New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about Religion and Belief, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
  1. Islam and the National Front

    Islamic fundamentalism must be fought, but such efforts are useless if France does not also examine it's history of social and political marginalization.
  2. The Mill of Muslim Radicalism in France

    French prisons have become a breeding ground for Islamist extremism partly because they mistreat the Islamic faith.
  3. Saudis Expand Regional Power as Others Falter

    Rather than undermine the Saudi dynasty, the chaos across the region after the Arab Spring revolts appears instead to have lifted the monarchy to unrivaled power and influence.
  4. Romney’s Consideration of Candidacy Is Closely Tied to His Faith, Allies Say

    Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith is tied to his sense of service and patriotism, and he may embrace it more openly in a third presidential campaign.
  5. As Vatican Revisits Divorce, Many Catholics Long for Acceptance

    Pope Francis has begun a debate about the church’s treatment of divorced Catholics, and in October, a group of bishops will decide whether to recommend changes to him.
  6. Belgium Confronts the Jihadist Danger Within

    The thwarted terrorist operation highlighted the dangers posed by a well-developed underground pipeline that has made Belgium the biggest per capita contributor in Europe of fighters to Syria.
  7. Police Arrest 4 in North Africa Amid Fears of Attack in Spain

    Spain’s Interior Ministry said the police in its North African enclave arrested four men suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network that may have been planning an attack.
  8. The Orthodox Sex Guru

    Bat Sheva Marcus tries to help Orthodox women find pleasure — without breaking the (Talmudic) law.
  9. Prisoners of the Saudis

    A monarch is dead, but our relationship with his gangster family is not.
  10. Tunisia: New Cabinet Excludes Islamists

    Prime Minister Habib Essid announced a new minority government on Friday that excludes most of the major figures on the political scene, including Islamist and leftist parties.