Morrison’s religion and his government’s disastrous attempt to legislate a religious discrimination bill stirred up renewed public debate about the relationship between religion and politics.
Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize the authority of the ‘fathers’ to guide teaching on doctrinal issues.
Thousands gathered to express their collective identity and desire to preserve the nation’s political and religious heritage – and to uphold what they saw as the rightful outcome of the 2020 election.
Popes’ roles have changed over time. Some periods produced plenty of saintly popes, while others are notorious for the opposite.
Not only is the claim that sexuality is central to Christian orthodoxy dubious, but it’s unclear same-sex sexuality has always been condemned by the church.
Augustine’s Confessions has become a modern classic because it feels so immediate and familiar to our current desire for self-understanding.
Samaritans still live in Israel, where they are often caught between Israeli and Palestinian identities.
Rituals of rest and contemplation are woven into many religious traditions around the world.
Non-racialism is one of the unexamined dogmas of the governing ANC, which has never fully understood how white racism functions.
Recent incidents have been read as a campaign against Christians, but other religious groups feel they are targets too.
A historian of the residential schools explains how religion played a key role in assimilationist systems for Indigenous children in Canada and the United States.
Faith can inform opinions about abortion on both sides of the political debate, but the Bible itself says nothing directly about the topic, a biblical scholar explains.
The field of ‘monster studies’ looks at how texts reflect ideas about what’s evil, weird or scary.
The fundamental issue at stake in abortion debates is personhood, which is viewed differently around the world, an anthropologist writes.
People are increasingly identifying less with religious tradition and are looking for meaning and identity in the things they love most.
Many religions have been used to prop up nationalism, and Catholicism is no exception, as a Jesuit priest and scholar explains.
Crystals are part of a larger tradition of metaphysical religions that have a long history in the U.S.
Purity culture is based in sexual abstinence until marriage.
Pauli Murray, the first Black woman to be ordained by the Episcopal Church, was an advocate for women’s rights and racial justice.
Christian support for legislation prohibiting abortion is a cultural and political stance. It has nothing to do with the Bible.