“I bless this business deal.”
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
A mass wedding of ‘moonies’ – followers of the South Korean leader Sun Myung Moon.
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Don't mock – try to be the best friend they can have.
What do you believe in?
Four stories on belief: from the allure of cults and conspiracy theories, to the effect of trauma on faith, to the way dogma has influenced science – and if technology can actually shift our beliefs.
Some, but not all, of Kenya’s churches are opposed to the formal recognition of atheists.
The furore over atheism in Kenya comes at a time of slow but steady growth in the number of people unaffiliated to any religion, thanks to religious discontent and access to scientific knowledge.
Charles Manson, pictured during his trial.
What makes cults so attractive to their followers?
A mob burnt down a compound of a religious cult in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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Why and how do new religious movements emerge? And how can Indonesia protect religious freedom amid hostility towards unorthodox religious groups?