Civil Liberties

Essay

It Starts with the Stop

The police-involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in a Minneapolis suburb have reignited the national focus on police brutality …

By Leah Gunning Francis

Excerpt

The Decline of White Christian America

For most of the twentieth century, in White Christian America the terms “Christian” and “Protestant” were virtually synonymous. Questions like “And where do you go …

By Robert P. Jones

Essay

Orlando: A Lament

Like most people on the East Coast, I got the first news in the blur of waking on Sunday morning. I checked my email for …

By Mark D. Jordan

Editor’s Note

Orlando Shooting: An Attack at the Center of America’s Fault Lines

  First, the sorrow. Then, the fury. Next, what? Countless Americans, across our political divides, experience stages one and two after a massacre such as …

By Marie Griffith

Interview

When Being Pro-Life Did Not Mean Being Conservative

For those who have come of age in the so-called millennial generation, the alliance between conservative Republicanism and “pro-life” activism is accepted without question. Indeed, …

By Eric C. Miller

Essay

At BYU, a New Confrontation in the Campus Sexual Assault Debates

The process for adjudicating sexual assault cases on college campuses has sparked widespread debate across the country. A new dimension of those conversations, involving a …

By Kristine Haglund

Essay

Remembering Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016): Priest, Poet, and Pacifist

Daniel Berrigan, the radical priest who helped to redefine what it means to be a Roman Catholic in post-Vatican II America, died on April 30 …

By Shawn F. Peters

Essay

North Carolina’s HB2 and the Shifting Battle over LGBT Rights

In March, in a special session that cost taxpayers $42,000, the North Carolina legislature met and passed, after just nine hours of deliberations that included …

By Kent L. Brintnall

Essay

The EU-Turkey Agreement on Refugees: Echo of a Tragic Past

The European Union started deporting hundreds of refugees in early April. As of March 20, the EU will return to Turkey all new refugees who …

By Greg Goalwin

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

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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