Spirituality may not align with scientific values, but even psychologists say 'peak' experiences can change people. Will society allow the entire language of religion to be owned by conservatives?
This doctrine is not for the fainthearted.
An expert explains why war memorials with religious symbols can have different meanings in a diverse society.
While there has been talk of a "religious vote" or an "ethnic vote" holding sway at this election, particularly in Sydney's western suburbs, new research does not bear that out.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
Respecting religious freedom not only protects the rights of individuals, it safeguards the integrity and accountability of democratic governments.
India’s elections are not about policy issues. Instead, they have zeroed in on the leadership of Narendra Modi and, through him, the legitimacy of Hinduness as India’s new dominant ideology.
Chaplaincy is an integral part of campus life within many universities.
Many Canadians are puzzled by Québec's law banning some civil servants from wearing religious symbols. A Québec sociologist explains the law is rooted in the province's troubled history with religion.
Was Jesus Christ the first male lead in the history of modern theatre?
There is no inherent tension between Islam and democratic values. Like any use of religion in politics, the application of Sharia as law depends on who is using it – and why.
Veganism is not a religion, and nor is belief in Santa Claus. So why are Christianity, Islam and Buddhism classed as religions?
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is one of the very few GOP critics of President Trump's character and leadership. Why has he staked out this lonely position? His Mormon faith.
Australian society is made up of people from different backgrounds and faiths. Teaching school children about religious diversity and traditions makes them more tolerant of religious minorities.
God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
A new survey of Canadian Jew suggests young adults are finding ways of remaining Jewish that are not principally religious.
South Africans are facing abuse at the hands of charlatan religious leaders.
Although American preacher John G Lake left South Africa in 1913, many shiny-suited pastors are keeping his religious tactics alive today.
Religiosity has been associated with lower alcohol, drug use and risky sexual behaviours in young people in the Western Cape.
Prosperity gospel in South Africa is in the news for all the wrong reasons. But for its followers, it's not a con, just a different approach to God.