Category: Religion

Fear of Muslims in American Society

Fear of Muslims in American Society

—Ann Gordon, L. Edward Day, Christopher D. Bader, and Joseph O. Baker
The authors of Fear Itself pull data from their Chapman University survey on American fear of Muslim Americans and Islam

Coming Home: In Memoriam

Coming Home: In Memoriam

Kristy Nabhan-Warren on writing The Virgin of El Barrio and why the study of religion and cultures outside our own comfort zones is not only important, but essential to the continued flourishing of our society.

Tourism and Holocaust Remembrance

Tourism and Holocaust Remembrance

—Daniel P. Reynolds
The emergence of Holocaust tourism is one aspect of the boom in Holocaust memorialization that typically garners severe skepticism. Rather than dismiss tourism as an inauthentic, low-brow engagement with history, it is time to look more closely at the phenomenon, to appreciate its complexity, and to take more seriously the motivations and insights of its participants.

Black Lives, Black Power, and Black Catholics

Black Lives, Black Power, and Black Catholics

—Matthew J. Cressler
All too often, in both history and historiography, “racial justice” is presumed to be equivalent to a particular mode of protest from a particular period in time; namely, Christian liberal interracial efforts to end segregation in the South. But when we turn our attention to the decade after King’s death, we find that the assassination of Martin Luther King marked the beginning rather than the end of Black Catholic freedom struggles.