Intersex athletes: A showdown for rights — but for whom?

Intersex athletes: A showdown for rights — but for whom?

The world is struggling with a lot of strange, complicated issues, but few are more complex than the one that is shaping up in sports: What, if anything, do you do about female athletes who produce testosterone in the male range — a condition known as hyperandrogenism? ...
Jenet Erickson: How religious involvement influences life and well-being in America

Jenet Erickson: How religious involvement influences life and well-being in America

In 1831, 26-year-old Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United States to “examine, in detail … the American society which everyone talks of and no one knows.” His careful observations, later published in the well-known "Democracy in America," describe with admiration “the image of democracy” he identified in the ...

Churches Say this Government Brochure ‘Should Send Chills Down the Spine of Every Congregation in Iowa.’ Here’s Why

A Christian church is demanding that the Iowa Civil Rights Commission — the agency that enforces Iowa's non-discrimination laws — retract language "claiming it has the authority to interfere with churches’ doctrine and operation." ...
Times columnist Ross Douthat discusses ways future of religious liberty similar to 19th-century Mormon experience

Times columnist Ross Douthat discusses ways future of religious liberty similar to 19th-century Mormon experience

"I think it's entirely possible we're living through a strange era in which essentially all religious conservatives are the new Mormons, and the treatment that was meted out to Mormons in the 19th century is a more violent but possibly relevant prologue to what is to come," said Douthat ...
Catholic archbishop says U.S. liberty depends on moral people

Catholic archbishop says U.S. liberty depends on moral people

Most days, Catholic Archbishop Charles J. Chaput watches the construction of the LDS temple in Philadelphia from his office window ...
Elder Dallin H. Oaks champions religious liberty, civility

Elder Dallin H. Oaks champions religious liberty, civility

Elder Dallin H. Oaks’ lifelong interest in religious freedom comes from both professional and ecclesiastical angles ...
What's important for Latinos and African-Americans when it comes to family life and love?

What’s important for Latinos and African-Americans when it comes to family life and love?

America's minority populations are growing at a rate that will make them the majority by mid-century, according to demographers. But they note that most of what's known about American family life is based on studying whites and say little research has looked closely at the factors that impact the relationships ...