Essay

God in the Machine: The Role of Religion in Net Neutrality Debates

The public movement to protect a free and open Internet is approaching a critical moment this week: on February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will …

By Emily Baxter and Aseem Mehta

Essay

The Troubling Push to Deregulate Homeschooling

When my mother pulled me out of kindergarten to homeschool, it wasn’t a religious choice. We were an average Christian family, casually attending a non-denominational …

By Caitlin G. Townsend

Interview

Jewish Life in the City: An Interview with Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore has played a pioneering role in the study of Jews and in establishing the field of American Jewish history. Only with difficulty …

By Rachel Gordan

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Essay

My Husband’s Not Gay: Homosexuality and the LDS Church

  On Sunday, January 11, TLC debuted My Husband’s Not Gay, a show about a small but increasingly uncloseted community living out its own complex form of sexuality. My …

By Taylor G. Petrey

Essay

Holt v. Hobbs: Does a Muslim Prisoner’s Case Foreshadow the End of Affirmative Action?

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an Arkansas inmate who had been barred from growing, for religious reasons, a half-inch beard …

By Dawinder Sidhu

Essay

The Politics of Poverty and Race

This month marks 51 years since Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” speech. On January 8, 1964, during his State of the Union address, he urged …

By Jamil Drake

Interview

The Fate of American Religious Freedom: An Interview with Legal Scholar Steven D. Smith

In the wake of important judicial rulings on culture war issues such as same-sex marriage and contraception, “religious freedom” has emerged as one of the …

By Eric C. Miller

Report

Pope Francis Causes Division Among Cubans in Miami

Hours after the news broke in December that the United States and Cuba were reinstating diplomatic relations, I arrived at a Catholic Church in one …

By Alfredo Garcia

Essay

Marilynne Robinson in Montgomery

Marilynne Robinson’s new novel Lila has been greeted with rapture—not just by critics but also by a host of readers who rely on Robinson for …

By Briallen Hopper

Report

Ebola and U.S. Hospital Chaplains: A (Deliberately) Untold Story

In August, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, medical missionaries who were serving in Liberia, arrived at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. The facility was the …

By Betsy Shirley

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