Archives: April 2013

Excerpt

Religious Leaders to Government: We Must Get Our Fiscal House In Order

Both Republicans and Democrats have a religion problem, and it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage, abortion, or religious liberty. Rather, their serious stumbling …

By Jim Wallis

Editor’s Note

Boston: A Runner’s Reflection

When called on to comfort and reassure communities stricken by tragedy—be it manmade or act of God—American politicians often turn to sports metaphors. The marathon …

By Max Perry Mueller

Report

What Ever Happened to the Common Ground on Abortion Reduction?

The temperature of abortion politics is usually at a steady boil. Over the past two years, it has been downright scorching. Last week, heated debates …

By John Gehring

Essay

North Carolina’s “Official Religion”: The Convoluted History of American States and Established Religions

Last week, in a move that seems more reminiscent of 1783 than 2013, North Carolina legislators proposed a bill declaring their right to establish an …

By Benjamin E. Park

The Table

How about a “Do Over” for the HHS Mandate?

Editor’s Note: The comment period for the latest proposed accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide contraception coverage ended on April 8. We …

By Francis J. Manion

The Table

Rhetoric Versus Reality: The Contraception Benefit and Religious Freedom

Editor’s Note: The comment period for the latest proposed accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide contraception coverage ended on April 8. We …

By Elizabeth Sepper and Alisha Johnson

Interview

“Speaking Truth to Power in Love”: An Interview with Jonathan Walton

When he was named the Pusey Minister of Harvard University’s Memorial Church, Jonathan Walton became the latest in a line of prominent African-American ministers to …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

Declaration of Conscience

On June 1, 1950, Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1995), a Republican Senator from Maine, delivered her “Declaration of Conscience” speech to the U.S. Senate. Though she …

By Margaret Chase Smith

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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