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Evon Flesberg quoted in The Atlantic article "Religious-Liberty Laws That Have No Meaning"

April 28, 2016—In Tennessee, conservative legislators just passed a bill allowing counselors to refuse to provide mental-health services to patients if it would violate their “sincerely held religious belief,” which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on Wednesday. READ MORE »

Emilie Townes and James Hudnut-Beumler quoted in Times article, Is God dead? at 50

April 8, 2016—The Time story published on April 8, 1966—which asked the gut-punch question on the cover and was the magazine’s first to include only text—inspired countless angry sermons and 3,421 letters from readers. Those three words that had stirred debate among a few radical theologians suddenly captured the imaginations—and fears—of the nation. They also captured a moment in time. Fifty years later, the publication revisits the iconic question. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, and Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, are quoted. READ MORE »

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