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What Ever Happened to the Common Ground on Abortion Reduction?

The temperature of abortion politics is usually at a steady boil. Over the past two years, it has been downright scorching. Last week, heated debates …

By John Gehring

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North Carolina’s “Official Religion”: The Convoluted History of American States and Established Religions

Last week, in a move that seems more reminiscent of 1783 than 2013, North Carolina legislators proposed a bill declaring their right to establish an …

By Benjamin E. Park

Interview

“Speaking Truth to Power in Love”: An Interview with Jonathan Walton

When he was named the Pusey Minister of Harvard University’s Memorial Church, Jonathan Walton became the latest in a line of prominent African-American ministers to …

By Max Perry Mueller

Essay

Declaration of Conscience

On June 1, 1950, Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1995), a Republican Senator from Maine, delivered her “Declaration of Conscience” speech to the U.S. Senate. Though she …

By Margaret Chase Smith

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Same-Sex Marriage Comes to the Supreme Court

On March 26 and 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases—one challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the other California’s Proposition …

By Calvin Massey

Essay

Theology Has Consequences: What Policies Will Pope Francis Champion?

Now that the smoke has cleared from St. Peter’s Square, the future of the Roman Catholic Church is on the minds of many. Catholics are …

By Mary E. Hunt

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Evangelical Ketubah, Messianic Mezuzah: Judaica for Christians

Carrie Love is a self-professed “Scripture nerd.” Raised in an evangelical church in Louisiana, she now lives in Manhattan where she works at an educational …

By Hillary Kaell

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Can Atheists and Muslims Support Freedom of Conscience Together?

Thomas Jefferson once wrote: “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks …

By Qasim Rashid and Chris Stedman

Essay

Why We Wait for a Non-European Pope

As Pope Benedict steps down this week, speculation stirs that the next pontiff could be a man of color or from outside Europe. And while …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

A Brief History of Papal Resignations

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, announced for February 28, is an action virtually without precedent. No pope has resigned in modern times. No pope …

By Daniel Bornstein

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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