Law & Order

Essay

The Supreme Court’s 2013 Term: Missing Justice O’Connor

The Supreme Court’s new term, which started on October 7, includes several important cases concerning religion. The docket may also dismantle key precedents set by …

By Leslie C. Griffin

Essay

Spike Lee’s “4 Little Girls” and the Aftershocks of the Birmingham Church Bombing

I was watching Spike Lee’s documentary 4 Little Girls when the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case was handed down. An alert flashed on my …

By Briallen Hopper

Report

How a Nun Turned a Monastery Garage into a Global Catholic News Network

In March of 1978, a 55-year-old cloistered nun named Mother Angelica went to Chicago. She was there to give workshops to supporters who would distribute …

By Renée K. Gadoua

Essay

“I Have a Dream”: The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Famous Speech

The Lincoln Memorial may be the most iconic place in the United States. Americans go there alone or with friends and family members to remember …

By Stephen Prothero

Report

The New Jim Crow: Churches Respond to Mass Incarceration

A t 5 p.m. on a Sunday in April, the air crisp and cool, community members began congregating in an open plaza outside the public library …

By Alfredo Garcia

Essay

An Evangelical Scientist’s Notes on Climate Change and Faith

Ahaze covers Colorado roads as a fire burns through thousands of acres of dead and dying trees. The fires raging through portions of the Central …

By Dorothy Boorse

The States Project

Kentucky: A Priest Takes on the Coal Industry

A Priest Takes on the Coal Industry.

By Dwight Billings, Kate Black and Kathi Kern

Editor’s Note

More than Faith: For Trayvon Martin, a Promise to Act

The sorrowful story of Trayvon Martin’s deadly encounter with the excitable George Zimmerman has mesmerized the nation anew with Zimmerman’s recent acquittal. Those who see …

By Marie Griffith

Essay

What Marriage Equality Isn’t

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions concerning same-sex marriage have been heavily touted as victories for the LGBT community. The material benefits that accompany marriage and …

By Kent L. Brintnall

Essay

The End of DOMA and the Dismantling of the “Straight State”

Advocates for marriage equality came away from yesterday’s Supreme Court pronouncements on same-sex marriage more jubilant than battered. But there was plenty of hurt to …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon

States of the Union

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

Ohio

An Atheist Finds (Some) Reasons to Believe in Her Old Church.

By Sarah Stankorb

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