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Brad Gregory wants to upend how we think about the emergence of capitalism, secularism and individualism.

Pussy Riot and the Two Russias

Three members of Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism. Their protests sparked a wave of support for freedom of speech and human rights among Russians.

Why we should all be concerned about the unconstitutional tactics law enforcement agencies are using against American Muslims.

Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

Church

Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Worry.

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

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.

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.
 

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.

Mark Jordan and Jay Michaelson seek hope for gay religious practice in heretical churches and the Hebrew Bible.

Blogs

Eric on Israel theocracy vs. diaspora democracy, and Alter-reviews.

December 8, 2011

New TV ads from Rick Perry and Mitt Romney have tossed aside any policy discussion in favor of touting their personal religiosity.

December 8, 2011

New Israeli ads portray American Jews as ignorant lost souls. 

December 1, 2011

The former social moderate is trying to win over the religious right. But he is being dragged into a feud with extremist pastors. 

October 8, 2011

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a new report details the right-wing donors behind a network of "experts" who promote xenophobic fear of Islam.

August 29, 2011

Why is religion featuring so prominently in the Republican presidential race? What happened to jobs?

August 11, 2011

On Capitol Hill, Muslim students confront Islamophobia.

 

July 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s former church contends that the pope is the Antichrist. Luckily for her, conservative Catholics and Protestants want to work together. 

July 20, 2011

Republican superstars gathered in Washington this weekend, invited by the formerly disgraced Ralph Reed. 

June 5, 2011

Newt finds a new worry: that atheist Islamists might seize control right here at home.

June 3, 2011