New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. Provocateur’s Death Haunts the Dutch

    The murder of the filmmaker Theo van Gogh prompted a debate about Islam in the West that is still raging ten years later.
  2. An Attack on Love

    Right-wing Hindu men are attacking Hindu women who marry Muslims — under the phony pretext that the women are victims of a supposed “love jihad.”
  3. A Nice Bronx Brisket

    At Liebman’s Kosher Delicatessen in the Bronx they’ve been slinging pastrami and brisket since 1953, and no one seems to care about New York’s deli resurgence, or think that it needed one in the first place.
  4. Contested Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship

    Police officers were out in force and restricted access to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, barring men under 50.
  5. Pop Culture and Religious Sensibility on a Mormon TV Network

    The series “Granite Flats” on BYUtv is a mix of family drama, police procedural and Cold War suspense yarn.
  6. An Old Man in Prague

    Sir Nicholas Winton saved Jewish children, and for decades said nothing. The deed speaks for itself.
  7. Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem

    After closing it over security concerns, Israel said the site, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble Sanctuary, would reopen on Friday.
  8. Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Revered Location

    A decades-long arrangement for Jordan to oversee the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, is under strain because of recent clashes between Jews and Muslims.
  9. Don’t Muzzle the Clown

    What better way to celebrate free speech than by shutting down free speech?
  10. A Church, Not a Party

    On the limits of the appeal to authority in intra-Catholic debates.