Religion/Science/Law

The law evokes a sense of immovability and stasis. In the United States, as in many other countries, legal proceedings are infused with pomp, tradition, and precedence. We expect that legality has permanence: we use the term “natural law” to…

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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover: Welcoming the Stranger

The religious politics of the immigration issue are clear: if comprehensive immigration reform is ever to pass, increasing the level of support (or at least decreasing opposition) among evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons will be essential.

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Laurence Ralph: The Politics of Injury

In examining how a community responds to an event, we can get a better sense of their social world, and the problems that affect it. By observing what happens after an instance of violence, in other words, we see that the ways people manage their grief in those occasions are ways injury or death affects communities.

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