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.
A commission set up by the US Secretary of State says religious freedom and property rights should be elevated above other rights. It has prompted concern from faith-based and secular critics alike.
As Pope Francis becomes the first pontiff in the nuclear era to call for total disarmament, all of us – whether secular or religious – can engage through creative and proactive moral responsibility.
Stories featuring demons and sex date back to early Judaism and Christianity. They inspired the witch craze and continue to be believed by many conservative Christians in America.
White supremacists feed off a narrative of America being white and Protestant. The Church's history in the US is enmeshed with racist ideology.
From 16th-century playwrights to 'The Good Place,' wordplay has found clever ways to get around uttering profane and blasphemous language.
It was only in the 19th century the West became aware of Buddhism as a religion in its own right – but the Buddha had been a Christian saint for centuries.
In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court said that teachers at a Catholic school performed religious duties and were not protected by workplace discrimination laws.
Expansion of voucher programs may leave parents with a choice between sending children to religious schools or public schools stripped of funding.
Although many Black churches have an aging hierarchy, other factors such as racial and economic disparities place barriers to going online.
The idea of organized satanic witchcraft was invented in 15th-century Europe by church and state authorities, who at first had a hard time convincing regular folks it was real.
Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
From the earliest days of the anti-slavery movement, Black religious leaders have infused the fight for civil rights with spirituality.
Religion and religious leaders may make the best of this pandemic by becoming part of the solution to curb the spread of the virus.
To afford sufficient protection to marginalised people in society - such as women in minority religious communities - the state must recognise and regulate religious marriages in a nuanced way.
Goddesses have traditionally protected against sickness and cured the ill, according to Hindu belief. More recently they have been coopted to combat AIDS and traffic deaths.
A choral conductor and scholar of sacred music explains what's missing from church worship with singing banned due to the pandemic – and why live choir rehearsals are still a ways off
The public broadcast in Canada of the call to prayer during Ramadan this year caused some tensions. What the preliminary research has shown however, is that it wasn't the noise people objected to.
If worshippers congregate outside amid coronavirus fears, it wouldn't be unprecedented. Early settlers used outside worship to sanctify colonized land, and slaves relied on it to meet in secret.
The mosque is where men and women and children go to pray. But, according to art historian Christiane Gruber, some make room for other, non-human creatures too.