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16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016 Article
Rev. Waltrina Middleton, one of this year's faith leaders to watch, embraces a member of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on  June 21, 2015. (AP/David Goldman)

16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016

People of faith are leading the nation’s social justice landscape and working to deliver on long-held values of freedom, equality, and dignity for all.

Claire Markham, Lauren Kokum

Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement Article
Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, September 25, 2015. (AP/L'Osservatore Romano)

Climate Talks Must Heed the Call of Pope Francis and the Multifaith Movement

At the Paris climate talks, global leaders must heed the urgent call of multifaith activists, led by Pope Francis, for immediate action to protect all people and the planet.

Myriam Alexander-Kearns, Claire Markham

Standing Up Against Islamophobia Article
Volunteers Zahraa Debaja, center, and Zeinab Makki, right, prepare meals from food provided by charitable organizations in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 25, 2014. (AP/Carlos Osorio)

Standing Up Against Islamophobia

Islamophobia is morally wrong and harmful to America’s security.

Sally Steenland, Ken Gude

Voting with Values That Work for All Article
Children greet Pope Francis upon his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday, September 24, 2015, in New York. (AP/Craig Ruttle)

Voting with Values That Work for All

Conservatives who profess faith, family, and values should follow Pope Francis’ lead and support principles that actually reflect the nation’s shared values.

Lauren Kokum

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem Article
Ahmed Mohamed and his father thank supporters during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Ahmed was arrested last week after a teacher thought a homemade clock he built was a bomb. (AP/Brandon Wade)

The ‘Clock Kid’ Incident Is a Small Part of a Bigger Problem

The recent experience of Muslim American high school student Ahmed Mohamed sheds light on the much bigger issue of Islamophobia in the United States today.

Sanam Malik

Pope Francis and Access to Justice Article
Painters work on a mural of Pope Francis on the side of a New York City building on August 28, 2015. (AP/Mark Lennihan)

Pope Francis and Access to Justice

The record number of federal court judicial vacancies contradicts Pope Francis’ call for better governance and a more just society.

Anisha Singh, Claire Markham

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action Article

Infographic: An Interfaith Call for Climate Action

Americans from diverse faith traditions are responding to the threat of climate change and working to protect the environment, its inhabitants, and its resources.

Lauren Kokum

The Francis Moment: A Moral Call to Action on Climate Change Article
Pope Francis delivers a blessing at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015. (AP/Riccardo De Luca)

The Francis Moment: A Moral Call to Action on Climate Change

Pope Francis has created an incredible moment of synergy for faith-based and environmental advocates to push for action to protect all people, as well as the planet.

Claire Markham, Myriam Alexander-Kearns, Connor Hayes

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