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Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious? 

President Barack Obama

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

To understand the Vatican’s crackdown, look beyond the politics of abortion and same-sex marriage to the theological conflict raging in the Catholic Church.

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

Roger Williams

The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
 

Israeli soldier

American Jews could play a useful role in aiding our Israeli cousins to see that they are destroying what was noble about their country. Why won't they?

The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.

Trayvon Martin

What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.

Mark Jordan and Jay Michaelson seek hope for gay religious practice in heretical churches and the Hebrew Bible.

Blogs

The ad, which was booted from the Super Bowl this past year, finally aired—and it’s powerful.

June 11, 2014

A conversation among black men challenges the assumptions at the heart of My Brother’s Keeper.

June 4, 2014

“Far too often trans women don’t have justice,” transgender television star Laverne Cox tells The Nation. “I’m obviously not one for locking people up, but we need some justice.”

June 3, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

The UCSB shooter was obsessed with class status, racial hierarchies and the belief that certain women owed him sex and their attention.

May 28, 2014

A new bill proposed by the House Appropriations Committee focuses on tackling rural, not urban, hunger thereby focusing efforts on poor whites rather than people of color.

May 22, 2014

The labor of generations of black bodies has created massive amounts of wealth for everyone but the people whose work was exploited. And we’ve continued to suffer the consequences.

May 16, 2014

This cartoon hillbilly who hates the government seemed like such a promising new conservative icon. 

May 13, 2014

There are no American institutions of power that are founded on wholesale discrimination against white men. That’s not the case for the rest of us.

May 5, 2014

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014