“Catholics are the perennial swing voters in American politics. Whichever way Catholics go, usually that’s the way the presidency goes. I expect that to be true this election, too,” says Professor Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America. More
“I was living in the Bay Area. I had a nice salary. I had a very expensive foreign car. I had everything you think that a twenty-some-year-old kid would want. But I realized that without going back to Liberia I’d never really know who I am truly as a person,” says Chid Liberty, social entrepreneur and CEO of Liberty & Justice, a sustainable, fair-trade garment factory in Monrovia that manufactures school uniforms for children across Liberia. More
“Let’s see if we can get kids to learn more this year than they’ve ever learned before,” says Josh Nathan, academic director of Bridge International Academies. But the teachers’ union is strongly opposed to partnering with a private, for-profit US company to educate the children of Liberia.
“One of the things we discovered very early on in our existence is there was pent up demand both in the United States, but also globally, for various religious actors and communities to come and engage with the State Department, to learn about our foreign policy,” says Shaun Casey, US Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs. More
“There’s a lot of dislike for us. We’re just worthless creatures who really shouldn’t be alive,” says John, a homeless man in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So the city started a program called There’s a Better Way, to employ homeless men and women, pay them, and connect them to local services they didn’t know were available. More
“There’s something about the shofar that is like the chatter of children. It’s the crying of babies. It’s the mother giving birth. It’s the grief wailing. It is a human, primitive voice.” Watch excerpts from our interview with Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie about the sound of the shofar and the meaning of “teshuvah” during the Jewish High Holy Days. More
“There is no way you can talk about, discuss or even acknowledge the contribution of African-American history without acknowledging the very real presence and power of faith as a part of that history,” says Rex Ellis, associate director of curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. More