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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.

From Amityville to Annabelle, the Warrens on film are a lie

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A timeline of Israel and Palestine’s complicated history

The new Exorcist movie proves how much the world has changed since 1973

Two young missionaries made headlines. Two new docs look at why.

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Silicon Valley’s vision for AI? It’s religion, repackaged.

The Supreme Court is taking a wrecking ball to the wall between church and state

The Chosen, the Christian megahit about Jesus, explained

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The importance of staying angry at the Supreme Court

The way to beat a partisan Supreme Court is to hold a grudge against it for a really long time.

Neil Gorsuch has a problem with telling the truth

Why every generation thinks people were nicer in the past

Shiny Happy People is a great reminder of why cult documentaries should exist

Nearly 2,000 children were sexually abused in the Illinois Catholic Church

The Supreme Court is unlikely to put the Christian Right in charge of your workplace — at least not yet

The Supreme Court takes up a messy, chaotic case about religion in the workplace

Another child sex abuse crisis rocks the Catholic Church

The Waco tragedy, explained

9 questions about Ramadan you were too embarrassed to ask

A new Supreme Court case could turn every workplace into a religious battleground

The big stakes in the Supreme Court’s new LGBTQ rights case

Kanye West and the end of “wink-nudge” antisemitism

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