Culture

Essay

Tracking Hate: Islam and Race After the Presidential Election

On November 21, Maha Sayed, an attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, called for an investigation into the actions of a kindergarten teacher in …

By Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst

Interview

The Quest for Confident Pluralism: An Interview with John Inazu

This election exposed America’s fissures. It feels as if we are in the midst of a political and cultural civil war. We are still grappling …

By Gordon Haber

Interview

How to Live Beyond this Election

On October 8, On Being host Krista Tippett moderated a conversation between poet Natasha Tretheway and interfaith activist Eboo Patel. Held on the eve of …

By The Editors

Interview

Sinfulness, Hopefulness, and the Possibility of Politics

On October 8, On Being host Krista Tippett moderated a conversation between The New York Times’ David Brooks and The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne. Held …

By The Editors

Essay

Eric Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer Delusions

“We are better than this,” declares Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund. “Bonhoeffer, the great German Protestant theologian who …

By Charles Marsh

Essay

Why Donald Trump Is Losing Catholic Voters

Even early in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, there were signs that he might struggle to win the hearts of Catholic voters. He was competing for …

By Jacob Lupfer

Review

The Mormon Council of Fifty: What Joseph Smith’s Secret Records Reveal

In 1844, the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith surrendered himself to state authorities after destroying an anti-Mormon printing press in Nauvoo, Illinois. When he was sent …

By Benjamin E. Park

Report

Aboard Noah’s Ark, in a Kentucky Corn Field

Noah’s Ark has a great kitchen. Above the butcher block countertops, gleaming knives and a pizza peel adorn the wall. Garlic cloves hang from a …

By Tim Townsend

Report

The Moral Tribalism of Contemporary Politics

My friends are a model of religious pluralism. Put them all in a room, and they’d look like the Parliament of World Religions—Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, …

By Michael Schulson

Report

The Persecution of China’s Muslim Uyghurs

It was broad daylight in a busy part of Beijing when a local doctor—a friend of mine—rear-ended the car in front of hers. Though it …

By Matt Moir

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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