Jan 27, 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a significant year for religion at the Supreme Court

Here’s a rundown of the Supreme Court’s busy docket, which includes cases on the ACA’s contraception mandate, religion in the workplace, same-sex marriage and the death penalty.

Jan 16, 2015

Religious conversion in Latin America: How we surveyed people on their beliefs

Pew Research Center’s survey in 18 Latin American countries and Puerto Rico found that many Latin Americans are leaving Catholicism and joining evangelical Protestant churches. We sat down with senior researcher Neha Sahgal to see how these conclusions were reached.

Dec 15, 2014

Conflicts continue over nativity scenes on public property

Most Americans favor allowing religious displays like nativity scenes to be placed on government property.

Nov 14, 2014

Why has Pentecostalism grown so dramatically in Latin America?

Tens of millions of Latin Americans have left the Roman Catholic Church in recent decades and embraced Pentecostal Christianity.

Oct 30, 2014

5 facts about evolution and religion

Are faith and belief in evolution necessarily at odds?

Oct 27, 2014

Brazil continues South America’s incumbent streak

In recent decades, no incumbents from the 10 Latin American countries in South America have lost bids for re-election.

Oct 6, 2014

What today’s Supreme Court decision means for gay marriage

Today’s decision settles the issue in some states, but it has not ended the battle over same-sex marriage.

Oct 6, 2014

Supreme Court to decide whether inmates have religious right to grow beards

The court will determine whether prison officials may prohibit or limit a Muslim inmate from growing a beard, which many Muslims believe is required by their faith.

Sep 25, 2014

National Congregations Study finds more church acceptance of gays and lesbians

A new survey of American religious congregations finds that in recent years, more churches have become welcoming to openly gay and lesbian couples.

Sep 9, 2014

The divide over ordaining women

Only 11% of American congregations were led by women in 2012, according to press reports of an upcoming National Congregations Study survey. That figure hasn’t changed since 1998.