• Nationalism is Not Populism by Slavica Jakelić October 27, 2017 October 27, 2017 In the first issue of the new magazine American Affairs, its editors ask: “Can nationalism be leavened by justice—or even be essential to it—rather than being abandoned to its worst expressions?” At the moment in which a major public American university (UVA) can become a site for marches of the clean-shaven, torch-bearing neo-Nazi white ... Read more »
  • This Worldwide Struggle with Sarah Azaransky October 19, 2017 Isaac Barnes May & Sarah Azaransky Sarah Azaransky, Assistant Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, just released her new book This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement via Oxford University Press. Isaac Barnes May, Doctoral Candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, spoke with her about ... Read more »
  • How Muslim Women Dress with Elizabeth Bucar September 25, 2017 Elizabeth Cable, Elizabeth Bucar Elizabeth Bucar, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University and one of our Senior Fellows, has a new book out this September called Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress. Elizabeth Cable, a doctoral student in Thelogy, Ethics and Culture at UVA asked her about it. Q: What prompted you to research ... Read more »
  • It’s Their Own Fault? Christians and the (Un)Deserving Poor | Kate Ward August 31, 2017 A recent study reported that Christians are more likely than people of other or no faiths to believe that people are poor due to their own failings, rather than to external circumstances. The Washington Post reports, “When comparing demographics and religious factors, the odds of Christians saying poverty was caused by a lack of effort ... Read more »
  • Trump, Toxic Masculinity, and Theology | Kris Norris August 11, 2017 In one recent, desperate week, with the Russia probe threatening the legitimacy of his presidency, Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of messages reminding the country that he is still the man for the job. Recalling his penchant for “locker room talk” and anticipating his provocative “fire and fury” threat to North Korea, Trump shamed his Attorney General ... Read more »
  • The Unaffiliated: A Religious Rorschach | Daniel Cox July 27, 2017     Daniel Cox No single trend has transformed the American religious landscape so rapidly and challenged traditional notions of American identity so completely as the rise of the religiously unaffiliated. Since the early 1990s, the religiously unaffiliated—people who do not identify with a particular religious tradition, often referred to as the “nones”—have grown from a mere six ... Read more »