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In Upcoming Indian Election, the Legacy of Religious Violence Looms

On an overcast afternoon last November, Narendra Modi, the provocative and polarizing prime minister candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, descended by helicopter …

By Ilan Greenberg

Review

Pulled into the Maze: 12 Years a Slave

One of the most haunting scenes in the film 12 Years a Slave comes shortly after the main character Solomon Northup—now known by his enslavers …

By Rachel McBride Lindsey

Essay

On Compromise and Congressional Brinkmanship

When President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, the problem of congressional gridlock will likely be a major theme. Partisanship in Washington …

By David Brockman

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Letters from a Georgia Jail: Anti-Nuclear Activists Await Sentencing

We are truly human when we act responsibly to restore harmony and act with love and compassion to restore truth, transparency and the equitable distribution …

By David Cook

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Texas Textbooks: A Case Study for Creationism’s Staying Power

The Texas textbook wars have finally yielded a win for the Enlightenment. In November, the state school board delayed final approval of a biology textbook …

By Molly Worthen

Essay

In Remembrance: Reading the Christmas Letters of Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941-2013)

This time of year is, for many, a season of hopefulness—of anticipation and celebration of joyous things to come. Yet, as the cards and letters …

By John D. Carlson

Essay

A Judge Weakened Utah’s Anti-Polygamy Law. What Does This Say About Sex, Race, and Religion?

Americans have always found polygamy fascinating, even entertaining. In the nineteenth century, Mormons were stock villains in a plethora of now mercifully forgotten Victorian novels. …

By Nathan B. Oman

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An Evolving Mormon Church Finally Addresses a Racist Past

Last Friday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) made history by confronting its own history. For the first time, the LDS Church …

By Max Perry Mueller

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The Intellectual Civil War within Evangelicalism: An Interview with Molly Worthen

Last month, Molly Worthen traveled to the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics to take part in a symposium for the inaugural Danforth …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

Concerning “Goodbye Christ”: Langston Hughes, Political Poetry, and African American Religion

“Politics can be the graveyard of the poet. And only poetry can be his resurrection.” Langston Hughes (1964) On the afternoon of November 15, 1940, Langston …

By Wallace Best

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

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An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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