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.
In a society where the past looms large, particularly around the issue of violent displacement, presenting an image of 'sanctuary' for those fleeing war is disingenuous.
Originally designed to display service times or bible quotations, church signs are becoming a site of political commentary, tackling everything from pill testing to refugee rights.
Two thirds of Anglicans supported leaving the EU but most evangelicals and charismatics voted Remain.
With Muslim minorities in Europe projected to increase, what lessons can be learnt from India?
The recent controversy, sloganeering and protests about Sabarimala temple in the Indian state of Kerala obscure the way that the media have used stereotypes of women and caste again and again.
Religious and cultural beliefs play a role in the country's organ donor shortages. But these factors alone grossly oversimplifies the issue.
John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.
An evolutionary biologist makes the case that there's no reconciling science and religion. In the search for truth, one tests hypotheses while the other relies on faith.