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How about a “Do Over” for the HHS Mandate?

Editor’s Note: The comment period for the latest proposed accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide contraception coverage ended on April 8. We …

By Francis J. Manion

The Table

Rhetoric Versus Reality: The Contraception Benefit and Religious Freedom

Editor’s Note: The comment period for the latest proposed accommodation to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide contraception coverage ended on April 8. We …

By Elizabeth Sepper and Alisha Johnson

Essay

Declaration of Conscience

On June 1, 1950, Margaret Chase Smith (1897-1995), a Republican Senator from Maine, delivered her “Declaration of Conscience” speech to the U.S. Senate. Though she …

By Margaret Chase Smith

Report

Same-Sex Marriage Comes to the Supreme Court

On March 26 and 27, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases—one challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the other California’s Proposition …

By Calvin Massey

Essay

Can Atheists and Muslims Support Freedom of Conscience Together?

Thomas Jefferson once wrote: “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks …

By Qasim Rashid and Chris Stedman

The Table

We Need Less Religion in our Politics and Less Politics in our Religion

A few weeks before last November’s election, a yard sign popped up in front of First Baptist Church of West Harwich, Massachusetts, not far from …

By Stephen Prothero

The Table

The Church’s Right to Religious Freedom (And its Place in the Public Square)

With the inauguration over, along with the 2012 election, it’s time to count casualties. The first, as in warfare, is truth. A second might be …

By Mary Ann Walsh

Interview

Roe v. Wade at 40: An Interview with Legal Scholar and Theologian Cathleen Kaveny

As of this month, it has been 40 years since the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. To mark …

By Marie Griffith

Excerpt

Meet Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

On April 9, 1968, Benjamin Elijah Mays had the burdensome honor of delivering a eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr. on the campus of Morehouse …

By Randal Maurice Jelks

Profile

Where Do We Go From Here? Remembering the Life and Trials of Martin Luther King Jr.

My students are often surprised to learn that when Martin Luther King came to Montgomery in the spring of 1954, civil rights activism was not …

By Charles Marsh

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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