It's not just disaffection with particular state churches. People's religious orientation itself is gone.
A travel writer's visit to the borderlands of her childhood
How do you commemorate Christian suffering without reawakening ancient hatred?
Japanese Buddhist adherence is in sharp decline. At every stage of this story, the analogies to Western Catholics are obvious.
Pentecost offers a vision for Europe: not one megastate or one system for everything, but a model of diversity as peace.
Why, asks Dalil Boubakeur, should hundreds of empty churches not be converted to mosques? It's an intriguing question.
The strangers of Richard Alba and Nancy Foner's title are mainly low-status immigrants and their children. The timeliness of their book is indisputable.
Submission is billed as a cautionary tale about Islam's threat to Europe. In fact it's more of an introspective tract on the West's ambivalence about survival.
The wrenching dislocations of World War II were often pitilessly ignored by the world. What story will be told of our time, and of us?
Over the last generation, the institution of pilgrimage has experienced a startling revival across what we often dismiss as secular Europe.
Whatever its connotations, medieval represents half the Christian story to date. Kevin Madigan provides an excellent look at these long centuries.
European churches are currently engaged in an architectural culture war. This is startling given how weak the churches themselves have become.
Europe and the Islamic World is a grandly ambitious attempt to sketch the interaction of faiths and regions from the seventh century to the present.
Is anti-Semitism on the rise? It's hard to quantify, and data vary across regions. But a vicious anti-Semitism persists in Europe and the Middle East.
There has been a broad and dramatic shift toward more abortion restrictions in the United States. This will almost certainly continue.