Contributing to the advancement of thought.

Through each of our focus areas, we work to advance the national conversation around some of the most pressing social issues of our time.

Racial Justice & Unity

What unique role can religion play in the elimination of racism?
Our office works to promote racial justice and racial unity, driven by the principles of the oneness of humankind and the need to abandon all forms of prejudice. We believe that racism stifles the potentialities of its victims, corrupts its perpetrators, and blights human progress. Addressing this fundamental issue requires understanding the history of racism in the U.S. and the mechanisms through which it lives and operates.
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Economic Justice

Why is it critical to address extreme economic inequality?
Our work in economic justice is guided by the belief that eliminating extremes of wealth and poverty is a requisite for peace and prosperity. It is also premised on the understanding that there is an inherent moral dimension to the generation, distribution, and utilization of wealth and resources.
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The Environment

How is the future of our planet interlinked with humanity?
Inspired by a belief in the oneness of humankind and the interrelatedness of planet and people, our Office has spent more than two decades contributing to the discourse on environmental balance. We believe that the interests of the most vulnerable, including the poor and the young, must be protected.
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Role of Media in Society

How should media function in a just and unified society?
Our work in media stems from a belief in its importance as a social institution. The power of media to convene public deliberation and disseminate solutions to social problems cannot be overestimated.
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Human Rights

What are the implications of the spiritual equality of each human being?
Guided by beliefs in the inherent dignity of the human being, the fundamental equality of all people, and the vital importance of justice, our office has been actively engaged in human rights work in for over 30 years.
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Gender Equality & The Advancement of Women

Why is the equality of women and men imperative?
Guided by the belief that the equality of women and men is a spiritual truth, our work includes advocating for policies in the U.S. that support women’s full and equal participation in all spheres of human endeavor, eliminating violence against women and girls, and engaging men and boys in advancing justice as equal partners and allies.
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