Twenty years ago, the paranoia that consumed cults like Heaven's Gate existed on the margins of American society. Now it's moved toward the center of the nation's political life.
Pakistani pulp fiction often portrays Hindu characters as evil demons and Muslims as heroes, an attempt to spread nationalist ideology.
Given Pullman’s trenchant critique of despotism, his new trilogy will certainly be read allegorically.
We object to the vitriol in public discourse today, but 19th century commentators were equally up-in-arms over the abuse of a romantic institution.
The bishops could not be more culturally tone deaf.
How to challenge centuries of bigotry with a single image – and bump Trump off the front pages.
A common place of worship in India and Pakistan offers solace and bonds religious minorities in Pakistan.
Faith, religious institutions and spirituality are all part and parcel of American life. But they are often misunderstood. Our new section casts light on these topics from scholars across the U.S.
The Oscar-nominated film is pure Hollywood hokum and a lost opportunity.
Charities in Australia can be political. They can advocate and lobby to further their charitable purposes. But they can't be party-political.
The Testament of Mary is an interesting thought experiment but its narrative is improbable – historically, textually and theologically.
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.
Christians' plight in Pakistan reflects the confused identity and ideologies of the country they live in.
What research says about why debates about faith get so heated online.
Complementarianism is the view – held by some Australian churches – that men and women have separate and divinely ordained roles: men are 'spiritual leaders' while women are 'helpmeets'.
Jediism is not a religion? Tell that to its worshippers.
We are a secular nation, yet we acknowledge god in our Constitution. When it comes to religion, Australians tend to be pluralist and (relatively) tolerant.
At many Spanish missions in the US and Latin America, the rising sun illuminates the altar on the winter solstice or other symbolic days. To the faithful, these events meant that Christ was with them.
You might not like Christmas, but you probably don't have a choice in the matter.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?