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First Things: Food for the Soul

From First Thoughts

Every so often, our readers send us pictures of their small but discerning offspring chewing their way through the latest issue of First Things. We proudly display these pictures on a bulletin board dedicated to celebrating the most junior members of the First Things family. Continue Reading »

Burkinis, Anabaptists, and Living One’s Faith

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France is forcing its Muslim citizens to make this choice: To be French, or to be Muslim. In accordance with the French policy of laïcité, French Muslims are told that, in order to be good citizens, they must keep their religion out of the public square. The way I dress seems to invite people to think in these terms, and to assert the principle that the spiritual life should not be lived in public. Continue Reading »