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Religion & Politics is an online news journal, dedicated to the two topics thought unfit for polite company. It is a project of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.

We feature articles from scholars and journalists who proceed from a single premise: that for better and for worse, religion and politics converge, clash and shape public life. These intersections happen everywhere, from our homes to our courts, from the statehouse to the schoolhouse, in the lab and on the battlefield. We strive to publish a range of views, rather than promoting a specific political or religious perspective. We honor frank and respectful debate. We inform these discussions by taking the long view, providing historical context, critical analysis and thorough research with compelling writing.

Religion & Politics has been recognized at the Annual Webby Awards, twice as a finalist in the Best Religion & Spirituality Website category and once as an honoree. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.

Submissions and information:

Main office:
Religion & Politics
John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, CB 1066, St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-9345

Washington, D.C. office:
1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 772-3141

Marie Griffith
Director, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Managing Editor
Tiffany Stanley

Point Five, NY: Alissa Levin, Benjamin Levine, Nathan Eames

RAP Sheet: Tavis Coburn
The Table: André Da Loba
The States of the Union Project: John Hendrix

Editorial Advisory Board

Asad Ahmed University of California, Berkeley
Marla F. Frederick Harvard University
Ari L. Goldman Columbia University
Kevin Eckstrom Washington National Cathedral
Melissa Harris-Perry Wake Forest University
Paul Harvey University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
M. Cathleen Kaveny Boston College
T. J. Jackson Lears Rutgers University
R. Gustav Niebuhr Syracuse University
Mark A. Noll University of Notre Dame
Robert A. Orsi Northwestern University
Leigh Eric Schmidt Washington University in St. Louis
Mark Silk Trinity College
Jonathan L. Walton Harvard Divinity School
Diane Winston University of Southern California
Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter
Robert Wuthnow Princeton University

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Click here for a PDF version of the anthology celebrating the first five years of Religion & Politics or write us at to request a print copy.