Samhain will be particularly poignant this year for Wiccans who are members or veterans of the US military as they process the end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.
Scent and magic have been entwined in our imaginations for centuries – right up to today’s witch-inspired perfumes.
A church service marking Northern Ireland’s centenary has stirred up debate. But amid the past few years’ tensions, the island’s Christian leaders have coordinated closely.
The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
Two Afghan women scholars write about how Afghan women’s groups have been fighting for human rights, both now and historically.
For Indigenous Peoples Day, a scholar of Native American studies explains why understanding the tragic history of Indian boarding schools is important for healing to take place.
Environmentalism may seem like a new mindset, especially in the Church. But care for creation has been woven into Catholicism for centuries.
A French report on the scale of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is the latest revelation in the crisis, but its roots go back decades – or more. Here are a few of our many related articles.
Surrogacy can be exploitative, but a theologian writes how it can also remind individuals that family is not just biological but also social and relational.
A historian of the Bible in American life explains how Bible verses are being picked out of context to make a case for the anti-vaxxer movement.
Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
The Moon Festival, rooted in China’s long history and rich cultural traditions, will be celebrated on Sept. 21. In China, though, the festival is a three-day public holiday.
The subject of a new biopic, Tammy Faye was a televangelist icon. But she also represented another side of the evangelical coin – one that was big-hearted, vulnerable and accepting.
Race and religion have intertwined since the earliest days of the US. Critical race theory can explore how white supremacy has operated through religious establishments.
Plenty of groups are offering religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but their legal basis isn’t as rock-solid as that might suggest.
Two scholars – both converts to Islam – set out to understand the Muslim community in Chile. Here is what they found.
With the Taliban again in power in Afghanistan, minorities like the Hazara may have the most to lose.
Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.
Concern about Islamophobia has been near-constant for years. But how it plays out is changing – especially online.
Ancient Christian and Jewish texts threatened women with hellfire if they stepped out of line – and those terrifying visions still resonate in U.S. society today.