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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

The States Project

Indiana: A Hoosier Remembers Eating Government Cheese

A Hoosier Remembers Eating Government Cheese.

By Sean McCloud

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


For American Muslims, Everything Did Not Change After 9/11

“Everything changed after 9/11.” This political mantra has become part of our national life. It is invoked to explain war-making in foreign lands, the creation …

By Edward E. Curtis IV

States of the Union

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


A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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