Omid Safi describes his reasons for using the lyrics of "The Times They Are A-Changin'" in the introduction to his book Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism. Listen and read the lyrics to Bob Dylan's modern folk classic.
Read an essay, "The Feminine Touch", written by J. Edgar Hoover, in which he lauds the importance of women performing administrative functions and justifies women being excluded because of the physical rigors of being a Special Agent. An excerpt from the pamphlet rationalizes why women can't be FBI agents.
Read a version of the poem Coleen Rowley recited during the program and sung by Maggie and Suzzy Roche on their album Zero Church.
Read an extended version of the column "Six Steps to Becoming a Better 'Work Prophet'" that was read by Tim McGuire during the program.
Read the final letter sent in 1802 that contains the phrase "a wall of separation between church and state." Also, compare the draft version of the letter or view the actual image of the final letter.
View the evolving versions of the recitation since its creation in 1892.
Philip Hamburger references the KKK, in the early 20th century, as one of the most prominent anti-Catholic, pro-separation forces in America. An excerpt of this oath from that era is both racist and distinctly in favor of separation.
In the mid-19th century, the white Anglo-Saxon Protestant majority took up the banner of church-state separation as a means to keep Catholics out of public life. They claimed that Catholics held an overriding allegiance to the Roman Church and its government by the pope. The lines of this sermon illustrate this prejudice.
Read and listen to the South African leader's momentous 1994 speech that was given the day of his inauguration in Cape Town, South Africa.