Emma Green

Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also oversees the National Channel and writes about religion and culture.

The Stationary Bike of the Soul

SoulCycle, a company that offers specialized exercise classes, is one example of how a limited set of Americans might find new expressions of spirituality. 

Burying Your Dead Without Religion

The proportion of Americans who don't identify with a specific faith is growing. What does this mean for the future of funeral rites?

The Yazidis, a People Who Fled

The religious minority is once again threatened by genocide in Iraq. What happens to a faith when it's forged in persecution?

A Twee Saint for the Internet

A marketing campaign to celebrate Ignatius of Loyola's feast day creates a remarkable intersection of pop culture, digital media, and spiritual recruitment.

Satanists Troll Hobby Lobby

How far do religious-liberty claims actually extend following the Supreme Court's ruling? 

What Makes Someone a Refugee?

Nearly seven in 10 Americans see children crossing the border as "refugees" rather than "illegal immigrants." What does that say about the moral—and political—obligation to help them?

Virginia Is for Gay Lovers

On Monday, a federal court ruled the state's same-sex-marriage ban unconstitutional—the latest to be overturned. What makes the decision in the Old Dominion different?

Americans Say Jews Are the Coolest

Oh, how times have changed: In a new survey, respondents reported feeling more warmly toward the chosen people than those of any other faith.

Because America

The delight of hashtag patriotism on the Fourth of July  

Blame It on the Patriarchy

With cases like Hobby Lobby, nuanced, complex issues get filtered through ideological rage and gloating—which is bad for both feminism and religious liberty.