religion and belief

The Rev. Joseph O’Hare, Resourceful President of Fordham, Dies at 89

The Rev. Joseph O’Hare, Resourceful President of Fordham, Dies at 89

He transformed the university into a national institution and played a major civic role as the overseer of New York City’s public campaign finance law.

For Shut-In Pilgrims, the World’s Holiest Sites Are a Click Away

The pandemic has closed holy sites across the globe, but virtual reality is providing worshipers a digital window into ceremonies during touchstone holidays.

For Shut-In Pilgrims, the World’s Holiest Sites Are a Click Away

The pandemic has closed holy sites across the globe, but virtual reality is providing worshipers a digital window into ceremonies during touchstone holidays.
The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response

The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response

Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.
What Judaism Teaches Us About the Fear of Death

What Judaism Teaches Us About the Fear of Death

A conversation with the Princeton scholar Moulie Vidas on mortality and the embrace of life in Judaism.
In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk

In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk

As scientists and politicians struggle for a response to the coronavirus, many people are turning to faith. But some practices raise public health concerns.
In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk

In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk

As scientists and politicians struggle for a response to the coronavirus, many people are turning to faith. But some practices raise public health concerns.
In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk

In a Pandemic, Religion Can Be a Balm and a Risk

As scientists and politicians struggle for a response to the coronavirus, many people are turning to faith. But some practices raise public health concerns.
Where Is God in a Pandemic?

Where Is God in a Pandemic?

The honest answer is: We don’t know. But even non-Christians may find understanding in the life of Jesus.
‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries.
‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries.
‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries.
‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center

A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries.
A Sunday Without Church: In Crisis, a Nation Asks, ‘What Is Community?’

A Sunday Without Church: In Crisis, a Nation Asks, ‘What Is Community?’

Canceled religious services are another symbol of a lost chance to be still, to breathe and to gather together.
A Sunday Without Church: In Crisis, a Nation Asks, ‘What Is Community?’

A Sunday Without Church: In Crisis, a Nation Asks, ‘What Is Community?’

Canceled religious services are another symbol of a lost chance to be still, to breathe and to gather together.
God vs. Coronavirus

God vs. Coronavirus

Religion is supposed to be a source of comfort in times of confusion and suffering. And yet everywhere you look, services are being suspended.
Don’t Let Trump Pay Back Evangelicals Like This

Don’t Let Trump Pay Back Evangelicals Like This

New rules promulgated by his administration to advance ‘religious freedom’ will actually restrict it.
Worship in the Age of Coronavirus: Prayer, Elbow Bumps, Hand Sanitizer

Worship in the Age of Coronavirus: Prayer, Elbow Bumps, Hand Sanitizer

As coronavirus spreads, churches, synagogues and mosques are taking precautions and adjusting their worship traditions.
The Supreme Court Nears the Moment of Truth on Religion

The Supreme Court Nears the Moment of Truth on Religion

The majority’s view of the Constitution’s free-exercise clause poses a threat to civil society.
How Does a Buddhist Monk Face Death?

How Does a Buddhist Monk Face Death?

If we learn to celebrate life for its ephemeral beauty, its coming and going, we can make peace with its end.