Malaysian Islamists rally in favor of sharia law on Nov. 20, 2023.
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Religion and nationalism were once ideologies at odds. Now, they are increasingly bedfellows, with populism often the glue.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who is Hindu, attends the Finchley United Synagogue in London in October 2023.
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The language the UK government uses on faith-related subjects matters. It models – for everyone living in the UK – how to best engage with diverse manifestations of belief.
Lenten traditions emphasise fasting, prayer and charitable giving. This aligns with tarrying as central to communal spiritual life.
A live broadcast of a Pentecostal church in Nigeria.
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Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing strands of Christianity in Africa.
The 19th-century starry ceiling of Carlisle Cathedral, last painted in 1970.
Religious heritage in the UK faces a funding crisis. Both the buildings and those who worship in them need to be considered.
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AI could free up our time to an unprecedented degree, which will leave time for faith-based activities.
Holy Week in Seville has attracted some controversy.
Those in Spain who have objected to Jesus being portrayed as ‘effeminate’, ‘camp’ or ‘sexualised’ seem to imply that there is something wrong or deviant about such portrayals.
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Pacific Island support for Israel in the United Nations goes beyond a shared Judeo-Christian belief system. It involves a fundamental emphasis on community based on connection and relationships.
A sense of calling can provide workers a feeling of higher purpose in their jobs.
Many workers who see their work as a spiritual calling wind up tolerating unfair treatment and poor work conditions.
The Undertow tells how the cultural divisions in American society could allow events like the Capitol storming to happen – and how, despite this, Trump is the Republican frontrunner for president.
The Beast Acheron, 1475.
Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450–1489)
There is an obscure medieval legend that says once upon a time in Bethlehem, a child was born whose holiness was so great it required the slaughter of all the ‘sodomites’ in the world.
Connection between Muslims and non-Muslims on TikTok has created a rare space for empathy to flourish.
TikTok has seen a spike in posts, livestreams and discussions about the Qur'an, with many citing the displays of Islamic faith they’ve seen in Gazans as their inspiration.
Hopeful individuals are more likely to frame difficulties as challenges.
People who hold higher levels of hope will be less likely to experience symptoms of depression. Shared hopes are also important for expectations of national and international futures.
L'archevêque de Canterbury Justin Welby place la couronne de Saint Édouard sur la tête du roi Charles III de Grande-Bretagne lors de la cérémonie de couronnement à l'intérieur de l'abbaye de Westminster, dans le centre de Londres, le 6 mai 2023.
On several counts, England is now on its way to becoming a secularist society. Nevertheless, there remain cultural differences that prevent it from embracing the French principle of “laïcité”.
There are several views about the origin of Christmas celebrations and when they actually began.
Some historians say Christmas has been celebrated since 336 AD. But some evidence shows it actually started even earlier.
A hundred and one years before ‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’ was released, the first American Bat Mitzvah took place.
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‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’ may seem worlds apart from the growth and appeal of ‘by and for women only’ films produced by Orthodox Jewish women, but all these films share a focus on the potential of Jewish ritual.
A gilded statue of the Buddha at Wat Phanan Choeng Temple in Thailand.
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Through the power of rituals, inanimate objects can be understood to transform into agents who can see, hear, taste and respond to the concerns of those who worship them.
More than half of Māori identified as having ‘no religion’ in the latest census. Our new research examines what could be behind the sharp rise in Māori atheism.
In the cult TV series ‘Supernatural,’ the car driven by the two protagonists is a star in its own right.
Since 2019, fans of the TV series ‘Supernatural’ have flocked to Austin, where their encounters with 1967 Impalas customized to mimic the one used in the show arouse elation, astonishment and tears.
The restored image of Earthrise. A high quality black and white image was coloured using hues from the original colour photos.
Image Credit: NASA, Apollo 8 Crew, Bill Anders; Processing and License: Jim Weigang
Borman’s professionalism helped the risky Apollo 8 mission become a success.