Introducing our special project on the changing nature of beliefs and practices among teens, 20-, and 30-somethings
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.
Though the political debate in the U.S. has stagnated, the rate of procedures performed has been in decline since 1990.
Francis has been preparing an official text on the environment for over a year. An Italian newspaper leaked an early version of the document—here’s what’s important to know.
"Madness" used to be considered an affliction of the spirit—demonic possessions, or Godly visions. Now it's treated as a medical issue. What does this mean for contemporary believers?
Some conservatives have made mocking remarks about Caitlyn Jenner, but their attitudes obscure deep, meaningful questions about the meaning of gender.