A new book explores the longstanding scholarly debate over a secret and libertine Gospel of Mark.
The Episcopal Church's promotion of an openly gay clergyman has created a serious rift within the religious community, threatening the future of the denomination.
If Rick Warren, Barack Obama and the gay community can find common ground, it'll be on civil, not religious, grounds. So let's separate church and state.
A newsman who witnessed the carnage at Jonestown talks about the People's Temple, the power of images and the state of news.
Obama's choice to give the invocation at his inauguration is a slap at progressives and a bow to the religious right.
The deep grievances of marginalized Indian Muslims are a source of major societal rifts, exacerbated by the anti-Muslim propaganda of Hindu fundamentalists.
Who, exactly, are the Taliban? It's clear Afghan insurgents are far from monolithic.
Members of India's poorest classes who converted to Christianity to escape the caste system, now find themselves the targets of brutal persecution by Hindu nationalists.
We need a new national dialogue to untangle the triumphalist Christian story line that has wrapped itself around our political discourse.
Pursuing religious voters, Republicans and Democrats overlook the importance of the constituency of nonbelievers.