What Role Will Religion Play for Democratic Presidential Candidates in 2020?
Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro have made their faith a pillar of their political platforms, signaling potentially larger shifts within American politics.
Gen Z Is the Least Religious Generation. Here's Why That Could Be a Good Thing.
The trend toward non-religiousness in this generation is probably here to stay. The upsides include increasing levels of tolerance.
Could Church Burnings in Louisiana Show a Connection Between Black Metal and White Supremacy?
The man accused of burning three black churches in Louisiana had an affinity for metal music, a cultural scene white supremacists have infiltrated in the past.
Viewfinder: The 40-Foot Cross at the Heart of a Supreme Court Case Over Separation of Church and State
A 40-foot cross that honors fallen World War I soldiers stands at a busy intersection on February 28th, 2019, in Bladensburg, Maryland.
Inside an Idaho Homeowners Association's Frosty War Over One Resident's Lurid Christmas Pageant
A federal jury awarded $75,000 to a couple after their homeowners association tried to prevent them from putting on a week-long Christmas extravaganza. It's a rare loss for homeowners associations, which usually have a broad authority for Grinchiness.
The North Carolina Sanctuary Church Resident's Arrest Highlights a Growing Divide Among American Christians
While many Christians are struggling to offer immigrants sanctuary, others are in favor of the Trump administration's immigration policies.
How Christian Nationalism Begets Political Conservatism
New research finds that fused identity apparently produces a predisposition toward authoritarianism and support for punitive punishments.
Conservatives and Liberals Have Differing Mental Images of God
Americans' divergent conceptions of the supreme being's face reflect our egocentrism, and reveal our emotional needs.
Is the Trump Administration Giving Religion an Outsized Role in Public Policy?
Based on recent actions by the president, it appears Trump's idea of creating opportunities for religious values in America involves turning religion into an arm of the state.
PS Picks: Tyler Childers and Music That Reminds You of Home
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Is the Christian Right Driving Americans Away from Religion?
New research finds that, when evangelical organizations raise their profile by sponsoring a high-profile political campaign, a backlash ensues.
Christmas Carols Are the Purest Expression of Christmas. Why Save Them for December?
For me, Christmas Carols evoke hope in a way that Christmas itself never can.
How Much Influence Does the Religious Right Have on Trump's White House?
Donald Trump has been courting conservative Christians hard since his campaign, but they don't appear to have influenced much policy.
The Hard Lives of Non-Believers in the Middle East
Despite the Arab Spring's secular influence, the Middle East is still one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be an atheist.