These psychological adaptations help us to sustain belief in religion.
Many teachers believe that fundamentalists are not really religious, but have just misinterpreted their holy books.
The scientific explanations might not be definitive, but your brain is largely responsible.
As recent events show, we might get better media reporting if journalists questioned authorities more closely on the relevance of ethnicity and religion in crime reporting.
Christians go to fewer gigs, are less likely to listen to heavy metal, and prefer classical music. The reason likely comes down to morality.
Religion has helped science, as well as hindered it.
Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
Emile Durkheim helped to lay the foundations of sociological thought and theory. He spoke of our current condition as being influenced by social structures and institutions.
Born Farrokh Bulsara, Mercury came from a Parsi family that practiced Zoroastrianism, a religion that influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
A national survey of over 1,300 congregations found that religious leaders struggle to balance security concerns with carrying out a mission to be open to the communities they serve.
The idea of welcoming the stranger is central to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Today, that engenders a responsibility to shield refugees and other immigrants from violence and oppression.
Many Americans view the Amish as living simply and in touch with the land, but their views about the environment are complicated and not always 'green.'
In many European societies, the non-religious are a sizable part of the population, often silent but growing in number.
Québec is pushing to ban public servants from wearing religious garb even as the crucifix hangs in its legislature. It's ironic and hypocritical for a province that prides itself on secularism.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder will have ramifications for the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
In France, expressions of spirituality are rare in workplace, but the situation has evolved since the 2010s. How important is this phenomenon and what are the impacts on the organisations?
The prime minister's pentecostal faith champions a simplistic reading of the Bible - but that can lead its followers to a narrow view of the world.
What a cake can tell us about the law's view of homosexuality, religion, freedom of expression and the value of civic equality
If Quebec's new premier succeeds in passing 'secularization' legislation by wielding the notwithstanding clause, it will come at the cost of civil rights and the protective capacity of the Charter.
The new prime minister has said he believes 'the Bible is not a policy handbook'. However, his faith has certainly had an influence on his worldview.