The clergy are all right—at least, as all right as anyone else is.
Some white Christians have complained that Ava DuVernay’s film is not faithful to Madeleine L’Engle’s book. A lot of people of color, however, have been feeling this movie deeply.
You cannot bear witness with a single word like genocide. Yet Night describes exactly what happened to me.
I was counting on her discretion.
Divisions mark our society—and our churches. What could possibly bring us together?
The Hebrew Bible's instruction to love the neighbor appears only once. “Love the stranger” appears more than 35 times.
State governments have been cutting funding for schools. Many teachers have had enough.
Peer-led discussions among young Muslims, Christian experiments in communal living, and pop-up Shabbat meals embody common yearnings.
Practices drawn from the Hebrew Bible are not new to the continent. Seeking full conversion to rabbinic Judaism is.
It's inevitable that the story of Jesus healing in Capernaum won't end well.
John 3:16 is about crisis, but not the crisis of God brooding in heaven waiting on us to make a choice.
Seeing the image of God in our selfies
Craig Detweiler draws on art history, psychology, and religion to argue that staring at ourselves can be an act of faith.
Pastoral care in a neoliberal age
Bruce Rogers-Vaughn believes that modern capitalism isn't simply anti-government. It's also anti-human and anti-church.
Zionism’s competing visions of Israel
Michael Brenner shows that contemporary debates have precedents in the origins of the movement.
The Bible in conversation with the liturgy
Biblical images and stories don’t just give us information about Jesus, says Gordon Lathrop. They also give us something more.
When free speech in the classroom hurts
School can't simply admit students from diverse backgrounds and expect them to know how to talk to each other.
Many Copts fear a resurgence of militant power more than the autocratic tendencies of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
A group of progressive Christians gathered near Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Liberty University, both critiquing Falwell's theology and asking to pray with him.
The ecumenical National Council of Churches has also launched a Truth and Racial Justice Initiative, “a nationwide accounting of how churches and their leaders have been complicit in, and have perpetuated, racism in America.”
Police spied on ordinary people at mosques, restaurants, and schools starting in 2002.
Salafism, a puritanical strand of Islam originating in Saudi Arabia, has sought to take over mosques and communities since the country’s 2011 revolution.
“Probably the best description of him is a master manipulator,” Ricks said of David Koresh, who died in a fire in 1993 along with dozens of his Branch Davidian followers.
Smith is one of the surviving workers whose strike brought Martin Luther King Jr. to Tennessee in 1968.