Religion & Politics: Thomas Jefferson and the Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Sam Haselby | Religion & Politics (United States) Scholars have variously depicted Thomas Jefferson as everything from a crypto-Unitarian with a deep love of Jesus to a priest-baiting infidel. My …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: On Planned Parenthood, Beware of False Prophets

Marie Griffith | Religion & Politics (United States) “The Bible says, ‘Beware of false prophets,’” outgoing House Speaker John Boehner told Face the Nation host John Dickerson on September 27. …Continue reading »

AP: Judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriages

Jay Reeves | Associated Press (United States) As Alabama’s all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law …Continue reading »

Calgary Herald: Opinion: The hypocrisy of Canada’s anti-blasphemy law

Derek James From | Calgary Herald (Canada) It’s been 10 years since the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the now notorious cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were republished by …Continue reading »

RNS: Taxpayers fund Christian-focused congressional prayer caucus

Paul Singer | USA Today (United States) WASHINGTON — When Pope Francis left the Capitol last week, prayer did not leave with him. One night a week, the taxpayer-funded congressional …Continue reading »

NBC News: Analysis: Ben Carson, the Constitution and a Muslim President

Pete Williams | NBC News (United States) Could there be a more ironic backdrop to the debate over Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s comments about Islam and the presidency? It …Continue reading »

AFP: Los santeros cubanos esperan al papa con los brazos abiertos

AFP Internacional (Cuba) Una veintena de hombres y mujeres -casi todos negros o mulatos- danzan al ritmo de tambores y luego un hombre se tiende en el suelo para dar …Continue reading »

NY Times: Drawing the Line Between Civil and Religious Rights

Linda Greenhouse | The New York Times (United States) Mathew Staver, the founding chairman of Liberty Counsel, and his wife Anita, its president, pay themselves a total of more than …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: Kim Davis and the Anxieties of Christian America

Benjamin E. Park | Religion & Politics (United States) Once released from her short stay in her county detention center, throngs of supporters greeted Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis with …Continue reading »

Religion & Politics: Pulling Us Back In: David Barton, Ted Cruz, and the Evangelical Grassroots

Paul Harvey | Religion & Politics (United States) Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Like Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III, who thought …Continue reading »

Globe and Mail: Religious groups make leaps of faith to support Syrian refugees

Affan Chowdhry | The Globe and Mail (Canada) A grassroots response to the Syrian refugee crisis is growing in communities across Canada, combining the refugee sponsorship know-how of churches with …Continue reading »