My struggle with Mary

Can Jesus’ mother be redeemed from the church’s tendency to parcel her up into a patriarchal box and then label it “glory”?

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The rituals we need

Religion scholar Molly Farneth shows how rituals—both civic and religious—change us and the societies we live in.

When stagnant waters become fresh

The dams on the Klamath River are coming down. Their removal reflects a very different theology than their construction.

The emotion standing in the way of peace

Anger can be both healthy and helpful. Rage offers only destruction.

A nonviolent war effort

Thomas Ricks analyzes the civil rights movement in military terms.