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Will Same-Sex Marriage Split the United Methodist Church?

This month the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States. While the courts and lawmakers have …

By Shannon Craig Straw

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No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

American Christians are increasingly aware that the church has a political image problem, and are increasingly eager to repair it. Association with the Religious Right, …

By Sam Speers and Kristopher Norris

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The Perilous Journeys of Syria’s Refugees

In August, Ahmad* calls from Greece. He got himself there from Turkey in a bilim after the smuggler took off. “What’s a bilim?” I ask. …

By Jennifer MacKenzie

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Terrorism in the Age of the Internet

The Devil’s Long Tail: Religious and Other Radicals in the Internet Marketplace by David Stevens and Kieron O’Hara Oxford University Press, 2015 Issue #12 of Inspire magazine …

By Michael Schulson

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A Parade, a Boycott, and a Jewish Group’s Struggle for Acceptance

On the 11th floor of a Seventh Avenue office building in New York City, an oversized silver mezuzah hangs beside a mahogany door. The dark …

By Jas Chana

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The Past Imperfect of Barack Obama

Speaking at the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches last month, President Obama posed a question that captured why many …

By Peter Manseau

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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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Why Law Professor Douglas Laycock Supports Same-Sex Marriage and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law SB101, the state’s religious freedom bill, which prompted a sharp and vocal backlash. Critics say the …

By The Editors

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America’s Broken Politics: A Conversation with Senators Joe Lieberman and John C. Danforth

Almost everyone across the liberal to conservative spectrum seems to agree that American politics is deeply damaged. It often feels as if nothing gets done …

By The Editors

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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

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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