Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some eight million or so – is of Egypt’s Copts. Here's their story.
A scholar explains how mercy could be a simple act of opening oneself to those with opposing views.
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.
A scholar quotes Biblical passages to show how the text affirms – strongly and unequivocally – the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.
Jesus wasn't the only son of a god in ancient times. And, as you'd expect, divine offspring tended to be high achievers.
The popular TV series encourages us to question how we understand identity and community in light of religion.
Jesus' faithful companion is often cast as reformed sinner, but she may have been anything but.
Many biblical women have suffered from centuries of bad press. So what were they really like?
Judas has had a 2,000-year raw deal. Here's why it's time for a rethink.
In offering to open church buildings across Australia as places of sanctuary for asylum seekers, church leaders are appealing to an ancient notion of how we should treat people in need of protection.
It's regarded as a Biblical myth, but what the magi are supposed to have seen is rooted in astronomy.
Pain during labour and birth is a complex combination of physical and psychological factors.
Interpretations of Paul the apostle's texts provided the basic fund of imagery that continues to inform popular opinion about what Christians mean when they talk about "heaven", or "hell".