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religious history


  • The Case for Religious Progressivism

    by Walter G. Moss

    Those who argue, “We should keep religion out of politics,” are being simplistic. One can more properly cite individuals like Frederick Douglass, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, and Pope Francis who counter that the spiritual and moral values commonly advocated by major religions should inspire our politics.



  • A Donor's Demands, a Revoked Chair

    A religion professor at the American University in Cairo says the university had no right to revoke his chair title after he resisted a donor's demands that he teach Islam in a preferential manner.


  • The Sorrow of Watching Notre Dame Burn

    by Ed Simon

    "In this age of uncertainty, of rage, of horror, and of violence; of the decline of democracy and the heating of the planet; it can feel as if Notre-Dame’s fire is as if watching the very world itself be engulfed."



  • God once opposed interracial marriage, too

    by Jonathon Zimmerman

    The Methodist Church turned away from human equality last week. It's on the wrong side of history, but it will right itself soon enough.