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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.

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

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

Supreme Court considers if churchgoers have a right to sing indoors in a pandemic

The clergy prayers at Biden’s inauguration are a signal of his priorities

Why Christians keep appropriating Jewish ritual symbols

Why pro-Trump evangelicals brought shofars to DC this week

The Supreme Court’s confusing new “religious liberty” order, explained

The Supreme Court hands down a loss for rogue law enforcement officers — and a win for the religious right

Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Supreme Court

Advent, explained

Advent, explained

One Good Thing: A nonfiction portrait of witchcraft that becomes a spiritual quest

One of Barrett’s first cases asks if religion is a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people

Muslims worldwide are protesting French President Macron’s crackdown on Islam

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

A gruesome murder in France rekindles the country’s debate on free speech and Islam

7 big cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term, explained

Religious leaders are becoming content creators to keep their followers engaged

The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on churches and the pandemic, explained

Is evangelical support for Trump a contradiction?

The Supreme Court just gave Republicans a powerful new weapon against Obamacare

The Supreme Court stripped thousands of teachers of their civil rights

A rabbi explains how to make sense of suffering