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.
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.
Conflicts continue over nativity scenes on public property
Most Americans favor allowing religious displays like nativity scenes to be placed on government property.
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.
5 facts about evolution and religion
Are faith and belief in evolution necessarily at odds?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.