What are the ethics of anonymous resistance?
An expert argues why the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times can hardly be considered an act of civil disobedience and why it might make things even worse in the Trump administration.
New priests being ordained during a ceremony led by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, when they take vows, including to remain celibate.
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
Early Christians were open to marriage for priests. It wasn't until the 12th century that celibacy became mandatory in the Catholic Church.
Telomeres, a part of DNA that hold the key to biological aging.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
President Donald Trump with pastor Paula White during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the White House, on Aug. 27, 2018.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
President Trump has promised to protect religious liberty. But there was a time when evangelicals believed that a religion that needed protection from government had no reason to exist at all.
Members of Chile’s bishops conference, in May 2018, who say they are open to whatever Pope Francis proposes to overhaul the Chilean church devastated by a clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
Pope Francis has been accused of a cover-up in the sex abuse scandal involving Theodore McCarrick, a former archbishop. Experts explain why it's hard for the Catholic Church to hold clergy accountable.
Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in August 2017.
AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Each year, Muslims from all over the world go on a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, known as Hajj. A scholar explains its spiritual significance.
American and Israeli flags above Jerusalem rooftops prior to President Trump’s May 2017 visit.
Israel's increasingly conservative policies on social and religious issues appears to be playing a role.
People protest the shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.
A woman in Saudi Arabia drives to work for the first time in Riyadh.
AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty
Saudi Arabia has arrested a number of feminists, while bringing in reforms for women. An expert argues why this goes to show that the kingdom remains adamant on not opening space for more voices.
What does this code do – and what does it mean?
Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal.
AP Photo/Julio Cortez
American Sikhs have been the target of many racist attacks. An expert explains the Sikh faith and its history in the United States.
A portrait of Imran Khan, whose party won the recent elections, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
AP Photo/Anjum Naveed
A religious minority of Pakistan, the Ahmadis have been boycotting elections for decades. Casting a vote would require that they denounce themselves as 'non-Muslims.'
Is it ethical to eat meat?
The coworking company, WeWork, has banned meat, citing an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint. For centuries, philosophers have made a moral case against meat-eating.
How should you choose your friends?
Friendship requires that we be open to our friends’ ways of seeing things, even when they differ from our own. Is being a good person necessary for a good friendship? Who is a good person?
Anti-opioid protest at the Harvard Art Museums, which the Sackler family has supported with charitable gifts.
After scandals or sea changes make the association with certain names too awkward, universities, museums and other nonprofits usually distance themselves. But not always.
All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In early Christian texts, God gives birth to Israel and is described as a woman in labor and a mother comforting her children.
Muslim women offer prayers.
The Muslim call to prayer has often been misconstrued. A scholar explains how Islamic prayer is the heart of Islam that allows for an intimate connection between Muslims and their Creator.
Students at a madrasa in the Assaba region of southern Mauritania in May 2014.
Madrasas, or Islam-centered schools, have long spread knowledge and literacy throughout the Muslim world. However, can they prepare students for today's tech-based economies?
President Trump signed an executive order related to the Johnson Amendment in 2017.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Deactivating the tax provision known as the Johnson Amendment could increase the flow of dark money, reducing accountability in campaign finance.
Members of the team who were rescued from a flooded cave prepare to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks.
AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit
In Theravada Buddhism, ordaining to be a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another – in this case to the late Navy SEAL officer.