“Every time we talk about a cut you’re talking about many people who don’t have an expensive lobby in Washington, DC. It’s an economic justice issue, a social justice issue,” says Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rollins Blake. City governments and programs that help the poor will bear the brunt of the federal budget cuts imposed by sequestration. More
Senate Democrats invited religion reporters to Capitol Hill to talk about outreach to communities of faith, the role of values in governing, and religious involvement in domestic and foreign policy issues. More
We have a story about two people in the vanguard of a historic grassroots movement that's brought hundreds of thousands of volunteers to the region. Its focus has shifted from Katrina's immediate aftermath to broader issues of social justice.
In northern California, Rabbi Alan Lew encourages Jews to borrow from the Buddhist tradition of meditation to enhance their practice during the High Holidays and all year round. Says Lew, “what really makes Jewish prayer powerful is something inexpressible, and meditation really sensitizes you to the inexpressible.” More