From 16th-century playwrights to 'The Good Place,' wordplay has found clever ways to get around uttering profane and blasphemous language.
The Supreme Court's July 9 ruling that half of Oklahoma belongs to the Muscogee Nation confirms what Indigenous people already knew: North America is 'Indian Country.'
Buddhist monks in Thailand continue to collect alms from households, despite the threat of the coronavirus. The reason: the practice is an important part of merit-making.
The #SayTheirNames campaign recalls the long struggle by Black Americans to assert their humanity in death, with roots in the fight for slave burials.
In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said that teachers at a Catholic school performed religious duties and were not protected by workplace discrimination laws.
Expansion of voucher programs may leave parents with a choice between sending children to religious schools or public schools stripped of funding.
Although many Black churches have an aging hierarchy, other factors such as racial and economic disparities place barriers to going online.
The idea of organized satanic witchcraft was invented in 15th-century Europe by church and state authorities, who at first had a hard time convincing regular folks it was real.
Monastic tradition offers some useful advice about the value of isolation.
Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
The US military can exempt from service those who are religiously or morally opposed to violence. But conscientious objector status won't help soldiers who disagree with specific lawful orders.
Confronting the massive social problems caused by the coronavirus requires policies built on compassion, solidarity and justice – core values of virtuous societies worldwide.
A decadeslong process of recruiting a more diverse police force has led to more peaceful communities and widespread, bipartisan trust in policing in Northern Ireland.
A Richmond court says the city cannot remove its controversial Robert E. Lee sculpture because an 1890 land deed gave the Confederate monument 'to the people' of Virginia, not its government.
On June 19, a court will decide whether Virginia must obey a 1890 deed that gave the state a plot of prime Richmond land as long as it would 'faithfully guard' the Robert E. Lee statue erected there.
From the earliest days of the anti-slavery movement, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for civil rights with spirituality.
It's too soon to say what will happen with philanthropy in 2020, but looking at 2019 may offer some clues.
Amid trying times, the collaboration between Western science and Eastern philosophy provides numerous health benefits and a path to understanding the natural world.
Goddesses have traditionally protected against sickness and cured the ill, according to Hindu belief. More recently they have been coopted to combat AIDS and traffic deaths.
Though often seen as socially conservative, the Catholic church has a strong progressive strain that can be traced back 50 years to Latin America's liberation struggles.