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. What is religion? New books by a philosopher, a sociologist and a theologian give different answers.
  2. Monika Bulaj’s discovery that her grandmother’s Polish town was once home to a thriving Jewish community that perished in the Holocaust set her on a 30-year journey documenting religious persecution.
  3. Monika Bulaj’s discovery that her grandmother’s Polish town was once home to a thriving Jewish community that perished in the Holocaust set her on a 30-year journey documenting religious persecution.
  4. In a new cultural history of the origins and readings of the Genesis story, Stephen Greenblatt traces a long arc.
  5. Christians and Muslims share a street and much more in Jakarta, setting an example of pluralism as fears of religious intolerance rise in the Muslim-majority nation.
  6. Muslims should not be compelled to practice the religion in the way authorities define.
  7. The emerging populace loves to shop and sees Islamic values as the solution to the country’s problems.
  8. Twanna Gause and Vanessa Brown, who met as choir girls nearly 30 years ago, were wed, much to the displeasure of Ms. Gause’s father, also a minister.
  9. Welcoming the stranger is one of the great moral traditions liberals have.
  10. Bruce Aitken, a convicted money launderer, sees his radio outreach to prisoners and their families as his “own personal penance.”