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Freedom of religion news and analysis from The Nation
October 14, 2020
The Simple, Profound Message of Pope Francis’s New Encyclical
Amid the pandemic and worsening marginalization, we have to get better at doing one thing: listening.
Sister Simone Campbell
October 2, 2020
This Election, Young Muslim Voters Aren’t Staying Silent
After experiencing years of rampant Islamophobia growing up in the aftermath of 9/11, young Muslim voters want to make sure their voices are heard.
September 24, 2020
Justice, Finally, for a War Crime in El Salvador
A Spanish court has convicted one perpetrator of the 1989 murder of Jesuit priests—but El Salvador itself is a long way from mounting a credible prosecution.
October 31, 2019
Religious Beliefs Are Struck Down as Defense for Nuclear Protest
Catholic activists argued that their faith, and international law, allowed them to stage a protest at a nuclear facility in Georgia. But last week they were convicted in a US district court.
April 15, 2019
Activists Are Invoking Religious Freedom to Save Migrants’ Lives
In court, members of the progressive No More Deaths group are trying to reclaim a law that has become synonymous with a conservative Christian moral agenda.
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January 8, 2018
French Secularism Is in Crisis. What Does That Mean for Muslim Youth?
Three years after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, students in the
debate secularism and the state.
November 8, 2017
‘I’m Everything Trump Hates,’ Says the New Mayor of Hoboken
Tuesday brought historic victories for candidates like Ravi Bhalla, who faced down racist attacks and won.
August 15, 2017
Why the Battle for India’s Past Is a Fight for Its Future
Seventy years after partition, India’s ruling party is using history to divide the country.
July 14, 2017
Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
The congressman objected to a proposal that would have unjustly targeted Muslims.
April 21, 2017
An Arizona Legislator Gave an Invocation That Didn’t Mention God. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.
According to Republicans, there are certain prayers you can’t make in the state House.