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The 2012ologists

Hollywood flies to Jackson Hole to hash out the apocalypse.

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Fuel for Truth

Taking the fight against Islamist terrorism to a New York nightclub.

Killing the Buddha

Eureka Springs

Gumby the Christ figure looks over a small town in the Ozarks.

Mitzvah Tank-5th Avenue

Who Will Save Manhattan?

New York’s summer evangelism season isn’t what it used to be.

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The Fake Fire

Searching for an ancient faith in its modern diaspora.

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Christian, for All Intents and Purposes

Unpacking religious baggage in Jerusalem.

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The Cacophony Choir

True tales of a stockbroker seeker, a Christian witch, and a maybe-miracle in Worcester, Massachusetts, by way of Cameroon.

Noemi Vagus, an Ashaninka shaman, standing in front of an Ayahuasca vine in the Peruvian Amazon

Meeting the Madre

A night high on ayahuasca with the Ashaninka of the Peruvian Amazon.

Nokia Theatre at Times Square

Spaces of Hope

Praying in the Cathedral of Rock.

Left to right: Bertrand, an unidentified friend, Sister Benen Kent and Britten in 1967.

Shattered Faith in Two Parts

Women victims are the latest to find a voice in the Catholic abuse scandal, but who will listen to their song?

All photos by Munir Virani of the Peregrine Fund

The Bright Half of Bhadra

In the forests of Rajasthan resides the god of invisible things.

Images courtesy of the author

Bedlam Backwards: My Haggadah

A family Seder where “Next year in Jerusalem” really means next year in Jersey.

Photo by Meera Subramanian

Nothing But a Party

Welcome to New Orleans during Lent, the universe’s biggest buzzkill.

From the Times Square Church website

Saving the City, Saving the World

In New York people just know they’re sinners.

Young Lovers

Where’s the Love?

Indian canoodling couples face the wrath of the Sri Ram Sene.

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Found in Translation

A faith found in Tulsa translates to Berlin

Andre mural from Fellowship Place, painted by Erin Drake.

The Real Truth About Alien Abductions

The over-drugged and under-loved make their own way in the world, even when the FBI tries to make them forget.

"The Basilica unquestionably qualifies as marvelous, if luridly excessive..." (photo by Blake Lambert)

Notes on an Empty Church

If you pay a visit to the biggest church in the world, don’t be surprised if you’re the only one there.