Public Religion

Not around here, says Ellen Willis

In a recent article in the Nation ("Freedom from Religion," February 19), Ellen Willis, director of the cultural journalism program at NYU, makes a candid, straightforward, and wrong-headed argument about church and state, religion and culture. Her immediate complaint is Bush II’s establishment of a White House Office for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the bipartisan political support it has received. More appalling, in her...

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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.