Religious Literacy

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What’s a ‘Faitheist’? Chris Stedman explains

As the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman coordinates its “Values in Action” program. In his recent book, … Continued

Paying the price for religious illiteracy

In Judge Joseph Sheeran’s courtroom, religious literacy is seen as an antidote to intolerance and hate. Last week, the Michigan … Continued

Why the world needs faith

There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it. The past … Continued

Atheists know more about religion than the religious

Why is anyone surprised at the findings of a new survey of American religious knowledge, released last week by the … Continued

Knowing God vs. knowing about God

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

“The ignorant cannot be pious”

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Forgetting God has eternal and earthly consequences

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Atheists: know thy enemy

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Why the God I pray to gets me rounded up with the atheists

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Knowing differently

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Experience G-d to know G-d

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

America fails religion pop quiz

By Elizabeth Tenety Atheists and agnostics scored the highest on a Pew Forum study examining Americans’ religious knowledge. The survey, … Continued

Facing faith in American public schools

Beginning this fall, students in Jodi Ide’s class at Brighton High School will go beyond textbook discussions of world religions … Continued

Political lessons from a Buddhist monk

By Katherine Marshall Washingtonians will remember this ferocious August for its unusual and disconcerting heat – a merciless string of … Continued

Religious literacy crucial to understand Pakistan flood response, mosque debate

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marhall There’s a Ghanaian proverb that goes, roughly: “Plenty of meat and fish does not … Continued

Malaysia’s cool imam

By Katherine Marshall When South Africa was emerging from the dark shadows of the apartheid era, Malaysia was one place … Continued

Religion’s glorious complexity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall My grandmother, a very wise woman, gave me a piece of advice that sticks … Continued

Why no Hindu or Buddhist representation?

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

American foreign policy’s God gap

By David Waters American foreign policy is handicapped by a God gap, a narrow, ill-informed and “uncompromising Western secularism” that … Continued

Faith and development

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams occupies a unique position in the religious world, … Continued