Category Archives: Society

Would Jesus Have a Problem With a Budget That Cuts Aid to the Poor?

Since it was unveiled last week, President Trump’s proposed budget has been widely denounced as “immoral” and downright “evil” for boosting defense spending by billions while demanding drastic cuts to…

How Democracy Kills Expertise, from C.S. Lewis

The war on expertise is not a new phenomenon. Nearly 60 years before Tom Nichols published his bestselling book, The Death of Expertise, author C.S. Lewis wrote about it in an…

Do Mormon Women Have More Cosmetic Surgery?

In 2015 Time magazine ran a story by Jon Birger called “What Two Religions Tell Us About the Modern Dating Crisis,” arguing that a widening gender lopsidedness among men and…

Liberty Counsel Advocates for Life at the White House

Liberty Counsel was among several organizations invited to meet with Vice President Mike Pence at the White House yesterday to discuss concerns and suggestions for protecting unborn life in the…

Monastery Takes on Dog as Friar

In Catholic tradition, St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals — so perhaps it’s only fitting that one of the newest followers to join his order is…

Why the Apparel Industry Is Embracing Muslim Fashion

In the modern-day culture wars over Islam’s place in America, fashion has become a flashpoint. Should Muslim women in the U.S. publicly show their faith with garments, from hijabs to…

LDS Church Joins Fight Against Trans Restroom Directive

After spending years trying to carve out a middle ground on LGBT-friendly policies, the LDS Church has lined up against a federal directive allowing transgender students to use restrooms that…

Why the Tweet #Prayfor Has Staying Power

After major tragedies, social media lights up with calls for prayer. One reason, based on a new survey: A majority of Americans rely on prayer in the hope for healing,…

How Divorce Can Impact Religious Devotion

Americans raised by divorced parents are less likely to be religiously affiliated later in life, according to a new survey from PRRI and Religion News Service.

Does Religion Determine Altruism?

Last November, a provocative result made the rounds on social media and assorted blogs: A paper with data from over 1,000 participants across six countries reported that children from Christian…