New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. John-Roger, New Age Spiritual Leader, Dies at 80

    The founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness gained a following among the Hollywood crowd, though some former adherents accused him of various misdeeds.
  2. Afghan Mullah Who Raped Girl in His Mosque Receives 20-Year Prison Sentence

    Women’s activists attending the packed proceedings hailed it as a victory because the mullah was successfully prosecuted under a 2009 law meant to fight violence against women.
  3. Catholics in El Paso Could Set the Tone

    Catholicism remains the religion of choice for most in the city, but a difference in celebration between generations is indicative of larger issues the church faces.
  4. American Identity, Muslim Identity

    The artists Ayad Akhtar, G. Willow Wilson and Musa Syeed discuss portrayals of Muslim-Americans in popular culture.
  5. Modi’s Idea of India

    Hindu nationalists are vengeful nativists who recoil from the West while promoting their own religious and racial supremacy.
  6. 1964: Council Reviewing Catholic Theology on Marriage

    Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: Cardinals discuss the meaning of marriage and family at the Ecumenical Council.
  7. Attacks in West Raise New Fears Over ISIS’ Influence

    Analysts say the far-flung plots and attacks are a change in the nature of the group and its threat to the West.
  8. Ottawa Gunman’s Radicalism Deepened as Life Crumbled

    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was troubled and unstable, and he initially may have sought religion as an attempt to scaffold a disintegrating life.
  9. Libya: Army Advances in Benghazi

    The Libyan Army and its allies among local militias have taken control of one of the largest camps of Islamist forces in the eastern city of Benghazi, military officials said Friday.
  10. Islamist Party in Tunisia Appears Set to Rebound

    After ceding power to a caretaker government in January, Ennahda enters Sunday’s national legislative elections as a front-runner.