Category Archives: religion

Anna Howard Shaw was a suffrage leader, an ordained minister, a physician and “an outrageous woman for her generation.” Trisha Franzen, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Albion College and the author Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman … Continue reading

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche is a lecturer in American studies at the University of Maryland. She answered some questions about her book Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. Q: You write that the Underground Railroad is a … Continue reading

So Ken Ham and Bill Nye debated. Young-earth creationists were the winners by virtue of being on the same stage with a nationally known science educator before a national audience. The commentary has flowed from both camps.  But did anyone … Continue reading

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has released his first major statement on animal welfare in the UIP book The Global Guide to Animal Protection. In the Foreword of the Guide Tutu writes: . . . . there are other issues of justice—not … Continue reading

Influential architect Francis Barry Byrne was born on December 19, 1883. Born and raised in Chicago, Byrne worked with Frank Lloyd Wright as a member of the group of architects known as the Prairie School. After the demise of the Prairie … Continue reading

Nearly sixteen years past her death, poet Denise Levertov’s work and life continue to fascinate.  Dana Greene’s biography of the poet, Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life has gained new acclaim with reviews on two prominent websites. Carl McColman writes on The … Continue reading

This upcoming Thursday and Saturday (September 19 and 21) Vincent L. Michael will sign copies of his new book The Architecture of Barry Byrne at St. Thomas Apostle Church, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. St. Thomas the Apostle was the first modern … Continue reading

Watch Dana Greene on Denise Levertov on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene

D. Michael Quinn, author of the University of Illinois Press book Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example, penned a Vanity Fair web exclusive feature titled When Mormons Go to Washington. Though Mitt Romney and his supporters invoke J.F.K.’s 1960 talk, … Continue reading

The abolitionist work of Quakers during the antebellum era has been well documented, and their contemporary anti-war and anti-racism work is familiar to activists around the world. Allan W. Austin, a professor of history at Misericordia University, answered our questions about … Continue reading