Pope Francis’s visit to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia represents a different way of thinking about the humans behind bars.
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.
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.