Pope Francis’s visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia represents a different way of thinking about the humans behind bars.
Young Americans may be more demographically diverse than older generations, but many embrace surprisingly traditional views on relationships.
They vote on everything. They’re committed to peace. Can a church that defines itself by harmony survive dissonance over homosexuality?
A new book about purity culture shows the difficulty of reconciling women's liberation with evangelical faith.
A new report finds a seven-year high in the percentage of countries where Jews face hostility from governments or society—particularly in Europe.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about discrimination against job applicants who wear headscarves. But the case reveals something deeper about who's considered attractive in America.
A new study claims that the children of gay couples are more likely to have emotional and developmental problems, but reveals more about the researcher than his subjects.
In her 1932 Atlantic article, "Put Your Husband in the Kitchen," the writer mocks people who have lost sight of the purpose of work—men, mostly.
The blockbuster fantasy has become a big movie—and a bigger problem.
The Fifty Shades trilogy has made kink and BDSM the new standard for “hot sex.” But what does that involve?
A new campaign is promoting awareness about Sikhs, trying to distance the religious group from an association with "terrorism." But is that good for American pluralism?
In a metaphor related to natural family planning, the pontiff provoked progressive Catholics and—yes—bunny breeders.
A new TLC special follows men who experience "same-sex attraction" but don't act on it. It has started a controversy—one that reveals a lot about cultural tensions in America.
On issues like gay marriage and birth control, cultural warriors haven't changed their minds—they just want to be left alone.
Film protagonists rarely save thousands of lives through sheer force of intellect. But in the new movie about British mathematician Alan Turing, the man with the best mind gets to be the hero.
This year, Jesus, Noah, and Moses all had starring roles in major films. But despite the Hollywood's new fixation on religion, the Almighty still proves difficult capture.
What it's like to be part of Messianic Judaism during the holidays—and how its ever-growing outreach organization has upped its evangelization efforts
A long-awaited Vatican report on American nuns calls for more involvement of women in the Church—but it's unclear how that will happen.
Despite its flaws, the film still manages to be provocative by questioning whether there should be a "chosen people."
Lifetime has made the story of Jacob's wives and daughters into a two-part mini-series. Retelling the Old Testament through the eyes of women is noble—but fraught.
New CDC guidelines hint at the cultural tension surrounding male circumcision in America.