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.
Respecting religious freedom not only protects the rights of individuals, it safeguards the integrity and accountability of democratic governments.
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.
These psychological adaptations help us to sustain belief in religion.
In their zeal to evangelize the world, at the end of 19th century, young families were sent overseas with little to no training in anything beyond the Bible and no promise of funding.
An Anglican priest teaching about climate change says people have a naïve view of how science really works.
A new study reveals Australian teenagers do not relate to established ideas on religion and spirituality. Instead, they fall into six broad groups and show great tolerance for others' ideas.
We urgently need to contemplate the myths we tell about ourselves and technology as a way of evaluating the relationship between the two.
Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they believe is right and wrong, not the other way around.
Throughout Catholic history, miracles have been attributed to Virgin Mary's power. She is understood to cry not only over the sins of the world, but over the pain she experienced in her earthly life.
The words "Christianity" and "progressive" don't seem like they belong in the same sentence anymore. But to many progressive Christians, their religion has always been about social justice.
Britain's press reulgator ruled that The Times distorted its coverage of a case about a Christian girl placed with Muslim foster carers.
Christ can't simply be seen as a religious figure when his life and teaching were so political.
By drawing on common values, faith communities can take a lead in making cities fairer, safer, accessible and affordable for all.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is first and foremost, a spiritual leader, a man of deep prayer. This motivated his participation in supporting South Africa's liberation struggle.
A new report on missing Muslims under-emphasises women’s growing participation in civil society.
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
The film is a powerful reworking of the novel by Japanese novelist Endō Shūsaku.
The difficulties that soldiers face when returning home from battle are part of an old, old story.
Student activists are losing faith in the legacies of anti-apartheid heroes like Nelson Mandela. Perhaps all South Africans should do the same. It may just be what the country needs for its future.