Can religion be relevant in our postmodern era of relativism and skepticism, asks Rabbi Ben Greenberg.
By Larisa Epatko
Pope Francis met with inmates and lawmakers, celebrated Mass in three different cities, and addressed world leaders during his first visit to the United States, and the first by any pope since 2008. Watch videos of all the events.
Tickets to next week's Masses with Pope Francis in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., went rapidly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage with the pope during his 2015 tour of the United States. You just need to have…
By Wendy Thomas Russell
Here is a quick cheatsheet for those of you who may want to talk about Rosh Hashanah with the other humans in your life while also coming across as remotely intelligent.
A Kentucky county clerk was arrested for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, citing religious belief. After this summer’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the country, Kim Davis had tried suing the state’s governor for religious…
By Associated Press
House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities.
Pope Francis announced that Catholic priests will be given discretion to forgive women who have had abortions across the coming year. Judy Woodruff discusses the change in rhetoric with Elizabeth Dias of TIME.
The Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. As members of the neighborhood slowly return, Rev. Charles Duplessis leads church services and bible study in his own living room,…
This week’s Shortwave explores the cultural and religious motivations of veiling, as well as the difficulty of eating french fries with one’s face completely covered.
Teen pregnancies rose by 50 percent in the Philippines over the last decade. Now that predominantly Roman Catholic country has begun implementing a law -- contested for years -- that requires public health facilities to offer free contraceptive services. Special…
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