The Conflicted Catholicism of Tim Kaine

On a recent conference call with the voter outreach group Catholics for Hillary, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine trotted out his faith credentials. He spoke …

By Megan Sweas


What Phyllis Schlafly Believed: An Unreleased Interview with the Late Anti-Feminist Activist

Phyllis Schlafly, who died yesterday at the age of 92, will long be remembered as one of the most politically consequential figures of her time. …

By Marie Griffith


Aboard Noah’s Ark, in a Kentucky Corn Field

Noah’s Ark has a great kitchen. Above the butcher block countertops, gleaming knives and a pizza peel adorn the wall. Garlic cloves hang from a …

By Tim Townsend


The Persecution of China’s Muslim Uyghurs

It was broad daylight in a busy part of Beijing when a local doctor—a friend of mine—rear-ended the car in front of hers. Though it …

By Matt Moir


Donald Trump and the Evangelical Political Schism

During the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, several high-profile evangelical leaders quietly expressed their support for Donald Trump, adding to the more fervent and public …

By Mark Valeri


Can Hillary Clinton’s Faith Help Her Lead a Fractured Nation?

Last month, at a closed meeting with evangelical leaders, Donald Trump asserted his Christian bona fides. He boasted of his child-rearing practices, touted the virtues …

By Kristin Du Mez


To Serve God and Mammon

The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream by Chris Lehmann Melville House, 2016 Last year, the aptly named Pastor Creflo Dollar, …

By Gordon Haber


The Dangerous Faith of a Notorious Drug Lord

  Nothing and no one will make me change: not even the lies or the rumors that are said against me. I have decided to …

By Alfredo Garcia


Remembering Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016): Priest, Poet, and Pacifist

Daniel Berrigan, the radical priest who helped to redefine what it means to be a Roman Catholic in post-Vatican II America, died on April 30 …

By Shawn F. Peters


North Carolina’s HB2 and the Shifting Battle over LGBT Rights

In March, in a special session that cost taxpayers $42,000, the North Carolina legislature met and passed, after just nine hours of deliberations that included …

By Kent L. Brintnall

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