The Ghosts of Purim PastThe holiday's violent beginnings—and what they mean for the Jewish future.
Hail MaryYou have more in common with the mother of Jesus than you think.
Holy NightThe little-known Jewish holiday of Christmas Eve. Seriously.
The Bone CollectorsIt's time to bring relics back to the Catholic Church.
Do Shamans Have More Sex?New Age spirituality is no more pure than old-time religion.
God and the RecessionHow will Prosperity Gospel ride out the hard economic times?
The Kissing PriestFather Alberto Cutié's scandal doesn't change the debate about clerical celibacy.
Passionate PlaysGory Easter productions miss an important part of the Gospels.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Holy WeekThe olive-oil-buying, candlestick-polishing, and soul-shepherding that make the seven days from Palm Sunday to Easter run smoothly at a D.C. cathedral.
The Crowded Catholic CafeteriaPope Benedict XVI tries to heal the schism with Catholics who deny the Second Vatican Council.
Are Christians Stingy?When believers don't believe in giving.
The Hidden Man of ChristmasPutting St. Joseph back in the picture.
Does Religion Make You Nice?Does atheism make you mean?
A Monastic Kind of LifeHow Catholic religious communities are trying to attract young people again.
An Aisha for All SeasonsWhy a controversial novel about the Prophet Mohammed's wife is nothing new.
Do Black Hats Come in Pink?Orthodox Judaism finally begins to face gay rights.
The New Holiday TraditionWhat's an "authentic" Christmas celebration?
It's a Christian Man's WorldThe Promise Keepers, in an attempt to stage a comeback, are reaching out to women and Messianic Jews. But why?
The Body Politic ElectricIt's becoming increasingly difficult for Israel to unplug for Yom Kippur.
Organ FailureThe arrests of rabbis who trafficked body parts uncover more complicated issues.
What Do Pope John Paul II and Hugh Hefner Have in Common?An intense debate erupts over Catholic sexuality.
Why Was Jesus Crucified?A historical perspective.
A Skeptic's Guide to PassoverScientific explanations for the parting of the Red Sea, the 10 plagues, and the burning bush.
The Church SearchWhy American churchgoers like to shop around.
The Ted Haggard DilemmaCan a fallen pastor ever redeem himself?
Bethlehem Does BroadwayThe fierce competition and high cost of children's Christmas pageants.
Mitzvah MobilesCelebrating Hanukkah with menorah parades.
Witches’ BrouhahaFending off religious tourists and struggling to organize a coven on Halloween.
The Anti-Semite's Favorite Jewish PrayerThe centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre.
Pro-Choices—PluralHow the Democratic Party is adjusting its approach to abortion.