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Religion news and analysis from The Nation
September 20, 2017
The Real Crisis of European Multiculturalism
As a set of policies and as an ideal for a more pluralist society, it has failed not because of recent waves of immigration but because of how Europeans view their own culture and national traditions.
Joan W. Scott
September 6, 2017
Sari Nusseibeh’s Search for Reason
After dedicating much of his life to peace activism, the Palestinian philosopher has returned to his early preoccupations: philosophy and Islamic thought.
Christopher de Bellaigue
August 16, 2017
Amid Crisis in Brazil, the Evangelical Bloc Emerges as a Political Power
In the world’s largest Catholic country, a rival Christian movement could select Brazil’s next president.
Omar G. Encarnación
August 11, 2017
Why Donald Trump Needs Muslim Women
Liberals and conservatives have used the plight of Muslim women to champion wars—now this idea is being redeployed in a cultural war at home.
July 26, 2017
Can This Muslim Community Create a Model for Rebuilding Detroit?
Dream of Detroit is uniting Muslims across race and background to rebuild one of the city’s long-neglected neighborhoods.
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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.
July 12, 2017
Martin Luther’s Revolution
The Protestant Reformation transformed not just Christianity but also our political and economic worlds.
July 12, 2017
The Arabs of Latin America
The first wave of migrants from the Middle East to Latin America found acceptance by the locals as successful, hardworking merchants. Newer arrivals have had a harder time.
June 1, 2017
J.M. Coetzee’s Essential Protestantism
In his last two novels, Coetzee has tried to recover the scandal and strangeness of early Christianity.
May 17, 2017
To the Republic, for Which It Stands
The broad Trumpian vow to “Make America Great Again” chimed in near-perfect unison with the cultural offensives of the Christian right.