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Religion

  1. george floyd
    The Black Christian Leaders Revolted by Trump’s Bible Stunt“I think it’s blasphemous.”
  2. 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.
  3. life after life
    I Fend Off Grief by Feeding PeopleWhat am I supposed to do now?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. feature
    He’s Lost Seven Parishioners, and 20 Are SickIn his 40 years of preaching, the Reverend Johnnie Green has never felt this helpless.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. space
    What’s the Deal With the Space Force Bible?A “blessing” ceremony blurs the line separating church and state.
  12. books
    How One Woman Left the Hate Group She Grew Up InMegan Phelps-Roper writes about Westboro in her new memoir.
  13. terrible bosses
    ‘My Evangelical Boss Tried to Convert Me!’The power dynamics can make you feel trapped.
  14. 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.
  15. metoo
    What Happens When Me Too Comes for a Prominent Evangelical?Evangelicals believed comedian John Crist could help spread the Gospel to a wider audience. Then he was accused of sexual misconduct.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. self discovery
    Life After ModestyThe past is always just one blouse away.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. docuseries
    What The Family Reveals About White Evangelicals, Trump, and the ‘Wolf King’A conversation with director Jesse Moss and journalist Jeff Sharlet.
  22. explainer
    Is Donald Trump the Antichrist, the Beast, the Son of Perdition?There would be signs, okay?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. praying for you
    The Bachelorette’s Hannah and Luke P. Are Fighting About Sin on TwitterWant some “biblical truth,” anyone?
  27. stand-up
    Is It Still Funny to Be Jewish?Thirteen comedians reflect on the power and perils of self-deprecation in the age of Trump.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. religion
    Ramy Can Teach You How to WuduThe Hulu comedy’s stunning first episode, “Between the Toes,” tackles the Muslim politics of cleansing for prayer.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. religion
    Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Apostasy, LDS Church DecidesThe church lost members after handing down a draconian, anti-LGBT revelation in 2015.
  37. 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.
  38. the cut on tuesdays
    How Did You First Figure Out Sex?On this week’s podcast: what women told us.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. talking to
    What Happened When We Started a Feminism Club at Our Catholic Boys School“We had a whole meeting about Kavanaugh. One day a student from Regis could be a Supreme Court nominee.”
  42. pop culture
    Why Is TV So Obsessed With the Afterlife Right Now?From The Good Place to Miracle Workers, Forever to Russian Doll, a wealth of new shows are exploring what happens to us after we die.
  43. crime
    Over 300 Southern Baptist Leaders Accused of Decades of Sexual AbuseOf the over 700 victims, some were adults, many were adolescents, several were as young as 3.
  44. 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.
  45. media
    Krista Tippet Is a ReligionThe ‘On Being’ host has become the guru to “spiritual but not religious” seekerdom — and made NPR the center of a new New Age.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. interesting times
    Theresa May Might Be the Most Important Person in the World Right NowUnder ridiculous conditions, she’s trying to find a way to keep the U.K. — and perhaps all of Europe — from spinning off into populist chaos.
  49. religion
    Upload Your Prayers to the Virgin of GuadalupeIn Mexico, the Basilica of Guadalupe offers a digital pilgrimage. It’s not the only holy site to do so.
  50. scientology
    Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini Get to the Bottom of Their Scientology FeudRemini stopped by Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show Red Table Talk for some denominational reconciliation.
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