New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. In Poland, Searching for Jewish Heritage

    A writer and his sister journey to the childhood homes of their parents, places where once Jews like them could thrive.
  2. North Korea Says Detained Canadian Pastor Confessed to Crimes

    The Rev. Lim Hyeon-soo said at a news conference in Pyongyang that he had conducted “anti-D.P.R.K. missionary activities,” according to a state-run news agency.
  3. Plan by Judge May Allow Pop Star Katy Perry to Rent Convent

    A Los Angeles judge said he planned to bar a sale of the property but invited a developer and Ms. Perry to make competing bids to rent it.
  4. Attack on Gay Pride Parade Shakes Israel’s Self-Image as Bastion of Tolerance

    An Israeli’s violent rampage at the event in Jerusalem was quickly politicized by critics of Israel.
  5. India Executes Yakub Memon, Man Tied to 1993 Mumbai Bombings

    India’s news media has been stirred by a robust debate over whether Yakub Memon, a Muslim in this predominantly Hindu nation, deserved to die.
  6. Florida: Gun Store Sued Over Muslim-Free Zone

    The state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against a gun store that had proclaimed itself a Muslim-free zone.
  7. Man From Buffalo Area Is Charged With Trying to Aid ISIS

    Arafat M. Nagi, from Lackawanna, N.Y., is the latest to be accused of trying to support a terrorist group; he faces up to 15 years in prison.
  8. Britain Is Losing Against ISIS Recruitment Tactics

    A marketing pitch has swayed hundreds of young British Muslims into believing the Islamic State's utopian vision.
  9. What Does Islam Say About Being Gay?

    The hostility of many Muslims toward homosexuality has little basis in the Quran.
  10. Ethnic Tensions in Xinjiang Complicate China-Turkey Ties

    Bilateral trade is growing between Beijing and Ankara, but anti-Chinese sentiment in Turkey appears to be growing as well.