Pope Francis’s visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia represents a different way of thinking about the humans behind bars.
New CDC guidelines hint at the cultural tension surrounding male circumcision in America.
If giving thanks isn't inherently religious, where does it come from?
Non-believers are often marginalized in the U.S., which has led to a lot of resentment among their ranks. But don't be deceived: For most Americans, lack of religion usually comes with a shrug, not a shout.
Groups often fight over what gets taught in schools, but new research suggests people's religious community might have a greater effect on their beliefs about the origins of life.
What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy
In a new survey, half or more of respondents in 15 Latin American countries said they believe Christ will return to earth within their lifetimes. How does this compare with rates in America?
In this year's midterms, Jews voted for Republican candidates more than they have in any election in the last decade.
The intense focus on sexuality, purity, manhood, and womanhood in certain faith communities—and its consequences
On social networks like Twitter and Facebook, few regularly mention their religious beliefs.
On Tuesday, voters changed the state's constitution, making it easier for lawmakers to restrict women's access to the procedure.
In her new book, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong argues against the idea that faith fuels wars.
In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.
At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be.
She has left country behind, but her new album's a blast.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an informational guide to "temple garments" on their website. Why have these clothes been such a source of fascination in American culture?
A new report from the Vatican softens its rhetoric on homosexuality, divorce, and pre-marital sex, arguing that they are shaped by financial instability. What does this mean?
How childhood influences churchgoing
"Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community," bishops wrote in a report recently released from Rome.
At the Vatican's synod in Rome, some Catholic clergy and congregants are calling for changes in how homosexuality, premarital sex, and contraception are discussed.
Thoughts on rap and God from the 34-year-old musician, who was the first to ever simultaneously land an album at the top of the gospel music charts and the Billboard 200