Essay

Obergefell and the End of Religious Reasons for Lawmaking

In Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality for same-sex couples became the law of the land. In the wake of the decision on Friday, focus has …

By Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger and Nelson Tebbe

Essay

The Pope and Laudato Si’: Is the Ecology Encyclical a Moral Analysis or a Political Indictment?

U.S. politicians who happen to be Catholic in the age of Pope Francis display a knack for religious privatization that would impress even the most …

By Christiana Z. Peppard

Essay

Franklin Graham Is Winning at Facebook

On June 5, Franklin Graham took to his Facebook page to provoke a boycott of Wells Fargo. The bank has released a series of nine …

By Patton Dodd

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Report

The Rise of Christian Conservative Legal Organizations

Two years ago, a longtime customer walked into Barronelle Stutzman’s flower shop with a request: the customer—who is gay—asked Stutzman to provide flowers for his …

By Daniel Bennett

Review

Mad Men and the Enlightenment of Don Draper

The pleasures of Mad Men were many. Fans of the recently concluded AMC series about advertising in the 1960s obsessed over the meticulous detail of …

By Matthew S. Hedstrom

Report

Will Same-Sex Marriage Split the United Methodist Church?

This month the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States. While the courts and lawmakers have …

By Shannon Craig Straw

Excerpt

No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

American Christians are increasingly aware that the church has a political image problem, and are increasingly eager to repair it. Association with the Religious Right, …

By Sam Speers and Kristopher Norris

Report

The Perilous Journeys of Syria’s Refugees

In August, Ahmad* calls from Greece. He got himself there from Turkey in a bilim after the smuggler took off. “What’s a bilim?” I ask. …

By Jennifer MacKenzie

Review

Terrorism in the Age of the Internet

The Devil’s Long Tail: Religious and Other Radicals in the Internet Marketplace by David Stevens and Kieron O’Hara Oxford University Press, 2015 Issue #12 of Inspire magazine …

By Michael Schulson

Report

A Parade, a Boycott, and a Jewish Group’s Struggle for Acceptance

On the 11th floor of a Seventh Avenue office building in New York City, an oversized silver mezuzah hangs beside a mahogany door. The dark …

By Jas Chana

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