First Amendment


North Carolina’s “Official Religion”: The Convoluted History of American States and Established Religions

Last week, in a move that seems more reminiscent of 1783 than 2013, North Carolina legislators proposed a bill declaring their right to establish an …

By Benjamin E. Park


For American Muslims, Everything Did Not Change After 9/11

“Everything changed after 9/11.” This political mantra has become part of our national life. It is invoked to explain war-making in foreign lands, the creation …

By Edward E. Curtis IV


When the Court Took on Prayer and the Bible in Public Schools

The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine By Steven K. Green Oxford University Press, 2012 Today marks the 50th anniversary …

By Michael D. Waggoner

States of the Union

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


A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

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