From the Black Death to COVID-19, there have always been those who think good Christian practice will save them from death.
Those experiencing stress and uncertainty amid the coronavirus may find guidance in medieval responses to plagues, which relied on both medicine and prayer.
Many in the West may see Buddhism as more of a philosophy than a religion, but for millions of people worldwide Buddhism is very much a faith – and prayer is part of their COVID-19 response.
Canadian and American religious groups are responding very differently to coronavirus public health measures. Why? In Canada, health care is more widely regarded as a public good and a right.
Google searches for the word "prayer" have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic. With the world feeling vulnerable, more people are finding solace in online religious gatherings.
People have always searched for meaning in their misfortunes. It can be comforting to believe that things happen for a reason and something can be learned in chaotic situations.
Religious communities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide meaning and help in a time of uncertainty
Some countries have imposed much stricter restrictions on religious worship than others as part of the coronavirus lockdown.
Will a pandemic cause more people to return to Christianity or will the closure of churches become permanent?
This isn't the first time sports have been put on hold. But in the past, the reprieve was brief, and sports went on to act as a way to bring Americans together. This time's different.
Empatheatre's latest production is more than a play about three characters who live near the sea. It's a model for collective consultation on how to save the ocean.
As a nation with a strong religious sentiment, Indonesia could rely on its religious leaders to be more involved in communicating messages about the crisis.
His life's work was asserting the humanity and history of the Bantu people, while proposing that the soul was able to bring knowledge of the past and of the future into the present.
Concepts from Buddhism can provide us with some solace during this pandemic. By thinking like a Buddhist we can focus on existential facts, aiming to understand them and to practise meditation.
What is God's plan? Whether the faithful pray harder, accept their fate or feel safe from harm depends on their interpretation of Divine Providence.
Joe Biden has taken control of the Democratic nomination with a string of big primary wins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, but the role of religion should not be overlooked.
The two subject areas can cooperate to create better arguments.
Nietzche has a reputation as a bit of a downer, but there are upsides to dancing close to the abyss and embracing our mortality.
A growing number of groups you probably wouldn't think are churches are opting to be treated like churches. And the government isn't stopping them.
By practising double standards, Conservative Christians are missing the point of the scriptures.