Introducing our special project on the changing nature of beliefs and practices among teens, 20-, and 30-somethings
Merriam-Webster has a new stat: Searches for the word “transgender” spiked intensely on Friday morning: Lookups for…
Pope Francis has said he’ll create a commission to study the possibility of females serving as deacons the Church. What does this mean for Catholics?
A philosopher dissects the outrage that has fueled Trump and more in U.S. politics.
A new study suggests certain coping techniques are associated with longer life spans in sick patients.
“I still don’t like that coiffed Trump man. But I guess he’s our Republican.”
A pastor and a rabbi talk about kids, poop, and tearing down the patriarchy in institutional religion.
Two scholars discuss the ups and downs of life as a right-leaning professor.
The two sides haven’t found a way to work together—and the fight is getting a lot nastier.
A conversation about Merriam-Webster’s newest words with a professional lexicographer
A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?
The senator and the pope met on Saturday, the next chapter in a long-standing, unlikely alliance.
An Indian and Pakistani neighborhood of Houston shows what it’s like for a new generation to take over an immigrant community.
Why are Americans are often reluctant to discuss faith outside of their families?
The senator from Vermont will speak about creating a “moral economy.”
In a new document, the pontiff argues that Church has often alienated people in non-traditional families.
The women of Kountze, Texas, have been fighting for four years to put Bible verses on their banners. Their case is a look at what's ahead for religious-liberty conflicts in America.
Young Americans might be leaving religion in large numbers, but for some, rules, ritual, and tradition are attractive ways to find meaning in daily life.
We are still sorting through the scores of emails from readers responding to our callout over the question “What’s the…
One of the most fun parts of writing about religion is having an excuse to ask people about their religious…
The use of wives as proxies in the struggle between the two leading Republican contenders shows how much American conservatism has changed.