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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

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Spike Lee’s “4 Little Girls” and the Aftershocks of the Birmingham Church Bombing

I was watching Spike Lee’s documentary 4 Little Girls when the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case was handed down. An alert flashed on my …

By Briallen Hopper

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On Anti-Semitic Tropes and the Naming of the Federal Reserve Chair

In a scene from the 2010 film The Social Network, the actor who portrays Larry Summers brushes off the WASPy Winklevoss twins, who come to …

By Rachel Gordan

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“I Have a Dream”: The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Famous Speech

The Lincoln Memorial may be the most iconic place in the United States. Americans go there alone or with friends and family members to remember …

By Stephen Prothero

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Remembering Robert Bellah

Where do we come from and go to? What are we here for? No one wrestled and played more deeply with these questions than did …

By Steven M. Tipton

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An Evangelical Scientist’s Notes on Climate Change and Faith

Ahaze covers Colorado roads as a fire burns through thousands of acres of dead and dying trees. The fires raging through portions of the Central …

By Dorothy Boorse

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The Critic Within: On Father Andrew Greeley (1928-2013)

Father Andrew Greeley, who died in May at the age of 85, used to joke that he would be remembered as the Catholic priest who …

By Robert A. Orsi

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The Economic Vision of Pope Francis, a Pontiff for the Poor

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement, most evaluations of his pontificate prominently featured the adjective “conservative.” Yet, this same pope, as well as his …

By Michael Sean Winters

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What Marriage Equality Isn’t

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning same-sex marriage have been heavily touted as victories for the LGBT community. The material benefits that accompany marriage and …

By Kent L. Brintnall

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The End of DOMA and the Dismantling of the “Straight State”

Advocates for marriage equality came away from yesterday’s Supreme Court pronouncements on same-sex marriage more jubilant than battered. But there was plenty of hurt to …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon

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