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The Education of Shelby Knox

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.

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Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins

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.

Global Voices

Let the Church Say Amen

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.

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School Prayer: A Community at War

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.

POV

Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change

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.

The Spirituals

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.

With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America, 1950-1994

by Calvin Skaggs and David Van Taylor

The conservative Christian political movement from the 1950s to the 1990s.

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