For New York Magazine, Lisa Miller profiles Cornel West, surveying the course of his academic career, personal life, and variety…
Evangelicals support Romney
At The New Republic, Eg Kilgore explains why the Christian Right will overcome its apprehensions about Mitt Romney's religion.
Problems with new Gallup poll?
Gallup's latest poll, released today, breaks down presidential candidate support by voter religiosity and religious identity.
Catholic bishops on religious liberty
Last week the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty released a lengthy statement…
Democracy, diplomacy, and religious freedom
Over at Foreign Affairs, Andrew Preston has written an article exploring the paradox of religion in U.S. foreign policy.
Decoding religious freedom claims
Molly Worthen, in the New York Times' Campaign Stops blog, considers the undertones of recent conservative claims regarding the Obama…
College, religion, and Santorum
A 2007 SSRC study on religion and higher education contradicts Rick Santorum's claims about loss of faith and college attendance.
The contraception mandate
In what is latest in a series of conflicts between the Obama administration and the Roman Catholic Church, a recent…
Responses to Qur’an burning in Afghanistan
Reports that NATO personnel had burned copies of the Qur'an first appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, February…
Do candidates need the Catholic vote anymore?
Ed Kilgore argues that American Catholics no longer represent a voting constituency that is significantly different from non-Catholics.