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?
More White, More Male, More Jesus: CIA Employees Fear Pompeo Is Quietly Killing the Agency’s Diversity Mandate
CIA insiders worry reforms pushed by Brennan are languishing in his absence.
We Are Witnessing the Elimination of Christian Communities in Iraq and Syria
It's time for the United States to act.
Saudi Arabia’s ‘War on Terror’ Is Now Targeting Saudi Shiites
Riyadh has decided its violent confrontation with Iran needs to come to the homefront.
Tillerson Blasts ISIS for Genocide in Religious Freedom Report
America’s top diplomat also called out allies including Saudi Arabia and Turkey for violating religious freedom.
India Is Weaponizing its Spiritual Tourists
Pilgrims headed to the divided region of Kashmir get armed guards and national encouragement — if they're Hindu.
Pope Francis Should Reject Callista Gingrich as Ambassador (for Adultery)
The pontiff rejected a French ambassador just because he was gay; surely, he should reject Trump's pick for her sins.
Jerusalem’s Forever Crisis
The epicenter of the Arab-Israeli crisis will always be the Temple Mount, where both sides struggle over ancient history and modern-day politics.
Are American Jews Giving Up on Israel?
As the ultra-Orthodox pass new measures governing prayer at the Western Wall and religious conversion, a rift is growing between Israel and American Jews.