Religion and Belief
A brief history of the Black church’s diversity, and its vital role in our politics | Analysis
The image of the Black church as the nation's moral conscience has always been a complicated matter
Who are Philly’s influential Black clergy backing in the city’s mayoral race?
An announcement is expected this spring, a senior leader said this week
Faith in choice: Pa. Clergy talk about the intersection of abortion rights and faith | Amanda Berg
When does life begin? Why do we assume believers are anti-abortion? What can God teach us about the issue?
On Pope Benedict, science, faith, and his legacy | Bruce Ledewitz
The most conservative of popes showed a surprising openness to dialogue.
A pastor comes to terms with the church’s idols of Trump, money and power | Opinion
Biblical Christianity — forged in the cross, humility, and poverty — has been at war with a co-opted Christianity that forgets Jesus’s gospel of liberation.
Do all dogs go to Heaven? How our secular culture views death | Bruce Ledewitz
Americans seem to want the promises and benefits of religion without the rigors of belief and faith.
‘Untraditional’ Hanukkah celebrations are often full of traditions for Jews of color | Opinion
Jews of color and non-Ashkenazi Jews have been bringing attention to new Hanukkah traditions that celebrate the diversity of Judaism in the U.S.
Washington Christian Outreach serves the needy | Helping the Helpers
'Anybody can come in and get a hot meal,' assistant director Debbie Boardley said.
Were the 2022 midterm results a rejection of white Christian Nationalism?
My answer is an enthusiastic maybe, a pastor and advocate says.
‘Christian nationalism’ talk is getting a lot louder. But what does it really mean? | Analysis
Pa. Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has not claimed the label -- but he has embraced its tenets.
In PGH, faith leaders reject rising Christian nationalism movement
'This isn’t new to me. It’s just louder than I’ve seen it in a long, long, long time,' the Rev. Richard Freeman said.
New poll is a roadmap to Republican grievance in 2022 | Wednesday Morning Coffee
A new poll provides an eye-opening glimpse into the values and motivations of the modern Republican Party, and the cultural and political forces that will drive the party faithful to the polls on Nov. 8. The latest American Values poll by the Public Religion Research Institute also zooms in on the views of white evangelical Protestants who backed former President […]