Religion in 2013: The Year in Review

Religion was an important factor in many of 2013's prominent news stories, from ongoing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa to Pope Francis being chosen as Time Magazine's Person of the Year. We asked a range of writers and thinkers to reflect on the past twelve months — the trends they noticed, the books or films that left an impact, the hopes they harbor for the future.

Contributors include Peg Aloi, David Dykes, Peter Laarman, Leah Libresco, Donna Schaper, and Chris Smith.

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