Following in the thoughtful footsteps of Descartes and Voltaire.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's project of reconciliation can be greatly helped by the Orthodox Church.
A look at Hajj-going among British Muslims shows how modern transport and marketisation have led to huge changes.
We urgently need to contemplate the myths we tell about ourselves and technology as a way of evaluating the relationship between the two.
The halal food sector largely relies on industrially produced meats and produce. But more and more Muslims are using the Quran to interpret halal to mean food that's wholesome and humanely raised.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
Some 'celebrity' atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they believe is right and wrong, not the other way around.
Secular countries tend to be richer than religious ones. Now new research shows that it was secularisation which came first.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
Forty years ago, Rebecca Moore's two sisters helped plan the Jonestown massacre. But she refuses to say they were brainwashed, arguing that it prevents us from truly understanding their behavior.
The government won't be putting out the report before the July 28 byelections, and that tells us something. There are concerns about how this issue will run in the public domain.
While some other churches are losing attendees, Pentecostal membership is growing. Good branding may be the key to their success.
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
Medieval cathedrals were fund raising powerhouses – it's time to let history live again.
Our work on the International Panel for Social Progress has led us to conclude that religion is neither inherently pro-democracy nor inherently anti-democracy.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Can artificial intelligence accurately simulate people's religious tendencies in the face of disaster and tragedy?
Notions of heaven have changed through the ages, from an eternity centred on God to a more secular place where loved ones will reunite.