Religion was a common theme in some of the cases to come before the nine justices in the recently concluded Supreme Court term. Three experts help explain what is at stake.
Kentucky lawmakers are trying to make the state the 21st to enact a ban on conversion therapy. In states that are ‘silent’ on the issue, nonprofessionals are allowed to continue the harmful practice.
South Africa frequently invokes its celebrated constitution that is based on human rights, but has often failed to live up to its ideals.
Conservative justices are redefining religious freedom to mean the protection of individuals or groups to practice their faith as they see fit, argues a constitutional law expert.
Trump saw a decline in support among atheists, agnostics and voters not affiliated with any religion in the 2020 election.
The number of self-described evangelicals as a share of US population has held steady for the past decade. What is different is that they appear to identify less with church and more with politics.
As Mike Pence prepares for life after the vice presidency, a scholar of religion looks back at the political and religious conversions that informed the politician’s worldview.
Trump uses more religious terms in his set-piece addresses than any other president in the last 100 years.
Are masks a religious matter, or is religion being used to suit people’s political agendas? A scholar of Christian conservatism and culture argues both can be true.
The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
Spirituality may not align with scientific values, but even psychologists say ‘peak’ experiences can change people. Will society allow the entire language of religion to be owned by conservatives?
The proposed secular law (Bill 21) in the province of Québec appears to be directed primarily against Montreal and Québec City, and reflects a fear of strangers in Québec’s more homogeneous regions.
In 2015, the Mormon Church barred children from same-sex marriage from the church. An expert explains why this policy was tied to a larger conservative battle against gay rights.
Despite attempts to import its ideas, evangelical Christianity has never held the same political appeal in Australia as it does in the United States.
If South Africa’s argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
The religious right’s leaders are old men, and the generation coming up behind them is something quite different.
Christian conservative leaders gambled on Donald Trump, and it paid off in spades.
The US religious right has voted for someone who apparently contravenes some of its core values.
The fact that so much of the religious vote will go to the obviously less religious candidate says a lot about the 2016 US presidential election.