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Politics & Society
The conflation of Christianity and American patriotism has never done either one any favors.
Felipe Hinojosa profiles resistance movements from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when religion and politics were inextricably linked.
The promises and dangers of Israel’s new coalition government
The gap in the lectionary’s account of the return of the Ark of the Covenant echoes a pattern we have seen too often in our country.
We need structural change. We also need to be willing to be personally undone.
Early-20th-century European and North American missionaries grew concerned about it—but never in their own churches.
The Bible provided some healthy agitation as we built coalitions to literally set the captives free.
A two-state solution seems as far off as ever. It’s also the only viable way forward.
Biblical scholar Tony Keddie shows how the conservative movement enlisted the Bible to help its cause.
“Breath is how I bring myself back to God. My breath is my sacred word.”
Two new books on praying, caring, and acting for the earth
In Tacoma, Minneapolis, and elsewhere, people without housing have taken over buildings.
In Latin America, faith and politics are being disentangled.
They’re acts of harm against living, breathing people.