Social Justice

Bill and Melinda Gates in June 2009. Mr. Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is the world’s second richest person and a major source of philanthropic funding. (Kjetil Ree/Creative Commons)
Joseph J. Dunn February 13, 2020
Wealthy philanthropists are not enemies of democracy, writes Joseph J. Dunn. They can identify and respond to problems long before government can act.
Ryan Di Corpo February 10, 2020
Noted philosopher and gender theorist Judith Butler discusses nonviolence, grievability and "radical equality" in her book "The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind."
Anna J. Marchese February 07, 2020
Lauren Duca counters the claim that Gen Z and millennial cohorts are detached from the political process with examples of people moved, primarily by the ascendency of Trump, to advocate for change.
Pope Francis understands that what is at stake is not just a matter of calling for more ethical behavior by leaders in the system, but an actual reform of the system and how it works.
"Dorothy taught me to pay attention and feel the sufferings of others," said Martha Hennessy, one of Day's granddaughters.
Maria Alyokhina of the band Pussy Riot, the singer-wongwriter Ramy Essam and the rapper Childish Gambino (photo: AP/Wikimedia/America)
John W. Miller January 25, 2020
Several political artists were been nominated for Grammys this year, including Rhiannon Giddens, bluegrass outfit Che Apalache and Kenyan folk singer J.S. Ondara.