Topic: US Domestic Issues

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    “The Catholic bishops had a really strong statement saying don’t send the kids back; that would be morally wrong to send them back to dangerous situations. Others in the religious community are saying it’s a matter of law and order.” More

    July 18, 2014 | Comments

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    Updated: The ruling has been released.

    A decision from the Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby case is expected on Monday, June 30. The case challenges the reach of both the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Affordable Care Act. Can the Christian owners of a for-profit corporation claim religious exemption from providing contraceptive insurance coverage to their employees? More

    June 27, 2014 | Comments

  • Chicago-HIV-Epidemic-v1-FEAT

    The rate of HIV infections in America is rising for young gay men. Groups like the Chicago-based Night Ministry are meeting them where they are, offering free testing right out of a van on the street. “Churches have been powerful communities of support for people living with HIV,” says Matt Richards of the University of Chicago Medicine’s community programs. “On the other hand, churches have often been a primary driver of really shaming, stigmatizing, inaccurate messages about HIV.” More

    May 16, 2014 | Comments

  • Conversation-death-penalty-FEAT

    “The country’s long been divided over whether to have it. But that only led to even more difficult questions. How do you do it? How do you implement it? And can you do it fairly and rationally?” More

    May 9, 2014 | Comments

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    In the year since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many religious groups and interfaith organizations have advocated for more gun restrictions. More

    March 14, 2014 | Comments

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    A neuroscientist and an ethicist ponder the subject of violence and how to prevent it: “It’s beyond a reasonable doubt now that there is this brain basis to crime,” says Professor Adrian Raine. But “we have to be very careful how we use this information,” warns Professor Paul Wolpe. More

    March 7, 2014 | Comments

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    “We are locking people up in solitary confinement to prevent this violent behavior, and in fact it may actually instigate—because of the impact on their mental health—even more violent behavior,” says Heather Rice-Minus, a senior policy advisor for Justice Fellowship. More

    February 28, 2014 | Comments

  • Solitary-Presser-FEAT

    “God made us to be in contact with other human beings. And when we take that human contact away, it exacerbates whatever problems that may have been there before. So rather than rehabilitating people, it actually makes them worse,” says Galen Carey of the National Association of Evangelicals. More

    February 28, 2014 | Comments

  • Detroit-FEAT

    “We cannot allow for our brothers and our sisters to be on the side of the road. Jesus tells the story about us caring about our neighbors. Politicians don’t care about us,” says Rev. Charles Williams II of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church. More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “Who owns the natural resources? That’s the big question behind this,” says Maria Visse of the Sisters of Loretto. More

    January 31, 2014 | Comments

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