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Ever since the Vatican announced an investigation of American nuns for focusing too much on poverty and economic injustice and not enough on abortion, we've been amazed by the groundswell of people rising in solidarity with the nuns in response. [1] Weekly vigils organized by nuns' defenders are popping up all over the country — in Washington, D.C., Ohio, upstate New York, Alaska, south Texas, and Florida. 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking the Vatican to stand down. Against this backdrop, American nuns are gathering in Washington right now to figure out a coordinated response. [2] Jessica Jenkins,

By Valarie Kaur and Jessica Jenkins Published on Huffington Post. It is a basic fact of the moral universe that children should not be sold for sexual exploitation.  However, in America, girls and boys are regularly manipulated, coerced, and forced into sex for money.  Most are trafficked from within the United States, not far-off foreign lands. Many are as young as eleven or twelve. And many are sold on prominent Web sites such as Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media. This morning, an unexpected coalition of faith and moral leaders

On October 17, 18, and 19, the “Women in Religion in the 21st Century” conference was held at the Interchurch Center in Manhattan. It was a gathering of academics and religious practitioners from around the country in a rich three days of panels, workshops, and films exploring faith, feminism, and “faith-fueled activism.” On each day of the conference, I was asked to speak from a different Sikh perspective: first as a Sikh filmmaker, the next day as young scholar of Sikh scripture, and on the last day