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Speaking for the Silenced
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Kaitlin Barker The Stoning of Soraya M., written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Mpower Pictures. ON A DUSTY ...

Champions of Justice
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Zirin Athletes have long flexed their muscles against racism, sexism, and other forms of injustice. The n ...

Empowered by God
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Mimi Haddad The rich history of evangelical feminism. One of my friends works in Christian ministry at a large ...

Gut-Level Healing
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter We can overcome obstetric fistula. Obstetric fistula could be a curse from the book of Job, if J ...

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter A promising new movement leaves the bumper-sticker platitudes behind and offers the potential to actually reduce abortion. ...

What Actually Works?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Glen Stassen The right supports can reduce abortion rates. Shirley Bogard was an impressive teenager in the Ke ...

The Woman Who Changed America
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Francis Perkins was the consience behind the New Deal. When Frances Perkins was appointed S ...

Human Freight
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Frodge Sin Nombre, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Focus Films. Like hearing an unresolved chord, seei ...

Body Language
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg In a society that glorifies thinness and individualism, the occurrence of eating disorders has risen sharply. How can C ...

More Resources on Eating Disorders and Eating
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg In What to Do If Someone at Your Church Has an Eating Disorder, from the God's Politics bl ...

Freedom Songs
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joey Ager Eugenia Bonetti, a Cath­olic sister in Rome, is tackling a tough social evil: human trafficking. Eu ...

Balancing Tradition and Pluralism
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Daisy Khan An interview with Muslim leader Daisy Khan. Daisy Khan spent 25 years as an interior architect fo ...

Mother Liberia
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Kimberly Burge Pray the Devil Back to Hell, by Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney. The women of Liberia were ...

Dear President Obama
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Marian Wright Edelman Elizabeth Edwards ...

Making Abortion Rare
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding A 2008 study commissioned by Catholics in Alliance for ...

The Meaning of 'Life'
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Jeannie Choi Once thought to be in the pocket of the Religious Right, many Ame ...

WEB ONLY: Redefining Holy
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Various Authors Exclusive online extended content. Making Dreams Real Eliacín Rosario-Cruz, 33 Program a ...

Redefining Holy
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Various Authors We asked 10 next-gen leaders to tell us about their hopes, challenges, passions -- and favorite ways of getting their hand ...

Out of Harm's Way
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Molly Marsh Faith-based groups fight violence against women. Scan the pews on a typical Sunday morning, and i ...

Real Product: Manicured Ministry
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Rose Marie Berger We don’t think the good ...

Kitchen-Table Giving
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Who needs a charity ball when you can have a potluck? Philanthropy in the news usually involves ...

Truth and Consequence
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis An eyewitness to massacre and genocide finds shame, hope, and possibility for a moral world. Nicho ...

'Lord What Shall I Eat? How Much Should I Weigh?'
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Rae Mathewson A reflection on healing our relationship with food. Mireille Guiliano begins her book ...

A Faith of Their Own
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Asra Q. Nomani Muslim women seek the renewal of Islam. On straw mats in a two-room building in the bustling c ...

Cry Freedom!
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone The modern global slave trade and those who fight it. Twenty-seven million slaves exist in our ...

Rocking the Boat
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A new wave of Catholic women answers the call to ordination priesthood - an act of ecclesial disobedience. ...

The Shelter of God
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Malinda Elizabeth Berry Reflections on the Revised Lectionary, Cycle C In the United States, March is dedicat ...

Holy, Healing Madness
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michele M. Hovey In battered Liberia, a woman catches a glimpse of the reconciliation that only the bread and wine might bring. ...

Creating Reel Change
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donovan Jacobs Maybe a single film can't change the world, but put a social action campaign behind it and you have the seeds of a mov ...

Who's In Your Jail?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:02am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson In May, the Institute on Women and Criminal Justice released a report on the growth of the number of women in prison in th ...

Girl, Interrupted
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 1:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter The tragic cost of child marriage. The young schoolgirl is in the front row of the dusty auditor ...

The Faces Of Islam
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Laurna Strikwerda What does it mean to be female, Muslim, and American? “It’s hard for most people to underst ...

Abortion: A Way Forward
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan The politics of abortion has been dominated by extreme views on either side, but now voters are looking for solutions, not sl ...

Redefining The Camps
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederica Mathewes-Green 'How many of you are both pro-life and against the death penalty?' On a Nov ...

Anti-trafficking Success
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank After unanimous votes in Congress, President Bush signed into law in early January the Trafficking Victims Protectio ...

Secrets Uncovered
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Peter's denials and Judas' betrayal foreshadow the reactionary horror to come. The trut ...

Mixed Messages
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Josh Andersen Does Ricky Martin's sexed-up music undercut his anti-trafficking activism? Ricky Martin is ...

Walking the Women's Road
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Robert Ellsberg is an editor’s editor. Robert Ellsberg is an editor’s editor. In the era of ...

The Cost of Prisons
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Montgomery-Fate The remarkable thing about Renny Golden’s writing is that it provides a bridge of understanding between a silenced, d ...

Women's Work
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Members of Women’s Will, an Iraqi human rights organization, demonstrate outside the Ministry of Human Rights in Baghda ...

The Other Disaster
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dale Hanson Bourke Overcoming the mythology of AIDS. Tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods pr ...

Web Exclusive: Unedited Archbishop Ndungane interview
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Elizabeth Palmberg Uncut Sojourners interview with Desmond Tutu' ...

Teach a Woman to Fish ...
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg ... And everyone eats.' Why women are key to fighting global poverty. The p ...

A Church At The Crossroads
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Schlumpf Sex abuse scandal, priest shortages, celibacy, ordaining women: The issues roiling the Catholic Church offer challenges - a ...

Web exclusive: Full text of Hanan Ashrawi interview
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 3:47pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause. ...

Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Asra Q. Nomani A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world. My father helped build a new m ...

Women Building Peace
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Worldwide, women seek to reclaim their countries from violence In October 2000, ...

Muslim Women on Islamic Reform
Originally Posted: 03/20/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Charles Strohmer Since 9-11 the capacity of Islam for renewal and change has become a central i ...

No Place to Stand
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Schlumpf When you're Christian, progressive, and "pro-life," voting your conscience is often easier said than done. ...

Pro-Life Democrats?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There are millions of votes at stake in this liberal miscalculation. The meeting room w ...