2011 WOODROW WILSON FOUNDATION AWARD

RECIPIENTS: Robert D. Putnam, Harvard University; David E. Campbell, University of Notre Dame
TITLE: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (Simon and Schuster)

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award is presented to Robert D. Putnam of Harvard University and David E. Campbell of University of Notre Dame for their book, American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. [continue reading…]

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AMERICAN GRACE IN THE NEWS

New York Post. “The ‘Pope Francis effect’.” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, 12/4/13)

TIME. It’s Social Ties, Not Religion, That Makes the Faithful Give to Charity.” (David E. Campbell, 11/26/13)

New York Times. “Lapsed, but Listening.” (Timothy Egan, 10/10/13)

Salt Lake Tribune. “Mormon women shut out of all-male priesthood meeting.” (Kristen Moulton, 10/5/13)

Wall Street Journal. “A Liberal Catholic and Staying Put.” (Paul Moses, 8/29/13)

The Berkeley Blog. “Declaring you’re a ‘none.’” (Claude Fischer, 8/20/13)

Meridian Magazine. “The relevance of religion.” (The LDS Newsroom, 7/29/13)

Washington Post. “Millennials are faithful, but not always religious.” (Kevin D. Sullivan, 7/15/13)

Christianity TodayOne Flesh, Two Faiths (Review by Glenn T. Stanton, 6/25/13)

PatheosTrust Issues and American Evangelicals (James Wellman, 6/21/13)

The Southeast Alaska Catholic Online. “Religion and Public Life in America.” (R.R. Reno, 6/13/13)

The Diplomat. “Undermining Iran’s Islamic republic from within.” (Zachary Keck, 5/23/13)

The Jewish Daily Forward. “Why do Jews intermarry at a much higher rate than others?” (JTA, 5/23/13)

Huffington Post. “Face to faith: Three crucial testimonies of friendship across religious divides.” (Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, 5/6/13)

Religion Dispatches. “What is interfaith cooperation for?” (Eboo Patel, 5/5/13)

Patheos. “Pluralism Sunday 2013.” (Jim Burklo, 5/1/13)

Huffington Post. “How should we combat Islamophobia?” (Daniel Tutt, 4/25/13)

Huffington Post. “3 reasons interfaith efforts matter more than ever.” (Eboo Patel, 4/23/13)

Jewish Journal. “Jewish atheism and Jewish theism in America.” (Roger Price, 4/12/13)

Huffington Post. “Religion has nothing to fear from the ‘nones’.” (Eric H. Yoffie, 4/8/13)

Memphis Flyer. “Chris Stedman: interfaith activist—and Faitheist.” (Leonard Gill, 4/7/13)

New York Times. “Interfaith unions: a mixed blessing.” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, 4/5/13)

New York Times. “How skeptics and believers can connect.” (T.M. Luhrmann, 4/5/13)

Religion News Service. “What’s At Stake in Ordaining Mormon Women?” (Jana Riess, 4/5/13)

Daily Tar Heel. “Churches are struggling with a decline in religious affiliation.” (Daniel Wiser, 4/1/13)

Washington Post. “A country increasingly polarized by religion.” (Michael Gerson, 3/28/13)

Chicago Magazine. “How homosexuality and the religious right created a rift in Christianity.” (Whet Moser, 3/27/13)

New York Times. “Easter vs. Passover: in interfaith marriages, Mom’s faith wins out.” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, 3/27/13)

Independent Americans. “Losing our religion: study shows decline in religious affiliation.” (Kate Morris, 2/13/13)

The Keene Sentinel (Keene, NH) “American Grace” (Steve Sherman, 2/10/13)

Religion News Service. “The Future of American Christianity: An Interview with David Campbell.” (Jonathan Merritt, 2/7/13)

University of Florida News. “Award-winning author to speak on role of religion in American politics.” (2/6/13)

Christian Post. “Atheist activist: modern atheist movement is ‘elitist,’ lacks concern for poor.” (Michael Gryboski, 2/5/13)

Amarillo Globe News (Amarillo, TX). “Love thy neighbor.” (James Hallmark, 2/1/13)

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY). “Most want Roe v. Wade to stand, but views remain mixed on abortion.” (Peter Smith, 1/26/13)

NPR’s Morning Edition. “Losing our religion.” (1/18/13)

Huffington Post. “Is this the end of evangelicalism?” (Skye Jethani, 1/18/13)

Los Angeles Times. “Spiritual but not religious.” (Corrina Nicolaou, 12/28/12)

New York Post. “Two-faith weddings: an all-American trend.” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, 12/24/12)

New York Times. “The moral animal.” (Jonathan Sacks, 12/23/12)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Robert Putnam: How the religious/secular divide polarizes America.” (Marylynne Pitz, 12/3/12)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “’American Grace’ author to speak in Squirrel Hill.” (Marylynne Pitz, 11/30/12)

Huffington Post. “Why pluralism should matter to atheists.” (Vlad Chituc, 11/13/12)

Deseret News. “David Campbell on the pros and cons of being a peculiar people at Mormon Media Studies Symposium.” (Alexis Jones, 11/9/12)

Los Angeles Times. “For Mormons, Mitt Romney’s loss was still a win for their faith.” (John M. Glionna & Mitchell Landsberg, 11/8/12)

Religion Dispatches. “From closeted evangelical to unapologetic atheist: a ‘Faitheist’ manifesto.” (Chris Stedman, 11/8/12)

Subdivided: Isolation and Community in America. “Robert Putnam on Religion.” (video) (11/8/12)

Washington Post. “Hopeful for explicit discussion from White House on religious diversity.” (Eboo Patel, 11/5/12)

Deseret News. “Pulpit politics: churchgoers encouraged to vote but few being told who to vote for.” (Matthew Brown, 11/2/12)

Center for American Progress. “Courting the ‘None’ Vote: The Religiously Unaffiliated and the Future of American Politics.” (Jack Jenkins, 11/1/12)

The University News of St. Louis University. “Politics, religion intertwine.” (10/25/12)

Holy Cross. Harvard political scientist to share survey findings on role of religion in public life.” (Danielle Kane, 10/24/12)

Temple Sinai. “Dr. Robert Putnam to speak at Temple Sinai December 1, 2012.” (10/20/12)

STL Beacon. “The ‘grace gap’: Author says those who pray before meals more likely to vote for GOP.” (Patricia Rice, 10/18/12)

Philanthropy Roundtable. “A welfare system that works.” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, Fall 2012)

The Daily Beast/Newsweek. “The GOP’s Secularism Problem.” (David Sessions, 10/15/12)

Opportunity Nation. “2012 Opportunity Nation Summit: Michael Gherson & Robert Putnam (video).” (10/10/12)

New York Post. “CSI: Afterlife.” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, 10/13/12)

NPR’s It’s All Politics. “Young ‘nones’ set to transform the political landscape.” (Scott Neuman, 10/9/12)

The New York Times. “Percentage of Protestant Americans is in steep decline, study finds.” (Laurie Goodstein, 10/9/12)

The Washington Post. “One in five Americans reports no religious affiliation, study says.” (Michelle Boorstein, 10/9/12)

NET (Nebraska public broadcasting).  “Religion in America: an NET Radio exclusive interview.” (9/27/12)

The Daily Nebraskan. “E.N. Thompson lecture series begins Oct. 2 with Robert Putnam.”(10/2/12)

The Daily Nebraskan. “First of annual E.N. Thompson series examines religious trends.” (Mara Klecker, 10/3/12)

NYTimes.com. “Why Am I Back in Church?” (Eric Nagourney, 10/4/12)

The Courier-Journal. “All the questions fit to ask: What should reporters ask candidates about religion?” (Peter Smith, 10/4/12)

Huffington Post.  “Spiritual but not religious: the worst of all worlds.” (Alan Miller, 10/2/12)

Faith in Public Life. “Catholic bishops rev up political machine to fight the gays.” (John Gehring, 9/26/12)

University of Nebraska News. “’American Grace’ Presentation Opens E.N. Thompson Series on Tuesday.” (Dennis Potthoff, 9/27/12)

First Things: “The definition of ‘evangelical’.” (James R. Rogers, 9/25/12)

The Jewish Daily Forward: “How can Mitt swing Florida Jews?” (Ira M. Sheskin, 9/23/12)

The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Is your campus diverse? It’s a question of faith.” (Eboo Patel, 9/17/12)

Religion Dispatches: “Conventional wisdom: RNC/DNC giving God a bad name?” (Peter Laarman, 9/6/12)

The National Catholic Register: “Religious people donate more to church and charity.” (Tim Drake, 8/31/12)

Cape Gazette: “Mixing religion and politics can harm both causes.” (Don Flood 5/22/12)

CathNews Perspectives: “Religiosity the best indicator of civic involvement.” (5/25/12)

Open Democracy: The Arab Spring and the coming crisis of faith.” (Tamer Fouad 5/26/12)

VirtueOnline: “Religious decline, family upheaval occurring in tandem.” (Peter Smith 5/14/12)

Washington Post: “A generational shift in cultural attitudes.” (Michael Gerson 5/10/12)

USA Today: “Obama and gay marriage: The Golden Rule rules.” (David Gibson 5/10/12)

The American: The Future Will Be More Religious and Conservative Than You Think.” (Eric Kaufmann 5/8/12)

Huffington Post: “United Methodists in Tampa: Looking for Scapegoats, Living in Fear.” (Christopher H. Evans 5/7/12)

Cincinnati.com: “Membership in religious dominations down in Ky.” (Peter Smith 5/6/12)

Winnipeg Free Press: “Abortion’s new debate generational.” (Harold Jantz 5/5/12)

North Country Times: “Politics, religion a bad mix.” (Richard Riehl, 5/4/12)

Chicago Tribune: “Would America elect a Mormon?” (Dawn Turner Triace, 5/4/12)

Rabble.ca: “On Islamophobia: An Interview with Daniel Tutt.” (Am Johal , 5/3/12)

National Catholic Register: “The Catholic Vote: Is It Changing? Does it Even Exist?” (Steve Weatherbe  4/30/12)

South Bend Tribune: “Time to shatter Mormon myths.” (William McKenzie 4/28/12)

David Mathews Center for Civic Life: A Conversation on Alabama’s Civic Health Featuring Dr. Robert Putnam.” (Cristin Foster 4/23/12)

The Washington Post: “Can young evangelicals move beyond the Religious Right?” (Tim King 4/18/12)

On The Grind: “Not Quite There…Yet.” (Alvin Sanders 4/19/12)

The Advocate: “Authors map effects of religious trends.” (Assistant People editor 4/18/12)

The Week: “The rise of atheism in America.” (4/13/12)

Christian Science Monitor: The Ann Romney flap and women’s roles.” (Monitor’s Editorial Board 4/13/12)

First Things: “Faith for the Nones.” (Matthew Cantirino 4/12/12)

EBR East 9 News. “Best Selling Author Robert Putnam coming to Baton Rouge.” (Michelle McCalope 4/10/12)

The Washington Post: “Can young evangelicals move beyond the Religious Right?” (Tim King 4/18/12)

On The Grind: “Not Quite There…Yet.” (Alvin Sanders 4/19/12)

The Advocate: “Authors map effects of religious trends.” (Assistant People editor 4/18/12)

The Week: “The rise of atheism in America.” (4/13/12)

Christian Science Monitor: The Ann Romney flap and women’s roles.” (Monitor’s Editorial Board 4/13/12)

First Things: “Faith for the Nones.” (Matthew Cantirino 4/12/12)

EBR East 9 News. “Best Selling Author Robert Putnam coming to Baton Rouge.” (Michelle McCalope 4/10/12)

Firstmethodist.org: “First Methodist Welcomes Guest Speaker Robert Putnam.” (April 22, 2012).  

Unbound: “American Grace, Presbyterian Justice, and Stopping the Splitting.” (Chris Iosso 4/4/12) 

Publius Online: Romney’s Mormonism or Romney’s Religiousness.” (Daniel B. 4/4/12)

BookTV.org: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” (April 2012)

The Mormon Monk: American Grace: The Mormon Movement.” (April 1, 2012)

Modest Commentary: “Book Review: American Grace by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell (Simon & Schuster).” (3/31/12)

Fabius Maximus: “God and the Tea Party Movement.” (March 30, 2012).

Commonweal. “‘God’s Right Hand’: a new biography of Jerry Falwell.” (Michael Peppard 3/23/12)

Time. “How Religious Expression Is Splitting the U.S. Electorate—Including Republicans.” (Adam Sorensen 3/22/12)

The Patheos. “‘Nones’ and the Future of Religion in America.” (Jason Pitzi-Waters 3/22/12)

Liberty: Grace Notes: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” (David A. Pendleton March/April 2012)

New York Times Opinion: “The Weakness of the Churches.” (Ross Douthat 3/15/12)

Washington Post: On Faith: “More than a ‘Mormon movement.’” (Michael Otterson 3/15/12) 

Huffington Post: “Don’t Let the Supreme Court Fool you: Diversity on Campus Is Important.” (Kyle Anderson 3/8/12)

Catholic Sentinel: “Researchers’ advice to pastors: Spend more time on church suppers.” (Catholic News Service 3/5/12)

Chicago Journals, JSTOR:  American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” (Darren E. Sherkat 1/4/12)

CNN Belief Blog: “Americans are polarized on religion but agreeable about it, authors say.” (Katie Gleaser and Emma Lacy-Bordeaux 2/23/12)

WCVB TV Boston: “Author: US Polarized But Agreeable On Faith.” (Katie Gleaser and Emma Lacey-Bordeaux 2/23/12)

USC Annenberg: “Mitt Romney: The Mormons’ JFK?” (Megan Singson 2/23/12)

Commonweal: So how’s that ‘New Evangelization’ goin’ for ya?” (Cathleen Kaveny 2/20/12)

Deseret news: “Editorial: the vitality of faith.” (2/19/12)

Latinos Ready to Vote!: American Grace: Why Rick Santorum is Not My Favorite Catholic.” (Alex Gonzalez 2/15/12)

Huffington Post: “Ask Pastor Paul: Can I Offer Words From My Pagan Traditional at My Christian Mother’s Memorial Service?” (Paul Brandeis Raushenbush 1/31/12)

Homeschooling Research Notes: “American Grace and Homeschooling.” (Milton Gaither 1/30/12)

Daily Herald. “Harvard Prof discusses religion, politics at Elmhurst College.” (2/9/12)

The Hook. “Fading faith: The unreported story of our time.” (1/29/12)

The Washington Post: “Is Romney nicer because he’s Mormon? (Lisa Miller 1/26/12)

The New York Times: “The Best States to Grow Up In.” (Nancy Folbre 1/23/12) 

The Vancouver Sun. The Changing face of Canadian diversity.” (Douglas Todd 1/7/12)

City Weekly. “Losing Faith” (Greg Wilcox 1/11/12)

The Commons. “American Grace: Robert Putnam to deliver the Catholic Heritage Lecture” (Rob Deltete 1/10/12)

The Telegraph. “Poverty, not colour, is the real dividing line in modern Britain.” (Fraser Nelson 1/5/12)

The Town Talk. “Commentary: For Southern Baptists, more than a name change.” (Jerry W. Doyle 1/2/12)

The Immanent Frame. “American Grace: Public Sociology: rigor and relevance.” (David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam December 2011)

The New York Times Opinion Pages: “Good Minus God.” (Louise M. Antony 12/18/11)

Utah News. “Gender gap widening among Utah Mormons, but why?” (Peggy Fletcher Stack 12/14/11)

The Atlantic. “Millennial Mormons Watch Romney with Anticipation and Anxiety.”(Timothy Bella 12/13/11)

Huffington Post. “Anti-Mormon Attacks: It’s Not Personal, Mitt. It’s Just Politics.” (David Briggs 12/13/11)

Mennonite Weekly: Young people need to be part of renewing the church.” (Sheldon C. Good 12/12/11)

The Natlowe Blog: “3 Things The Church Should Learn From Occupy Wall Street.” (12/6/11)

Faith Forward. “Defining and Defending Religious Freedom.” (Jim Burklow 12/2/11)

The Journal of American History: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” (Book review by Mark Silk December 2011)

The Phoenix: “This week in pictures.” (Julia Carleton 12/1/11)

Black, White and GrayAre Atheists More Generous? (Bradley Wright 11/29/11)

NPR: “Romney’s Religion Could Play Role in Primaries, Poll Finds.” (Liz Halloran 11/24/11)

Huffington PostCelebrate a Spiritual, not Religious Thanksgiving (William Grassie 11/22/11)

Cooperativa: “Robert Putnam: Las conexiones sociales construyen mejores comunidades” (Robert Putnam conversó con Lo Que Queda del Día 11/16/11)

Cooperativa: “Robert Putnam: Las conexiones sociales construyen mejores comunidades” (Robert Putnam conversó con Lo Que Queda del Día 11/16/11)

Stltoday.com. “Hearing Robert Putnam on the puzzle of American religion.” (Travis School 11/3/11)

St. Louis Beacon. “When it comes to religion, Americans are devout, diverse—and surprisingly tolerant.” (Dale Singer 11/3/11)

South Bend Tribune: Notre Dame profs receive poli-sci awards.” (10/30/11)

Washington University in St. Louis. “Putnam to speak on how religion divides and unites us.” (Neil Schoenherr 10/25/11)

Huffington Post Religion: “Religion, Morality and the Financial Industry: An Interview With Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.” (Paul Brandeis Raushenbush 10/25/11)

Huffington Post: “Religion, Morality and the Financial Industry: An Interview With Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks.” (Paul Brandeis Raushenbush 10/24/11)

The Wall Street Journal: Pinpointing Romney’s Mormon Challenge.” (David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam 10/21/11)

Deseret News: “Jews, Catholics view on Mormons favorably; what it means for Mitt Romney.” (Joseph Walker10/21/11)

The Jewish Daily Forward: “Why ‘Occupy Judaism’ Is Turning Point.” (Jane Eisner 10/13/11)

R&D Magazine: “Four to receive honorary degrees at U-M’s winter commencement.” (University of Michigan 10/13/11)

Winston-Salem Journal: “Religious reads offer something for everyone.” (Dale Pollock 10/9/11)

The Immanent Frame: “American Grace and public sociology.” (John Torpey 10/7/11)

Publications: Religion in America.” (Peter Berkowitz 10/1/11)

GSPIA: “Wherrett Lecture Series Features Robert Putnam.” (Meredith Fahey 9/30/11)

The Reporter: “Trott: Tuning out Tea Party?” (Greg Trott 9/30/11)

Washington College: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” (9/29/11)

Associated Baptist Press: Opinion: The sociology of Sunday school.” (Bill Leonard 9/29/11)

The Guardian: “Religious faith builds a civil society in a way secularism does not.” (Austen Ivereigh 9/29/11)

The Telegraph: “What’s the Point of Religion? BBC One, review.” (Benji Wilson 9/28/11)

The Christian Post: “Atheists Just as Servant-Minded as Christians, British Study Reveals.” (Ray Downs 9/27/11)

The Jewish Press: “’We are failing to hear the call of Hashem’: An Interview with Britain’s Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.” (Elliot Resnick 9/27/11)

The Jambar.com: “Shipka speaker tackles religiosity.” (Patrick Donovan 9/26/11)

The Immanent Flame: “Taking theology seriously.” (Molly Worthen 9/26/11)

The Guardian: “Do believers make better citizens?” (9/26/11)

The Christian Century: Normal Mormons.” (Jana Riess 9/26/11)

Evolution Blog: “Judaism Without God?” (Jason Rosenhouse 9/25/11)

The National Post: “In Republican race, public prayers seem more political than personal” (Robert Putnam and David Campbell 9/23/11)

The Washington Post: “Judaism without God? Yes, say American atheists.” (Kimberly Winston 9/23/11)

The Monkey Cage: “How Robert Putnam helped create the Tea Party.” (Henry Farrell 9/20/11)

The Observer: “Professor awarded book prize” (Adriana Pratt 9/20/11)

TribLocal: “What role does religion play in politics and the 2012 election?” (Phil Brozynski 9/20/11)

Vindy.com: “National author gives lecture on religion” (9/19/11)

Huffington Post: “The Good News About American Islamophobia” (Nancy Fuchs Kreimer 9/16/11)

Religion and Ethics: “American Grace: How the U.S. Solved the Problem of Pluralism” (Simon Smart 9/16/11)

Collected Miscellany: “Quick Takes: American Grace” (Kevin Holtsberry 9/16/11)

AlterNet: “10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked” (Amanda Marcotte 9/13/11)

Sydney Morning Herald: “God’s truth, believers are nicer” (Simon Smart 9/9/11)

Word & Way: “America’s political rhetoric more religious than American Voters” (Nicole Neroulias, 9/8/11)

Daytona Times: “Another big event without much diversity.” (James Harper 9/8/11)

Utah News: “Poll: Americans still not as tolerant of Muslims, Mormons.” (Laruen Markoe 9/7/11)

NJ.com: Studies shed light on the people behind the tea party” (John Farmer/The Star-Ledger 8/28/11)

Christianity Today: Tea Party and Christian Conservatives: Similar but Not the Same” (Tobin Grant 8/26/11)

National Catholic Reporter: “American politics more religious than American voters” (Nicole Neroulias 8/25/11)

Guardian: The Tea Party moves to ban books” (Amanda Marcotte 8/24/11)

The Cap Times: “Plain Talk: Tea party’s focus on religion could hurt Republicans” (Dave Zweifel 8/22/11)

First Things: Does the Tea Party Have a Religion Problem?” (R.R. Reno 8/22/11)

Star-Telegram: “Sacred and secular working to fight crime” (Byron R. Johnson 8/22/11)

Mlive.com: “Tea Party less popular than atheists, Muslims—but it still runs the Republican Party” (Susan J. Demas 8/21/11)

The Charleston Gazette: “Tea Party: Rejected by Americans” (8/19/11)

Big Think: “Where does the Tea Party come from?” (Robert de Neufville 8/19/11)

Care2: “Will Mixing Religion and Politics Be the Tea Party’s Downfall?” (Amelia T 8/18/11)

City Newspaper: “The Tea Party’s tipped cup” (Tim Louis Macaluso 8/18/11)

The Atlantic: Where Does Religion Come From?” (Heather Horn 8/17/11)

The Intersection: New Data: Tea Party is Authoritarian, Not Libertarian.” (Chris Mooney 8/17/11)

The Washington Post: “What beliefs predict a Tea Partier?” (Ezra Klein 8/17/11)

Business Insider: Who is Really Behind the Tea Party Movement?” (Grace Wyler 8/17/11) 

Lezget: “The Tea Party: ‘Moral Majority,’ ‘Religious Right’ Redux?” (Linda S. Carbonell 8/17/11)

Salon: “Getting to know the Tea Party” (Joan Walsh 8/17/11)

Tuscan Citizen: “Joy! Most Americans Won’t Support A Religious Extremist For President!” (Jim Gressinger 8/17/11)

New York Times: “Crashing the Tea Party” (David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam Op-Ed Contributors 8/16/11) 

Huffington Post: Don’t Like Our Current Politics? Become a Christian Independent.” (Rev. Jim Ball 8/15/11)

The Claremont Institute: “We Gather Together” (Jon A. Shields 8/15/11)

The New York Times: “You Want Compromise? Sure You Do.” (Sheryl Gay Stolberg 8/13/11)

Wall Street Journal: Islam and American Tolerance.” (David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam 8/12/11)

Digital Journal: American Political Science Association Announces 2011 Awards” (PR Newswire 8/12/11)

Huffington Post: “Mitt Romney Gives Millions to Charity, Most to Mormon Church.” (Andrea Stone 8/11/11)

Crosswalk.com: Persecution Complex: Why Opinion Polls are Overrated.” (Stan Guthrie 8/11/11)

The Washington Times: “HICKS: College students need help to keep their faith” (MaryBeth Hicks 8/2/11)

YOU.S. Desk: “FBI teaches new recruits to read ‘anti-Islam books” (7/29/11)

Legally Socialable: Quick Review American Grace” (Blog post by Brian 7/26/11)

Mormon Expression: Episode 147: American Grace with David Campbell” (Podcast interview with David Campbell 7/21/11)

Fairfield University book reviews: Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell” (Dennis Hodgson July 2011)

Huffington Post: “His Holiness and the Art and Science of Interfaith Cooperation” (Eboo Patel 7/18/11)

Guardian.co.uk: Iain Duncan Smith has overlooked a key force in fighting poverty” (Chris Chivers 7/15/11)

Respublica: “The Big Society’s saving grace” (Professor Simon Lee 7/12/11)

San Francisco Chronicle: With each election, religion’s influence recedes” 

National Times: “Art of persuasion not so simple” (John Dickson 7/9/11)

Huffington Post: Celebrating Faith, Altruism And Our Modern Community” (Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks 7/5/11)

Sun Sentinel: Church and state: Friends? Enemies? Occasional allies?” (James D. Davis 7/4/11) 

Consortium News: Religious Tests of Campaign 2012” (Rev. Howard Bess 7/3/11) 

The Frontiersman: Religion and Politics will always mix in America” (Howard Bess 6/30/11)

NewStatesman: “If you’re searching for the big society, here’s where you may find it” (Jonathan Sacks 6/30/11)

Harvard Political Review: Do We Choose What We Believe?” (Max Novendstern 6/28/11)

The Telegraph: “The Church of England needs to be cut free of the church and its perverse religion” (Ed West 6/28/11)

Guardian.co.uk: “If you want big society, you need big religion” (Mark Vernon 6/23/11)

The Telegraph: If you want to rebuild Britain, the family is a good place to start” (Mary Riddell 6/20/11)

The Huffington Post: The Rise of the Religious Left” (Claire Gordon 6/19/11)

The Dallas Blog: “Faith without Fanaticism” (John Seel 6/18/11)

Commonweal: “Same-sex marriage bill in New York” (Paul Moses 6/17/11)

Examiner.com: American Grace: How Religion Unites and divides us” (Ron Foster 6/15/11)

Cardus: Faith without Fanaticism” (John Seel 6/15/11)

Religion Dispatches: “Do Atheists Belong in the Interfaith Movement?” (Christopher Stedman 6/10/11)

National Catholic Reporter: Religion may play crucial role in 2012 campaign” (Nancy Frazier O’Brien 6/10/11)

Desert News: Connecting faith and media” (6/5/11)

Homebrewed Christianity: “Sound Off: American Grace and Islam” (Deacon Bo 6/1/11)

Guardian.co.uk: ’Big society’ raises questions over immigration, but gives wrong answers” (Michael White 5/31/11)

Outlook: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (Louis B. Weeks 5/30/11)

STL Today: Colleen Carroll Campbell: God in the ruins” (Colleen Carroll Campbell 5/26/11) 

Times Union: “Helping is what matters” (Stephen G. Post 5/21/11)

The Frontiersman: Speak a good word for deserving churches” (Howard Bess 5/19/11)

The Christian Century: Loose connections” (Amy Frykholm 5/16/11)

The Humanist: Book Review: American Grace” (James Croft May/June 2011)

Projo: Providence Diosese sees increase in Mass attendance” (Richard C. Dujardin 5/12/11)

The Christian Science Monitor: Egypt’s deadly rumors of interfaith marriage” (Francine Kiefer 5/12/11)

The Australian: Trapped in echo chamber world of our own opinion” (Mike Steketee 4/9/11)

Andrew Leigh: Federal Member for Fraser: “Introducing Robert Putnam” (Blog by Australian politician, Andrew Leigh 4/8/11)

Frontiersman: Like it or not, religion and politics do mix” (Howard Bess 4/7/11)

Australian National University: “Crawford School Calendar” (4/4/11)

Standard-Examiner: “Monson announces three new temples in North America” (JaNae Francis 4/2/11)

British Religion in Numbers: “Religious Affiliation and Volunteering” (3/31/11)

Boston.com: “A preacher, a rabbi, and a bishop walk into a bar…” (Joshua Rothman 3/27/11) 

Center for American Progress: A Nation of Support for Marriage Equality: Religious Americans Add to Majority Support for Marriage Equality” (Sally Steenland 3/21/11) 

kuer 90.1: American Grace” (Doug Fabrizio Radio interview with David Campbell 3/18/11)

Huffington Post: What if Jews Knew That Americans Love Them?” (Rabbi Justus N. Baird 3/18/11)

National Catholic Reporter: A Complex picture of religion in America” (Darrell Turner 3/16/11)

Seymour: A Sydney Ideas lecture co-presents with the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney” (3/14/90)

Spero News: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us:Book Review” (Jim Cullen 3/14/11)

Inextricably Bound: American Grace” (3/12/11)

The Huffington Post: What Saying Grace Says About You” (Rick Hamlin 3/9/11)

The Society Pages: Contact and Religious Tolerance” (3/8/11)

Scoop Independent News: Religious Values in the Public Square” (3/8/11)

Religion in American History: A Group Blog on American Religious History and Culture: Bowling Alone with God while Catching Hell With Bob Bell” (Paul Harvey 3/6/11)

PressTV: ‘Muslim radicalization very unfair claim’” (3/6/11)

Stanford Social Innovation Review: One Nation Under Gods” (Review by Rhys H. Williams Spring 2011 p. 17)

The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Cullen Reviews Putnam and Campbell’s ‘American Grace’” (John Fea 3/5/11)

World Wide Faith News: CBS Evening News leads 2011 Wilbur Awards” (3/3/11)

Religion News Services: New Orleans School Integration-CBS Evening News leads 2011 Wilbur Awards” (3/3/11)
The Hedgehog Review: 
An Interview with Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell” (Richard Madsen Spring 2011)

Journal of Lutheran Ethics: Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell’s American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us and Adam Taylor’s Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation” (Robert D. Francis March/April 2011)

The Wilson Quarterly: “Bowling with God” (Review by Kevin M. Schultz 3/1/11)

National Catholic Reporter: The Church’s new role as a refuge for absolutism” (Jamie L Manson 2/28/11)

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: “Liberal Judaism in Decline–Sightings (Martin Marty)” (Bob Cornwall 2/28/11)

The Huffington Post: “Knowing Your Neighbor is a Powerful Force for Religious Civility” (David Briggs 2/28/11)

Citizen-Times.com: “Who still prays?” (Mary Ann Thomas 2/26/11)

Foreign Affairs: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (Walter Russel Mead March/April 2011)

Coffee House: The Spectator Blog: Will cuts kill the little platoons?” (Jonathan Jones 2/24/11)

Association of Religion Data Archives: Knowing your neighbor is powerful source for civility” (David Briggs 2/23/11)

History News Network: Jim Cullen, Review of Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell’s ‘American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us’” (Jim Cullen 2/23/11)

New Statesman: There’s no such thing as a ‘big society’” (Mehdi Hasan and James Macintyre)

Daily Kos: Evangelicals: Cut Aid to World’s Poor, Unemployed” (2/21/11)

Faith Forward: Liberation, from Egypt: Portents of Change in American Christianity” (Jim Burklo 2/17/11)

Religiousleftlaw.com: Spiritual, But Not Religious: Comparing Europe and the U.S.” (Steve Shiffrin 2/17/11)

Harvard Gazette: Church of one” (Katie Koch 2/16/11)

Huffington Post: The 99 Lost Sheep: 20-Somethings and the Catholic Church” (Tyler Mahoney 2/16/11)

Oneplace.com: “American ‘Grace’: Is Religion Dividing or Uniting Us?” (Chuck Crismier interviews David Campbell 2/15/11)

USA Today/Religion: Romney, Huntsman campaign could change views on Mormons” (Peggy Fletcher Stack 2/11/11)

Harvard Kennedy School: JFK50 Insight Interview: Robert Putnam on President Kennedy and Civic Engagement” (Molly Lanzarotta 2/11/11)

News from Geneva College: “Notre Dame professor and author Dr. David Campbell to speak at Geneva College” (Geneva College 2/11/11)

There is Power in the Blog: Quick and Dirty Review: American Grace” (Timothy F. Simpson 2/10/11)

The Washington Post: High-profile Mormons in media, politics advance understanding of the church” (Sandhya Somashekhar 2/7/11)

Examiner.com: “Friendship and well-being: from church to your genes” (Rita Watson 2/7/11)

Redeemer Presbyterian Church: Backlash and Civility” (Tim Keller February 2011)

National Catholic Reporter: Twenty-Something Catholics: The lost generation? (Jamie L. Manson 2/2/11)

Englewood Review of Books: Breaking down the dividing wall of hostility” (Mark Eckel 2/5/11)

Irish Central: New study illustrates the drop-off of Irish in the U.S. Catholic Church” (Cathy Hayes 2/4/11)

Salt Lake City Tribune: How 2012 campaigns could help, hurt LDS Church” (Peggy Fletcher Stack 2/3/11)

Oregon Faith News: America is 7th in Religion” (2/2/11)

Catholic San Francisco: U.S. faith study finds dramatic Latino growth, polarized environment” (Mark Pattison 2/2/11)

USA Today: U.S. Muslims try to counter negative perceptions” (Cathy Lynn Grossman 2/1/11)

The Huffington Post: Faiths Ad Campaign Chase After The Great ‘I Am’” (Peggy Fletcher Stack 2/1/11)

Today’s Catholic: Shifting religious landscapes and how religion divides and unites” (1/29/11)

BigThink: Robert Putnam: What Can We Learn From Megachurches” (Video 1/28/11)

Musings by Jim Burklo: Gritty Grace: Faith and Politics” (Jim Burklo 1/27/11)

The Fellowship Blog: American Grace” (David P. King 1/26/11)

ChristianStandard: Calculating Our Generosity” (Mark A. Taylor 1/26/11)

Guide to Reality: American Grace and the ‘Nones’” (1/25/11)

Elmhurst College News: Robert Putnam to Discuss How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (1/24/11)

Bandits No More: America Grace” (1/24/11)

Harvard Kennedy School: Research Briefs” (Winter 2011)

Amarillo Global News: Religiosity is only a matter of the heart” (James Hallmark 11/22/11)

University of Michigan Information Sharing at the Population Studies Center: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (A Conversation with David Campbell 1/21/11)

Commonweal: Latinos and Catholic schools” (Paul Moses 1/21/11)

FortWayne.com: America’s religious freedom not something to take for granted” (Eric Schansberg 1/21/11)

Distortion of the Books: ‘American Grace’–religious unity” (1/21/11)

Faith and Leadership: Robert D. Putnam: America’s Grace” (Interview with Robert Putnam 1/19/11)

Black Mountain News: Who still prays?” (Mary Anne Thomas 1/19/11)

scrippsnews.com: Yount: ‘American Grace’ reveals religious unity, division” (David Yount 1/18/11)

digital faith: Mormonism in American Grace” (1/17/11)

Tattered Cover Book Blog: American Grace Explores Religion in America Today” (1/16/11)

United States Embassy: Tel Aviv Israel: Ambassador’s Distinguished American Speaker Professor Robert Putnam, Harvard Univeristy” (1/14/11)

Times Higher Education: A nation’s saving grace” (Jon Marcus 1/13/11)

Red Letter Christians: Rays of Hope for the Valuing of Life” (Rich Nathan 1/13/11)

Christian Home Educators of Colorado:  Majority of Protestants and Evangelicals now embrace doctrine of universalism” (1/13/11)

SteubenCourier.com:  Religion News: Top Findings of 2010” (Staff Reports, GateHouse News Service 1/13/11)

MyQuest: Faith Matters: A response to part of the 2006 survey and its presentation in American Grace” (1/13/11)

Logan Leadership: American Grace” (Bob Logan 1/12/11)

Associated Baptist Press: Opinion: Getting to know the ‘nones’” (Bill Leonard 1/6/11)

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: The Value of Trust” (Bob Cornwall 11/4/11) 

Books and Culture: A Christian Review: Why we get along” (James L. Guth and Lyman A. Kellstedt) 

Charisma: Religious and Political Trends Set to Shape Future” (Jennifer LeClaire 1/3/11) 

Thomas Eric Ruthford: Context for Choice” (Thomas Eric Ruthford 1/3/11) 

USA Today: Why Catholicism is good for America” (Tom Krattenmaker 1/2/11) 

Statesman.com. The physical and psychological effects of church and prayer. Joshunda Sanders 12/30/10

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: 2010 Book of the Year–Top 10 List” (Bob Cornwall 12/31/10)

Times and Seasons: 12 Questions with David Campbell” (James Olsen 12/31/10) 

Politics Daily: The Top Stories in Religion and Politics in 2010–What They Mean, Why They Matter” (David Gibson 12/31/10) 

The Washington Post: Keeping faith in a free society” (Michael Gerson 12/31/10) 

Associated Baptist Press: Opinion: Here comes the ‘nones’” (Bill Leonard 12/30/10) 

God Discussion: Former Atheist Forms Non-Profit to Save Christianity from Self-Destruction” (12/30/10) 

The Jewish Daily: New Study Finds Jews are the Most Popular Religious Group in the U.S.” (Nathan Burstein 12/29/10) 

Powerline: “A Decline in Anti-Semitism in America” (Paul Mirengoff 12/25/10)

NewsBusters: PBS’s Smiley Sees ‘Tolerance Decreasing’ in America, U.S. Seen as ‘Arrogant, Elitist, and Pompous’” (Brad Wilmouth 12/25/10) 

PBS Video: Travis Smiley interviews Robert Putnam” (12/20/10)

Brian Lehrer Show: God, Yoga, Money and Fish” (Interview with Robert Putnam and David Campbell 12/24/10) 

Oregon Faith Report: Why the Christian Wars are receding” (Robert P. Jones 12/24/10) 

DallasNews.com: Ross Douthat: Christians struggle with role in 21st century” (Ross Douthat 12/24/10) 

The Jerusalem Post: US anti-Semitism at all-time low, or simply morphing?” (Gil Shefler 12/24/10)

Pashaura Singh Dhillon: The Universal Christmas Spirit” (Pashaura Singh Dhillon 12/23/10)

Reason Freely: Robert Putnam on Religion in America” (12/23/10)

America: The National Catholic Weekly: In All Things” (John Coleman 12/22/10)

The Daily Courier: Editorial: Giving, religion go hand in hand” (12/20/10)

Mirror of Justice: Christianity, American Culture, and the Future of Christianity as a Minority?” (Greg Sisk 12/20/10) 

Reason.com: The Permanent War on Christmas?” (Ronald Bailey 12/20/10)

Dallas News: “William McKenzie: Knowing religion only takes us so far” (William McKenzie 12/20/10)

Oklahoman Editorial: A look at connection between religion and charitable giving” (12/20/10) 

New York Times Opinion: “A Tough Season for Believers” (Ross Douthat 12/19/10) 

Politics Daily: “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Americans Divided on That, Too” (David Gibson 12/19/10)

Deseret News Editorial: Importance of faith in the community” (Editorial 12/19/10) 

CBN News: “Land of the Free: How Faith Unites, Divides Us” (Paul Strand 12/19/10)

AOL News: “Congress Latest Battlefield in Annual ‘War on Christmas’ Debate” (Andrea Stone 12/16/10) 

The Christian Century: Poll: U.S. Split on ‘Happy Holidays’ vs. ‘Merry Christmas’” (Nicole Neroulias 12/16/10) 

CNN Belief blog: “Religion is good for America, authors argue” (Richard Greene and Eric Marrpodi 12/17/1 

The Christian Post: “Author: Most Evangelicals Believe Good People are Heaven-Bound” (Stephanie Samuel 12/17/10)

Democracy A Journal of Ideas: God and Country” (Mary Jo Bane Winter 2011)

DallasNews.com: “Texas Faith: Why not worry about your theology” (William McKenzie 12/14/10) 

Beliefnet.org: “Why are Mormons the Third-Most-Hated Religious Group in America” (Jana Riess 12/13/10) 

LDS.org: Religious Americans as Neighbors: Insights from American Grace” (Newsroom Staff 12/10/10) 

Deseret News: Interfaith Christmas service builds community” (Paul S. Edwards 12/14/10) 

FrogenYozurt.com: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell” (Wilfried E. Voss 12/13/10)

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: Social/Moral view of the “Nones”” (Bob Cornwall 12/10/10)

Washington Post: “Robert Putnam and David Campbell’s “American Grace,” on religious divisiveness” (Michelle Boorstein 12/10/10)

Purple State of Mind: The Village Square: Robert Putnam’s American Grace Pt. 2” (Liz Joyner 12/10/10)

Wall Street Journal: “Charity’s Religious Edge” (David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam 12/10) 

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: American Religious Identity” (Bob Cornwall 12/8/10) 

Huffington Post: Return of the Culture Wars” (Sally Steenland 12/7/10) 

Townhall Conservative: “The Tribe of Young Unbelievers Increases” (Janice Shaw Crouse 12/4/10)

TheLedger.com: “Religion Diversity Is Nation’s Grace?” (Cary McMullen 12/3/10)

LiveJournal: Diverse and Divided” (12/4/10)

WUWM Lake Effect Radio: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (12/3/10)

Bob Graham Center: Robert D. Putnam on American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us” (12/7/10)

Examiner.com: “American Grace: how Aunt Susan and My friend Al promote unity in diversity” (Charlie Rosenberg 12/5/10)

Pashaura Singh Dhillon: “Religious Diversity in Multicultural America” (Pashaura Singh Dhillon 12/5/10)

Sarasota Speaks: Dr. Robert Putnam talks about religion in America” (12/5/10)

Gainseville.com: “Harvard professor speaks at UF about religion in the U.S.” (Nathan Crabbe 11/30/10) [which summarizes Robert Putnam’s speech about religious tolerance at the University of Florida]

Gruntled Center: “American Grace 3: Who Are the No-Religions?” (William (Beau) Weston 11/30/10) [which is a blog post regarding the “nones”]

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: Boom, Shocks, and After-shocks” (Bob Cornwall)

YourHub.com: “Rebound from rejection” (Jack Van Ens 11/30/10) [which discusses the acceptance into churches and the general “good neighborliness” within the religious community]

stltoday.com: A growing religious chasm” (Colleen Carroll Campbell 12/2/10) [which discusses “highly religious” American and its impact on society]

CNN Belief blog: Former Church of England head: British Christians ‘under attack’” (Richard Allan Greene 12/1/10) [which discusses Christianity in England and the relationship between religion and the ‘religious right’]

Gruntled Center: American Grace 4: Getting Your religion and Ideology Coordinated” (William (Beau) Weston 12/1/10)

Herald Tribune: “Unusually religious, unusually tolerant” (Susan L. Rife 11/28/10) [which questions the contrast of the United States being “one of the most religious countries in the world” but also one of the most tolerant] 

WMNF 88.5 Community Radio, Tampa: How Religion Divides and Unites US” (live call in with Robert Putnam 12/1/10) [a radio intervierw]

The Economist: Evangelical Protestants: Looking for a leader” (12/2/10)

Independent.ie: Depth of Recession is proof of need for moral authority” (David Quinn 12/3/10)

Center for American Progress: “Return of the Culture Wars: Tea Party’s Social and Religious Agenda and How Progressives Can Respond” (Sally Steenland 11/29/10)

The Underground: “Religious people, churches are vulnerable to fraud” (The Underground Staff 11/29/10)

Beliefnet.com: “A Dreher spotting” (Mark Silk 11/29/10)

Gruntled Center: American Grace 2: Sexual Morality is the Dividing Issue” (William (Beau) Weston 11/29/10)

Inside Islam: A Different Hate” (Guest contributor 11/29/10)

Bubb’s Blog: Amazing Grace!” (Stephen Bubb 11/29/10)

DallasNews.com: All-American Grace” (Rod Dreher 11/28/10)

Gruntled Center: “American Grace 1: The Thesis” (William (Beau) Weston 11/28/10)

Yaacov Lozowick’s Ruminations: “Is American Grace Good for the Jews?” (Yaacov Lozowick 11/28/10)

DallasNews.com: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us, by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell” (11/28/10)

Washington Post: “Saving grace: Consultants help rebuild struggling churches” (Michelle Boorstein 11/27/10)

Ocala.com: “Robert Putnam to speak in Gainesville about America, religion” (Allyson Fox 11/27/10)

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: America’s Religious Identity–Boom, Shocks, and After-shocks” (Bob Cornwall 11/26/10)

ChristianPost.com: “Buddhism and Violence” (Martin E. Marty 11/26/10)

Huffington Post: Young People and the Future of Religion” (Sheldon C. Good 11/25/10)

The Economist: One nation, with Aunt Susan” (Lexington 11/25/10)

The Politics Daily: Saying Grace at Thanksgiving? Pray There’s a Republican at the Table” (David Gibson 11/25/10)

HoustonBelief.com: “Thanksgiving blessings: Half of Americans say grace, half skip it” (Kate Shellnutt 11/24/10)

Huffington Post: “Hearing Ourselves Think Again” (Ray Waddle 11/23/10)

The Nation: Pastors of Plenty: A Right-Wing Attack on Woody Guthrie, ‘NYT’–and an Ecumenical Thanksgiving” (Greg Mitchell 11/23/10)

Meridian Magazine: Major New Study of Religion Has Much to Say about Mormons” (The LDS Newsroom 11/22/10)

Huffington Post: “How, Or If, You Give Thanks Speaks Volumes” (Daniel Burke 11/22/10)

The Christian Century: Do religious people make easy targets for scams?” (Nicole Neroulias 11/22/10)

NY Times: Diverse and Divided, but Praying as One” (Peter Applebome 11/21/10)

Post Gazette.com: “Religion in America has many shapes, or none” (Jim Davidson 11/21/10)

The Anniston Star: “Bless this food: Giving thanks is a tradition that transcends faith and holidays” (Brett Buckner 11/20/10)

Examiner.com: New study says religion exerts healthy influence on society” (Erin McBride 11/19/10)

Christianity Today: The Leavers: Young Doubters Exit the Church” (Drew Dyck 11/19/10)

American Magazine: “Faith Matters” (John J. Diiulio Jr. 11/22/10) (a review of American Grace in a National Catholic Weekly, focusing on religions impact in today’s society)

MLive.com: “Editorial: American Grace” (Paula Holmes-Greenley 11/18/10) (which discusses the role of religious tolerance in the United States and how it is impacted by religious diversity)

Operation Inasmuch: Better Neighbors” (Dr. David Crocker 11/18/10) (which discusses how religious Americans tend to volunteer more often than non-religious Americans)

Monks and Mermaids: “On Change, Bishops, and Fading Away” (11/18/10) (which calls American Grace a “wake up call” to everyone who cares about the faith because “nones” threaten religiosity)

Telegraph.co.uk: Dawkins and Hitchens are wrong: Religious people are actually much nicer than atheists, according to a new study” (Toby Young 11/16/10) (which discusses Putnam and Campbell’s discovery that religious people are better neighbors, refuting Christopher Hitchen’s belief that “religion poisons everything”)

Stanford Daily:  Putnam discusses religion in American society” (Miles Unterreiner 11/16/10) (which discusses Americans’ high level of devoutness yet paradoxically their relatively high tolerance of other religions)

3rdmillenniumpilgrim’s Blog: “Catholic Social Injustice” (11/16/10) (which discusses the decline in Catholicism among young Americans)

University of Florida News: “Putnam to discuss religion, politics at UF’s Bob Graham Center” (11/16/10)

The Progressive Reader: 3 ‘Seismic’ Shocks That Caused America’s Religious Divide” (11/16/10) (which discusses the impact of the “shocks” on American religiosity and society)

Palo Alto Patch: “Study Finds Americans Are More Tolerant Than Religious” (Phillip Spiegel 11/16/10) (which discusses American religious trends since the early 1960s)

bert5: In Large Type: Robert Putnam @Stanford” (11/16/10) (which is a reactionary blog post from a student who saw Robert Putnam speak at Stanford University)
The Christian Science Monitor: 
American Grace” (Chuck Leddy 11/15/10)

KQED Public Media for Northern CA: “Robert Putnam: Forum” (interview with Michael Krasny 11/15/10)

San Francisco Weekly: If You Live in San Francisco, You Probably Don’t Say Grace Before Meals” (John Birdsall 11/15/10) (which discusses the correlation between saying grace at dinner and political party alignment)

USA Today: “Religious people are ‘better neighbors’” (David Campbell and Robert Putnam 11/14/10)
Financial Times.com: “
Understanding Religion in America” (Christopher Caldwell 11/14/10)

Tikkun Daily: “Getting to Know You: The Politics of Spirituality of Coming Out” (Amanda Udis-Kessler 11/12/10) (which relates homophobia to religious intolerance and stresses that “getting to know” homosexuals is a way to reduce prejudices and tension, just like mingling with people of other faiths reduces religious intolerance)

The Salt Lake Tribune: LDS don’t get theological respect because they seek and shun mainstream acceptance, prof says” (Kristen Moulton 11/12/10) (which discusses how Americans view Mormons negatively yet Mormons view other religions positively)

Maddux Tampa Bay News Wire: “Robert Putnam to Appear for National Tour of Latest Best-Selling Book American Grace” (11/12/10)

Colorado Springs Independent: Altared states” (Chet Hardin 11/11/10) [which discusses why Americans are relatively tolerant compared to other very religious areas (Bosnia, Beirut, Baghdad)]

KCBC Social Harmony.org: Church Goers are better than non-Church Goers: new study” (11/11/10) [which discusses why “church goers” are better neighbors]

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: “Religious Pluralism Coexisting with Religious Polarization” (Bob Cornwall 11/11/10) [which discusses “fluidity” in America that causes both pluralism and polarization of our society]

The Salt Lake Tribune: “U.S. religion: great divider and uniter” (Peggy Fletcher Stack 11/11/10) [which gives a summary of American Grace and focuses on religious tolerance because “bridges” in American society]

National Catholic Reporter: “The data on the ‘had it’ Catholics” (Maureen Fiedler 11/10/10) [which discusses in trend of Americans who were raised Catholic that no longer practice the religion]

JCUA News: American Grace: Moving Past Differences into Partnership” (Katherine Randall 11/9/10) [which discusses Robert Putnam’s finding that people are more intolerant towards religions they are less familiar with]

Jesus Creed:  Shifts in American Religion: Women” (11/9/10) (which discusses how “religious Americans have largely accepted the gender revolution”)

Powell’s Books: “Religious Tolerance: America’s Grace” (David E. Campbell and Robert D. Putnam 11/9/10) [which is a blog post by the authors of American Grace describing reasons why we have religious tolerance in the United States]

ACTIVEenergy.net: “A silver lining around the cloud?” (Bob Buford 11/9/10) [which discusses the trend of changing religions and religious tolerance] 

Brethren Cultural Landscape: “Putnam and Campbell’s American Grace” (11/9/10) (which discusses a “conservative tilt” towards abortion but a “liberalizing trend” on same-sex marriage among younger Americans)
StarTribune.com: “
‘Grace’ crosses America’s religious divide” (Chuck Leddy 11/7/10) [which discusses the role of religion on politics in American society]

KUER Radio: American Grace” (Doug Fabrizio interviews David Campbell 11/7/10) [an interview with David E. Campbell by Doug Fabrizio and the University of Utah]

Batist Press: “Politics cited as deterrent from church; church’s film now on DVD…” (Erin Roach 11/5/10) [which discusses socially conservative Christians’ dilemma with younger generations who are turned off by organized religion because of its association with conservative politics]

PrayTell—Worship, Wit & Wisdom: American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (Jack Rakosky 11/5/10) [book review of American Grace]

The Times: “Regular Worship Is The Mortar Of The Big Society” (Jonathan Sacks 11/5/10) [subscription necessary to read full article] [which discusses social capital that results from religion]

Ponderings on a Faith Journey: “Catholic Drift” (Martin E. Marty 11/4/10) [which is a response to Peter Steinfels article in Commonweal]

Jesus Creed: American Religion: Shifty 1” (11/3/10) [which summarizes American Grace and calls it a “fantastic study”]

USA Today: Must we agree on God, government to be civil?” (Cathy Lynn Grossman 11/1/10) [“While theology and tradition would say religious truth is eternal and uncompromising, the authors find that faith, in practice, is more fluid, more accommodating, more will to share the cultural and social stage with competing visions”]

NCRegister.com: The ‘Glue That Holds America Together’: Religion” (Father John Flynn 11/1/10)

The Christian Century: “Diverse and devout” (R. Stephen Warner 11/1/10) [which shows that the United States is a prime location for religion strife because of the deep religiosity and religious diversity, but how this actually makes the United States more tolerant]

stltoday.com: “US melting pot makes for religious accord, authors say” (Joseph Losos 10/31/10) [which discusses the relationship between a multi-religion American society and tolerance] 

Chattanooga Times Free Press: “South’s religious diversity growing” (Peria Trevizo 10/31/10) [which discusses the growing religious diversity and tolerance of Southern American states] 

Zenit: “Religion in America” (Father John Flynn 10/31/10) [which discusses religion trends in the United States, including intermarriages across faiths and the relationship between diversity and tolerance]

Delaware Online: Urban Renewal: City Church is looking to appeal to young adults” (Gary Soulman 10/30/10) [in response to the findings in American Grace that 17 percent of Americans have no religion, City Church is reaching out to young people to interest them in religion]

Chicagotribune.com: Author finds Americans handle religious differences with grace” (Manya Brachear 10/29/10) [questions and answers with Robert Putnam regarding American Grace’s connection with Bowling Alone, religiosity in America, and the role of “intermarriages” in American life]

Denverpost.com: “Sexuality not an issue for youths” (DP Opinion, 10/28/10) [which discusses how “Christian politicians are turning young people away from religion”]

Macleans.ca: “Born in the U.S.A.” (Brian Bethune 10/28/10) [which discusses the impact religion has on political views]

The Houston Chronicle: The state of religion in the U.S.” (Q&A with Robert Putnam 10/28/10) [an interview with Robert Putnam regarding how religion has made Americans more tolerant]

The Times: “Religion News: Catholics claim Homer” (10/28/10)

USA Today: Tea Party Nation head wants Muslim-free Congress” (Cathy Lee Grossman 10/27/10). [which is a response to Robert Wright’s article regarding Homophobia and Islamophobia]

Rice University:‘American Grace’ IUR lecturer explains how religion divides and unites the US” (Jessica Stark 10/27/10)

Law, Religion, and Ethics: “American Grace and Culture Wars” (Steven Smith 10/27/10) [which discusses American Grace’s relative optimistic view about the unifying power of religion]

LA Times: “What’s really hurting Christianity in America” (Gregory Paul 10/27/10) [which questions American Grace’s claim that “aversion among young Americans to the religious right is the primary secularizing force”]

Religion Dispatches: “Christian Conservatives Turn Off A Generation Of Voters (Or Maybe Not)” (Daniel Schultz 10/26/10) [which discusses the connection between religion and politics]

Charlotteobserver.com: “Mormons and evangelicals: So alike, yet so wary of each other” (Tim Funk 10/26/10)

NY Times: Islamophobia and Homophobia” (Robert Wright 10/26/10). [which discusses “bridging” or the idea that tolerance is about getting to know more people]

WebTalkRadio.net: “American Grace” (10/26/10)

The Harvard Crimson: “Conservative Policies Alienate Youth from Evangelical Protestantism” (Ariane Litalien 10/26/10)

Internet Monk: “A Conversation We Must Have” (Chaplain Mike 10/26/10)

The Lonely Goth’s Guide to Independent Catholicism: “Understanding Religious Non-Affiliation in Gen X and Gen Y” (10/25/10)

The Book of Doctrines and Opinions: “American Grace” (10/24/10)

The Christian Critic: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (Josh Olds 10/24/10) [which is a positive review of American Grace]

The Village Square: Sunday at the Square: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” (10/24/10)

The Town Talk: “Loyd: God is not dictated to by political parties” (10/23/10) [which shows the relationship between conservative politics and religion]
The Seven Churches: “
American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us” (10/23/10)

HoustonBelief.com: “Spirited Chat” (Jeannie Kever 10/22/10)

Standard-Examiner: “More young people walking away from religious affiliations” (10/22/10)

Purple State of Mind: “American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us” (10/20/10). [Which is a positive review of AG]

Zócalo Public Square: “Robert Putnam” (interview with Robert Putnam)

Commonweal: Further Adrift” (Peter Steinfels 10/22/10) [which discusses why so many people leave the Catholic Church and how that impacts other religions in America]

Bold Faith Type: “Tough Questions for Church Leaders” (10/21/10)

Crosscut.com: Religious right drives young from churches” (Anthony B. Robinson 10/21/10). [which discusses the “alliance of religion with conservative politics” and how it relates to young adults and their religious affilitation] 

Zócalo Public Square: “How Religion is Transforming America” (10/21/10) [which discusses how america is an extremely devout country, while also being extraordinarily tolerant—a combination that usually produces violence]

Zócalo Public Square. How Religion Has Changed Since ‘The Ten Commandments’” (10/21/10). [which gives an excerpt from American Grace regarding religious chance since the 1960s] 

Houston Chronicle: Scholar studies interplay of religion and politics” (Jeannie Kever 10/21/10) [which discusses Putnam’s claim that tolerance for other religious groups is growing] 

The American Prospect: Changing Faiths” (Peter Steinfels 10/21/10) [which discusses “the links between both religiosity and partisan politics and religiosity and civic contributions]

ReligiousLeftLaw.com: “Mainline Protestant and Catholic Losses in Membership Compared” (Steve Shiffrin 10/21/10) [which looks at the Roman Catholic population and how it has changed over time]

PRI.org: “The future of religion in America” (10/19/10). [Which discusses the bond between religiosity and political views]

Zócalo Public Square: “How Religion Strengthens Community” (Dan McKanan 10/19/10) [which reviews the concept that those who are more religious, are better neighbors]

Ancient Faith Radio: “American Grace–Frederica Here and Now” (10/15/10). [Frederica Mathewes-Green discusses American Grace]

WNYC: “The Brian Lehrer Show: God and Politics” (Brian Lehrer 10/19/10)

PBS Newshour: “Your Religion Questions Answered: Robert Putnam of ‘American Grace’” (Elizabeth Shell and Robert Putnam 10/18/10) [Robert Putnam responds viewers’ submitted questions]

Indystar.com: “New book tackles how Americans see God” (Cathy Lynn Grossman 10/18/10) [which discusses how Americans overwhelmingly believe that all good people, even those outside their own religion, will go to heavan]

The Christian Century: “ Harvard scholar holds the threads to social fabric” (Jeffrey MacDonald 10/18/10) [which discusses Robert Putnam’s “religious journey” and how it has impacted him during research and writing of American Grace]

beliefnet: “Religion and Politics and Youthful Disaffection” (James Boyett 10/18/10) [which discusses Putnam and Campbell’s LA Times article and the influence of politics on religion]

WNYC: “Robert Putnam on How Religion Unites and Divides Americans” (10/18/10)

The Christian Post: “American Grace” (Martin E. Marty 10/18/10) [which discusses the complexity of religion dividing and uniting American society]

NPR: “The Role of Religion in the Voting Booth” (Neal Conan 10/18/10) [in an interview with Neal Conan, Robert Putnam claims that Americans are ‘adjusting their religion views to fit into their politics’]

AlbertMohler.com: “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us: An Interview with Robert Putnam” (Albert Mohler 10/18/10) [host Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky interviews Robert Putnam about the theological and cultural issues dealing with religion in American society today]

Los Angeles Times: “Walking away from church” (Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell 10/17/10) [which claims that more and more young people are becoming disassociated with religion in order to fit into their political beliefs]

Awakenings: “Frederica Mathewes-Green: “American Grace”” (Eric Swensson 10/15/10) [which explains how the Aunt Susan effect and “bridging” has caused religious tolerance in the United States]

examiner.com: “Narrowing the divide between seculars and the religious” (Coraline Jensen 10/15/10) [which discusses religious tolerance in American society caused by bridging and greater understanding in our culture]

stltoday.com: The “Aunt Susan Effect” and American Religious Culture” (Sharon Autenrieth 10/14/10) [which claims that America is tolerant because everyone has an “Aunt Susan” who is of a different religion, but will still go to heaven because she is such a good person]

PBS Newshour: “More From Robert Putnam on ‘American Grace’” (Elizabeth Shell 10/12/10) [which shows the unaired discussions between Robert Putnam and interviewer Paul Solman on PBS]

Huffington Post: “Media Images of Religious Americans: Elitist, Condescending, and Wrong” (Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie) [which discussion religion’s role “promoting good behavior”]

San Francisco Chronicle: American Grace” – ( David A. Hollinger, Special to The Chronicle 10/9/10 ) 
New York Times:
Religious Persuasion” (Robert Wright 10/8/10) 

Wall Street Journal: “For God and Country” (Wilfred M. McClay, 10/8/10) 

USA Today: “Americans’ views of God shape attitudes on key issues” (Cathy Lynn Grossman, 10/7/10) 

The Christian Century: “Miniseries traces religion’s U.S. impact across 400 years” (Cecile S. Holmes, 10/7/10) 

The Huffington Post: “What Americans Really Need to Know About Religion” (Diane Winston, 10/6/10) KOSU: “Religious Polarization, ‘American Grace” (10/2/10) 

Postmodern Conservative: “Progress, or Return? “Working together” or “Under God”?” (Ralph Hancock, 10/2/10)

NPR: “Religious Polarization is Part Of ‘American Grace’: NPR” (NPR Staff, 10/2/10 )

Leadership Network: American Grace” (Warren Bird, 10/4/10) [a praise of American Grace by Warren Bird, Ph.D., who is co-author of 21 books concerning church health and innovation] 

KOSU: “Religious Polarization, ‘American Grace” (10/2/10) [which discusses the role of the “nones,” the “Aunt Susan effect,” “the god gap in voting” and religious tolerance on America today]

The Christian Science Monitor: “In US, atheists know religion better than believers. Is that bad?” (G. Jeffrey MacDonald 9/28/10) [which focuses on the role of traditional religious knowledge and its impact on interfaith “bridges”] 

Huntsville Times: “
Fear Not blog: Americans show signs of grace” (Kay Campbell, 9/30/10) USA Today: “Family, Friends and politics, not theology, shape faith” (9/26/10) 

Kennebec Journal: “Religion in America evolves as diversity, tolerance increases” (Joseph Reisert, 9/24/10)

The Times: “The Big Society is about bowling alone together; It’s not so complicated after all” (Camilla Cavendish, 9/23/10) [Subscription necessary to read this opinion column]

Zenit: The Positive Role of Religion” (Father John Flynn, 9/19/10)

Newsweek: Our State of Disgrace” (Lisa Miller, 9/17/10)

The Salt Lake Tribune. “LDS Church ramps up on global stage” (Peggy Fletcher Stack, 9/14/10)

Utne Reader: Why Religious Americans Make Better” Citizens (Julie Hanus , 8/9/2010) 

Newsweek: No Atheists in Foxholes” (Lisa Miller, 7/22/10)

USA Today: “Religious Citizens More Involved — and More Scarce?“ (Daniel Burke, 5/14/10)

The Washington Post: “The quest to sort out competing and comparable religions (Kathleen Parker, 5/9/10)

The New Republic: “Is it Church, not Prayer, That Makes Us Good” (Michelle Cottle et al) and “Americans Love the Jews But Aren’t So Wild About the Buddhists” (5/8/10)

Wall Street Journal: “Getting to Know You” (Naomi Schaefer Riley, 5/15/09) [which discusses the extent of religious bridging social capital in America, and how having friends of different religions changes ones views toward that religion]

Dan Gilgoff, of U.S. News and World Report, in “Churches Fight Back Against Shrinking Youth Membership” (6/3/09) quotes Prof. Robert D. Putnam.

TIMES online: “Religious People are Just Nicer: Fact” (5/14/09)

BeliefNet.org: “Religious People Make Better Citizens” (5/13/09)

Washington Monthly“This Week In God” (Steve Benen, 5/9/09)

Washington PostMichael Gerson’s syndicated Op-Ed “Religion and Our Civic Behavior” is here. (Wash. Post, 5/8/09)

Mother Jones: “Are Churchgoers Nicer?” (Kevin Drum, 5/8/09)

Reason Magazine“More Americans Faithless” (by Ronald Bailey, 5/8/09)

ABC News: “Young Americans Losing Their Religion” (Dan Harris, 5/6/09)

U.S. News: Religious Conservatives Are More Generous. But That’s Only Half the Story (Dan Gilgoff, 5/5/09)