New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at a news conference in New York in 2016.
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It's not shallow to be upset by the latest scandals. Learning about the bad behavior of people we admire can harm our very sense of self.
Frankenstein’s monster in the Hollywood Wax Museum. The fictional character first appeared in Mary Shelley’s novel in 1818.
By showing us a world from which mothers are largely absent, Mary Shelley reminds us that the genius of motherhood lies less in biological reproduction than in the capacity to love.
William Sloane Coffin Jr., followed by his sister, arrives at federal building in Boston on May 20, 1968.
The anti-Vietnam War efforts of Yale University chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr. and other church leaders alienated many Protestant Americans – with lasting repercussions.
Mosaics by artist Chuck Close on the walls of the new 86th Street subway station on the Second Avenue line in New York.
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In his short play from 1830, 'Mozart and Salieri,'
Russian poet Alexander Pushkin proposed that genius and evil are incompatible. Here's why this argument is worth revisiting in light of #MeToo.
Father Patrick Conroy.
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Following the controversy over the resignation of House chaplain Patrick Conroy, in this speed read, scholars explain when the tradition of legislative prayer was started and how it has sustained.
Former FBI Director James Comey.
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Here are three lessons that former FBI Director James Comey, took from the 20th-century American Christian philosopher, Reinhold Niebuhr.
The cast of ‘Black Panther.’
Seeing is not just believing. Seeing changes what we believe, about ourselves and about other people.
What does it mean for a pope to apologize?
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Popes are not infallible, yet apologies are rare.
A 1979 image that shows disciples of Rajneesh lying on the ground, in meditation at the mystic’s headquarters in Poona, India.
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A scholar explains the popular use of the label 'cult,' and what makes it problematic.
How do survivors find healing? Chum Mey, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, walks past a portrait of Nuon Chea, a former Khmer Rouge leader.
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The accounts of survivors of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge show how they were able to find justice and healing by breaking their silence and speaking on behalf of those who were killed.
Stormy Daniels, an adult star, at a local restaurant in downtown New Orleans.
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The Christian right's response to pornography in recent history is complicated. The moral conviction against porn remains strong, but there is also sympathy for its consumers.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. displays the poster to be used during his Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.
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King argued for a national guaranteed income that would keep people out of poverty. Fifty years later, the Poor People's Campaign still resonates.
What could be the consequences of including a question on citizenship?
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An expert explains why a recent plan to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 census is unjust, both for citizens and noncitizens.
What is the origin of Easter eggs?
A scholar explains the rich historical roots of Easter and how it has evolved over the centuries.
How should you communicate?
From asking a partner to pick up dinner on the way home to checking in on a neighbor with health problems, we frequently face the question, 'What's the best way to communicate?'
Several thousand people gather at a rally in Washington in 1952 to hear Evangelist Billy Graham preach.
Current trends suggest that evangelicalism is out of step with younger Americans. But, a scholar says, evangelicalism has been here before.
Oscar Romero’s canonization is controversial. The process stalled in the Vatican for decades.
On March 24, 1980, an outspoken Salvadoran bishop was murdered after decrying his country's military regime. Thirty-eight years and one civil war later, Pope Francis is set to declare him a saint.
A choir sings traditional gospel music.
Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller
For the enslaved Africans, music – rhythm in particular – became a tool of communication about their conditions. Later, it laid the foundation for spirituals and gospel songs.
Evangelist Billy Graham.
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In the 1950s, religious language found its way into government and politics, due in no small part to Billy Graham.
Relics of St. Valentine of Terni at the basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin.
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Valentine's Day originated as a feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So how did the day become a celebration of love?