How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.
Don’t Blame the Orthodox Church for Nasty Political Games in the Holy Land
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is not deliberately selling off land to Israeli settlers. It has been the victim of fraud and attacks by Israeli extremists.
The Coming Fight for the Dalai Lama’s Soul
Beijing’s Buddhist diplomacy depends on controlling the Tibetan leader’s next reincarnation.
Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.
Holy Land for Sale
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is selling church land that’s ending up in the hands of Israeli settler groups. Its Palestinian Christian congregants are furious.
In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women
The Hindu practice of chhaupadi is dangerous and deadly, but legislation is not enough to stop it.
China’s Muslims Brace for Attacks
First, it was the Uighurs. Now, other Muslim minorities are being threatened—and the worst may be yet to come.
Bolsonaro’s Christian Coalition Remains Precarious
A loose alliance of Catholic and evangelical conservatives helped Brazil’s new president to power. But their continued support is far from certain.
Let Them Eat Statues
Narendra Modi is building multimillion-dollar monuments while India's poorest citizens die of hunger and preventable diseases.
Failed Prophecies Won’t Stop Trump’s True Believers
QAnon conspiracy theorists are bringing apocalyptic beliefs into the political mainstream.
‘It Starts With the Jews and It Doesn’t End There’
Simone Rodane-Benzaquen, head of American Jewish Committee in Europe, spoke with FP about anti-Semitism on both sides of the Atlantic.
White Evangelicals Have Turned on Refugees
Churches ditched visions of global salvation for a cold nativism.
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.