Faith

travel

A Real-Life Samaritan Leader Explains What It Means to Be a Good Samaritan

There are less than 1,000 Samaritans living in the world today. Community secretary Mabrook Ishaq is one of them. He told us his story.
Mabrook Ishaq
8.30.18
Faith

I Will Die to Protect This Holy Well in the West Bank

The first-person story of Archimandrite Ioustinos, the guardian of Jacob's Well in the West Bank.
Archimandrite Ioustinos
3.22.18
Faith

I Died, Met God, and Came Back as a Roots Healer

The first-person story of Bishop Dickerson, one of the last roots workers in Mississippi.
Bishop Dickerson
2.2.18
Religion

How La Virgen de Guadalupe Became an Icon

On the anniversary of her first appearance, we look at the evolution of the symbol that has special resonance for Mexican people.
Ximena N. Larkin
12.12.17
LGBTQ

A New Website Aims to Tell You Which Churches Are Queer-Inclusive

Church Clarity is a crowdsourced database of churches nationwide, ranking them based on their acceptance of LGBTQ parishioners.
Xorje Olivares
10.27.17
ramadan

Fasting for Ramadan Isn't Supposed to Be Easy

Each year I find Ramadan to be an incredible struggle, and every year I end up fasting again.
Usman Ahmad
6.23.17
Religion

How It Feels to Lose Your Religion

We spoke to a former Jehovah's Witness, a Jew, and a Muslim about leaving their faith and community.
Ezekiel MacNevin
3.31.17
Religion

Is Harry Potter the Jesus of a New Generation?

Millions are giving the series a close read through a spiritual lens.
Caroline Thompson
1.6.17
Best of 2016

Artist of the Year: The Black Madonna On the Beautiful Paradox of Being a Catholic DJ

"I poured myself into dance music and discovered God isn't silent. God is loud."
The Black Madonna
12.29.16
jesus

Baby Jesus Was Kind of a Dick

According to the Infancy Gospels, Lil' Jesus used his divine powers to terrorize teachers, kill Jewish children, and be an all-around butthole.
Mark Hay
12.23.16
Vice Blog

Andrew W.K. on Loving Your Enemy

How an unspeakable act of kindness changed my life forever.
Andrew W.K.
11.18.16
Art

How to Find Pure Faith in Art and Everything

We talked to Dan Colen about art, the universe, and everything, at the dawn of his first major museum retrospective, 'Oil Painting,' at Dallas Contemporary.
Emerson Rosenthal
5.11.16