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Essay

Why Anti-Vaccination Movements Can Never Be Tamed

In Victorian England, nearly a century after the physician Edward Jenner had shown that exposure to the cowpox virus, or vaccinia, conferred immunity to smallpox, …

By Elizabeth Yale

Essay

Hobby Lobby, Wheaton College, and a New Religious Order

Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court handed down its much-awaited decision in Hobby Lobby, holding that closely held business corporations are “persons” endowed with religious …

By Sarah Barringer Gordon and Nomi Stolzenberg

Essay

The Good News According to Hobby Lobby

On June 30, the world did not end. For all the drama and hype that the Hobby Lobby case has generated, the Supreme Court decision …

By Anna Su

Report

Moral Mondays Return to Raleigh

The Reverend William J. Barber, II, is only 50, but he walks with a limp and a cane, and he perpetually leans forward, as if …

By Michael Schulson

Interview

Obama and the Paradoxes of Progressive Christianity: An Interview with James Kloppenberg

On March 27-29, scholars gathered in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Danforth Center on Religion & Politics for the conference “Beyond the Culture Wars: Recasting …

By Tiffany Stanley

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

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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