A protest against Islamophobia in TImes Square in March 2019.
In retweeting a doctored image of Nancy Pelosi standing in a hijab in front of an Iranian flag, Trump is playing into fears that Iran and Islam are evil and anti-American.
A group of Islamic State fighters surrender in Afghanistan. Many of their comrades are still in the fight.
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The Islamic State group, often called ISIS, is not just based in Iraq and Syria. A scholar tracks where the group and its affiliates have spread around the globe.
Punta Ventana, a popular tourist attraction near Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, before and after the Jan. 6 earthquake.
Puerto Rico was once home to about 110,000 Taínos, an indigenous people decimated by the Spanish conquest. Their ancient homeland was located in the area hit hard by recent earthquakes.
The United Methodist Church is facing a schism over LGBT policies.
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After half a century of ambiguous policy regarding LGBTQ inclusion, the United Methodist Church may well split up in May.
In 2010, the ethics content of a federal licensing exam for financial advisers was reduced.
Investment advisers who passed a licensing exam with more ethics questions were one-fourth less likely to engage in misconduct than those with less ethics training, according to a new study.
Dopamine fasting, the newest fad to hit Silicon Valley, is being used as a way to get over addictive habits.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain's feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
A wall-size image at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum that shows Jewish prisoners marching. The Nazis killed prisoners during these marches.
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, a scholar of mass atrocities explains the power of Holocaust images and why these images, despite critiques, 'humanize suffering' rather than 'dehumanize victims.'
The Jewish ritual of bar mitzvah. which marks a 13-year-old young man’s assumption of religious and legal obligations under Jewish law.
The Jewish coming-of-age ritual of bar mitzvah evolved to its current form during the time of Enlightenment, when Jewish families feared losing their traditions.
A Bible class at a public high school in Georgia,
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At least six states have permitted the study of the Bible in classrooms, which could reignite a 19th-century debate that split US Protestants into liberal and conservative camps.
Pope Francis recently removed a secrecy rule to increase transparency for sexual abuse cases.
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Pope Francis recently removed a rule known as Pontifical Secrecy, which allowed clergy and church officials to withhold information regarding sexual abuse. Will it make the church truly transparent?
Iranians publicly mourn the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani four days after he was killed in a US drone strike, Jan 7., 2020.
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'Zulm,' an Arabic word meaning extreme injustice, could explain why Iran appears to be so united in anger at the US killing of Gen. Qassam Soleimani.
Golden Iwan, Shrine of Fatima Masuma, built in the eighth century, is also a leading Shii seminary in Iran.
Trump recently warned Iran that the US could target its cultural sites. Many of Iran's cultural sites carry deep religious meaning for a global Shii community and such a threat risks alienating them.
Theologians deal with some serious questions. Here is Saint Augustine, a Christian theologian and philosopher.
Theologian Franz Bibfeldt may never have lived, but his legacy continues in many important ways – most of all not to take ourselves too seriously.
Deaf worshippers sign a hymn while following sign language interpreter Diely Martinez at Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in New York City, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.
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Deaf Christians can often feel excluded in churches. But the Christian contemplative tradition that celebrates silence and considers it a form of prayer can bring a new understanding of faith.
Some researchers believe atheists are disliked because people link their lack of belief to an overall lack of values.
Many Americans have a distrust of atheists. A group of researchers found that some of the distrust relates to beliefs about atheists' family values.
There was something fishy about this $3 bill.
A historian connects the $100 billion reportedly at the church's disposal with the rocky start Mormons got in finance in the 1830s.
Relatives light candles for victims who died during a bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on April 22, 2019.
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Violence against religious minorities around the world prompted the United Nations to mark a day for the victims in 2019. Here is a roundup of some key events around the world.
Decorated with ornaments purchased, created and inherited for years, even generations, Christmas trees are a reflection of a family’s history and tastes.
Take a good look at those old Christmas ornaments before hanging them on the tree – you may find it's time to retire some family keepsakes.
Our cult of youth continues into the afterlife.
Our dreams of the afterlife need to challenge the idea that only the appearance of youth is worthy.
The earliest biblical descriptions do not mention the presence of any barnyard animals, that are part of Nativity displays today.
Nativity scenes showing the birth of baby Jesus first originated in the small Italian town of Greccio.