‘In God We Trust’ became the national motto of the US on July 30, 1956. Since then, it has been used to forward a conservative Christian agenda.
Joe Biden has taken control of the Democratic nomination with a string of big primary wins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, but the role of religion should not be overlooked.
This centuries-old argument over doctrine needs to change and we have a pope who wants that to happen.
Brazilian evangelicals are politically conservative, but they still believe in climate change. Turning them into climate activists, however, will be a challenge for the environmentalist movement.
Protestant fundamentalism was officially born in the United States in 1919, fueling a culture war that continues today.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
In the mid-16th century, William Baldwin wrote a satire on Catholicism but waited a decade before publishing it. Sensible man.
As hard-line Pentecostalism spreads across Brazil, some drug traffickers in gang-controlled areas of Rio de Janeiro are using religion as an excuse to attack nonbelievers.
As well as his 95 Theses, Luther took on the awesome challenge of a new German translation of the Bible in which he set out to challenge both doctrinal and social beliefs.
In the great reformer’s eyes, if you didn’t love a rousing tune you deserved only “the music of the pigs”.
Martin Luther has always given the country a chance to examine itself. Half a millennium on, the picture is more complex than ever.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.