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A section for news and explainers on religion news — from the latest goings-on at the Vatican to explainers on Ramadan.

The Supreme Court’s new term could be even more consequential than its last one

The Supreme Court hands the religious right an unexpected loss. Don’t expect it to last.

The Supreme Court fight over whether religious schools can discriminate against LGBTQ people

Why Silicon Valley is fertile ground for obscure religious beliefs

The Supreme Court hands the religious right a big victory by lying about the facts of a case

The Supreme Court tears a new hole in the wall separating church and state

The sexual abuse scandal rocking the Southern Baptist Convention, explained

The Supreme Court’s “Christian flag” decision, explained

Revisiting the Christian fantasy novels that shaped decades of conservative hysteria

The religious right had a great day in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s “praying coach” case, explained

The Supreme Court’s latest religion opinion should reassure liberals

The Supreme Court will hear a big case about whether religion is a license to discriminate

Can Whoopi Goldberg’s public history lesson actually do some good?

The Supreme Court is leading a Christian conservative revolution

Thich Nhat Hanh’s final mindfulness lesson: How to die peacefully

The Christian right brings a Supreme Court case it actually deserves to win

The quest to find a sustainable prayer rug

The Supreme Court appears really eager to force taxpayers to fund religious education

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the Supreme Court is likely to agree

Procession is a doc about the Catholic sex abuse scandal. Its approach is wholly unexpected.

The Supreme Court finally figures out that religious liberty cases are hard

The Supreme Court must decide if it loves religious liberty more than the death penalty

9 high-stakes issues SCOTUS will take up this term

The Eyes of Tammy Faye captures the moment the GOP got in bed with the Christian right

3 winners and 3 losers from the just-completed Supreme Court term

Abortion rights, Joe Biden, and communion: The controversy, explained

America’s largest evangelical denomination is at war with itself

An epic Supreme Court showdown over religion and LGBTQ rights ends in a whimper

How can we make it right? What the world’s religions have to say about justice.

The Christian right is racking up huge victories in the Supreme Court, thanks to Amy Coney Barrett

9 questions about Ramadan you were too embarrassed to ask

An unholy union

The Supreme Court’s new decision about evangelical preachers on campus, explained

The psychedelic roots of Christianity

Lent, explained

The many ways Muslim prisoners are denied religious rights in prison

The Supreme Court just backed away from one of its cruelest death penalty decisions

The Supreme Court’s new, deeply fractured decision on churches and the pandemic, explained

The Trump presidency was a catastrophe for American Christianity