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The four freedoms medal winners at the awards ceremony in New York appear in the bottom row. From left to right: Sister Simone Campbell, Ameena Matthews, Wendell Berry, Paul Krugman and (last three on right) the Coalition of  Immokalee Workers. (Photo Credit: Prisca Edwards Photography)
October 17, 2013 | Activism

Paul Krugman, Wendell Berry and Sister Simone Campbell were among those awarded with a Four Freedoms Medal. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell at Capitol Hill
October 17, 2013 | Blog

Earlier this week, the leader of Nuns on the Bus made a pilgrimage with other religious leaders to Capitol Hill to ask Congress to stand up for the common good and end the shutdown. Continue reading

Pema Chadron
October 16, 2013

Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön on the value of powering down our electronic devices and using the silence to quiet the racing mind. Continue reading

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October 16, 2013 | Blog

An interfaith group of approximately 150 clergy leaders, locked out workers and people of faith, marched on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to end the shutdown. Continue reading

Budget Battle
October 7, 2013 | Blog

Lost in the discussion of the government shutdown is the millions of poor Americans — many of them children — who are hurt when the federal agencies stop functioning. Continue reading

Supporters of Americans For Prosperity and other TEA Party members rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
October 5, 2013 | Blog

A new study reveals that Republican loyalists are frightened of change and think they’ve already lost. Continue reading

Lyle Ruterbories' ranger cabin is seen through the fog of Kintla Lake in Glacier National Park, Mont., on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Ruterbories is the National Park Service's oldest ranger at age 93. He and his wife Marge managed the campground since 1991, and Ruterbories has continued on his own since she died in 2005. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
October 4, 2013

Authors, philosophers and theologians talk about their spiritual connection to nature and Earth. Continue reading

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October 4, 2013 | Moyers & Company

In a rare television interview, environmental legend and writer Wendell Berry leaves his Kentucky farm for an inspiring conversation. Continue reading

Tonya Crenshaw and Kendrick Haraalson fill out applications at a job fair in Brookpark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 27, 2013

Moved by the plight of the poor and unemployed, Pope Francis recently decried a global economy that “does us so much harm.” In this essay, Bill Moyers reflects on our broken economy. Continue reading

In this photo provided Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis has his picture taken inside St. Peter's Basilica with youths from the Italian Diocese of Piacenza and Bobbio who came to Rome for a pilgrimage, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
September 22, 2013 | Nuns on the Bus

Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading

Sister Simone Campbell testifies before Congress.
August 1, 2013 | Blog

At a hearing called by Paul Ryan to examine the War on Poverty, the activist and nun explained that government programs help millions every year. Continue reading

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June 20, 2013

We travel to Camden, NJ with Sister Simone Campbell as she and her sisters advocate for comprehensive immigration policy reform. Continue reading

David and Francine Wheeler, parents of Sandy Hook School shooting victim Benjamin speak at a news conference at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. One month after the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents joined a grassroots initiative called Sandy Hook Promise to support solutions for a safer community. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
May 3, 2013
A group started by members of the Newtown community hope you will call your representatives and support common sense solutions to make our schools safer.
FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 19, 2013
In this column from Orion magazine, Sandra Steingraber writes about the movement among people of faith to fight fracking in New York while scientists stay silent.
In this Friday, June 8, 2012 photo, nurses walk under dimmed lighting during "quiet time" at the Newborn Family Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
April 12, 2013 | Book Club

In “Blankets,” an excerpt from Sherman Alexie’s new collection entitled Blasphemy, he recounts his attempts to comfort his ailing father as he recovered from surgery. Continue reading

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