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Meet Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

On April 9, 1968, Benjamin Elijah Mays had the burdensome honor of delivering a eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr. on the campus of Morehouse …

By Randal Maurice Jelks

Profile

Where Do We Go From Here? Remembering the Life and Trials of Martin Luther King Jr.

My students are often surprised to learn that when Martin Luther King came to Montgomery in the spring of 1954, civil rights activism was not …

By Charles Marsh

Report

How Shall We Care for Haiti’s Orphans?

Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Just days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Chris Savini, then a mental health worker, heard from …

By Emily Brennan

Profile

Crossing Boundaries: A Transgender Priest Becomes a University Chaplain

In December of 2001, Cameron Partridge was a 28-year-old candidate for the Episcopal priesthood in Massachusetts when he informed his bishop he would be transitioning …

By Becky Garrison

Editor’s Note

For Newtown, Condolences and a Plea for Action

Like countless others, those of us who work at R&P and the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics feel keen sorrow for the lives that …

By Marie Griffith

Interview

Training the Next Generation of Interfaith Leaders: An Interview with Eboo Patel

Even over the phone, Eboo Patel projects a youthful energy. This may come from his many hours spent talking to college students at universities around …

By Kip Richardson

The States Project

Mississippi: A Historian Challenges H.L. Mencken

A Historian Challenges H.L. Mencken.

By Alison Collis Greene

The States Project

Connecticut: A Blogger Revisits the Yale Athletic Fields

A Blogger Revisits the Yale Athletic Fields.

By Mark Silk

Review

Can Political Theology Save Secularism?

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of ReligionBy Alain de BottonPantheon Books, 2012. The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political TheologyBy …

By David Sessions

Essay

The Anniversary of Kennedy’s Landmark Speech on Religion

On September 12, 1960, John F. Kennedy gave his now-famous speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. In front of the Protestant ministers in attendance …

By The Editors

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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