challenging religious privilege in public life

Valerie Tarico


The big problem rotting at the core of the Evangelical movement

Religious beliefs and political beliefs have become, for many Evangelicals, indistinguishable objects of devotion, beyond question.

Alabama Conservatives are Right: Roy Moore’s Behavior is Perfectly Biblical

The Quran and the Bible largely agree on a God-given male-dominated gender hierarchy in which men can negotiate bodily rights to girls.

What the Bible says about prayer versus reality

Faced with poor research outcomes, many religious leaders and theologians now argue that prayer is inherently exempt from evaluation.

Here’s why right-wing Christians think they are America’s most persecuted

Long before the Catholic Church made saints out of martyrs, a myriad of texts encouraged believers to embrace suffering or persecution.

6 Ways Religion Does More Bad Than Good

Harming society may actually be part of religion’s survival strategy. When people feel prosperous and secure, the hold of religion weakens.

Why does the Judeo-Christian God have such a bad temper?

You might think that if someone is omnipotent, then anger would be unnecessary. The force that created the universe has no need of it.

The Bible Story and Ancient Sexual Script Behind the Handmaid’s Tale

Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale is grounded in gender scripts that pervade Abrahamic scriptures. One biblical story brings the pieces together.

Bible vs Quran – test your knowledge of who deserves death in which religion

How well do you know your Torah, Bible, or Quran and Hadith? Can you tell which is which? Give it a try and then check…

If “Nothing Fails Like Prayer,” Why Do People Keep at It?

Ask and ye shall receive? Not unless the implacable laws of physics and biology are already trending in your favour.

Evidence About Jesus is Weaker than You Might Think

As antiquities scholarship improves, it becomes increasingly clear that the origins of Christianity are convoluted, and not very coherent.