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The Religious Roots of the Wilderness Act

When Howard Zahniser was drafting the Wilderness Act—which marks its 50th anniversary today—he confided to a colleague that he wished he were writing poetry instead. …

By Michael Schulson

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Remembering the Rebbe

On a summer night in Crown Heights, thousands of Hasidic Jews sit on plastic, fold-out chairs to watch a projected recording of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, …

By Sam Kestenbaum

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Moral Mondays Return to Raleigh

The Reverend William J. Barber, II, is only 50, but he walks with a limp and a cane, and he perpetually leans forward, as if …

By Michael Schulson

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A Short History of Christian Matchmaking

In 1904, The New York Times picked up an unusual story from Omaha. A wealthy Nebraska rancher named James Snell had requested the help of …

By Paul Putz

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

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