On the Newsstand:Religion

/ March 8, 2011 2:19 pm

A Disappointing Discussion of Pluralism

The Veritas Forum's discussion of pluralism proved disappointing at best.

/ November 18, 2010 7:35 pm

Ghajar and the Middle Eastern Minority

In the high-powered, well-researched world of Middle Eastern border politics, everyone knows about the Golan Heights, the Litani River, and the Sinai Peninsula. But nobody’s ever heard of Ghajar. A bucolic riverside village of 2,000 in the Galilee’s far north, Ghajar could fit inconspicuously anywhere on the Syrian, Lebanese, or Israeli landscape. Until regional tumult during 1967’s Six-Day War between ... Read More

/ November 6, 2010 3:57 am

Of Synagogue And State

Religious plurality comes in many shapes and sizes. Take the case of Israel, often dismissed by foreign observers as simply ‘the Jewish state’. The lion’s share of international focus on Israel stems from conflict between the Jewish majority and an Arab minority. Yet outside mixed-ethnic areas like Jerusalem and the Upper Galilee, most Israelis don’t deal with Jewish-Arab problems on ... Read More

/ October 12, 2010 12:34 am

Where Miseducation Meets Tolerance

The Cambridge School Committee recently decided that, beginning in the 2011-12 school year, schools will close for one Muslim holiday each year. On the heels of two events that paint America as an increasingly Islamophobic nation, those being the controversial Ground Zero “mosque” and the lunatic antics of that pastor in Florida, the School Committee’s refreshingly tolerant decision couldn’t come ... Read More

/ August 16, 2010 9:35 pm

More on the Mosque: Religious Freedom is Important, But…

One non-bigoted case against the erroneously-named “Ground Zero mosque” seems to go something like this: “Religious freedom is legitimate and important, and the promoters of the planned community center have a constitutional right to build the complex in Lower Manhattan. But still, the community center should be built somewhere else, out of sensitivity to earnestly held objections, and out of ... Read More

/ August 8, 2010 4:06 pm

ADL Disappoints on “Ground Zero Mosque” Issue

The manufactured controversy over what has ludicrously come to be called the “Ground Zero Mosque” has a lot of depressing aspects. But easily the most surprising and, for me, upsetting development is that the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish human rights organization, has sided with Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and the other opportunistic GOP pols who are exploiting this issue. A ... Read More

/ June 13, 2010 1:34 am

From the Editor

How Harvard can use the study of religion

/ June 7, 2010 12:10 pm

Secularism vs. Sharia

The threat of Islamism in Turkey is overblown

/ May 24, 2010 2:57 pm

Rejecting extremes

A global examination of church and state

and / May 19, 2010 7:28 pm

The New Moral Majority?

Young evangelicals shift left, change focus.

and / May 17, 2010 11:58 pm

Rise of the Nonbelievers

Future looks bright for those “Good Without God.”

/ May 17, 2010 11:57 pm

Religion in America?

America has long had a complex, almost schizophrenic attitude towards religion.

/ May 17, 2010 7:26 pm

The Colors of Islam

Muslims in America remain separated by race.

and / May 17, 2010 7:24 pm

The American Way of Faith

Compromise, innovation, and tradition define American religion.

and / May 11, 2010 5:49 pm

New Online Only Content

We’ve just posted lots of great online only content as part of our summer issue cycle.  It includes: When Science Meets State, an article by John Prince about the future of stem cell research in the United States Is Godless Great?, an article by Sarah Harland-Logan about American secularism and part of our forthcoming Religion in America cover Interviews of ... Read More

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