New York Times - Religion and Belief

News about religion and belief. Commentary and archival information about religion and belief from The New York Times.
  1. Do I Have to Tell My Family I’m No Longer Religious?

    The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on visiting your Southern Baptist relatives when you’re no longer a believer, what to do when your E.R. colleague defers treatment of his patients until you arrive and more.
  2. Jerusalem as a Place of Desire and Death, at the Metropolitan Museum

    The exhibition “Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven” looks at the past and the present, with 200 works from some 60 international collections.
  3. Japan’s Newest Technology Innovation: Priest Delivery

    In a country where disruptive start-ups are relatively rare, a new service available on Amazon ignites a debate over faith and money.
  4. Why Do Anything? A Meditation on Procrastination

    The procrastinator is both contemplator and man of action, which is the worst thing to be.
  5. Donald Trump, Interrupted. He Calls Flint Pastor Who Cut In ‘a Nervous Mess.’

    The Rev. Faith Green Timmons came over to Mr. Trump during his address before the Bethel United Methodist Church in Michigan and asked that he “not make a political speech.”
  6. Reconciling the Conflicting Aims of Church and State

    Liberal democracy and religious sentiment have always had an uneasy coexistence, and they probably always will.
  7. Hillary Clinton Emphasizes Importance of Faith to Black Audience

    The Democratic nominee also portrayed Donald J. Trump, without mentioning him by name, as a nihilist who doesn’t understand African-Americans or their faith.
  8. 1891: A Sacrilegious Fox

    From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: A fox enters the Sacre-Coeur in September 1891.
  9. What Religion Would Jesus Belong To?

    Many faiths have lost sight of their founders’ teachings.
  10. For Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a Public Shift Toward ‘God-Talk’

    The party’s convention gave voice to the religious principle of love as the root of liberal policies, a linking of policy and faith usually associated with the Republican Party.