States weigh child abuse reporting vs. clergy’s duty of confidentiality
Some bills would require clergy to disclose knowledge gleaned through religious rites such as confession.
What Ramadan means to Muslims: 4 essential reads | Analysis
Here are four ways to understand what Ramadan means for Muslims, and in particular for American Muslims.
Passover is a time to recognize tragedies of the past and offer hope for the future | Opinion
This story came to function as a powerful narrative of persecution and liberation for Jewish people.
Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday | Analysis
In all of these holidays, Christian and non-Christian (pagan) elements have continued to blend together.
Why Palm Sunday’s donkey is an important part of the Holy Week story | Opinion
The image of the quiet, patient, and unassuming donkey has communicated humility in art and in practice.
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
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.
Were the 2022 midterm results a rejection of white Christian Nationalism?
My answer is an enthusiastic maybe, a pastor and advocate says.