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George W. Bush began to take part in a Bible study group in 1985, after two decades of binge drinking. For two years he studied the Scriptures and put his heavy drinking behind him.

Militant leaders now preach peace, but they may have won the ideological war.

Early on the crisp morning of October 15, the archbishops of
thirty-seven of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion
(known as primates) gathered in closed session at Lambeth Palac

As the 2004 election draws nearer and George W. Bush's poll numbers grow
shakier, White House operatives are devoting themselves to coddling the
religious right.

Click here to read more from Katha Pollitt.

In his 1998 book, One Nation, After All, Alan Wolfe chided
liberals for their misapprehensions about the political attitudes of
ordinary Americans.

CORRECTION: The Fisher family
of Six Feet Under is Episcopalian, not Catholic. (10/1)

"I have never had such a bad feeling about a war ever before," wrote Sha
Twa Nee on the Prophecy Club message board in April.

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The Rev. Franklin Graham ought to visit Sarajevo.

Blogs

Prabhjot Singh’s clemency toward his at-large attackers should be admired, not taken as a sign of weakness.

September 26, 2013

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis calls for a “new balance” on issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Has he opened the door for a renewed focus on economic justice?

September 20, 2013

Crucifixion was the punishment that Rome reserved for the crime of sedition.

July 25, 2013

'A Punk Prayer' distills the group's protest and trial into a parable on Vladimir Putin's free speech crackdown.

May 14, 2013

A TV debate over Muslims and violence and America's own terror practices.

May 13, 2013

Social Security hasn't contributed to this deficit and won't add to future debt—and it's journalistic malpractice for the mainstream press to suggest otherwise.

April 11, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry has a chance of being dismissed without a ruling, leaving a better case to serve as the vehicle for the court's opinion on marriage.

March 29, 2013

Liberals concerned with Israel often miss the inconvenient fact of the radical Palestinian organization's human rights abuses in the Gaza Strip. Reed Richardson also writes about the outsized State of the Union response allowed to the Tea Party. 

February 14, 2013

Much of the coverage of the former Cardinal Ratzinger doesn’t mention that for years he was in charge of the church’s files on abuse by priests.

February 12, 2013

A new HBO documentary reports on victims—and heroes.

February 8, 2013