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Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

(Trans)Gender: The Missing Link?

Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Miller Jen Hoffman

As a movement, our struggle with inclusiveness is to some extent about how to understand justice and injustice in ways that cover the experiences of l...

Justice Department Sets Course For Private Prison Phase-Out

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 09.06.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Already, a federal contract will be ended for a private prison in New Mexico with 1,200 federal inmates, and another contract will be scaled backed from 10,800 spaces to 3,600. By next May, DOJ estimates the number of federal inmates in private prisons will fall below 14,200.

Analyzing Colin Kaepernick's Refusal To Stand For The National Anthem

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Joseph W. Gauld

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the playing of the National Anthem -- his refusal "to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," particularly in the form of police brutality.

Hell Or High Water: A Parable And A Problem

Terry Newell | Posted 09.02.2016 | Entertainment
Terry Newell

The theatrical film, Hell or High Water, by design or coincidence, offers a useful vehicle for an important national concern.

Kaepernick's a Patriot and His Critics Are Way Off Base

Ken Reed | Posted 08.29.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Colin Kaepernick's decision to not stand up for the playing of the national anthem is more courageous and patriotic than anything 99% of his critics h...

Washington Ignores Raw, Damning 9/11 Video Footage

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

We believe that the United States is a nation of laws and, as American citizens who had loved ones murdered in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we should be entitled to justice for those brutal murders.

An Open Letter to God

ICJS | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion

The following is a guest post by Tracie Guy-Decker, Associate Director at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. A Baltimore native who returned home (again) ...

Imagining Justice in Baltimore: An Interreligious American Experiment

ICJS | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion

The following post was written by Heather Miller Rubens. Rubens is the Executive Director and Roman Catholic Scholar at the Institute for Islamic, Chr...

A Rabbi in a Muslim House of Mourning

Rabbi David Kalb | Posted 08.29.2016 | Religion
Rabbi David Kalb

When tragedies happen, people want to know why they occur. During such harrowing times, answers are incredibly difficult to come by, and as well-meaning as they are, people inadvertently provide meaningless or hurtful answers.

Air Force Injustice-Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Assume you are single, and are accused of committing sexual assault during a weekend celebrating with a group of friends in New York City. You return ...

The Bible And The Quran Are Pretty Similar When It Comes To Justice

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion

Justice is a central theme in many faith traditions. For centuries, religious texts and teachings have given believers moral instruction on how to liv...

Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last?

Marsha Levick | Posted 08.18.2016 | HuffPost Home
Marsha Levick

A reset of how police interrogate children and extract incriminating statements from children is long overdue; safeguards must be put in place to ensure understanding of what's at stake and limit coercion. Brendan was alone in that interrogation room - without a parent, and more importantly, without proper legal counsel.

Why Are Parents Of Color And The Poor Expected To Keep Sacrificing Their Kids Wellbeing In Unjust Schools - For An Education?

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

We definitely know what failing schools look like because many children of color are forced to attend them every day - but those days will soon change because parents, students and communities are moving from the sidelines into the game of education reform because it has become a matter of survival!

Stop Killing Us: Black Trans Lives Matter

André St. Clair | Posted 08.17.2016 | Queer Voices
André St. Clair

All lives do matter, but in reality, some lives are valued more than others. The brutal murder of 28-year-old Ohio Black transgender woman Rae’Lynn ...

Tisha B'Av: Mourning Through The Ages, Mourning For The Ages

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

One of my most precious possessions is a yellowed, tattered prayerbook that was printed in Vienna in 1859, one hundred years before I was born. The p...

Afghanistan: Civility And Consciousness vs. Tyranny And Discrimination

Lauren C Anderson | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Lauren C Anderson

Vital Voices, an international non-profit, identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to transform lives, and to accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.

Violent Crime, Privilege, And Avoiding Justice

David M Kirby | Posted 08.08.2016 | Crime
David M Kirby

There's a certain numbness that sinks in when we continually witness tragedies. The United States is a big place with an equally large population, yet this doesn't excuse the frequency with which these crimes occur.

Our Complicity. Silence = Death.

Duncan Maru | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Duncan Maru

Silence = Death. This is perhaps the single most important equation I learned in medical school. It was not taught to me by my professors, but rather ...

It's Time To Send Cheating Prosecutors To Jail

Jerry Bowles | Posted 08.04.2016 | Crime
Jerry Bowles

Prosecutors have been literally getting away with murder for years and it is past time for the free ride to end.

I'm With Her-On-Her!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Radio host Rush Limbaugh wants you to believe that the LGBT community is shallow, stupid, and sex-driven. When old photos of a nude Melania Trump wer...

Reflecting On David Brooks Reflecting On Hillary Clinton

Andy Watts | Posted 08.01.2016 | Religion
Andy Watts

As we do spiritual analysis, we must resist the urge to label the complaints and protests of a diverse citizenry the same. Their ideas of justice, wellbeing and community often clash and even contradict each other.

How Much Do Black Child Lives Matter?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I strongly oppose capital punishment which Blanton and his evil co-conspirators so viciously inflicted. But I do support punishment which at least tries to proximate his heinous crime. This prisoner snuffed out four sacred child lives and escaped punishment for decades. He should die in prison for his inhumane atrocious crime.

The Injustice Of Lifetime Food Stamp Bans

Jason Silverstein | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Jason Silverstein

Five states still impose a lifetime ban on food stamps for people who have been convicted of a felony drug crime. Not only do these bans threaten individual and public health, but they incubate the very types of criminal behavior that law enforcement claims they want to eliminate.

Critical Thinking in Genocide Prevention: How We Think Matters

Stephanie Varnon-Hughes | Posted 07.29.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Varnon-Hughes

Bonhoeffer asks this question as he considers the Holocaust--looking back at both human depravity and the complicity that keeps "good humans" from acting. What turns all of us into bystanders and benefactors, safe in our homes, content not to rock the boat?