Civil Liberties

Essay

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

Report

Why Do Mormons Love the Fourth of July So Much?

Tonight, one of the nation’s biggest Fourth of July celebrations will take place in Provo, Utah, in front of 50,000 people at Brigham Young University’s …

By Benjamin E. Park

Essay

Fortnight for Freedom: Whose Religious Liberty?

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicked off their “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign almost two weeks ago, they chose an auspicious feast day to …

By Jessica Coblentz

Review

When the Court Took on Prayer and the Bible in Public Schools

The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine By Steven K. Green Oxford University Press, 2012 Today marks the 50th anniversary …

By Michael D. Waggoner

Report

The Changing Face of the Southern Baptist Convention

The Rev. Fred Luter held up his Bible and stomped his feet. It was Monday evening, and he stood on the stage of the convention …

By Ingrid Norton

Report

The Plight of Pagans in the Military

Stefani Barner likes to say she is married to the military. She lives in Eastpointe, Michigan, 10 miles from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, where …

By Jennifer Willis

The States Project

California: A Dreamer Walks With Cesar Chavez

A Dreamer Walks With Cesar Chavez.

By Luis D. León

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 1950s and 1960s.

By Barbara Dianne Savage

The States Project

Wisconsin: A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election

A Political Scientist Surveys the Recall Election.

By Christopher B. Chapp

The Table

Let’s Remember History, When Religious Institutions Welcomed Government Support

It is commonplace to complain about government mismanagement of welfare and social reform, and to speak wistfully of days when religious institutions did much better. …

By Alison Collis Greene

States of the Union

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

Ohio

An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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