Khashoggi’s Death Is Highlighting the Ottoman-Saudi Islamic Rift
The journalist’s suspected murder, and its aftermath, was the latest battle of a 300-year war over Sunni Islam.
Movie Theaters and Women Driving Won’t Placate Saudi Shiites
Superficial reforms leave religious minorities behind—and that's dangerous.
Putin Wants God (or at Least the Church) on His Side
A contest over the future of Christianity in Ukraine goes to the heart of Moscow's ambitions.
The Catholic Church Is a Dysfunctional Workplace
The ferocity of the Vatican’s civil war has less to do with theology or justice than petty office politics.
Pope Francis Can’t Redeem Irish Catholicism
If the Church doesn't embrace the people's demand for change, it'll wither away.
An Alliance Annulled
Netanyahu has antagonized Israel’s most loyal Arab allies and opened a new front in the country’s culture wars.
How a Nicaraguan Priest Made a Deal With the Devil
Catholic clerics have been on the frontlines protesting Daniel Ortega's bloody crackdown—but one of them also helped fuel his rise.
‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’
On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.
Religious Persecution Is on the Rise. It’s Time for Policymakers and Academics to Take Notice.
“Under Caesar’s Sword,” a new book on the repression of Christians, sheds light on issues that officials from around the world have gathered in Washington to discuss.
Duterte vs. God
The Philippine president likes to pick fights. But can he win against the Catholic Church?
India’s Secularists Have an Authoritarianism Problem
Indians are increasingly forced to choose between Hindu nationalism and egalitarian dictatorship.
‘We Belong to Afghanistan’
Rawail Singh believed in a peaceful future for Sikhs like him in his homeland — and died for it.
Trump Administration Turns Away Iranian Christians
Despite White House promises and U.S. legal protections for religious minorities, Washington rejects appeal for asylum from more than 100 Iranian Christians.
Will Pope Francis Surrender to China?
In capitulating on the issue of bishop appointments, the Vatican would lose a 1,000-year struggle.
Pence Plan to Target Aid for Christians in Iraq Sparks Concern
Aid experts fear the Trump administration’s focus on Christians and other religious minorities could do more harm than good.
Why Recognizing Jerusalem Is Good for Peace
Until the Palestinians realize that Israel is here to stay and start negotiating in earnest, it behooves Washington to signal that they are losing ground.
Mattis Shows How to Handle a Reporter’s Question About His Religious Beliefs
Secretary of Defense James Mattis comments on religion.
Not Everyone in Kurdistan Is Cheering Kurdish Independence
In Iraq’s multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk, this week’s referendum has sparked celebration — and serious discontent.
A Refugee Without a River
Two years after fleeing Iraq, one woman’s plans for resettlement are still on hold. A minority among refugees in Jordan, is her plight being overlooked?