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Religious Madness in Ulster

By James A. Haught Back in 1986, I went with an editor group to Northern Ireland, where we saw religious-political horror in full bloom. “Interface streets” between Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods had 20-foot-high “peace walls” — barricades to prevent snipers on either side from shooting families on the other side. British police checkpoints and armored […]

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A milestone for America’s culture

By James A. Haught Slowly, relentlessly, America’s culture is undergoing profound change.  But the transformation mostly is under the radar, hardly noticed. A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service finds that the largest faith category in the United States now is people who say their religion is “none.” Apparently, […]

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