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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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Did Congress Meet on Christmas Day? Fact-checking the “War on Christmas”

Last November, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, a moderate Republican turned independent, sent out invitations to the state’s annual tree lighting ceremony and referred to …

By Bruce David Forbes

Essay

The Anniversary of Kennedy’s Landmark Speech on Religion

On September 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave his now-famous speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. In front of the Protestant ministers in attendance …

By The Editors

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Meet Derrick Harkins, the Pastor Behind the Democratic Party’s Faith Outreach

CHARLOTTE — “Faith is an integral part of the Democratic Party,” the Reverend Derrick Harkins proclaimed Wednesday as he kicked off a panel on religion …

By Elizabeth Dias

The States Project

Alabama: A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie

A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie.

By David H. Watt

Excerpt

Paradise Lust: The Lawyer Who Found Eden along the Florida Panhandle

On Elvy Edison Callaway’s hand-drawn map of northwest Florida, the Jim Woodruff Dam over the Apalachicola River looks like the narrow wrist of a giant …

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Excerpt

The Myth of the Black Church

My earliest ideas about African American religion and political struggle come from my first public memories as a child of the South of the late …

By Barbara Dianne Savage

States of the Union

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

Maine

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?

How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools?

By Mark A. Chancey

The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

By Annie Laurie Gaylor

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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