January 31st, 2013
04:21 AM ET

Unholy details of a religious cult

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to Rafael Romo about a religious cult whose members were believed to be victims of sex slavery.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Cults • Mexico • TV-CNN Newsroom

January 6th, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Food, self image and God

(CNN)–Mary DeTurris Poust, author and Catholic blogger, explains how faith helped her deal with self- image and eating issues.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • Food • TV-CNN Newsroom

December 10th, 2012
10:27 AM ET

New Mormon site reaches out to gays

(CNN)–CNN's Susan Hendricks discusses MormonsAndGays.org and the shift in the Mormon church with a current & former Mormon.

Read more: Mormon website embraces LGBT community

November 23rd, 2012
10:56 AM ET

Explaining the Pope's Christmas debunking book

(CNN)–CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor Eric Marrapodi explains how the Pope's new book challenges long held Christmas traditions.

Read the full story on the Pope's new book here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Bible • Catholic Church • Christianity • Jesus • Pope Benedict XVI • TV-CNN Newsroom

October 15th, 2012
01:47 PM ET

Spiritual, but not religious

(CNN)–In this week's Faces of Faith, Randi Kaye asks, 'Do we need religion to have faith?'

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Spirituality • TV-CNN Newsroom

July 16th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

Prothero: Dalai Lama should condemn immolations

(CNN)– Stephen Prothero tells CNN's Suzanne Malveaux that the Dalai Lama should condemn immolation by Tibetans.

Read more of Prothero's argument here: My Take: Dalai Lama should condemn Tibetan self-immolations

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Buddhism • TV-CNN Newsroom

July 9th, 2012
11:01 AM ET

California man acquitted of attacking priest

(CNN)–William Lynch talks to CNN's Don Lemon about his acquittal of attacking a retired priest who allegedly abused him.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Christianity • TV-CNN Newsroom

June 6th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

Muslims sue over New York police surveillance

By Kristina Sgueglia, CNN

(CNN) - New Jersey Muslims filed a lawsuit against the City of New York on Wednesday, accusing police of using unconstitutional tactics to spy on them in the years after September 11, casting an unwarranted shadow of suspicion on the community.

"The NYPD's program targeted innocent Americans solely based on their religious identity," said Farhana Khera, president and executive director of the legal advocacy group Muslim Advocates, which filed the suit on behalf of the eight plaintiffs.

"That's why we believe it is unlawful and needs to stop," Khera said.


- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Muslim • TV-CNN Newsroom

May 29th, 2012
11:28 AM ET

Nuns at odds with the Vatican

(CNN)–The board members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an umbrella group whose members represent 80% of America's Catholic nuns, is meeting in Washington this week to decide how to respond to a Vatican doctrinal assessment that accused the group of espousing "radical feminism" and focusing too much on social justice issues and not fighting against contraception, abortion and same sex marriage.

CNN's Carol Costello spoke with Sister Maureen Fiedler, the host of Interfaith Voices, about what's at stake for Catholic sisters as they plan a response to the Vatican.

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Belief • Catholic Church • TV-CNN Newsroom • Vatican

May 28th, 2012
05:36 PM ET

Conservative leader agrees to visit home of married gay couple for first time

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - A conservative Christian leader who opposes same-sex marriage has agreed to the idea of dining at the home of a married gay couple, after saying he had never done so in an interview with CNN.

Tony Perkins, who heads the Family Research Council in Washington, received the invitation after telling CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Thursday that he’d never been to the home of a married same-sex couple.

"My wife and I will be glad to respond when we receive the invitation to find a time that works," Perkins said in a statement to CNN on Monday, referring to the invitation.


- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Gay marriage • Gay rights • TV-CNN Newsroom

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The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives. It's edited by CNN's Daniel Burke with contributions from Eric Marrapodi and CNN's worldwide news gathering team.