The fearful narratives surrounding West African shrines and the ‘wives of the deity’ obscure the reality of these long-standing institutions, writes Julie Jenkins. With photographs by Dana Romanoff.
By Angela ZitoThis is The War. The War is far, far away, on a screen. It is terrible and distant. And most of us have never been made uncomfortable by it for a nanosecond.
Becky Garrison: What will a United States Supreme Court decision do for public opinion regarding same-sex marriage?
By Rachel Wagner We have become incapable of sitting with tragedy and loss, and instantly seek to make order of it through media.
Jake Halpern goes to India: It seems like a romantic and clichéd notion, but I was very earnestly itching to get the hell out of dodge and get a bit more spiritual.
By Jeff Sharlet Rick Warren's real conribution to American evangelicalism is the perfection of the humble-brag.
By Ayala Fader The digital age has caused a crisis of moral authority among ultra-Orthodox rabbinic leadership as they work to keep the secular world -- and sex abuse scandals -- at bay.
Nathan Schradle's Daily Links. Conspiracy, man. Can you dig it?
Not whistling past the Nazarene’s call to real, risky love of people facing unjust, arbitrary death.
The convention floor was the village of The Scarlet Letter, where the elect and aspirants must name their enemies, expelled into the wilderness, in order to preserve the core of their society.
In an ongoing series of print and audio interviews, S. Brent Plate talks to experts about the field of religion and media.