“Thanksgivukkah” gives rise to kitschy humor and serious consideration of traditions
The pope sharply criticized growing economic inequality and unfettered markets in a lengthy paper.
The Pennsylvanian is told he has a decision to make concerning his future with the Methodist Church.
Methodist Church divisions echo other mainstream Protestant denominations’ on gay marriage.
The United Methodist Church begins its case against a pastor who violated church rules by performing the marriage of his son to another man.
Members of Dignity/Washington recently met with local Catholic Church officials.
Unable to communicate with relatives hit by Typhoon Haiyan, expats collect donations and pray for loved ones.
A new performance is is loosely inspired by the real-life friendship of a Polish Jew named Yehuda Nir, who survived concentration camps, and Gottfried Wagner, a German descendent of composer Richard Wagner who became very critical of his family’s involvement with the Nazis.
The endeavor speaks to an increasingly secular society still hungry for wonder and community.
Washington got a taste of the closest thing liberal Christianity has to a star when weightlifter-comic-pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber came to town Tuesday night.
Nadia Bolz-Weber, a tattooed, weight-lifting onetime comic, explains her new vision for liberal believers.
Flower-power activist installs protest art in Dupont Metro, prompting debate about power and beauty.
Adas Israel synagogue creates a room with coffee and WiFi for the group reading of ancient texts.
Some traditionalists concerned that his all-embracing style runs counter to clear, defined teachings
Thousands of laid-off federal workers face the same uneasy question: Now what?
In talk with atheist Italian journalist, pontiff calls efforts to convert people to Christianity “solemn nonsense.”
Are the findings evidence of more acceptance, or do they portend the fading of all but Orthodox Jewish life?
Pope Francis has set the date for making saints of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII as April 27.
An increasing number identify themselves as evangelical or unaffiliated, the Public Religion Research Institute found.
The canonizations of popes John XXIII and John Paul II will likely be a massive event around Easter 2014.
Michelle’s path to her dream job as religion reporter began as a kid, trying to make sense of a kosher Jewish home that had three sets of dishes: meat, milk and Chinese food. Her career included a decade of globe-trotting with The Associated Press, covering everything from domestic terrorism in the Arizona desert to debates on male circumcision to Ugandan royalty and how strapped doctors in Afghanistan decide who lives and who dies.
Since January 2006 she’s been the Post’s religion reporter, where she reports on the busy marketplace of American religion. She has a Master’s (in Near Eastern Studies), a husband, a son and just two sets of dishes. The Religion Newswriters Association awarded her its “Religion Reporter of the Year” award for religion writing in large news organizations in 2011 and 2013.