Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn’t Helping Solve It.
By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims—and strengthening the Islamists he vows to defeat.
Let’s Be Honest About Religion and the Courts
As Amy Coney Barrett wrote herself, religious convictions are real and influential on judges.
Foreign Fighters’ Life After the Caliphate
In interviews with former Islamic State members in hiding, religious concerns have been replaced with more quotidian worries.
The Pope’s Latest Encyclical Is Beautiful—and Hypocritical
“Fratelli Tutti” lays out a set of principles that the Vatican doesn’t apply to its own China deals.
The Government Can’t Save Ultra-Orthodox Jews From COVID-19. Religious Leaders Can.
The coronavirus has hit Haredi enclaves hard, but without clear directives from rabbis, isolated communities from Jerusalem to New York will continue to suffer.
Christian Victims in Nigeria Fear Future Attacks
Religious violence is growing despite the pandemic.
Why Pompeo’s Crusade Against the Pope Failed
Christian conservatives in the United States are using religious freedom in China as a smokescreen in their ongoing culture war against Pope Francis. It might win votes at home but won’t sway the Holy See.
China Is Already Breaking Its Vatican Deal
Ordinary Catholics deserve to know the details of the arrangement.
How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan
The TV drama “Ertugrul” reveals how neo-Ottoman fantasies are finding an enthusiastic audience in a country that struggles with Saudi and Western influence.
South Korea’s COVID-19 Church Scapegoat Is Fighting Back
As mainstream denominations see their own outbreaks, Shincheonji members say they were unfairly targeted.
Modi’s Slide Toward Autocracy
Using Hindutva ideology, India’s leader is restyling the country as one with only the trappings of democracy.
Erdogan Should Not Erase Turkey’s Christian Past
The Turkish president wants to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. Destroying its dual Orthodox-Islamic heritage would be a blow to religious pluralism and tolerance.
Religious Leaders Must Not Be Tempted to Jump on the Reopening Bandwagon
After months of lockdown, believers of all faiths are clamoring for houses of worship to fully open their doors to group prayer. Doing it too soon could be disastrous.
In Cambodia, a Spiritual Army Battles an Earthly Pandemic
With little faith in the government’s coronavirus response, many rural Cambodians are turning to the divine.
Autocrats Love Using the Bible as a Prop. Americans Shouldn’t.
As he posed on a church step, Trump’s false idols were on full display.
To Fast or Not to Fast—That Is the Coronavirus Question for Ramadan
With Ramadan services sharply curtailed due to the pandemic, many Muslims are wondering if the required fasting might also pose a health risk.
North Macedonia’s Orthodox Church Could Become a Coronavirus Super-Spreader
Despite an otherwise strict nationwide lockdown, the government’s politically motivated decision to allow Orthodox Christians to take communion from shared spoons could unleash a major COVID-19 outbreak.