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When Your Father Is Accused of Terrorism

My dad, Dr. Sami Al-Arian, was arrested by the FBI on trumped up charges, sending a chill through the local Muslim community. Yet we found support from unlikely allies.

Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard’s Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance.

Why is the Vatican cracking down on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious? 

President Barack Obama

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

To understand the Vatican’s crackdown, look beyond the politics of abortion and same-sex marriage to the theological conflict raging in the Catholic Church.

You may have never heard of True the Vote, but the organization has major plans for upcoming elections across the country.

Roger Williams

The founder of Providence was the first to see that religious freedom, and separation of church and state, was intimately connected with political freedom.
 

Israeli soldier

American Jews could play a useful role in aiding our Israeli cousins to see that they are destroying what was noble about their country. Why won't they?

The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.

Blogs

While President Obama no doubt cares deeply about America’s inequality, his approach to solving it is flawed.

February 28, 2014

Until now, most Jewish college students assumed that open dialogue on Israel was a taboo topic in Hillel—Swarthmore debunked that myth.

February 27, 2014

The veteran human right lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was transforming Jackson when he died at 66.

February 26, 2014

The controversial governor says he should be judged by his inner circle. Fair enough.

February 25, 2014

Witnesses say Yvette Smith was unarmed when a police officer shot and killed her on Sunday.

February 20, 2014

Just by virtue of being born black in America, young men like Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin face violence daily.

February 18, 2014

Dealing with the deaths of black youths is exhausting, but is the necessary work of undoing American racism. 

February 18, 2014

Dunn fatally shot Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager, in 2012 during a dispute over loud music. He was found guilty on three charges of attempted murder.

February 15, 2014

Penguin’s withdrawing and pulping The Hindus: An Alternative History is only the latest in a series of surrenders.

February 14, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014