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.
Led by Obama, Democrats are making a bid for evangelical voters. Lost cause or holy grail?
OK, God, we know James Dobson asked his followers to pray for rain on Obama in Denver last week. But this storm in New Orleans isn't what anybody had in mind.
As Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of King's most famous speech, a historian looks beyond the obvious analogies.