Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
World War II has a central place in Russian nationalism. Its importance is written all over a new cathedral dedicated to the armed forces.
Religion plays an important role in expansive views of Russian nationhood. But faith has played a role in Ukrainian nationalism, too.
The west Ukrainian city has long been both a symbol of Ukrainian identity and an effevescent, multicultural hub.
The war in Ukraine is just the latest chapter in a long, tangled relationship between the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Bible and its laws were complex and not practiced in the way many of us think about laws today.
The war in Ukraine has an important faith dimension, because Christians on both sides share thousands of years of religious history.
To understand Russia’s war in Ukraine, look to the blend of religious and militaristic nationalism under Putin – on full display in the Church of the Russian Armed Forces.
The current split in Ukrainian Orthodoxy reflects a fundamental question: Are Ukrainians and Russians one people or two separate nations?
Cosmism, a theory that blends faith in science with religious traditionalism, serves as a source of inspiration for conservative Russian ideologues in search of a national idea.
Ukraine’s Orthodox Church recently broke off from Russia. This dispute has a history that goes back to medieval Christianity, and continues to shape modern-day politics.
What 69-year-old philosopher Hugh MacLachlan made of Russia’s premier protest group.
After more than a millenium, Pope Francis I will meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. They will have plenty to talk about.