Archives: October 2013

Essay

The Supreme Court’s 2013 Term: Missing Justice O’Connor

The Supreme Court’s new term, which started on October 7, includes several important cases concerning religion. The docket may also dismantle key precedents set by …

By Leslie C. Griffin

Essay

Radical Mission: What is Aish HaTorah Trying to Teach Young Jews?

On my first visit to Jerusalem, in the summer of 2011, I asked an ultra-Orthodox Jew for directions to the nearest ritual bath. The man …

By Michael Schulson

Report

With New Pope, a More Open Catholic Church?

Alison Donohue teaches college writing in Hawaii, but her preference is to be back in a Catholic school, an environment where she spent more than …

By Michael O’Loughlin

Essay

Who Counts as a Jew?

On October 1, the Pew Research Center released “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” its much-anticipated sociological study. Among other results, the survey found high rates …

By Rachel Gross

Editor’s Note

Religion & Politics Wins Enterprise Religion Report of the Year

At the annual Religion Newswriters Association awards in September, Religion & Politics and Managing Editor Tiffany Stanley took home first place for the Gerald A. Renner Enterprise Religion Report …

By The Editors

Essay

TOMS Shoes and the Spiritual Politics of Neoliberalism

Here they are, smiling and crying, the words catching in their throats as they place tiny shoes to the feet of tiny children. Seven strangers, …

By Lucia Hulsether

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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