Civil Liberties

Essay

The Paradoxes of Ted Cruz

By almost any reckoning, Ted Cruz’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination presents voters with a paradox—several paradoxes, actually. The senator from Texas styles himself …

By Randall Balmer

Essay

America’s Divisions and Scalia’s Christian Visions

As efforts are made to assess the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month, pundits have avoided discussing the one decision that stands …

By Nomi Stolzenberg

Essay

The 2016 Presidential Campaign: The Past and Present of American Tolerance and Intolerance

American presidential politics are in the midst of a strikingly ecumenical, if not interfaith, moment. Both parties are fielding primary candidates with widely divergent spiritual …

By Charles Postel

The Table

Capital Crime Calls for Capital Punishment

It is one of those recurring issues, at least in the American context, that refuses to leave us alone. The increasingly pointless face of crime, …

By J. Daryl Charles

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The United States Should Abolish the Death Penalty, as Pope Francis Implores

In his recent address before Congress, Pope Francis gave his support and encouragement to the call to abolish the death penalty in the United States. …

By Joseph A. Fiorenza

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Let’s Reform Our Broken Criminal Justice System

Never Murder.  –Exodus 20:13 (God’s Word Translation) As an African American woman who identifies with the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith and who has …

By Onleilove Alston

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For Mormons, a Contested Legacy on Capital Punishment

Over the past century and a half, numerous authors, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Jon Krakauer, have been fascinated—and horrified—by the nineteenth-century Mormon teaching …

By Patrick Q. Mason

Essay

Ammon Bundy and the Paradoxes of Mormon Political Theologies

On Saturday, January 2, Ammon Bundy led a group of protesters in occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Building outside of Burns, Oregon. An outgrowth of …

By Benjamin E. Park

Essay

The God of Abraham Praise: Wheaton College Considers Its Muslim Neighbors

Few topics matter more to American evangelicals than religious identity. Who is my God? Who is my neighbor? What does it mean to follow Jesus? …

By John Schmalzbauer

Essay

The Long American Tradition of Nativist Politics

Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, possibly including U.S. citizens, produced immediate, and well deserved, condemnation from figures across …

By Robin Dale Jacobson

States of the Union

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

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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