Have the “nones” consciously rejected religion, or have religious institutions failed to involve them and respond to their needs? The only way to find out is by asking.
The United States must be capable of holding to account those who abandon deliberative self-governance for a politics based on exploiting outrage and resentment.
Facebook’s business model, built on monetizing human attention while outsourcing human judgment to algorithms, is a uniquely comprehensive and dangerous abdication of responsibility.
Any exit from Afghanistan was bound to be fraught. That does not reduce our responsibility to assess the Biden administration’s missteps.
Forgiveness and healing can begin only after the most difficult part is addressed: confronting the past, speaking the truth, revealing the worst.