The president urged Muslims to “reject violence” in a statement that contrasted sharply with those issued by Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
Egypt’s preexisting climate of pro-Islamist sectarianism is an important, and sometimes overlooked, reason.
Foregrounding religion on a political trip abroad was a surprising choice. What’s even more surprising is that it seemed to work.
When the FBI discovered a network of Bosnian-Americans giving support to terrorists, they also discovered Abdullah Ramo Pazara, a U.S. citizen and a battalion commander in Syria.
What started as a cold meeting between the pontiff and the U.S. president turned friendly after a brief closed-door discussion.
What the dystopian series does not imply about the role of religion in politics
President Trump prepares to meet Pope Francis as his recently released budget shows just how different his philosophy is from the one that drives the leader of the world’s Catholics.
How will they square their religious obligations with their political desires as the U.S. president visits the Vatican?
The meaning of the president's Western Wall visit
The American Jews who moved to the West Bank thought they were living out the civil-rights dream, a new book argues.
Presidential addresses like Trump's Riyadh speech rely on a faulty premise.
In an address full of religious references, the American president avoided the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."
The famous preacher’s son embodies all the contradictions of Trump’s America.
The American president’s first international trip has been explicitly framed in terms of religious identity.
As some Americans worry about alleged undue influence from Russia, many Orthodox Christians are anxious about the inverse.
How—and when—will the White House carry out its verbal commitment to protect persecuted minorities overseas?
A new study finds that fear of societal change, not economic pressure, motivated votes for the president among non-salaried workers without college degrees.
How corruption scandals are driving young Christians away from megachurches—and conservative politics
Marine Le Pen has invoked the heritage of the Church to explain the core of her nation’s identity. What role does religion really play in this high-stakes election?
The famous fortress is about pageantry, and specifically the pageantry of the underdog.