Many scholars agree it is impossible to have a clear, universal definition of religion. Given this ambiguity, passing new laws using a specific concept of religion can have serious repercussions.
The way Marianne Williamson is being dismissed as a viable presidential contender is at odds with the actual history of spirituality in America.
Superheroes may be able to regenerate and fly through walls, but their supernatural qualities differ from those of spiritual beings that attract religious devotion.
There's been a reversal of power between religious and secular sides of American culture. The Supreme Court is now at the center of that shift.
Up to 10% of deceased people in big cities get no burial ceremony, in many cases because they requested it.
As Kashmir faces new challenges, our forms of allyship must also evolve. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from its kitchens.
The religious right may have dominated US politics for decades, but progressive Christians are growing louder in their faith-based opposition to the Trump administration's immigration policies.
Politicians, activists and media outlets continue to deconstruct old narratives and perpetuate new grievances. Nobody, however, is as busy reconstructing a new, inclusive story.
Many practicing U.S. Christians do not believe that human activities are warming the Earth, but they hold diverse views about the environment. Effective climate conversations recognize those nuances.
Millions of Muslims will convene in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 9. The annual five-day pilgrimage, known as the hajj, is required of all Muslims who can physically and financially make the journey.
The ethnic and religious composition of our societies is increasing rapidly. How will these changes impact our quality of life?
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.