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Faith Leaders

The Black Church and HIV: A Divine Prescription

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 07.19.2014 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

On July 20, the NAACP will recognize the Day of Unity, to combat the disparate impact that HIV has on Black America. As an ordained minister, I know the power that faith communities can wield by providing life saving education and advocacy. This is not the time to be quiet. This is the time to speak.

Faith Leaders Call Upon Obama To Include Abortion Access In Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

Over thirty leaders of faith-based groups across the U.S. called on President Obama to ensure safe access to abortion services worldwide as part of U....

Faith Leaders Call for Limits On Carbon Pollution

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When EPA held a public hearing earlier this month on its proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, I expected to hear comments...

WATCH: Faith Leaders Who Made A Difference This Year

Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion

As the year draws to a close, we look back on the people who worked to make the world a better place by speaking out for justice. Here is Odyssey ...

Advocates Fasting for Families Embody the Strength and Determination of the Immigration Reform Movement

Janet Murguía | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

This week I visited the National Mall and walked into a tent with a sign that said "Day 9 of Fasting." Inside sat a group of advocates who have been fasting to draw attention to the impact of our broken immigration system. Sometimes the quietest acts of protest can be the most powerful.

5 Reasons Why I Pray That Bishop Eaton Joins Twitter

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

I don't think Bishop Eaton should join Twitter to collect followers, or compete with Joel Osteen or Rick Warren for pithiness (though Eaton's wit would be a blessing on Twitter, for sure!). Instead, I hope Bishop Eaton joins Twitter so she can lead us in following Jesus, online and in all the world.

The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Both Republicans and Democrats have a religion problem and it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage, abortion or religious liberty. Rather it is budgets, deficits, and debt ceiling deadlines that are their serious stumbling blocks.

For Such a Time as This...

Jonathon Stalls | Posted 05.19.2012 | Denver
Jonathon Stalls

How can Colorado support our many faith leaders in lifting and protecting the weak and vulnerable in our neighborhoods? How can we empower and position a deeply needed 'faith voice' in today's debate on injustice?

God Is Watching

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

When it comes to the bitter and ultra-partisan battles over the budget, the deficit, and the fast-approaching deadline for America to avoid defaulting on its financial commitments, the whole nation and even the world is watching. But God is watching too.

This is Not Fiscal Conservatism. It's Just Politics.

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Let's be clear: When politicians attack the poor, it is not partisan to challenge them -- it is a Christian responsibility.

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Moving toward a "clean energy economy" will require more than just a re-wiring of the energy grid; it will also take a re-wiring of ourselves -- a conversion, really, of our habits of the heart.

"Once Again" in Darfur

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

"Never again" has turned into "once again," and history repeats itself with genocide in Darfur.