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Faith Communities

If #BlackLivesMatter, Then They Matter in Our Houses of Faith First

Stosh Cotler | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion
Stosh Cotler

People of faith have an important role to play bolstering and amplifying this resurgent racial justice movement to ensure the strategic demands originating in #BlackLivesMatter and Ferguson Action are translated into cultural, legislative and policy wins.

Davion Navar Henry Only

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifteen-year-old Davion Navar Henry Only has spent his entire life in Florida's foster care system. He's been moved from placement to placement throughout his childhood. For some children like Davion, foster care can last an entire childhood.

The Compassion Gap -- Faith Communities and the Stigma of HIV and AIDS

David Barstow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
David Barstow

The sad fact is that the stigma of HIV and AIDS could be dramatically reduced if the world's faith communities were to take the right kinds of action. Historically, many faith communities have proclaimed judgmental attitudes towards people living with HIV.

Faith Communities Can Fill The Void For Returning Veterans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald 2011 Religion News Service Some 2 million Americans have served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Now, thousands a...

Celebrating All Humanity: Confronting Ageism In Society And In The Church

Lynn Casteel Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynn Casteel Harper

Faith communities must, for the sake of our own spiritual well-being, engage and be engaged by the power and possibilities of older congregants.

God's Children Cry Out for Immigration Reform Now

Peg Chemberlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Peg Chemberlin

We cannot afford to let this system remain broken. On March 21, thousands of people will be in Washington DC, carrying one message: fix the system.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Health Care, Immigrants, and the Character of Our Country

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

With an issue like health, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debate.