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Idol Worship: The Beatitudes of Lady Gaga

One evening in the spring of 2011, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, more popularly known as Lad­­­y Gaga, rolled ­down the window of her car to …

By Xarissa Holdaway

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The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political CartoonsBy Fiona Deans HalloranUniversity of North Carolina Press, 2012 For those of us who work on American religion …

By Leigh Eric Schmidt

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Book Culture and the Rise of Liberal Religion

In 1904 the Quaker mystic and philosopher Rufus Jones published Social Law in the Spiritual World with a grand ambition. “The cure for skepticism,” Jones …

By Matthew S. Hedstrom

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Roe v. Wade at 40: An Interview with Legal Scholar and Theologian Cathleen Kaveny

As of this month, it has been 40 years since the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. To mark …

By Marie Griffith

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Meet Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

On April 9, 1968, Benjamin Elijah Mays had the burdensome honor of delivering a eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr. on the campus of Morehouse …

By Randal Maurice Jelks

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Where Do We Go From Here? Remembering the Life and Trials of Martin Luther King Jr.

My students are often surprised to learn that when Martin Luther King came to Montgomery in the spring of 1954, civil rights activism was not …

By Charles Marsh

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When Was the Last Time a Rabbi Prayed at a Presidential Inauguration?

  Last week, President Obama’s inaugural committee caused quite a stir after it announced who would be praying during the president’s second inauguration. Myrlie Evers-Williams, …

By Rachel Gordan

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2012: The Moment of Mormon Diversity

While he officially secured the Republican nomination last March, Mitt Romney’s primary victories in January 2012 all but guaranteed that, for the first time in …

By Max Perry Mueller

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How Shall We Care for Haiti’s Orphans?

Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Just days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Chris Savini, then a mental health worker, heard from …

By Emily Brennan

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Crossing Boundaries: A Transgender Priest Becomes a University Chaplain

In December of 2001, Cameron Partridge was a 28-year-old candidate for the Episcopal priesthood in Massachusetts when he informed his bishop he would be transitioning …

By Becky Garrison

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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