religion

Pausing the Panic Button: Can Religious Scholarship Teach Media Literacy?

Moral panics about sexually disturbing or explicit media are hardly new or uncommon.

Faithful Bigot: Amy Coney Barrett Is the Catholic Church’s Secret Weapon

Like other American institutions, the Catholic Church has been shaped by white supremacy. Read more »

Out of Network: What’s Really Behind “Health-Sharing” Ministries?

The pandemic has underscored how one person’s “faith” can be weaponized against others to worsen an already shared precarity. Read more »

Our Loss: We Still Don’t Know How to Mourn Jewish Celebrities

It’s a disservice to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a feminist icon but erase her Jewishness. Read more »

Allowed to Imagine: What We Lose When Migrant Folks Aren’t Able to Create

There’s a rich and beautiful tapestry of migrant artists, writers, poets, and musicians. Read more »

Picketing Equality: Non-religious Queer Storylines Still Rule the TV Roost

We need more sophisticated storylines pertaining to religion and tolerance. Read more »

Undivine Intervention: Do We Need Religious Faith to Defend Humanitarian Aid?

What religious-freedom claims mean for the legal future of progressive movements. Read more »

Contagion Is Not the Crisis: COVID-19 Is a Chance to Rethink Stereotypes About Immigrants

Nationalistic racism tells us that migrants infest, infect, and invade the homeland.  Read more »

Religious Exemption: Catholic Hospitals Are Barring Transgender Patients from Surgery

These policies and resulting statements, coupled with the reach and growth of Catholic healthcare systems, could make access to gender-confirmation surgery even more difficult. Read more »

In Bad Faith: Hallmark’s Jewish Stereotypes Meet America’s Rising Antisemitism

Hanukkah, as it exists to Hallmark, is just Christmas’s quirky ethnic sidekick.  Read more »

The Unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys’ Club

So is new-style atheism the sausage party that media coverage would suggest? Read more »

Pages

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »