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The growth of astrology and similar occult practices in recent years reflects an increasing desire among young Americans to connect with something spiritual, something outside the technology-driven secular climate of modern society. But the commodifi...

Pricing the Stars: The Commodification of Astrology

The growth of astrology and similar occult practices in recent years reflects an increasing desire among young Americans to connect with something spiritual, something outside the technology-driven secular climate of modern society. But the commodifi...

Billy Graham, the famous American evangelical preacher, undoubtedly had a lasting impact on American religion and its relationship with politics. Graham, who passed away on February 21, 2018, served as a spiritual advisor for every president from Har...

The Romanticization of Billy Graham’s Non-Partisanship

Billy Graham, the famous American evangelical preacher, undoubtedly had a lasting impact on American religion and its relationship with politics. Graham, who passed away on February 21, 2018, served as a spiritual advisor for every president from Har...

March 13 marked the fourth anniversary of the white smoke – the fumata bianca – leaking out of the top-most chimney in the Sistine Chapel; Jorge Margio Bergoglio had been named pope, the first non-European since the Syrian Gregory III reigned in...

El Papa del Sur: Pope Francis, Four Years Later

March 13 marked the fourth anniversary of the white smoke – the fumata bianca – leaking out of the top-most chimney in the Sistine Chapel; Jorge Margio Bergoglio had been named pope, the first non-European since the Syrian Gregory III reigned in...

Last week, the International Criminal Court found Islamic militant Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to nine years in prison. Al-Mahdi now joins the ranks of Jean-Pierre Bemba, Germain Katanga, and Thomas Lubanga Dyilo as ...

Cultural Destruction: A Crime Against Humanity

Last week, the International Criminal Court found Islamic militant Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to nine years in prison. Al-Mahdi now joins the ranks of Jean-Pierre Bemba, Germain Katanga, and Thomas Lubanga Dyilo as ...

In June, Donald Trump said, “We don’t know anything about Hillary in terms of religion. Now, she’s been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there’s nothing out there.” Trump’s assertion is widely supported, yet presents an inte...

Unpacking Hillary Clinton’s Religion

In June, Donald Trump said, “We don’t know anything about Hillary in terms of religion. Now, she’s been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there’s nothing out there.” Trump’s assertion is widely supported, yet presents an inte...

The lawsuit Zubik v. Burwell, argued on March 23 in the 8-member Supreme Court, involves a small religious minority locked in conflict with, once again, the Affordable Care Act. The suit consolidates seven cases from around the country to launch an ...

Nuns v. Birth Control

The lawsuit Zubik v. Burwell, argued on March 23 in the 8-member Supreme Court, involves a small religious minority locked in conflict with, once again, the Affordable Care Act. The suit consolidates seven cases from around the country to launch an ...