- Jan 6 20172 minutes
Why Cuba’s Muslim Population Is Growing
Fidel Castro banned religion when he first took over but in recent years the regime has been more tolerant.
- Dec 5 20167 minutes
Are Jews White?
Trump's election has reopened questions that have long seemed settled in America—including the acceptability of open discrimination against minority groups.
- Jun 13 20161 minute
How Islam is Different From Other Religions
WE WANT TO BELIEVE WE’RE ALL BASICALLY the same and want the same things, but what if we’re not? Islam, in both theory and practice, is exceptional in how it relates to politics. Because of its outsize role in law and governance, Islam has been—and
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
The Iran Paradox
Roughly 2,500 years ago, the first great Persian Empire, led by Cyrus the Great, was founded. Over the next several centuries, it grew to dominate a significant portion of the world’s extant population and stretched from western India to the Mediterr
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
Putin And Assad Are About To Achieve Their Biggest Victory In Syria
“All the world has failed us,” a resident of the Syrian city of Aleppo told the BBC this week, via a WhatsApp audio message. “The city is dying. Rapidly by bombardment, and slowly by hunger and fear of the advance of the Assad regime.”In recent weeks
- Apr 1 20152 minutes
How to Handle Employees Who Avoid Criticism
The Ethics Coach handles tackles two big questions: how to deal with employees who resist feedback and how to create a 'mutually beneficial' internship program.
- Jan 3 20172 minutes
Why Christians Are Disproportionately Powerful In Congress
The U.S. is becoming more diverse in terms of faith, but its legislature isn’t. A major reason? Non-religious Americans' voting rates.
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
Why Trump’s Republican Party Is Embracing Russia
Ideological and civilizational conservatives united in opposition to the Soviet Union, but divide on whether Putin’s Russia is a totalitarian enemy, or a defender of the Christian west.
- Jul 4 20161 minute
The Liberal Hypocrisy of ‘Free Speech’
LIBERALS TEND TO THINK OF THEMSELVES as open-minded and supportive of free speech. But recent examples show otherwise—and prove that many on the left are not above using intimidation and harassment to silence dissenting voices. Consider the fight ag
- Dec 29 20167 minutes
Democrats Have A Religion Problem
A conversation with Michael Wear, a former Obama White House staffer, about the party’s illiteracy on and hostility toward faith
- Dec 8 20167 minutes
Glenn Beck’s Regrets
His paranoid style paved the road for Trumpism. Now he fears what’s been unleashed.
- Dec 1 20162 minutes
The Moral Imperative For Leaders
WE LIVE IN A TIME of moral outrage. If you listened to partisans on either side of Election 2016, it was a contest between—or a protest of—a criminally corrupt politician and a serial sex offender, even though neither candidate had been formally char
- Dec 21 20165 minutes
Martin Scorsese’s Radical Act Of Turning Theology Into Art
Rarely do mainstream films treat religious questions with seriousness and specificity. Silence, a movie about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries, shows what that can look like.
- Nov 28 20161 minute
Trump’s Too-Tidy Plan To Defeat Islamic State
His in-and-out military solution will not be quick, and may leave the area in greater chaos
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
4 Steps For The Next President
Racism should be a core concern for all Americans, in every area of our lives. Implicit bias—our subconscious associations of race—permeates everything that we do. And we must pursue systemic accountability to fix it. The next President must apply th
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
The Senate Delays A Key Nomination Hearing
The move pushes back the examination of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for education secretary. But three other Cabinet picks are still set to receive confirmation hearings before they have obtained ethics agreements.
- Jul 4 201613 minutes
Life, the Remix
A new technique that lets scientists edit DNA with ease is transforming science—and raising difficult questions
- Dec 26 20163 minutes
Tired Of Halal Chicken? Try The Eyeshadow
Sales of makeup aimed at Muslims are growing fast | The trend “carries a certain stigma with the average American”
- Jan 15 201711 minutes
Seeking An Escape From Trump’s America
Why some people are withdrawing from mainstream society into “intentional communities”—and what the rest of the country can learn from them
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
The Absurdity Of Attacking Celebrities To Defend Donald Trump
The Hollywood left is flawed and eminently mockable, but the backlash against Meryl Streep is misplaced.
- Jan 1 201710 minutes
'He Was The Nationalist Candidate'
The editor of First Things on Donald Trump and the limits of multi-cultural democracy
- Nov 27 20163 minutes
The Republic Repeals Itself
An experiment in democracy that may not reach its 250th birthday.
- Jun 20 20165 minutes
Muhammad Ali Became a Big Brother to Me—And to All African Americans
WHEN I FIRST MET MUHAMMAD ALI, HE WAS performing magic tricks on Hollywood Boulevard. I was a freshman at UCLA walking along the street with two of my school buddies when we saw him strolling with a small entourage, doing sleight-of-hand illusions fo
- Aug 29 20161 minute
Why Body-Cam Footage Stays Unseen
ON AUG. 13, A POLICE BODY camera in Milwaukee captured the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, 23, a black man who officials say was fleeing police while armed—something they say is clear in the video. In the immediate aftermath, the public had to take
- Nov 21 20161 minute
We Must Wage A Jihad Of Peace
QASIM RASHID One of the high marks of Islam that the Prophet Muhammad taught is that loyalty to your country is part of your faith. I can sympathize with the anger and fear that many have: I’m a person of color; I’m a Muslim; I have young children.
- Dec 11 20164 minutes
Trump Is Bringing Progressive Protestants Back To Church
Some mainline congregations have seen a bump in attendance since the election. But the most powerful changes to come may be theological.
- Oct 17 20164 minutes
Iran Has a 1 Percent Too, and It’s Pro-West
Khamenei remains wedded to the “resistance economy” | “Why did you let yourselves be fooled by them?”
- Dec 19 20161 minute
A Great Neighbor
TEXAN JUSTIN NORMAND SENDS A MESSAGE OF UNITY TO MUSLIMS IN HIS COMMUNITY—AND FINDS SUPPORT FROM AROUND THE WORLD
- Jun 1 20161 minute
This Founder's Meditation Startup Draws Cult Demand: How She Did It
Suze Yalof Schwartz has modernized meditation with Unplug.