Fall 2006, Vol. 9, No. 2

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From the Editor:
The Pope Provokes

Muslims in America

As We Forgive Those...

Polygamy Returns

At Cross Purposes in San Diego

The Passion of the DUI

Maybe the Center Holds After All





Contributors/Religion in the News Staff

Mark Silk, Editor
Andrew Walsh, Managing Editor
David W. Machacek, Contributing Editor
Christine McCarthy McMorris, Editorial Associate

Editorial Assistants:
Leslie A. Miller-Dancy                                  
Dorothy M. Thompson

Jo Lynn Alcorn, Designer                             Stephen Alcorn, Illustrator

Contributors to this Issue

Frank Kirkpatrick is Ellsworth Morton Tracy lecturer and professor of religion at Trinity College. He is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Jan Shipps, a historian of Mormonism, is professor emeritus of history and religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Ariela Keysar, a demographer, is associate director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture and associate research professor in public policy and law at Trinity College. She was the study director of the American Religious Identity Survey 2001 and is co-author of Religion in a Free Market.

Barry A. Kosmin, a sociologist, is founding director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture and research professor of public policy and law at Trinity College. He was principal investigator of the CUNY National Survey of Religious Identification 1990 and the American Religious Identification Survey 2001.

Frank Pasquale, a cultural anthropologist, is a research associate of ISSSC engaged in the study of the nonreligious population of the United States. He has written and lectured widely on humanism, morality and ethics, and church-state relations and resides in Portland, Oregon.

William A. Stahl is professor of sociology at Luther College, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is author of God and the Chip: Religion and the Culture of Technology and co-author of Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion.

David Voas, a social statistician, is the Simon Research Fellow at the Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester, England. He specializes in religious change in modern societies.

Nathalie Caron, a historian of the 18th century, is maître de conférence (associate professor) in American civilization in the department of English and American studies at the Universite de Paris 10-Nanterre. She is author of Thomas Paine contre l’imposture des pretres (Thomas Paine against the Imposition of the Priests).

Lars Dencik is professor of social psychology at Roskilde University, Denmark, and director of the social and cultural psychology program at the Danish Graduate School of Psychology.

Asghar Ali Engineer, a civil engineer, holds honorary doctorates from several Indian universities. He is chairman of the Centre for the Study of Secularism in Society, editor of the Indian Journal of Secularism, and director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, Mumbai, India.

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi is professor of psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel. His many books include The Psychology of Religious Behaviour, Belief and Experience and Despair and Deliverance: Private Salvation in Contemporary Israel.