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Publication Date Title Authors(s) Topic
01-19-2015On King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”Stephanie Summersvoluntary associations
12-23-2011Poll Taxes in a Post-racial Era: Voter Identification LawsLarycia Hawkinsvoter ID laws
04-27-2012A Bad Romance and A Hopeful Possibility: The Significance of the VoteHilary Sherrattvoter participation
11-11-2011Reforming Federal Election LawsTimothy Sherrattvoter registration laws
09-28-2012Campaign Outreach to Religious VotersKimberly H. Conger voter turnout
10-10-2016Why Vote? Towards Civic Faithfulness Jesse Covingtonvoting
10-17-2016Why Loving Our Neighbors Includes Voting Down BallotKevin R. den Dulkvoting
10-24-2016Criminal Justice Policy: Voting “Down” in 2016Harold Dean Trulearvoting
09-22-2014Seeking Peace in Election SeasonStephanie Summersvoting
09-17-2010Pluralism in the pluralDavid Koyzisvoting
10-19-2012Honoring God on Election Day and Beyond Amy E. Black voting
01-26-2015Selma’s Communal Commitment to JusticeJosh LarsenVoting Rights Act
01-11-2013African-American Turnout and the Fate of the Voting Rights ActTimothy Sherratt Voting Rights Act
04-12-2013One Giant Leap for School ChoiceDave Larsenvouchers
11-03-2014Changing the Currency of Rural PovertyAnnelise JolleyVSLA
05-10-2013“A Kind of Solution”: Cavafy’s BarbariansAaron BelzWaiting for the Barbarians
08-23-2013Ginsberg’s “America” RevisitedAaron BelzWalt Whitman
04-26-2013Blind Eyes no More, and other Bad News for RussiaRobert Joustrawar on terror
04-12-2013War Protest Music: What Is It Good For?Aaron BelzWar or Terror
02-01-2016A Christian Voice in Water PoliticsKevin R. den Dulkwater
10-20-2014When Water Poverty Hits HomeGeorge McGrawwater poverty
11-16-2012Bringing Order. Establishing Justice. Treating Water.Katie Tararawater treatment
04-18-2014Politics and ProseByron BorgerWe Answer to Another
08-25-2014Gentrification and Urban Transformation: A Local Developer’s PerspectiveMikael PelzWealthy Street
08-12-2011Patenting of Human OrganismsJohn B. MacIntyreWeldon amendment
04-19-2013Social Justice and the Body of ChristCristina Martinezwelfare
02-24-2012Two Cheers for the Welfare StateDavid T. Koyziswelfare state
01-27-2012Politics and ProseByron BorgerWendell Berry
02-01-2013“As to the Ring”: Solon’s DemocracyAaron BelzWestern democracy
03-22-2013Tempered Praise for New Director of White House Faith-Based OfficeStanley Carlson-ThiesWhite House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
05-09-2014The Heart of the Sexual Assault CrisisRyan O’DowdWhite House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault
07-27-2012WikiLeaks and the Internet: Ushering in an Era of Corporate CensorshipMelissa SteffanWikiLeaks
08-31-2012The Politics of Will FerrellJosh LarsenWill Ferrell
02-23-2015Religious Freedom: Cause of Discrimination or Foundation for Diversity?Stanley Carlson-ThiesWilliam Galston
06-08-2012Reforming Public Pensions for the Common GoodMichael J. GersonWisconsin recall election
08-25-2014The Diplomacy of Wisdom: Agency of Peaceful ChangeCharles Strohmerwisdom tradition
03-29-2013In Pursuit of Holistic Justice and Human Dignity in IndiaMichelle Crotwell Kirtleywomen
09-02-2011Fetal Genetic Tests Facilitate Sex-Selective AbortionMichelle Crotwell Kirtleywomen
04-05-2013Women in Combat: A Christian Perspective?Julia K. Stronkswomen in combat
11-03-2014Abortion Regulations and Public JusticeClarke Cochranwomen’s health
07-14-2014Hobby Lobby's Implications for WomenMichelle Crotwell Kirtleywomen’s health
09-22-2014Beyond the “Genderization” of War: Women, Religion, and the Future of IraqChristy Vineswomen’s rights
02-16-2015The Modern Presidency: Populism Vs. Public JusticeTimothy SherrattWoodrow Wilson
06-15-2015The International Institutionalism We Need NowRobert J. JoustraWorld Bank
11-15-2013Politics and ProseByron Borgerworld Christianity
05-16-2014Reaching the Mentally Ill MillionsMelissa SteffanWorld Health Organization
11-22-1999Progress (of all kinds) Through Economic Growth?James SkillenWorld Trade Organization
08-25-2014One Hundred Years Later: The Psalms and the First World WarDavid KoyzisWorld War I
06-02-2014Godzilla, X-Men, and Rightly Remembering TragedyJosh LarsenX-Men: Days of Future Past
11-16-2012The Xenophobia of ArgoJosh Larsenxenophobia
03-01-1999Follow Joseph, Not HobbesStanley Carlson-ThiesY2K
03-08-2013Staying in the Political GameVincent Bacoteyoung Christians
09-22-2014Starred Up’s Model PrisonerJosh Larsenyouth offenders
10-27-2014Freedom as AuthorityDavid KoyzisYves René Simon
06-23-2014A View from Za’atari Refugee CampJoan KnausZa’atari camp
03-09-2012Terrifying SentencesAaron BelzZhu Yufu
06-28-2013New “Faith in Giving” CoalitionStanley Carlson-Thies“Faith in Giving” coalition