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Religion

  1. covid diary
    An Atheist Reconsiders God in the PandemicI thought several hundred times this year, Maybe I should go to church.
  2. explainer
    Why Pope Francis Is Cracking Down on the Latin Mass and Angering TraditionalistsIn a break with his predecessor, Pope Francis is reimposing restrictions on the service used before the ’60s reforms — and risking a Catholic divide.
  3. politics
    The Political Implications of White Evangelical DeclineThe denomination’s ranks are slipping, with potential consequences for the GOP.
  4. religion
    White Evangelicals Now Outnumbered by Mainline Protestants in U.S.Conservative Evangelical triumphalism in religion, culture, and politics is no longer justified by the trends in American life.
  5. religion
    Catholic Bishops Move Toward Denying Biden CommunionConservative bishops are trying to be more Catholic than the pope on enforcing opposition to abortion. A big fight is brewing.
  6. religion
    How Critical Race Theory Overran the Southern Baptist ConventionThe country’s largest Protestant denomination has been split by disagreements over the right wing’s newest bogeyman.
  7. religion
    The Southern Baptist Church Is Going to Hell in a HandbasketAllegations of racism, sexual abuse, and idolatry toward Donald Trump are emanating from well-known figures in the largest Protestant denomination.
  8. religion
    Catholic Bishops Mull Communion Ban for Pro-Choice Politicians Like Joe BidenA formal ban is unlikely, but the conservative effort to nationalize decisions to deny communion on political grounds could have repercussions.
  9. politics
    Supreme Court Again Sides With Worshippers Over Public-Health OrdersThe Court’s conservative majority ruled that California’s pandemic restrictions on at-home gatherings could not apply to religious activity.
  10. religion
    What’s Worse Than Politics Without Religion? Politicized Religion.Displaced yearning for religious certainty is perilous, but sanctifying politics with religious certainty is terrifying.
  11. religion
    Americans Who Belong to a House of Worship Are Now a MinorityThe 21st century has seen a rapid decline in religious membership. But the country has been even more “churchless” in the not-so-distant past.
  12. capitol riot
    QAnon and the Bright Rise of BeliefJanuary 6 was a terrifying day in history, not least because it felt like witnessing the birth of a religion.
  13. that happened
    The Time Trump Got a Biblical Citation Very WrongWhen it comes to matters of faith, the Toddler President is at best a “baby Christian,” despite his avid Evangelical following.
  14. religion
    Why Being Catholic Isn’t Special in Politics AnymoreJoe Biden isn’t appealing to Catholic tradition in his bid to become the second Catholic president. But that’s the American way.
  15. gallery
    ‘Cared for, for Eternal Life’: Jewish Burial in the Age of COVID-19In a pandemic that impedes conventional bereavement, Chesed Shel Emes has upheld its mission to tend to any Jewish person in need of burial.
  16. education
    Unfriendly Divisions: Union-Busting and Quakerism Collide at Brooklyn FriendsA liberal Quaker school says that having a union violates its beliefs. That’s news to parents and teachers.
  17. george floyd
    The Black Christian Leaders Revolted by Trump’s Bible Stunt“I think it’s blasphemous.”
  18. religion
    The Allure and Danger of Anti-Modern ReligionIn a perilous time, it’s easy to underestimate American pluralism and long for old and dogmatic religious forms. That doesn’t mean we should.
  19. vision 2020
    Will Trump Allow the Coronavirus to Ravage Blue America?The urban–nonurban divide characterizes the coronavirus response and economic crises to a dangerous degree.
  20. religion
    Many Evangelicals Are Defying Social Distancing to Go to ChurchThere’s defiance in the air among some Evangelicals confronting efforts to regulate traditional services deemed a threat to public health.
  21. feature
    He’s Lost Seven Parishioners, and 20 Are SickIn his 40 years of preaching, the Reverend Johnnie Green has never felt this helpless.
  22. just asking questions
    Matthew Broderick’s Sister Recounts Near-Death Coronavirus ExperienceReverend Janet Broderick says her religious beliefs and training helped her get through the worst.
  23. coronavirus
    Florida Pastor Arrested for Defying Social Distancing OrdinanceRodney Howard-Browne once prayed over Donald Trump. Now he’s claiming a constitutional right to expose his flock to COVID-19.
  24. coronavirus
    The Coronavirus Is Testing Organized ReligionReligious believers often look to faith communities for safety in times of danger. But what if that poses public heath dangers, too?
  25. vision 2020
    Poll: Jewish Voters Are Indifferent to Jewish Presidential CandidatesAccording to a new survey, Sanders and Bloomberg are running fourth and fifth among Jewish Democratic voters.
  26. space
    What’s the Deal With the Space Force Bible?A “blessing” ceremony blurs the line separating church and state.
  27. vision 2020
    Is Buttigieg’s Presidential Bid Buoyed by Male Privilege?Klobuchar says Mayor Pete has only gotten this far because he’s a man. It’s probably more complicated than that.
  28. vision 2020
    Do 2020 Democrats Really Need a Little More God?The argument comes up in every presidential election, but more discussion of religion isn’t Democrats’ key to winning the heartland.
  29. religion
    Attorney General Barr Preaches a Secular Law-and-Order ChristianityThere’s quite a contrast between the self-righteousness of Barr at Notre Dame and Barack Obama’s injunction to humility there ten years ago.
  30. religion
    Christian Conservative Politics Are Driving Liberals Out of the PewsThe loud belief of militantly conservative Christians that being religious means being Republican may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  31. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg’s Faith-Based Balancing ActMayor Pete’s status as an observant millennial Christian in a party and a generation where religiosity is unusual is a problem and an opportunity.
  32. docuseries
    What The Family Reveals About White Evangelicals, Trump, and the ‘Wolf King’A conversation with director Jesse Moss and journalist Jeff Sharlet.
  33. explainer
    Is Donald Trump the Antichrist, the Beast, the Son of Perdition?There would be signs, okay?
  34. religion
    When Trump Talks About Jews, He’s Really Talking to Evangelical ChristiansTrump’s appeals to Jews are mostly dog whistles to his Evangelical base, which views Jews and Israel as central to the Second Coming.
  35. religion
    Do Conservative Evangelicals Like Trump Not Despite But for His Hatefulness?Some suggest they prefer Trump to one of their own as a leader, as they find his un-Christ-like qualities effective.
  36. books
    ‘I Don’t Really Believe In Bubbles:’ Lyz Lenz On Her Book, God LandIn her new book on religion in rural America, writer Lyz Lenz makes the case for nuance.
  37. religion
    This Far-Right Activist Will Now Lead a Major U.S. Religious Freedom BodyTony Perkins has claimed that Islam is not a religion. Now he’s helming the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
  38. politics
    What Does This False Euthanasia Story Tell Us About the Christian Right?Viral falsehoods about Noa Pothoven’s death show us what happens when bad reporting collides with the culture war.
  39. vision 2020
    Why Can’t the Irreligious Have Their Own Presidential Candidate?It’s an opening that someone in a huge Democratic presidential field — maybe de Blasio? — might consider exploiting.
  40. religion
    Trump Is Not a Defender of Religious Liberty but a Threat to ItTrump’s combination of hate-mongering and loud identification with Christianity is the antithesis of the American tradition of religious pluralism.
  41. pete buttigieg
    Buttigieg Says God Not a Partisan, But Not Republican, EitherMayor Pete needs to be careful to avoid the slippery slope that leads to a self-righteous Christian left.
  42. religion
    Mayor Pete Is Putting a Spotlight on the Prejudices of the Christian RightButtigieg’s challenge to Pence exposes the atavistic prejudices underlying a homophobia rooted in religious dogma.
  43. religion
    Evangelical Pundit Erick Erickson Denies That Pete Buttigieg Can Be a ChristianAs is typical of many Christian right figures, Erickson presumes to judge Mayor Pete’s faith and arrogantly finds it lacking.
  44. religion
    Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Apostasy, LDS Church DecidesThe church lost members after handing down a draconian, anti-LGBT revelation in 2015.
  45. capital punishment
    Texas Bans Clergy in Execution Room Instead of Extending Program to All FaithsBrett Kavanaugh wrote that Texas must allow advisers of all faiths to be in the chamber for execution, or none at all. Texas chose the second option.
  46. religion
    Openly Gay, Openly Christian Buttigieg Challenges the Religious RightA churchgoing, married vet who happens to be gay will likely confound a religious right that embraces homophobia and President Trump.
  47. religion
    ‘Where Would I Go? This Is My Home’: Queer United Methodists’ Uncertain FutureAfter a vote against LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage, the church faces a possible split and queer members are agonizing over whether to stay or go.
  48. catholic church
    Gay Priests and the Lives They No Longer Want to HideThousands of priests are closeted, and the Vatican’s failure to reckon with their sexuality has created a crisis for Catholicism.
  49. religion
    The Political World Is Finally Starting to Reflect America’s Religious DiversityRepublican politicians are still nearly all Christians, but Democrats in Congress and in the 2020 field hold a wide range of beliefs.
  50. religion
    Illinois Dioceses Withheld the Names of 500 Priests Accused of AbuseThe Illinois attorney general said dioceses only identified a fraction of priests accused of abuse.
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