Oct 26, 2020
What Will Pope’s Comments Mean for LGBTQ People?
As the pope’s words about gay couples spread to audiences around the world, it wasn’t just his support for the creation of civil unions that stood out. It was his...
Oct 20, 2020
People of Praise: Complicated Relationship to Catholicism
Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett charge that questions about her faith are anti-Catholic. But the relationship between People of Praise — the small...
Oct 8, 2020
Coney Barrett: ‘Handmaid’ in Christian Group
While Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has faced questions about how her Catholic faith might influence her jurisprudence, she has not spoken publicly about her involvement...
Sep 24, 2020
Prominent Church First to Sue D.C. Over Worship Limits
A large, prominent evangelical Capitol Hill church late Tuesday filed a legal challenge to the District, alleging the city government is violating the First Amendment by facilitating...
Sep 21, 2020
How Jews Are Celebrating the High Holidays This Year
Dramatically shorter worship services. No sermons. Huge outdoor tents. Excitement that technology is enlivening and making more intimate an ancient Jewish holiday. Despair that...
Aug 3, 2020
When Singing in Church is Not an Option
Callie Terrell dresses up just once a week now — for church. It was Sunday morning and services were starting, so Terrell made her way in her ruffly blue blouse, hoop...
May 4, 2020
Amidst Pandemic, Stories of Grief Upended
When I think of my mother’s death four years ago, and the days and weeks that followed, my fists clench and my breath quickens. My mind tries to shut down as I...
Apr 30, 2020
Religious Freedoms in India Deteriorating
Religious freedoms in India deteriorated sharply last year as the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi allowed “campaigns of harassment and violence” against...
Apr 29, 2020
As Donations Drop, Some Churches Struggle to Survive
Pastor J. Artie Stuckey has cut or eliminated every staff salary at his small Mississippi church. He is nervously watching the payments for the building where Restoration Baptist...
Apr 15, 2020
How Trump Wants to Win Over Evangelicals of Color
A day after she drove an hour south and stood alone in the crowd, anxious, looking at the faces in the room and wondering what these people had to say to her, Rosalyn Johnson was...
Apr 7, 2020
Charismatic Christians Try Faith Healing by Phone
Roy and Darlene Curry say that they — like all believing Christians — have the power to miraculously heal the sick. Roy once raised a friend from the dead right at the...
Mar 19, 2020
Joel Rubin and Hoping for a Jewish President
Calls for Bernie Sanders to drop out of the presidential race were growing louder Tuesday, but for the only Jewish liaison for the only Jewish candidate still standing, there was a...
Feb 7, 2020
Trump Seems to Slam Romney, Pelosi at Prayer Breakfast
The day after a deeply divided Senate voted to acquit President Trump of two impeachment charges, he addressed lawmakers and others Thursday morning at a gathering that...
Jan 31, 2020
In an Angry America, a New Remedy Emerges: Compassion
As the head of a big-city hospital’s emergency department, Susan O’Mara has always focused on providing quick answers to people in crisis: A relative desperate for...
Jan 15, 2020
Benedict Wants Name Removed from Priestly Celibacy Book
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's longtime aide is pushing to have the retired pontiff removed as co-author of a controversial book on priestly celibacy. Benedict’s...
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