Journalism

From “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder Journalists are not perfect, any more than people in other vocations are perfect. But the work of people who adhere to journalistic ethics is of a different quality than the work of those who do not. We find it natural that we pay

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Christianity and Democracy: A Fraught History

From “Defending Democracy from its Christian Enemies” by David P. Gushee The peculiar development of the relationship between religion and politics in Europe and lands colonized by Europeans has added a dimension of Christian antidemocratic critique that in some cases continues today and must still be addressed. Democracy at its early modern origins reflected an

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Racism isn’t a matter of melanin; it’s a matter of power

From “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America” by Susan K. Williams Smith Karen Armstrong writes in The Case for God that in spite of the fact that all of the world’s faiths insist that “true spirituality must be expressed consistently in practical compassion,” that rarely happens. The

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