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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

Interview

What Phyllis Schlafly Believed: An Unreleased Interview with the Late Anti-Feminist Activist

Phyllis Schlafly, who died yesterday at the age of 92, will long be remembered as one of the most politically consequential figures of her time. …

By Marie Griffith

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

Essay

Can Hillary Clinton’s Faith Help Her Lead a Fractured Nation?

Last month, at a closed meeting with evangelical leaders, Donald Trump asserted his Christian bona fides. He boasted of his child-rearing practices, touted the virtues …

By Kristin Du Mez

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

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

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

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

Report

Creationism’s Future After No Child Left Behind

On December 10 of this past year, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA replaces the increasingly unpopular No …

By Adam R. Shapiro

States of the Union

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

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A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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