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. Perfect. All-powerful. All-knowing. The idea of the deity most Westerners accept is actually not coherent.
  2. An Iranian asylum seeker said he converted from Islam to Christianity because it was a “peaceful” religion. The Home Office used Bible verses about vengeance as a basis to deny the claim.
  3. Should we continue to teach thinkers like Kant, Voltaire and Hume without mention of the harmful prejudices they helped legitimize?
  4. The heart of spiritual life can not be found in nirvana or heaven, but in the mutual recognition that this life is our ultimate purpose.
  5. Yemeni officials say they need help in recovering artifacts that have been looted from ancient sites and museums during the ongoing civil war.
  6. The first revision of the curriculum in two decades will include information on same-sex relationships, as well as warnings against sexting and forced marriage.
  7. Domineque Hakim Marcelle Ray wanted an imam by his side when he was executed. The Supreme Court said no.
  8. Readers discuss a Supreme Court decision on Louisiana’s abortion restrictions and an Op-Ed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on protecting the right to choose.
  9. Orthodox Christians hope Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s visit signals that Turkey, which closed the historic Halki seminary in 1971, might let it reopen.
  10. Some churches “weaponize scripture and religion to do very deep damage on the psyche,” one pastor says.