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The States Project

Maine: A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Report

In Upcoming Indian Election, the Legacy of Religious Violence Looms

On an overcast afternoon last November, Narendra Modi, the provocative and polarizing prime minister candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, descended by helicopter …

By Ilan Greenberg

Essay

On Compromise and Congressional Brinkmanship

When President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, the problem of congressional gridlock will likely be a major theme. Partisanship in Washington …

By David Brockman

Essay

TOMS Shoes and the Spiritual Politics of Neoliberalism

Here they are, smiling and crying, the words catching in their throats as they place tiny shoes to the feet of tiny children. Seven strangers, …

By Lucia Hulsether

Essay

On Anti-Semitic Tropes and the Naming of the Federal Reserve Chair

In a scene from the 2010 film The Social Network, the actor who portrays Larry Summers brushes off the WASPy Winklevoss twins, who come to …

By Rachel Gordan

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

Essay

The Economic Vision of Pope Francis, a Pontiff for the Poor

When Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement, most evaluations of his pontificate prominently featured the adjective “conservative.” Yet, this same pope, as well as his …

By Michael Sean Winters

States of the Union

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

Maine

A Spiritual Frontier Opens for Business.

By Brook Wilensky-Lanford

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THE TABLE

A setting to debate the issues of the day.

Should we teach religion in public schools? And if so, how?

How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools?

By Mark A. Chancey

The Dangers of Religious Instruction in Public Schools

By Annie Laurie Gaylor

We Must Teach about Religion in High Schools

By Joseph Laycock

To Teach or Not to Teach?

By Cynthia N. Dunbar

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