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What Can Be Done about Segregation in Churches?

In the wake of police violence that led to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the protests that followed, religious leaders are …

By Gene Zubovich

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AP Course Controversy: When Do We Say “We” in History?

Afunny thing has happened to a petition posted online by Larry Krieger, a former Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher, and Jane Robbins, a conservative opponent …

By Elizabeth Yale

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State Legislatures Pit Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights

The debate over last summer’s Hobby Lobby decision has a new source for conflict: state legislatures. The Supreme Court decision, which expanded corporate religious liberty, …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon and Nomi Stolzenberg

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Local Religious Leaders Respond to Ferguson

Since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, St. Louis County, on August 9, 2014, and especially since the November 24 announcement that the grand …

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