Becoming aware of your own mortality can be a liberating and awakening experience.
Where you vote can make a difference in how you vote. Although the influence can be small, some ballots are decided by fractions of a percent.
Letter writing helped this small but close community continue their way of life.
Puritan leaders argued vehemently for a church to be free of any higher authority – which caused problems in England and the new world.
Divorce rates are reportedly on the rise but these religious councils largely run on volunteer labour.
Converting Istanbul's Byzantine churches implies a hierarchy prioritising the city's Islamic past over all other periods.
BLM has been accused of being 'Godless' and operating in a 'demonic realm.' But scholars of religion see a deep spirituality at work in the movement.
A huge new online survey of Iranians reveals only 40% identify as Muslim.
At the height of Reaganism, close to half of Americans believed a phrase popularized by Karl Marx actually derived from the US Constitution. It doesn't, but scholars have traced it to the Bible.
Are masks a religious matter, or is religion being used to suit people’s political agendas? A scholar of Christian conservatism and culture argues both can be true.
Descendants from the Pilgrims were keen to highlight their ancestors' role in the country's founding. But their sanitized version of events is only now starting to be told in full.
While a lighthearted dating show, can Indian matchmaking get away with not exploring the turbulent politics of caste oppression and violence against Muslims in India?
A public health lawyer and ethicist explores the thorny issue of whether requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 might be necessary. And if so, can people object citing their faith?
Nick Cave's ongoing letters to fans, begun after a period of intense mourning over the death of his son, have much to say about suffering, mercy and meaning-making.
As religious sites put pilgrimages on hold, a whole industry in travel, transport and accommodation takes a hit.
The response to the sex scandal that led to Jerry Falwell Jr. resigning as president of Liberty University falls into a gendered pattern often seen among evangelicals.
Is magic all about spells and hocus pocus, or is it simply another way of looking at how the universe works?
A professor of homiletics explores the different personas Black preachers wear in the public sphere and how this has often been misunderstood.
Our brains use a function similar to a search engine's autocomplete feature, but sometimes we get it wrong.
A team of scholars have been documenting the sound of worship for six years. Since the lockdown, they have heard a different form of religious expression.