. Brewer is a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation.
Julie Clawson 04-16-2010
I was filling out an application recently and was asked to write a short statement on my "personal faith pilgrimage." I grew up in the Christian world, and so have had to write out my testimony
Aaron Taylor 03-23-2010

Every once in a while I get an "aha" moment and I can't turn my mind off, thus preventing me from a good night's sleep. Last night's "aha" moment came as I was reflecting on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.

Matthew Soerens 03-12-2010

Pastor Walter is experiencing firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system. Walter migrated to the United States from Colombia when he was young, petitioned by his parents, who were Lawful Permanent Residents. Walter's parents wanted for their son to enjoy the opportunities that the United States had to offer.

Jim Wallis 03-04-2010

The window is closing on comprehensive immigration reform. At least that's what the politicians in Washington are saying. They're afraid of more demagoguery. They're afraid of upcoming elections. They're afraid of the politics of fear.

Andrea Woods 03-03-2010

It is Death Penalty Awareness Week, and supporters of human rights across the country have turned their attention to a uniquely complicated injustice -- the implementation of capital punishment in the United States.

Benedict Rogers 02-12-2010

Google's vow to pull out of China last month was partly based on the discovery that human rights activists' Gmail accounts had been hacked into, purportedly by Chinese intelligence. As a human rights advocate, this is worrying news for all who seek to fight for justice around the world.

Cesar Baldelomar 02-05-2010
In a recent interview with Commonweal magazine, renowned Catholic theologian David Tracy argued that theological discourse, with its accompanying jargon and disputes about certain doctrina
Liane Rozzell 01-22-2010
Imagine a prison where an inmate asks to stay an extra two weeks beyond his release date.
Jennifer Kottler 12-09-2009

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore

Charles Gutenson 12-03-2009
A popular argument amongst political conservatives goes like this: while they grant that Scripture requires concern and care for the poor and marginalized, that concern is one to be addressed by in
LaVonne Neff 11-24-2009

In the first year of Gail Collins's survey of "the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present," I turned 12.