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When Jesus Said "Love your Neighbor," He Probably Meant Don't Kill Them...

When Jesus Said “Love your Neighbor,” He Probably Meant Don’t Kill Them…

Not whistling past the Nazarene’s call to real, risky love of people facing unjust, arbitrary death.
Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

Where was Religion at the RNC? In the Foreign Policy. No, Really.

The convention floor was the village of The Scarlet Letter, where the elect and aspirants must name their enemies, expelled into the wilderness, in order to preserve the core of their society.
Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews II

Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews II

In an ongoing series of print and audio interviews, S. Brent Plate talks to experts about the field of religion and media.
In Defense of the Coalition: Observing the RNC

In Defense of the Coalition: Observing the RNC

Our lady in Tampa, Abby Ohlheiser, reports back from the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Old Lands, New Gospels: The Science of Happiness in Uganda

Old Lands, New Gospels: The Science of Happiness in Uganda

by Amy Levin: Ever since Madonna and Tom Cruise carried the banner for Kabbalah and Scientology, respectively, New Religious Movements began frequenting the proverbial red carpet in religion news coverage more than ever before.
Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews

Intersections of Religion and Media: Interviews

Intersections of Religion and Media: S. Brent Plate interviews Jolyon Mitchell, Rianne Subijanto, Diane Winston, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Benjamin Dorman and Stuart Hoover.
That's Why They Crucified Him:An Interview with James Cone

That’s Why They Crucified Him:
An Interview with James Cone

by Joe McKnight I am sitting alone in this living room with the father of black liberation theology. An interview with Union Theological Seminary professor James Cone.
34 Years to Find a Mormon Voice

34 Years to Find a Mormon Voice

By Amy Levin We hear about the black vote, we hear about the Mormon vote, but we seldom-to-never hear about the black Mormon vote (or black Mormons at all, for that matter).
Race and Radical Welcome

Race and Radical Welcome

By Becky Garrison According to ABC News/Washington Post polls, for the first time, strong public support for same-sex marriage exceeds strong opposition by a significant margin--with more African-Americans moving in favor, perhaps taking their lead from Barack Obama on the issue.
Hallelujah, We're Born Again!

Hallelujah, We’re Born Again!

Back in 2003, when dinosaurs roamed the Internet, The Revealer was pretty novel.

Perverse Mission? Catholic Approaches to Foreign Policy

Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy By Timothy Byrnes. Georgetown University Press, 2001. 216 pp. by Frances Kissling Timothy Byrnes is an engaging academic political scientist who has written extensively and wisely on religion and politics, particularly the political role of the institutional Catholic church (see Transnational Catholicism in Postcommunist Europe, Rowman &...

Nigeria’s Islamiyya Schools: Global Project, Local Target

By Alex Thurston This is the fourth post in a series on Islamic education in Northern Nigeria. The first post gave an overview of the series, the second discussed Qur’anic schools, and the third talked about “traditional” advanced Islamic education, noting that traditions change over time. This post examines “Islamiyyaschools,...