New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. Satanists, Vegans and Atheists Seek Equal Opportunity in Little Rock

    Now that the Arkansas state government has approved a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, proposals for other monuments are flowing in.
  2. Kentucky Clerk Denies Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Defying Court

    County Clerk Kim Davis repeatedly said that she would not issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, “Under God’s authority.”
  3. Pope Francis Eases Path to Absolution for Abortion

    All Roman Catholic priests may offer absolution in the coming year to women who had abortions and want to return to the good graces of the church.
  4. Lawyer Who Advised Churches in China Faces Secretive Detention

    The police have issued an order that could place the lawyer, Zhang Kai, under secretive detention for six months, a colleague said.
  5. Our Radical Islamic BFF, Saudi Arabia

    The greatest purveyors of radical Islam aren’t the Iranians, as a general says. The Saudis win that title hands down.
  6. Challah and Brisket, Rethought for Rosh Hashana

    Plus: Lithuanian honey liqueur, Moroccan sauces and a Puerto Rican food festival bring a range of flavors, and a Vermont inn is ready to serve you.
  7. A Kugel to Savor for Rosh Hashana

    The salt-and-pepper version is the favorite of many families.
  8. White Supremacist Convicted of Killing 3 at Kansas Jewish Centers

    Jurors deliberated for about two hours before convicting Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 74, a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of racist and anti-Semitic actions.
  9. A Tug of War Over Gulag History in Russia’s North

    Priests and historians are battling over how best to memorialize the site of a historic Orthodox monastery used as a Soviet prison camp.
  10. The Countries Between Us

    Learning Dutch, speaking French and talking Ramadan in Belgium.