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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

Essay

Donald Trump and the Evangelical Political Schism

During the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, several high-profile evangelical leaders quietly expressed their support for Donald Trump, adding to the more fervent and public …

By Mark Valeri

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

Excerpt

The Decline of White Christian America

For most of the twentieth century, in White Christian America the terms “Christian” and “Protestant” were virtually synonymous. Questions like “And where do you go …

By Robert P. Jones

Essay

Orlando: A Lament

Like most people on the East Coast, I got the first news in the blur of waking on Sunday morning. I checked my email for …

By Mark D. Jordan

Editor’s Note

Orlando Shooting: An Attack at the Center of America’s Fault Lines

  First, the sorrow. Then, the fury. Next, what? Countless Americans, across our political divides, experience stages one and two after a massacre such as …

By Marie Griffith

Interview

When Being Pro-Life Did Not Mean Being Conservative

For those who have come of age in the so-called millennial generation, the alliance between conservative Republicanism and “pro-life” activism is accepted without question. Indeed, …

By Eric C. Miller

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

Essay

The Paradoxes of Ted Cruz

By almost any reckoning, Ted Cruz’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination presents voters with a paradox—several paradoxes, actually. The senator from Texas styles himself …

By Randall Balmer

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

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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