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The King’s Chapel and the King’s Court: Richard Nixon, Billy Graham, and White House Church Services

When Richard Nixon entered the White House, he brought his good friend Billy Graham with him. A constant presence and trusted adviser, the minister became, …

By Kevin M. Kruse

Essay

The Pope and Laudato Si’: Is the Ecology Encyclical a Moral Analysis or a Political Indictment?

U.S. politicians who happen to be Catholic in the age of Pope Francis display a knack for religious privatization that would impress even the most …

By Christiana Z. Peppard

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No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

American Christians are increasingly aware that the church has a political image problem, and are increasingly eager to repair it. Association with the Religious Right, …

By Sam Speers and Kristopher Norris

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The Past Imperfect of Barack Obama

Speaking at the ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches last month, President Obama posed a question that captured why many …

By Peter Manseau

Interview

America’s Broken Politics: A Conversation with Senators Joe Lieberman and John C. Danforth

Almost everyone across the liberal to conservative spectrum seems to agree that American politics is deeply damaged. It often feels as if nothing gets done …

By The Editors

The States Project

Nebraska: A Cornhusker Prays with FCA

A Cornhusker Prays with FCA.

By Paul Putz

Essay

The Politics of Poverty and Race

This month marks 51 years since Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” speech. On January 8, 1964, during his State of the Union address, he urged …

By Jamil Drake

Interview

Do Liberals Always Win? An Interview with Stephen Prothero

On October 23, Stephen Prothero spoke at Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Danforth Distinguished Lectures, sponsored by the John C. Danforth …

By Jack West

Report

The Protestant Mainline Goes to Washington

On a Sunday morning this past October, some 1,500 preachers and ministers across the country joined in a nationwide protest they called Pulpit Freedom Sunday. …

By Gene Zubovich

Essay

After the Midterms, Where Can Congress and Obama Find Consensus?

Abetter-than-expected performance in the recent congressional midterm elections left the Republican Party in control of both houses of Congress. Not only did the GOP capture …

By Dan Cox

States of the Union

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

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A Cornhusker Prays with FCA.

By Paul Putz

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