News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
- Is God Just Not That Into Me?
Words and Deeds From the Pope
The church still needs to hold leaders accountable for the child abuse scandal and its cover-up.
- Being Muslim Under Narendra Modi
Freedom to Offend Everyone
Ayaan Hirsi Ali's defenders champion free speech selectively. Their First Amendment fervor doesn't extend to all.
Mock Gefilte Fish
The cookbook author Joan Nathan tells how some Jews use substitutes when the proper ingredients are not available.
Demands That Jews Register in Eastern Ukraine Are Denounced, and Denied
The Donetsk People’s Republic, along with other pro-Russian groups, denied having anything to do with fliers purporting to demand registration.
- Capitalism and the Dalai Lama
Pope’s Comments on Abuse
A Georgetown University professor praises Pope Francis for directly addressing the issue.
Spying at the N.Y.P.D.
The commissioner of the New York Police Department did the right thing when he disbanded the unit that spied on law-abiding Muslim citizens.
- Symbolism Meets Modern Life