The causes and effects of spirituality, redemption, and faith.
Still the Redeemer Nation
The ceaseless quest for redemption in politics and culture is one of the chronic infirmities of American national life. But God forbid we should ever give it up.
From Flames to Fury
The 2011 burning of a sacred Quran in Florida provoked a deadly, little known, and massively misunderstood maelstrom in Afghanistan.
During World War II, villagers in a French farming community rescued thousands of Jews and other refugees, while most Europeans spectacularly failed to hinder the genocides in their midst. What set the villagers apart?
Liturgical designers’ challenge: balancing tradition with creativity
Just because you can pick your altar out of a catalog doesn't mean that you should.
Religions are growing in China — thanks, in part, to self-censorship
While religious practices have grown in China, the government maintains a stance that puzzles some, but which has surprising benefits for Beijing.
Bulldozing Mecca for Luxury Condos
Most of Mecca’s historic sites have been razed, replaced by new hotels, luxury malls, and high-rises. Here, a glance at the “merchandizing of Mecca.”
Islam's Political Problem
In the annals of well-meaning ineptitude, Western efforts to locate and support moderate Muslim voices deserve a place of distinction.
To those on the outside, America’s evangelical community might look like an uneducated mass of people who subscribe to beliefs that defy common sense.
A God of the Times
Human perceptions of the divine have evolved over time. What does that fact tell us about culture?
Roger Williams: A Man of Conscience
Advocating liberty of conscience, he built a wall between the wilderness of the world and the garden of faith that has shaped our political discourse for the last 400 years.