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The Perilous Journeys of Syria’s Refugees

In August, Ahmad* calls from Greece. He got himself there from Turkey in a bilim after the smuggler took off. “What’s a bilim?” I ask. …

By Jennifer MacKenzie

Excerpt

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

Essay

What Can Be Done about Segregation in Churches?

In the wake of police violence that led to the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the protests that followed, religious leaders are …

By Gene Zubovich

Interview

Why Law Professor Douglas Laycock Supports Same-Sex Marriage and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law SB101, the state’s religious freedom bill, which prompted a sharp and vocal backlash. Critics say the …

By The Editors

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

Essay

State Legislatures Pit Religious Freedom Against Civil Rights

The debate over last summer’s Hobby Lobby decision has a new source for conflict: state legislatures. The Supreme Court decision, which expanded corporate religious liberty, …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon and Nomi Stolzenberg

Essay

God in the Machine: The Role of Religion in Net Neutrality Debates

The public movement to protect a free and open Internet is approaching a critical moment this week: on February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will …

By Emily Baxter and Aseem Mehta

Essay

The Troubling Push to Deregulate Homeschooling

When my mother pulled me out of kindergarten to homeschool, it wasn’t a religious choice. We were an average Christian family, casually attending a non-denominational …

By Caitlin G. Townsend

Essay

Holt v. Hobbs: Does a Muslim Prisoner’s Case Foreshadow the End of Affirmative Action?

Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of an Arkansas inmate who had been barred from growing, for religious reasons, a half-inch beard …

By Dawinder Sidhu

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

States of the Union

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

Nebraska

A Cornhusker Prays with FCA.

By Paul Putz

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