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School Board Member Resigns Over Prayer Vote

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

When the Rockingham County School Board votes on whether or not to begin meetings with a prayer, they will be doing so without the input of board memb...

The Politics of Faith and American Exceptionalism

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

America may soon have a Mormon president, but the public and media have devoted scant attention to the very premises behind Mormonism. While Mormon convictions may come across as peculiar, they arise out of a society where faith is celebrated and religious skepticism often frowned upon.

Rick San(i)tor(i)um -- Or, Why He Takes My Breath Away

Mark Axelrod | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

In a year when political hypocrisy seems to be the entrée of the day, it's apparent that Santorum's mantra of "telling it like it is" is as mendacious as that of any of the other candidates.

Social Criticism: A Political And Religious Act

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

If Christian traditions of progressive social criticism are to gain an audience beyond religious academicians and committed activists, they must intervene in policy debates with explicitly political arguments.

Next President Must Show Support For Muslim Americans

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paula B. Mays

A show called Little Mosque on the Prairie will soon appear on television in America. The show hopefully educates the public that to be Arab or Muslim does not equal being a terrorist, or being primitive or subversive. The recent events of the campaign reveal that we need such a series.

We Should Embrace Obama's Middle Name

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Devin

When are we -- as progressives and liberals -- going to stop pandering to the obvious racism of others and stand up in defense of our candidate's full name? When are we going to be able to say Barack Obama's full name with pride, and not with trepidation?