April 14, 2021

Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have bolstered the conservative wing of the Supreme Court. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images By Steven K. Green of Willamette University The Supreme Court’s current term is winding down, but there are still several cases to be decided – and, as with most terms, a controversy over church-state matters looms. Fulton vs. City of Philadelphia is among the cases still to be decided. It centers on a requirement that private agencies that receive… Read more

April 12, 2021

Trump saw a decline in support among atheists, agnostics and voters not affiliated with any religion in the 2020 election. Read more

April 11, 2021

Kumbh Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage that started earlier this month in India, has survived wars and famine since its origin. But the biggest threat has been the spread of illness – back then as now. Read more

April 7, 2021

The mass production of religious items such as rosaries and holy cards poses a problem for the curators of religious artifacts at libraries and museums. How do you dispose of unwanted donations? Read more

April 4, 2021

Chivalry is not an elite men’s club. Women have always been involved. Read more

April 3, 2021

The pandemic has curtailed religious tourism for many. As the US opens up, perhaps Americans can find solace and healing in the age-old tradition of pilgrimage. Read more

April 2, 2021

Christian nationalists are far less likely to be vaccinated than other groups, research has found. Some evangelical leaders are trying to counter vaccine misinformation. Read more

April 1, 2021

Prayers and symbols have the power to bind people together, writes a religion scholar, and so it is important to understand the history and context of Good Friday prayers. Read more

March 28, 2021

As vaccinated grandparents gather with their families this Passover, many might find solace in the history of the celebrations and how it offers hope for the future. Read more

March 10, 2021

In early Christianity, soldiers could be baptized only if they refused to kill other human beings. While this changed over the years, tensions linger over Christian goals. Read more

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