Spring 2009, Vol. 12, No. 1

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Articles in this issue:
Table of Contents

From the Editor:
Our Excellent ARIS Adventure

The Madoff Disgrace

Keeping the Faith-Based

Dolan Does Gotham

No Friends on the Right

A Buddhist Bishop in the UP

Breaking Up Is Hard to Adjudicate

Praise God and Pass the Diapers

Haggard Agonistes


New books

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:

Brendan Kelly
Amory C. Minot

Alexander Salvato                                

Jo Lynn Alcorn, Designer                            Stephen Alcorn, Illustrator

Contributors to this Issue

Steven M. Avella is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and a historian on the faculty of Marquette University.

Jerome A. Chanes is Faculty Scholar at Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, and teaches at colleges and universities in New York.

 Dennis R. Hoover is editor of the Review of Faith & International Affairs ( and director of the Center on Faith & International Affairs at the Institute for Global Engagement ( He is a former resident fellow of the Greenberg Center.

 Marc D. Stern is acting coexecutive director and general counsel of the American Jewish Congress.