Category: Religion

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Badri Raina: All In the Name of the Prophets

Would Prophet Mohammed have approved of the beheading of a journalist for the preservation of his honor?

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Juan Cole: Is it an accident that Iran and the US, two Theocracies, are Coronavirus Basket Cases?

One clue to why the two countries are doing so badly with regard to basic public health strategy may lie in the importance of religion to both of these societies

Stephanie Kirchgaessner: ‘It instilled such problems’: ex-member of Amy Coney Barrett’s faith group speaks out

Former insiders and religious scholars say scrutiny of Barrett’s connection to People of Praise is entirely legitimate

Amy Littlefield: Pence’s Handling of COVID Is Straight Out of the Christian Right Playbook

Pence didn’t need Trump to show him how to pursue an agenda through deception. In this case, the goal is power, and it appears Pence will apply all of the tricks in his playbook in order to hold on to it

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Stephanie Mencimer: It’s Not Anti-Catholic to Ask Amy Coney Barrett About Her Religious Group “People of Praise”

Before the TV show appeared, women leaders were referred to as “handmaids.”

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America

Or How to Legislate Evil and Punish the Poor

Adrian Bardon: Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians’ climate change denial

Fundamentalist religious traditions are defined by their fixed doctrines. Political conservatives by definition favor the preservation of the traditional social and economic order

Emma Long: Why Donald Trump still appeals to so many evangelicals

Evangelicals who feel that “America is becoming a more difficult place for them to live,” believe Trump hears their fears, takes them seriously, and responds

Amy Eva Alberts Warren: Why are Certain Christians Democratic and Others Authoritarian?

When we treat children as we would wish to be treated early in life — at any point in life — i.e. with patience, respect and love — they will grow to be embrace the same democratic attitudes toward others

Sister Karen M. Donahue: I’m Outraged By Trump’s Church Photo-Op

As a Catholic sister, I think Trump should read his Bible, not pose with it

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