When Hamline University cut ties with a professor who showed a painting of Muhammad, it sided with the most intolerant element of the American Muslim spectrum.
Participation in traditional houses of worship is in decline, but innovation and growth are happening elsewhere.
He saw the magnitude of the damage the Catholic Church had inflicted, and his retreat came nearest to acknowledging it.
The holiday is becoming a less religious occasion for millions of Americans.
Scandals have taken a toll, and faith is flagging in Europe and the U.S. But Catholicism isn’t on the wane—it’s changing in influential ways.
It really is getting harder to joke about anti-Semitism—just not for the reasons he thinks.
Photos from this year’s festival, as celebrants color their world, give prayers, and wish one another a happy Diwali
“The more conspiratorial discourse your society has, the more likely people will become anti-Semites,” Yair Rosenberg says.
A simple guide to discussing Jewish genocide
Communities of faith should be able to pass on their traditions, but must still meet basic state educational standards.
“I think if we want people to genuinely own their mistakes, then you have to offer the possibility of redemption,” Helen Lewis says.
Our society is becoming less religious. Or is it?
Growing up in the Bible Belt, I was taught that Church and state should never have been separate.
His move to kick out the agency that assists émigrés to Israel fits a pattern from Soviet times of using Russian Jews as pawns.
For two centuries, America had kept questions of church and state at bay. The country is not ready for the ones to come.
In a new book, Walter Russell Mead looks at all the ways Americans’ understanding of Israel has been refracted through their own internal conflicts and aspirations.
The movement spent 40 years at war with secular America. Now it’s at war with itself.
Images of Muslims around the world observing Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan this year
In Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, the Supreme Court has the chance to ensure that teachers are not the state’s robots.
People seeking to obtain an exemption from the shot have found that some clergy see no theological foundation for an excusal.