New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about religion and belief. Commentary and archival information about religion and belief from The New York Times.
  1. Can Trump Help Us Bridge the ‘God Gulf’?

    The crisis among evangelicals over supporting Donald Trump’s candidacy has also provided an opportunity.
  2. On the Role of Chinese Religion in Environmental Protection

    In an interview, Prasenjit Duara, an Indian-born historian of China, discusses how traditional values can be a force motivating people to action.
  3. The Beauty of Big Books

    A law professor takes a swing at the mother of all questions.
  4. Kenneth Woodward Untangles Some Political Strands in American Religion

    In “Getting Religion,” the longtime Newsweek religion editor Kenneth Woodward looks at half a century of American spiritual life.
  5. What’s God Got to Do With It?

    Religion explains why Hillary Clinton is struggling to unify her party.
  6. China Seeks Tighter Grip in Wake of a Religious Revival

    The rules include restrictions on religious schools and limits on access to foreign religious writings, including on the internet.
  7. With Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, Faith Is Back in the Mix

    This campaign has largely been absent of the social issues that were at the heart of the country’s political divide for decades. That might change at Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate.
  8. Pope Francis Notes Azerbaijan’s Religious Tolerance, Not Rights Abuses

    The pope focused on diplomacy in meetings with leaders of other faiths, and the nation’s president, later expounding on other topics, like advice for American Catholic voters.
  9. 1966: Demonstrators Disrupts Wilson’s Talk

    From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: Demonstrators disturb Prime Minister Harold Wilson at a church service in Brighton in October 1966.
  10. Do I Have to Tell My Family I’m No Longer Religious?

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on visiting your Southern Baptist relatives when you’re no longer a believer, what to do when your E.R. colleague defers treatment of his patients until you arrive and more.