(RNS) Mass killings by a group that calls itself the Islamic State have triggered a heated debate about militant Islam and our response. Rene Girard’s theories deserve wider appreciation.
(RNS) It's a significant change in American politics, where nonbelief has long been a liability.
A new picture of American religion and politics emerges from 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Survey.
The Democrats are getting the lion's share of the Nones.
Churches attack bike lanes for "burdening" their religious freedom as Saint Barbie leads a plastic revolution in Argentina. Savor every word of this last ever recap as I say “so long” to On Freedom.
(Reuters) A Jeddah court handed Badawi his sentence in 2012 after he criticized the Saudi clergy in a blog and called for changes in the way religion is practiced in Saudi Arabia.
KOLKATA (Reuters) An ascendant Hindu nationalist group wants minority Muslims and Christians to accept that India is a nation of Hindus, and is pushing some of them to convert.
(RNS) If the sign is not removed or relocated, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation will call for the erection of nine more signs including "Vishnu blesses the Military."
(RNS) White feminism in the West has a long history of erasure of women of color.
A new anti-discrimination law is being abused to censor critics, but that doesn’t mean there’s a limit on freedom of expression, say officials who misrepresent the facts.
Celebrity Pope Francis photobombed selfies on his U.S. album launch tour. Conservative “It Girl” Kim Davis sat in jail and won awards for not doing her job. And India threw a “beef party” to celebrate religious tolerance and protest new meat bans.
The Bible and Fifty Shades of Grey share more than a few raunchy sex scenes. On Banned Books Week and International Blasphemy Rights Day, these eight titles are still too hot to handle.
Thailand’s lèse majesté laws shield a deified king from criticism, an outdated monarchy from reform and a military junta from accountability.
Ali al-Nimr was given the death penalty after taking part in demonstrations three years ago for democracy and equal rights in Saudi Arabia.
(Reuters) "These kids aren't going to be happy there," Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said of the decision to pull his three children from the Texas school district where son Ahmed was arrested after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb.