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New York Times Religion and Belief News

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  1. What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping
    China’s president sees religion as a way to promote his country’s position in a world still dominated by the United States.
  2. Reza Aslan Thinks TV Can End Bigotry
    The host of CNN’s “Believer” on converting from and back to Islam and why watching TV is so important.
  3. An Unorthodox Gift to Notre Dame from Muslim Philanthropists
    A family of prosperous immigrants from Pakistan is giving $15 million to set up an institute for the study of religions.
  4. Christians in the Hands of Donald Trump
    Is religious conservatism ascendant or countercultural?
  5. If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?
    Understanding what bonds us together in the human condition is the job of philosophy, not science.
  6. Michael Novak, Catholic Scholar Who Championed Capitalism, Dies at 83
    A Roman Catholic social philosopher, Mr. Novak abandoned liberal politics to make the theological and moral case for capitalism in a series of books.
  7. Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims
    Jews and Catholics were ranked the highest, but even atheists, near the bottom, were viewed more positively than three years ago, despite a divisive election.
  8. The Trump Era’s Catholic Mirror
    What really connects the president, Pope Francis and their critics.
  9. What Jesus Can Teach Today’s Muslims
    Don’t imitate the West and don’t retreat into rigid fundamentalism.
  10. The Bigotry That Armed the Quebec Mosque Attacker
    I always wanted to believe that Canada was immune to hate crime against Muslims. I’ve had to learn otherwise.


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