Tara Isabella Burton
‘Hacking the good’ from religion at a secular solstice
By — December 20, 2018
(RNS) — A secular solstice celebration in wintertime is not for everyone. But attending one of these rituals for the religiously unaffiliated helps define our own ideas of 'sacred' and 'profane.'
From ‘cafeteria Catholics’ to New Age nones, religion is getting personal
By — January 2, 2019
(RNS) — It makes perfect sense that we would curate our religious self-conceptions the same way we silo ourselves on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Charles C. Camosy
Traditional Christians provoke debate within a new conservative coalition
By Charles C. Camosy — June 10, 2019
(RNS) — Despite a public space rigged against their version of the good, traditional Christians do manage to convince people with very different views of the truth of their claims.
British forced abortion case signals broader change in pro-choice argument
By — June 28, 2019
(RNS) — The British case shows that the sacredness of letting patients or their surrogates make decisions based on their own values can be discarded when the decision is about abortion.
The Catholic bishops’ honeymoon with Trump is over
By — August 24, 2017
(RNS) — Since in the bishops’ minds this marriage never took place, it may be easy for them to quietly climb out of bed and disappear into the night. They have gotten most of what they wanted out of the liaison; it is time to move on before it is too late.
The religious left is going to miss Steve Bannon
By — August 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (RNS) What they forget is that on some issues, Bannon and they were in agreement.
When It’s Not the Hap, Happiest Season of All
By — December 13, 2012
Because of a family illness, I need to take a break from blogging. I hope to be back to writing in January, and I wish you all . . . not a merry Christmas, exactly, but a deep joy no matter what your life feels like right now.
Requiem, and New Light
By — March 4, 2013
I am deeply sad and expect to be for months, if not years. But today I return to blogging because one of the ways I can honor my mother is by continuing to write.
Does religion create evil?
By — February 17, 2015
If you have been watching the news, you might conclude that religion inevitably causes evil. Not so fast.
Religion should shake us and stir us
By — February 25, 2015
Why "Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred"? Because that is the goal of religion -- to shake us out of our complacency, and stir us to action.
By — October 3, 2007
Religion and American Politics is the what this blog is about. Our goal is to approach this from a non-partisan standpoint. You can check out what this means by looking, for example, at a recent article in Religion in the News. ShareTweetShare
Mark Rasmussen bio
By — October 16, 2007
Mark Rasmussen is an undergraduate fellow at the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. A religion major and member of the Trinity College class of 2009 from London, he is an editorial assistant for Religion in the News magazine. ShareTweetShare
Simran Jeet Singh
Why we must hold law enforcement officials accountable for racism
By — September 26, 2018
(RNS) — Ridding our justice systems of those most prone to perpetuating injustice tells marginalized communities that they can trust the people.
To overcome patriarchy, men first have to see it in themselves
By — October 3, 2018
(RNS) — Those with brown skin know that those who don’t experience racism have a hard time relating to it, a feeling we call 'white privilege.' But the Kavanaugh case has forced us all to confront the male privilege we didn't see.