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Shaun Casey Talks About Leading the State Department’s Faith-Based Office

Last August, to the delight of religion scholars everywhere, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared that if he had college to do again, he …

By Mara Willard

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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

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Why Faith Groups Are Rallying Behind Immigration Reform

As Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block marched toward the U.S. Capitol Building on a cloudy afternoon this October, he said he felt “a little nervousness.” Walking arm-in-arm with …

By Jack Jenkins

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With New Pope, a More Open Catholic Church?

Alison Donohue teaches college writing in Hawaii, but her preference is to be back in a Catholic school, an environment where she spent more than …

By Michael O’Loughlin

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The Vatican’s New Clothes: Very Small Embryonic-Like Cells and Faith in Evidence Not Seen

Once upon a time, and not so long ago, the scientific world beheld a new kind of cell that, when captured at just the right …

By Ann Neumann

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How a Nun Turned a Monastery Garage into a Global Catholic News Network

In March of 1978, a 55-year-old cloistered nun named Mother Angelica went to Chicago. She was there to give workshops to supporters who would distribute …

By Renée K. Gadoua

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The New Jim Crow: Churches Respond to Mass Incarceration

A t 5 p.m. on a Sunday in April, the air crisp and cool, community members began congregating in an open plaza outside the public library …

By Alfredo Garcia

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Being Gay at a Catholic University

When I was a student at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2005, a group of gay students organized with the aim of …

By Michael O’Loughlin

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Under Hillary Clinton, the State Department Pursued Greater Religious Engagement

At the end of January, in the days after Hillary Clinton stepped down as secretary of state, the media rushed to analyze her achievements. Writing …

By Amy Frykholm

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Christians Divided on Morality, Legalization of Marijuana Use

A lthough the federal government continues to rank marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs, efforts to legalize it – for both recreational and medical …

By Robert P. Jones

States of the Union

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

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A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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THE TABLE

A setting to debate the issues of the day.

Should we teach religion in public schools? And if so, how?

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The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

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We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

By Joseph Laycock

To Teach or Not to Teach?

By Cynthia N. Dunbar

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