To permit the denial of services to same-sex couples fails to uphold equal rights for LGBT people; whether the discrimination is based religion should be irrelevant.
The extraordinary story at the heart of a new Netflix documentary raises unsettling questions about the nature of community, leadership and democracy.
New Jersey is doing the right thing by making it harder to opt out of vaccinations for religious reasons, writes Rich Barlow. Parental religion should never trump child welfare.
I understand that ardent pro-choice readers will disagree with me, writes Rich Barlow. What they may not know is that the rest of the world is not so ardent.
The evangelical pastor, who died last week at 99, drew an enormous crowd, writes Mark Edington.
There’s no defending the pope here, writes Rich Barlow. Catholics, especially victims of abuse, need an explanation and probably an apology from the pontiff.
The intense bonding that results from cramming a group of strangers into a toilet-less bus for ten days, writes Sarah Bates, transcends religious and ancestral links.
Language matters, writes Lawrence Jack Cohen. Let’s eliminate the words "scandal" and "molestation" from all of our discussions of sexual assault.
Iraq has the potential to become a model of integration of different Muslim sects, religions and ethnicities, writes Susan E. Reed.
The ecological power of religion is ultimately more efficacious than the top-down power of government, writes Dan McKanan.
Author Linda Wertheimer told the Hanukkah story and helped her son and his classmates decorate wooden dreidels -- until she spent years researching how schools should teach religion.
We need to stand firm, her Dad would say. Judy Bolton-Fasman attempts to translate what that means today.
The civil religion of the 1960s was spoken largely in terms of Christianity, and more specifically Protestantism, writes Mark Edington. That is no longer a workable solution for a pluralistic...
As a Catholic, Rich Barlow fears the bishops are putting moral sense aside in handling the candidates.
If the only thing keeping some churches open is a taxpayers’ subsidy, writes Rich Barlow, it would seem the wall between church and state has big cracks.
Ghazala Khan’s silence should teach us as much about ourselves as it did about Donald Trump.
Silence is not always suspicious. It can also be indicative of strength.
What has drawn so many born-again Christians to a twice-divorced, brash casino magnate with a muddled record on abortion and gay marriage?
Non-violent prejudice is still prejudice, and there’s always the threat that it can tip the unhinged into atrocities like we saw in Orlando.
I hope Mother Emanuel will become a place of American pilgrimage, one uniquely able to help us confront our essential American sin.