An ancient faith is disappearing from the lands in which it first took root. At stake is not just a religious community, but the fate of pluralism in the region.
There used to be a middle ground in the national conversation on abortion. Not anymore.
The 2020 Democratic front-runner opposes federal funding for the procedure, in stark contrast to his rivals.
Activists on both sides of the abortion wars see themselves as inheritors of the early women’s movement—a history that’s become more contested than ever under Trump.
Donald Trump’s controversial stop at a Virginia mega-church after a mass shooting showed how even normal Christian behavior has been scrutinized during this administration.
Democratic candidates are pushing their party further left than ever. Will this strategy cost them voters?
Jes Kast, a minister in the United Church of Christ, believes the procedure should be fully legal and accessible. Her path to that position has been complicated.
Just as the anti-vaccination movement feeds off a handful of fringe outsiders, long-standing stereotypes about Jews have found a new vector in the latest outbreak of the disease.
A culture-war fight is playing out in the courts and federal agencies.
State legislators in Alabama and Georgia know that abortion bans will likely be overturned in lower courts. They are aiming higher.
The leader of the Catholic Church has issued rules creating worldwide accountability for reporting allegations of abuse. But he still faces deep cynicism from the body faithful.
Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services is pitting religious freedom against abortion and LGBTQ rights.
The firebrand writer died unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 37.
The island nation’s religious minority was rarely threatened. The Easter bombings changed that.
Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is part of a new generation that rejects demands for performances of patriotism, including those related to 9/11.
The lead-up to Israel’s election has revealed deep fractures between the Israeli prime minister and American Jews.
But for many current and former members, the consequences of a former policy cannot be undone. Their relationships—with the Church, with their families, and with God—have been irreparably damaged.
The religious left has gotten giddy about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, but campaign infrastructure and policy matter more than rhetoric.
American Jews are very uncomfortable with Trump, but the pro-Israel lobby has embraced him wholeheartedly.
A generation of young American Muslims is coming of age in a time when a mass shooting at a mosque is horrifying, but not surprising.
A House vote on bigotry underscored powerful changes in the party’s coalition, including among young Muslims.