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by Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt
When Texas teenager Shelby Knox joins a youth group on a campaign for better sex education in high schools, she begins to question her deeply conservative Southern Baptist upbringing.
by Robert Richter
Father Roy Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran and Jesuit priest, has dedicated his life to shutting down the School of the America’s at Fort Benning in Georgia. He exposed crucial evidence that the school was secretly training Central American military personnel to torture and murder civilian opponents of the United States’ policies in the region.
by David Petersen
In an impoverished Washington, D.C. neighborhood just blocks from the White House, unemployment, homelessness, and violence are part of everyday life. But for some residents, strength and salvation can be found in a tiny storefront church — a former corner store turned spiritual sanctuary.
by Theo Love
A plague of arson in East Texas that saw 10 churches burn to the ground in 2010 ignited the largest criminal investigation in the area’s history, involving local law enforcement, Texas Rangers, and the ATF.
by Slawomir Grunberg and Ben Crane
Profile of a Mississippi mother of six who sues her school district to remove prayer and religious instruction from public schools.
by Jayasri Majumdar Hart
African American and white Catholic nuns helped make Selma a turning point for the civil rights movement and change the role of the Catholic church in America.
by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos
The Spirituals recounts an indigenous American music form's bitter histories through the work of a world-renown contemporary spiritual group.
by Calvin Skaggs and David Van Taylor
The conservative Christian political movement from the 1950s to the 1990s.