Pope Francis’s visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia represents a different way of thinking about the humans behind bars.
The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled against Masterpiece Cakeshop, which refused to provide services for a gay wedding in July 2012.
What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?
Anti-discrimination statutes are coming into conflict with laws designed to preserve freedom of conscience, especially in the private sector.
In 1960, an Atlanta writer criticized lingering Southern support for segregation in The Atlantic—but today, both sides of the gay-marriage debate want to claim the mantle of the civil-rights movement.
A federal appeals court rules that the Little Sisters of the Poor received a sufficient religious accommodation.
The justice has redefined how the Supreme Court interprets statutes, a former Acting Solicitor General of the United States says.
Can churches and synagogues and mosques draw in more Millennials by changing their teachings on gay marriage and other issues?
What would the pontiff say about feelings of religious persecution on the political right?
The Chicago mayor just announced $200 million in school budget cuts and 1,400 staff lay-offs. What’s his plan for saving the Windy City’s public-education system?
The attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson say new rules about political spending have most affected state and local elections. What does that mean for democracy?
A University of Wisconsin professor suggests that mindfulness might be one way to reduce police violence.
The White House is pushing a new initiative to keep young men of color out of prison and improve their outcomes. But what about young women?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges will shift the debate over gay-marriage debate from a legal fight to a cultural and religious conflict.
In 1784, the doctor Benjamin Rush described alcohol as a threat to morality—and a danger to the nascent republic.
On Friday, five justices affirmed LGBT Americans’ Constitutional right to wed. The other four foreshadowed the major conflicts over religious freedom that are about to begin.
On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a 5 to 4 decision in favor of same-sex unions.
This week, there were fires in at least six predominantly African American churches. Arson at religious institutions has decreased significantly over the past two decades, but the symbolism remains haunting.
Francis says the Internet is undermining people’s relationships, and the media isn't helping.
When Dylann Roof opened fire at Emanuel A.M.E., he attacked the historical heart of the African American community in the South.
Francis’s first encyclical is a cry to save the environment—and make a priority of theology over politics.