Every major faith has a set of values grounded in the pursuit of justice and equity. This universalism is important. It creates the potential for far-reaching, welcoming movements that cut across boundaries of race, class, sect and nationality.
2012 presents young voters with the opportunity to help bring about a better political reality. Disappointment with the current state of affairs in Washington does not justify sitting on the sidelines: as has often been said, democracy is not a spectator sport.
Across the board, we are beginning to see progressive organizations working to scale up the size and sophistication of their efforts. Groups that have previously focused on their own particular issues and communities are banding together.
To communities opposing biomass power plants across the country, one part of the tax cut package approved by Congress is not good news: the extension of tax grants that will pay to develop biomass plants.