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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

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

A Hospital Tradition Remembers the Youngest Patients

“How many children do you have?” I asked a colleague as we started to get to know each other a few months ago. “One,” she …

By Wendy Cadge

Interview

American Catholicism in Public Life: An Interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Last month, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of New York, gave a public lecture at Washington University in St. Louis. It was a homecoming …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

Is God Dead? A TIME Cover Turns 50

On Good Friday in April 1966, fifty years ago this month, Time magazine published its famously controversial cover story, “Is God Dead?” Placing that stark …

By Leigh Eric Schmidt

Review

What Happened to the Jesus People?

Evangelical hippies in the 1970s were known for flashing their “one-way” sign—an index finger pointing upward that signaled an alternative to the counter-cultural peace sign …

By Mark Hulsether

Report

The Moral Vision of Bernie Sanders

Last September, Bernie Sanders arrived at Liberty University, in Virginia, to give a major speech about religion, faith, and the moral bankruptcy of the American …

By Michael Schulson

Report

The Liberation Theology of Dr. Paul Farmer

J ust weeks ago, during a February visit to Mexico, Pope Francis gave a Mass at Ecatepec, a slum outside of Mexico City. The teaching …

By M. Sophia Newman

Report

Mormons, Anglicans, and Why Global Churches Struggle Over LGBT Rights

In the United States, 2015 was a watershed year for marriage equality. With a 5-4 decision in June, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. …

By Max Perry Mueller

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

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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