Sigal Samuel: The Mystics of Mile EndMarch 2016
Claire Schwartz interviews Sigal Samuel about Kabbalah, queer Jews, and religion as literature.
Faith Need Not Fear ReasonDecember 2015
The artist on his current New York solo exhibition, inspired by the religious coexistence of a more peaceful era.
The AmericanistJuly 2015
“I’m celebrating my country! Stop hating my freedom, you terrorist.”
Boundaries of Taste: And as I parted my lips and then, later, my legs, watching the last clouds of smoke slip upward, I kept hearing my mother’s voice say, “Jesus is a fire.”
Jay Walljasper: Saving the World’s Holy PlacesMarch 2015
A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures.
How to Be a Woman in TehranMarch 2015
Boundaries of Gender: I stay because, as my mother never stopped repeating, I am my own woman, but also my own man.
Manash Bhattacharjee: Let Children BeFebruary 2015
On violence against children after the Peshawar tragedy.
Yo Soy el DiabloDecember 2014
Religion in America: The Devil as part of a rather American tradition.
What Will Happen to All of That Beauty?December 2014
Religion in America: Why does our humanity mean we are at once of God and utterly separate from Him?
Whole Self MovementDecember 2014
Religion in America: The transgender rabbi on religious rituals, gender fluidity, and the language of LGBTQ inclusion.
What We Are Now, You Shall BeDecember 2014
Religion in America: The Hare Krishna monk on cultural stereotypes, teaching faith through food, and America’s obsession with yoga.
After the Green DeathNovember 2014
At the top of the pantheon of spirits in Burma are the Thirty-Seven Nats. Twirling on earth, in a shimmering shawl, is their 74-year-old medium, U Nan Win.
In the Prison of New BeginningsOctober 2014
In the South’s bloodiest prisons, Baptists say they can reform prisoners by turning them into missionaries.
Divine AcquisitionOctober 2014
American Empires: The scholar of African-American religion on black megachurches and the marketability of the American Dream.
How Does It End?September 2014
The debut novelist and former Jehovah’s Witness on being a child preacher, leaving the church, and the safety of a good book.
Aditya Mani Jha: Revenge of the Offence CollectorsAugust 2014
An Indian politician retaliates against religious offenses by compiling his own, even more blasphemous, thoughts on religion.
Mallika Kaur: Ten Thousand Pairs of ShoesJune 2014
Finally talking about June 1984---30 years later---will honor the dead and protect the living.
Richard Falk: Pope Francis Visits PalestineMay 2014
Can religious power still have transformative effects?
Everyday MiraclesMay 2014
The Jesuit priest, author, and avid tweeter on telling the story of Jesus through his divinity, and humanity.
Nina Martin: In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early DefeatMarch 2014
The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference could be thwarted on procedural grounds.
Win Bassett: These Signs Shall Follow ThemMarch 2014
American South: The Signs Followers of southern Appalachia prefer not to be called “snake-handlers."
I do not trust these people, and they are not worth the embarrassment.
Mugambi Jouet: Is America Becoming Less Religious?January 2014
Faith continues to both unite and divide Americans.
That Your Days May Be LongJanuary 2014
After an itinerant childhood with her missionary family, a young woman discovers the distances that remain.
Jennifer Percy: We Kill Ourselves Because We Are HauntedJanuary 2014
'I wanted to talk to veterans and the families of veterans for the same reason that many were telling me I could not talk to them.' An excerpt from Demon Camp.
Radka Franczak: Painting the Past in a New RussiaNovember 2013
Ela Bittencourt talks to the director of Losing Sonia, a profile of an Orthodox nun and icon painter who reflects the changes in modern Russia.
Katie Ryder: The Truth About Religious Freedom and the ACAFebruary 2013
Your right to swing your fist in religious practice ends when your fist reaches my nose, or uterus.
The Prophet’s PathFebruary 2013
The journalist and "accidental theologist" discusses distinguishing human from legend in her latest book on the founder of Islam.
Rachel Riederer: It’s Not the End of the WorldDecember 2012
This week, Guernica Daily explores the idea of End Times.
Rafia Zakaria: Fighting is ForbiddenNovember 2012
Recent Islamist politics have turned the holy month of Muharram into a time of battle. Facing mounting violence, Karachi enters the Muslim year 1434 as a city under siege.
A Rioter’s PrayerNovember 2012
Pussy Riot's Yekaterina Samutsevich on protest, art, and freedom
Andrew Bacevich: BoykinismSeptember 2012
Joe McCarthy would understand today's Islamophobia.
Nora Connor: The Myth of the Muslim Tide and the Search for the ModerateSeptember 2012
Doug Saunders's new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
Ed Winstead: More Than You Can ChewSeptember 2012
What the all-you-can-eat buffet tells us about misguided nostalgia, overcoming privation, and the RNC.
The AnointingSeptember 2012
Seven months into her husband’s depression, Diane called the church secretary. She wanted the elders to come over and anoint Mitch with oil.
Linda Sarsour: Surveillance and the CityAugust 2012
The director of the Arab Association of New York talks with Meaghan Winter about mosque monitoring, civil liberties, and kids asking 'why do they hate us?'
Banned in China and avoided by the American media, the Falun Gong movement turns twenty.
Mallika Kaur: France of Institutionalized Discrimination, “J’accuse!”April 2012
France has institutionalized discrimination against Muslims, Sikhs, and Jews—but that hasn't stopped India, home to large populations of Muslims and Sikhs, from brokering an international arms deals with the country.
Nearer to Truth than HistoryJanuary 2011 Reza Aslan on his groundbreaking anthology, the failure to build bridges between the West and Middle East, how poets can help, and the internet can’t.
Listen to the BannedDecember 2010
Just in time for the holidays, a new CD compiles a who’s who of banned musicians from around the world.
The Earth is a MosqueDecember 2010 Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.
Nazi SheikhsMay 2010
The polemicist discusses Tariq Ramadan’s love of extremist sheikhs, Islamism’s ties to Hitler, and the intellectual confusion of liberal journalists.
Black Sheep and Exploding TurbansMay 2010
Europe is struggling to come to terms with its Muslim minority. What are the consequences of the intolerance and the violence for the continent and for literature? Paul Berman and a lauded panel chime in.
The other part of truthBy Tadeusz Dąbrowski translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
February 2010 Around Friday heaven arrives; they no longer supply / hell (it stays on the shelf too long), but I’ve got / hell at home, as well as heaven and the saints.
Meakin Armstrong: On The Skeptic’s DictionaryOctober 2009
This book is a weapon. It will teach you how to think.