Race, politics and religion have a long and tangled history in the US. And it all comes together each week in sermons across the country.
Many in PNG have access to the vaccine, even in the remotest corners of the country. But the problem is a deep-seated fear of the vaccine.
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
Part of the Christian tradition of Allhallowtide, All Souls’ Day – or the Day of the Dead – takes on special meaning as COVID changes the way we think about life and death.
Pentecostalism puts its faith in the Holy Spirit more than Pfizer, but there are signs the fast-growing religious movement is not totally immune to scientific reason.
Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are among the fastest-growing religions in Australia. But the media still struggle to include different faith leaders or the necessary nuance in religion reporting.
Ancient Christian and Jewish texts threatened women with hellfire if they stepped out of line – and those terrifying visions still resonate in U.S. society today.
The Supreme Court declined to rule on a Texas law that bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. However, abortion and contraception were quite common among pre-modern Christians.
Faith-based organizations have been central partners in resettling refugees in the United States. But there are signs that support may be waning.
Voices on the extremes don’t represent society.
A controversial pastor is aiming to convert a town of 25,000 people as part of grand expansion plans. A scholar says the congregation’s influence is growing.
Communion – including drinking the symbolic blood of Christ – is a spiritual act, not a medical cure. To argue otherwise is a dangerous corruption of Christian belief.
Most religions have periods of rest incorporated into their practice. Medical science has affirmed that short periods of contemplation can have benefits for one’s physical and mental health.
‘In God We Trust’ became the national motto of the US on July 30, 1956. Since then, it has been used to forward a conservative Christian agenda.
The Church of England’s apology for medieval antisemitism is welcome. But there is something missing.
By the end of the 19th century, the Devil had become a figure of myth. Ironically, that helped his image proliferate in popular culture.
Abortion and contraception were quite common among premodern Christians, who also celebrated women’s celibacy as superior to marriage and childbearing.
A spate of anti-clerical attacks has put a spotlight on the role of Christian leaders in South Sudan.
Amid controversy over US bishops’ plans to deny Communion to pro-abortion rights Catholics, a scholar of sacramental theology explains the importance of the ritual to members of the church.
Unless there are safety reasons for outdoor weddings, it would be far better for local authorities to focus resources on making more slots available