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Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters to Global Health

Duncan Maru | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

As Americans, we have to understand our deeply flawed social institutions, we need to dissect them, understand our own flaws, so we can share those lessons with others. To help others, we need to know ourselves.

Is Christian Higher Education Dead?

Jack Levison | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

Gone from Wheaton College is Larycia Hawkins. This is a controversial decision. A sad one, too. And the decision has stirred up a wasp's nest of blogoversy. I just read J. R. Daniel Kirk's angry post. I am appalled -- but not for the reasons you may think.

Worker Justice on Display in D.C. This Weekend

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Center for Community Change Action

The two-day conference that begins Friday in the nation's capital brings together 600 activists, organizers, worker-leaders, and students from around the country and the world. The conference's three plenary sessions are centered on the progressive ideals of building and sustaining movements, innovation and ending racial injustice.

Three Legends: Portraits of Islamic Heroes

Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Tanvir Akhtar Ahmed

One of the hallmarks of any society are the legends that it tells, and often, these legends take the form of biographies. Perhaps some of the best kno...

What Would Work In Syria?

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

With the collapse of the United Nations peace negotiations to end the Syrian conflict, we need to step back and envision what an effective Muslim government with the support of the people would look like.

Why Lent Doesn't Have To Be 'Another Self Help Routine'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.10.2016 | Religion

Ash Wednesday marks the first day of the 40-day season of Lent, during which many Christians around the world will abstain from certain foo...

Cosby And Lieb Can Be The Turning Point, Not The Exceptions

Michele Beaulieux | Posted 02.09.2016 | Crime
Michele Beaulieux

The reason some people are above the law is because of advice like Nussbaum's. She doubts people will stand up to power and tells survivors that seeking justice is futile. Nussbaum is wrong. Some people will stand up -- sometimes at great personal cost -- and survivors can find justice.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women

Atif Rashid | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

Evangelicalism Is Not a Bad Word: 8 Redeeming Qualities of Conservative Christianity

Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon

Evangelicals and conservative Christians often seem to get a "bad name" in the press and popular culture. It is true that Christians, and evangelicals in particular, have our own portion of historic and contemporary failings. Nonetheless, there continue to be many redeeming qualities of the evangelical faith tradition and those who call themselves followers of Jesus.

Finding Hope in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Raleigh Sadler | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Raleigh Sadler

Human trafficking, or the exploitation of vulnerabilities for commercial gain, can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. This type of injustice is nothing new.

Leading the March Towards Criminal Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Bryan Stevenson is unwavering in that vision and in lifting his voice of great moral clarity at the forefront of the struggle. Every new hard-earned and overdue victory should remind us all that we must keep moving towards greater justice for all.

Former Michigan Cop Sentenced In The Beating Of Black Motorist

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

A white former suburban Detroit police officer was sentenced on Tuesday to 13 months to 10 years in prison for the beating last year of a black motor...

We Have Come Far but We Have Not Overcome: So What Will You Do Tomorrow to Uphold the Legacy of Dr. King?

Alex M. Johnson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Alex M. Johnson

Dr. King challenged us to confront the urgency of our collective mission: "This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." We cannot rest.

I Wish It Were True, Stacey Dash

Jamell N.A. Henderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Jamell N.A. Henderson

If what you stated was true, then we would not have to constantly remind the United States of America that we are a part of this great quilt of unity and freedom

We Are All Responsible For Flint

Clark Power | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Clark Power

The tragedy in Flint is a symptom of America's growing inequality, which segregates and marginalizes entire communities.

'Help Us, Even Though Exide is Closed I'm Still Sick'

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Hilda L. Solis

In a powerful, solemn voice, Anthony Gutierrez appealed directly to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for help. "Even though Exide is clos...

Why Yesterday Was A Huge Day For Youth Justice

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Lisa Pilnik

This week's developments are just part of a larger wave of reform in how communities and the justice system view and treat young people, and a growing recognition that some of our past practices and policies were ineffective.

D.C. Judge Rejects Junk Science But The Law Is Slow To Follow

Stephen A. Cooper | Posted 01.25.2016 | Crime
Stephen A. Cooper

In the century before the Bill of Rights, men and women were sentenced to death on the strength of spectral testimony. Ironically, it was this aff...

5 Ways to Assess Whether a Criminal Defense Attorney is Any Good

Stephen A. Cooper | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Stephen A. Cooper

No one wants to be charged with a crime. But, if you are, or, if one of your friends or loved ones is, here are five things to consider when deciding whether you've got a good defense attorney or not.

Send Dominic Ongwen of the Lords Resistance Army Home for Real Justice

Travis Rejman | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Travis Rejman

Major General Ongwen was a notoriously brutal top commander who spent his entire adult life in the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) which terrorized communities in Northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

Capital Punishment -- Justice or State Sanctioned Murder?

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

State sanctioned execution of convicted criminals is a hotly-debated, life-and-death social issue and the subject of capital punishment pushes more em...

"Making A Murderer": Justice Weeps

Marsha Levick | Posted 01.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Marsha Levick

Like thousands of others transfixed by the Netflix Documentary Making a Murderer, I was alternately struck by feelings of rage, shock, sadness, and ...

Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame

Atif Rashid | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?

Why the Title Making A Murderer is Genius

Stephen A. Cooper | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime
Stephen A. Cooper

There are a million people right now writing, talking, and bloviating about Netflix's Making A Murderer -- heck, I should know, my first blog was about the show -- and one reason is that the name of the series, in and of itself, is a stroke of genius.