Joseph Kennedy, a former high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash., had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team’s games, the justices ruled.
Private Jonathan Warnock was a walking sermon.
The justices’ decision could have broad implications for freedom of religion — and freedom from it.
Joseph Kennedy, a football coach at a public high school in Washington State, lost his job after praying on the 50-yard line after games.
Around the world, national churches, parishes and even families are reassessing relations with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, who has encouraged Russia’s aggression.
“I look at Easter and I say, ‘Because of this, I can face anything.’”
Readers hope that Americans and allies support the decision despite rising energy costs and call for conservation measures. Also: A faithful Catholic and his church.
A realistic understanding of sin makes forgiveness and grace possible.
The pandemic has challenged any expectation that we can control our lives and be rescued from loss.
Readers had strong feelings about last week’s newsletter. Here are some of the most compelling replies.
Her upbeat version of “The Lord’s Prayer” was an instant hit in Australia, reached No. 4 in the U.S. and was nominated for a Grammy (it lost to Elvis Presley).
A federal appeals court ruled that a school board in Washington State could require the coach to stop praying at the 50-yard line after high school football games.
There is hope in the idea that we can change, as individuals and as a society.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the city have set aside a part of their homes to pray, meditate or give thanks for another day.
In the Bible, we see the mother of Jesus experience great blessings and unimaginable sorrow.
Advent is an ideal time to grieve, reflect and look ahead.
The death penalty is wrong, but we can still uphold the dignity of the condemned.
The arrest of the leader of a small religious group reveals that Russian repression reaches even to the depths of the Siberian forest.
Advocacy for the oppressed requires action — but also silence and contemplation.
For more than a decade, a group of Major League Baseball’s umpires has convened by phone to pursue spiritual solace.
It helps us pay attention to the things that matter.
Suffering and death are facts of life: “Everyone dies, their bodies rot, and every face becomes a skull.”
The court shifted direction in cases on Covid-related limits on religious services after Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Although he ultimately rejected Pentecostalism, the writer captured its pathos and ability to bear witness to Blackness in America in his first novel.
I lit the menorah as a child, but my kids are growing up in a different type of household.
Contemporary hermits are reaching out to people struggling with isolation. Their message: Go inward, and get outside.
Several towns with large ultra-Orthodox Jewish populations are seeing coronavirus case rates that are among the highest in New York.
Across Thailand’s crowded capital, there are spirits who must be placated with a comfy place to live. The coronavirus is no excuse to cut back on the coddling.
Modern life is ugly, brutal and barren. Maybe you should try a Latin Mass.
In the latest essay from our visual series, The World Through a Lens, we share a collection of photographs from a nunnery in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia.
Pakistan’s government is dithering in the face of the epidemic because it’s not sure what to fear the most.
Amid a pandemic, millions of Americans refashioned rituals and grasped for hope in the story of Jesus’ resurrection.