Religion NPR's stories on U.S. and world religion, spirituality, ethics, and moral issues affecting society and culture. Subscribe to NPR Religion RSS feeds.

A New Translation Of The Bible Is Available

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/480100328/480100329" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nancy Shilts helped maintain a round-the-clock vigil at St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., for nearly 12 years to protest its closure. Here, Shilts is shown on May 29, before the final service at the church. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steven Senne/AP

After 11-Year Vigil, Massachusetts Catholic Church Holds Final Service

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/480051376/480051377" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pastor Writes To Dispel Embedded Misconceptions About Transgender People

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/479048513/479048514" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Meet Bonbibi: The Indian Forest Goddess Worshipped Across Religions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/478729137/478729138" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jehovah's Witnesses sing songs during a meeting in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in November 2015. The country's top prosecutor is threatening a nationwide ban for alleged "extremism." Alexander Aksakov/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Alexander Aksakov/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Russia's Jehovah's Witnesses Fight 'Extremist' Label, Possible Ban

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/476898973/478417215" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Supreme Court Sends Obamacare Contraception Case Back To Lower Courts

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/478272681/478272682" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The pastor of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ in Des Moines, Iowa, says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is "morally loathsome." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Sarah McCammon/NPR

Many Evangelicals Are In 'An Awkward Place' With Trump Atop GOP

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/478176365/478188376" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

With Interfaith Sunday Schools, Parents Don't Have To Choose One Religion

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/478148968/478148969" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

State Religious Freedom Laws Surface In Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/477835915/477835916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pope Francis greets participants in a special audience with members of the International Union of Superiors General on Thursday in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. L'Osservatore Romano via AP hide caption

toggle caption
L'Osservatore Romano via AP

Michigan Bank Discovers The Need For Islamic Finance Products

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/477758545/477758546" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nick Wilson (left), at his ordination last month, is given a framed sign from Pastor Matt Johnson that reads "Just As I Am," the title of one of Wilson's favorite hymns. Bill Campbell hide caption

toggle caption
Bill Campbell

Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/476651599/477529397" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The audience at last month's Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky. Sarah Mesa Photography hide caption

toggle caption
Sarah Mesa Photography

As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/476651373/477449941" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript