Social Justice

Want to reduce poverty? Find a way to reform campaign finance, says Tony Jones, theologian and author of “Questions that Haunt Christianity.”
To address the effects of moral injury suffered by soldiers, Rita Nakashima Brock founded the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School, training religious leaders on how to respond.
(February 28, 2013) Skepticism from conservative members of the Supreme Court, which is hearing a challenge to the Voting Rights Act, suggested the provision could be in danger. Obery Hendricks, professor of biblical interpretation at New York...
In the 1780s, Benjamin Rush, a physician and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, brought the famous Ben Franklin and several Quakers together to come up with a solution. Working together they decided that a new jail structure needed to be...
(December 10, 2012) A first-ever U.S. Senate hearing on the issue of solitary confinement in prisons was held in June. To draw attention to the issue, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture urged Americans to fast for 23 hours for one day,...
(May 4, 2012) "This is what Jesus meant when he said that he would judge us by whether we fed the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, clothed the naked," Reese says. "This is the Christian imperative."
(March 28, 2012) In January 2011, after New York City Police Department officials claimed the film "The Third Jihad" was shown mistakenly to officers just a few times, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School...
Race is the greatest predictor of who gets the death penalty in America, according to Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Dozens of studies from states around the country confirm the same conclusions — that African-...
(April 2, 2012) A month after Trayvon Martin’s killing in Sanford, Florida, the call for justice – and social justice – continues growing. Some of the loudest voices have risen from faith communities to speak out against racial inequities and last...