The ethics of idleness have been debated for thousands of years.
What's fascinating about the latest Dead Sea Scrolls discovery is how it reflects the stories of those who wrote the ancient texts, those who kept them safe and the archaeologists who found them.
Hindu gods are not attractive images to be worn thoughtlessly.
Religious opposition over a link to abortions performed decades ago and misunderstandings about effectiveness could lead to a nightmare of angry patients and wasted vaccine.
As a PBS documentary explores the history of the Black Church, a scholar looks at how African American congregations in Philadelphia weathered crises over 200 years.
Did Pope Joan exist? Probably not. But the legend had important resonances for the Catholic Church.
Nigeria's religious leaders can shape the environmental worldviews and behaviour of their congregations
If God could break the laws of physics, why haven't we seen any evidence of the laws ever being broken in the universe?
Some Jewish prayers are not only about an individual connection with God. They have a community dimension that is essential to their conduct.
Younger and older American men tend to identify more with being religious 'nones' than women of the same age, but between 35 and 45 the rates merge. A data and religion expert probes why.
New guidelines take a broad definition of who can apply for a religious exemption to vaccinations. A lot will hinge on what constitutes 'undue hardship' to the employer.
From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony to the 'awe' and 'restraint' of the early Christian world, the meaning of 'religion' has gone through a long journey.
Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.
The idea that western values are 'Judeo-Christian' has been co-opted by the radical right to advance their anti-Islamic agenda.
Australians have always preferred to keep their faith private, and politics "out" of religion. But the two are intrinsically entwined, and always have been.
Historically, Muslim scholars have coupled their study of nature to their understanding of Allah. Today, young Muslim women are leading change through an Islamic eco-consciousness with grit.
Biblical texts contain many references to food, reflecting the complex symbolism in the preparation and sharing of food.
Educators walk an fine line when it comes to marking religious holidays. But in so doing, are they missing an opportunity for teachable moments on faith issues?
Clergy often possess the rhetorical skills and community ties that can launch political careers. Yet traditionally, few have held elective office. Could that be starting to change?
It will always be too early, depending on who you ask, so put up your decorations whenever you want if it makes you happy.