Foreign Policy


In the Age of Trump, Muslim Voters Mobilize

Equipped with burner phones and laptops, the volunteers took their seats. A dozen voices echoed around the Muslim community space in Alexandria, Virginia, as they …

By Tiffany Stanley


The Christian Worldview of Mike Pence

Hours after Donald Trump’s infamous tape was released, Republicans were calling on Mike Pence to replace his running mate atop the ticket. Faced with a …

By Max Perry Mueller


The Conflicted Catholicism of Tim Kaine

On a recent conference call with the voter outreach group Catholics for Hillary, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine trotted out his faith credentials. He spoke …

By Megan Sweas


Why Donald Trump Is Losing Catholic Voters

Even early in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, there were signs that he might struggle to win the hearts of Catholic voters. He was competing for …

By Jacob Lupfer


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


The Persecution of China’s Muslim Uyghurs

It was broad daylight in a busy part of Beijing when a local doctor—a friend of mine—rear-ended the car in front of hers. Though it …

By Matt Moir


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

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


The Dangerous Faith of a Notorious Drug Lord

  Nothing and no one will make me change: not even the lies or the rumors that are said against me. I have decided to …

By Alfredo Garcia


Remembering Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016): Priest, Poet, and Pacifist

Daniel Berrigan, the radical priest who helped to redefine what it means to be a Roman Catholic in post-Vatican II America, died on April 30 …

By Shawn F. Peters

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