Law & Order

Essay

When Our Truths Are Ignored: Proslavery Theology’s Legacy

For an African American writer during slavery, there was an expectation that a “white envelope” framed the “black message.” For autobiographers like Frederick Douglass and …

By Yolanda Pierce

Essay

What Should Be Made of the Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos?

It is indeed terrible to watch: A doctor arrives for lunch, breezily chats about L.A. traffic, casually gives out medical advice (drink water if you …

By Laurie Zoloth

Essay

Mormonism and the Problem of Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer got lucky. When Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith first went on sale in the summer of 2003, Krakauer …

By Max Perry Mueller

Excerpt

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

Obergefell and the End of Religious Reasons for Lawmaking

In Obergefell v. Hodges, marriage equality for same-sex couples became the law of the land. In the wake of the decision on Friday, focus has …

By Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger and Nelson Tebbe

Report

The Rise of Christian Conservative Legal Organizations

Two years ago, a longtime customer walked into Barronelle Stutzman’s flower shop with a request: the customer—who is gay—asked Stutzman to provide flowers for his …

By Daniel Bennett

Report

Will Same-Sex Marriage Split the United Methodist Church?

This month the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal in the United States. While the courts and lawmakers have …

By Shannon Craig Straw

Report

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

States of the Union

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

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