MarilynneRobinson, whose novel Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has been awarded the 2006 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. It is the first time that the Grawemeyer religion prize, begun in 1985, has been awarded for a work of fiction.
About this time last year, Manuel Zamorano was making his list, checking it twice, and Macy’s department stores came up naughty, not nice. This year, the Folsom, California, grandfather is singing a different tune, something more like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
When Joe Yokum considered a call to the Catholic priesthood five years ago, the first thing a seminary official asked him was not his understanding of the Trinity or of salvation, or even why he wanted to be a priest.
Facing mounting discrimination since the September 11 terrorist attacks, a number of Sikh-American groups have begun a campaign to explain their religion to the American public and to differentiate their beliefs from those of Muslims.
Following a meeting of 2,400 conservatives unified in their belief that the Episcopal Church no longer upholds biblical tradition, tension remains between those eager to leave the church and others who counsel patience.