Stories by Michael Schulson

Michael Schulson is a freelance writer and an associate editor at Religion Dispatches, where he co-produces The Cubit, RD's religion and science portal. subscribe to Michael Schulson's feed

Posted on: Nov 8, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

Contrary to popular belief, Islam is a religion, not a racial group.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

The grant supports an initiative to study "the societal implications of astrobiology," which involves studying the origins of life in the universe.

Posted on: May 23, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

"Lost White Tribe" argues that race is a construct—a shifting template created by human beings and applied to human bodies.

Posted on: May 13, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

Through a model that looks suspiciously like a pyramid scheme.

Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: Salon

The investigative reporter reveals how he unraveled a counter-narrative of the Bin Laden mystery.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

TED bills itself as an engine of social change, but what we have here, mostly, is a particular aesthetic.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

As a cynic might point out, it looks an awful lot like a privatized temple—a sangha with a profit motive; dharma for dollars.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016, Source: Religion Dispatches

New Age spiritual leader Marc Gafni's most noteworthy partnership is with John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods Market.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

An eye-opening new study finds children of faith are less likely to share, more likely to mete out punishment.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

Is this a triumphant story of therapeutic success?

Posted on: Apr 29, 2015, Source: Religion Dispatches

The fear and moralizing that surrounds dietary fads.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2015, Source: Salon

Savvy tech critic talks outrage culture, surveillance and the power we give Google & Facebook to moderate our lives

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: Salon

Rewriting the 10 commandments in a secular era.