Lyz Lenz on Faith, Loss, and Sexism in Rural America
The author of God Land discusses misogyny in church leadership—and why so many depictions of Jesus look like Brad Pitt.
Trap Shooting With Pastors to Bridge the Rural-Urban Divide
An excerpt from Lyz Lenz's God Land.
One-Quarter of Americans Believe Donald Trump Is a Tool of the Devil, According to a New Study
The results suggest that our nation's polarization is spiritual as well as political.
Twitter Will Remove Dehumanizing Content Against Religious Groups
The expansion of the social media company's hateful content policy doesn't go as far as initially promised.
A Huge Cross Can Remain on Public Land in Maryland
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Bladensburg Cross, a World War I monument, has effectively become secular.
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.
How Gen Z Is Solving America's Crisis of Isolation
Gen Z is remixing and repurposing old spiritual practices to maintain a sense of community.
How Gen Z'ers Are Remaking Religion to Suit Their Values
Many are no longer passing on the old sacred teachings, but they are imparting a new one: that everyone has not just a right but a duty to choose their own worldview.
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.
'It's Amazing Tatau's Persisted': How Samoan Tattooing Withstood Colonialism
As missionaries spread across the South Pacific, they attempted to wipe out local tattooing traditions—but they failed in Samoa.
How to Convince Christians to Take Action on Climate Change
New research finds that emphasizing a call to stewardship can be an effective tool.
The Opening of Turkey's Largest Mosque (in Photos)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan championed the construction of the mosque, which has a capacity of 63,000 people.
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.
'Meet a Muslim': Meet the Man Who Combats Intolerance by Talking About Faith
Each weekend, Harris Zafar drives into downtown Portland and allows anyone to ask him anything about Islam.
Faith and Religion in Public Life Are Not Replacements for Reform
The National Prayer Breakfast is one of the few events that attempts to highlight unity over partisan divides, but prayers don't result in meaningful policy changes.
Using a Quran to Swear in to Congress: A Brief History of Oaths and Texts
This year, members of the most diverse Congress ever opted for over a dozen different religious and non-religious texts in their swearing-in ceremonies.
Viewfinder: Protests Continue in India After Two Women Enter One of the Country's Holiest Temples
Clashes broke out in southern India for a second day on January 3rd as Hindu hardliners went on a rampage, seeking to enforce a general shutdown in protest over two women entering Sabarimala Ayyapa.
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.