April 25, 2013 A U.S. transplant of a Brazilian sect drinks huasca tea and then finds spiritual exploration in the visions it induces. The Supreme Court has granted the group full rights as a church to sip all the tea it wants, but some neighbors in Santa Fe, N.M., are trying to block construction of a house of worship.
April 19, 2013 The two suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years and lived together in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment.
April 16, 2013 The largest group for U.S. nuns had been criticized last year for "radical feminist" ideals and ordered to undergo a five-year Vatican-supervised overhaul.
April 16, 2013 In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce explores the outsized influence of evangelical Christian groups on the overseas adoption industry. The adoption movement has orchestrated a boom-and-bust market that can exploit poor families in countries where regulations are weak and "orphans" may not actually be orphans.
April 14, 2013 Gordon Cosby is perhaps the most influential pastor you've never heard of. His congregation in Washington, D.C., Church of the Saviour, launched more than 40 different nonprofit groups to help the poor and homeless. Cosby died last month at the age of 95.
April 10, 2013 The bill would make it a crime, punishable by prison and a steep fine, to offend religious feelings.