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Religion & Other Curiosities
Religion and Modernity
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The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

Religion & Other Curiosities
Can Atheists Be Good People?

Yes. Understanding why this is true sheds light on one important formula of peace in a pluralist society.

American Religion
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Holy Communion and Church Picnics

Informal sociability across class lines is very difficult.

New World Disorder
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Erupting Nationalisms

If people define a nation as real, it is real in its consequences.

Order and Progress
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Olympic Games—Sacred and Profane

Are the Olympic Games a kind of international quasi-religion?

The Next President
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Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest?

One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington.

Paradise?
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Eternal Polygamy and Lifetime Employment

When heaven isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Priests vs. Prophets
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Of Catholics and Charisms

You can only contain charisma for so long, but it’s very quickly routinized.

Christianity
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Bartholomew’s Picnic

Eastern Christian Orthodoxy deserves better than to be used a prop by Putin’s regime.

Eternity
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Yazidis, Hell, and its Abolition

The Yazidi version of Satan relates in a curious way to a serious Christian tradition about hell and its abolition.

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India-Pakistan

The Indus Waters Treaty has been a cornerstone of the India–Pakistan relationship since it was signed in 1960.

Refreshing

Our discourse would be better-served if people on both sides of the political divide were more charitable in interpreting each others’ expression.

Not Down With TPP

As America gets nervous about trade, Asian leaders start to feel pushback at home.

Gaming the System

EU car tests have been “inadequate” for decades.

Pension Crisis

Wonks and policymakers need to be thinking harder about how to right this sinking ship beyond perpetually raising taxes to plug the leaks.

Pipeline Politics

Natural gas production is rising quickly in the northeast, but pipeline bottlenecks are holding the boom back.

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