New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. Gulf States and Qatar Gloss Over Differences, but Split Still Hampers Them

    The lack of unity is raising questions about the ability of the gulf states to muster a coherent response to a storm of crises.
  2. ‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume I’

    The first volume of Norton’s two-part anthology includes texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism.
  3. ‘The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume II’

    The second volume of Norton’s two-part anthology compiles texts and commentaries on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  4. ‘Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms,’ by Gerard Russell

    Gerard Russell chronicles the long survival of religious minorities in the Middle East, and the extreme peril they face today..
  5. Can Liberal Zionists Count On Hillary Clinton?

    With Israel turning rightward and U.S. politicians following, what’s a left-leaning American Jewish voter to do?
  6. Praying for Common Ground at the Christmas-Dinner Table

    A born-again Christian, a practicing Muslim and a militant atheist walk into a dining room.
  7. The New Allure of Sacred Pilgrimages

    For as long as humans have walked, they have walked to get closer to their gods.
  8. Rome’s Scrutiny of American Nuns

    An inquiry into “a certain secular mentality” and “a certain feminist spirit” seems incongruous in the era of Pope Francis.
  9. Israeli Politician Stars in YouTube Satire Mocking Tel Aviv Liberals

    In a satirical campaign video, Naftali Bennett, the hawkish leader of the Jewish Home party, plays a stereotypical Tel Aviv peacenik.
  10. Pakistan’s Old Curse

    There is little doubt that the Peshawar massacre has galvanized Pakistani society. The question is whether it can become a real turning point for a society plagued by violent divisions, culture wars and the strategic prerogatives of a powerful...