No Rescue

A crash that causes the death of a bicyclist haunts the driver for years and leads her to study Buddhism. By Shane Snowdon

Spring/Summer 2017


‘Peace, Peace to Him Who is Far Off, and to Him Who is Near’

Conversations with a World War II conscientious objector and a soldier who served in Iraq deepen the author’s understanding of pacifism. By Sarah Sentilles

Old Souls, New World

Given their influential emphases on self-scrutiny, civil order, literacy, and the exalted mind, we need to give the Puritans their due. By Marilynne Robinson

Four Journalists on Covering Religion Effectively

From talks delivered at the “Religious Literacy and Journalism Symposium”

A Dangerous Business

The problem of religious literacy and journalism is urgent. By Debra L. Mason

The ‘Trump Effect’ and Evangelicals

The 2016 election might be white Christian America’s last gasp. By Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

A Movement with a Theology

How black churches relate to the Black Lives Matter movement is a complex and ever-evolving story. By Adelle M. Banks

Telling Uncovered Sides of the Story

Black economic cooperation in the U.S. is the kind of narrative journalists need to cover more. By Nathan Schneider


‘Sick, and You Visited Me’

Visiting the sick helps to combat the loss of identity they experience in the hospital. By Donald W. Shriver

Practicing Entanglement

The work of justice cannot succeed without deep, authentic relationships. By Elizabeth Aeschlimann

Beyond Resistance and Complicity

It is important to call out anti-Muslim racism while also seeking to normalize Muslim cultural life in the United States. By Mariam Durrani

Changing Hearts Opening Minds

A grassroots movement is needed to build bridges and strengthen ties between the Muslim community and the greater public. By Haley Rodgers

Taking Back the Narrative

Our priorities must shift radically in proportion to the stark social need around us. By Nadeem Mazen

in review


Righteousness as Commitment

In Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer takes a hard look at marriage and what it means to be religious. By Randy Rosenthal


Articulating a Different Future

A Q&A with Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza on her newest book, Congress of Wo/men: Religion, Gender, and Kyriarchal Power. By Caroline Matas


A Heartwarming and Heartbreaking Exhibit

“Syria: A Living History,” a recent exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, focuses on the human context of art and artifacts. By Robert Israel


Fei Xiaotong’s Humanism Infuses From the Soil

An appreciation of From the Soil: The Foundations of Chinese Society. A Translation of Fei Xiaotong’s Xiangtu Zhongguo. By Anna Sun


Lessons in Dignity and Divinity

We can glean much wisdom from The Life of Omar Ibn Said. By Melissa Wood Bartholomew


Division Of

By Andrea Cohen


By Michael Coppola


By Kaveh Akbar


Spring/Summer 2017 issue cover

Bearing Witness

This moment in history makes a claim on us all. By Stephanie Paulsell

From the archive

Photo of Richard Reinhold Niebuhr

April 1963

A ‘Christo-morphic’ View of Religion

An excerpt from “Religion and the Finality of Christianity.” By Richard Reinhold Niebuhr