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New York Times Religion and Belief News

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  1. The Religious Hunger of the Radical Right
    Until we understand what really drives extremists, we will not be able to stop them.
  2. Dear God, Are You There?
    We are in a deep spiritual crisis that can’t be relieved by politics, or philosophy.
  3. Living Intimately With Thoughts of Death
    Laboring to survive in the present, we simultaneously imagine our future demise.
  4. The Curious Mystical Text Behind Marianne Williamson’s Presidential Bid
    The New Age author was drawn to an esoteric bible in the 1970s. It made her a self-help megastar. And now it has gone mainstream.
  5. A Clash of Worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin Meet Again
    A meeting between Russia’s president, seen as the spiritual strongman of European nationalists, and the pope, a moral voice against populism, comes amid an ideological divide in the West.
  6. Stop Calling Politics Our New Religion
    It’s offensive to both politics and religion.
  7. 8 Podcasts for the Spiritual Searcher
    Even as organized religion loses adherents, Americans continue to seek higher meaning in their lives.
  8. Are We Headed for War With Iran?
    And have conservatives given up on liberal democracy?
  9. Tiny Love Stories: ‘Our Families Couldn’t Know’
    Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words. For this issue, we sought stories from our Indian readers.
  10. Is the Religious Right Privileged?
    The history of race and religion under liberalism is a tangle, not just a morality play.


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