More on Religious Conversion

Why the first Jesuit pope is a big deal

Jesuits are bound by oath not to seek higher office in the Roman Catholic Church, and now one of them … Continued

Pope Francis: His name reflects ‘his ministry for the poor’

For his name, he chose one that harks back eight centuries, to Italy, and to a man who renounced a … Continued

Mahatma Gandhi, Mormon?

Is Mahatma Gandhi in heaven or hell?  Where will the Dalai Lama sojourn in the afterlife?  Will two thirds of … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

Obama the Christian: the “religious test” for high office

By Gustav Niebuhr Wasn’t it only a month ago that the Pew Research Center announced its finding that nearly one … Continued

Life as a ‘sister’

By Alison LakeThis essay is the fifth in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first essay … Continued

Embracing new rituals

By Alison LakeThis essay is the fourth in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first essay … Continued

“Why don’t you love Jesus?”

Alison Lake This essay is the third in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first essay … Continued

Converting to Islam today

By Alison Lake This essay is the second in a series about religious conversion. Click here to read Alison’s first … Continued

Confessions of a convert to Islam

By Alison Lake This essay is the first in a series about religious conversion. If you’d like to submit your … Continued