The dead of winter, when the longest night of the year takes place, has also traditionally been celebrated as a time of renewal and reverence.
The idea of virgin birth has been part of Christianity since the start, but its significance has shifted over time.
Water is sacred in many religious traditions, holding power that can also be dangerous.
Through articles written by academic experts in the course of the year, The Conversation Africa takes a second look at Nigeria in 2022.
Stormzy’s new album contains some deeply personal reflections on faith.
Recent years have put more attention on LGBTQ people’s struggle for acceptance in the LDS church, but asexual Latter-day Saints face unique challenges.
Chaplains have always provided spiritual care outside traditional houses of worship, but their significance is growing as Americans’ religious identities change.
Gratitude and praise are not only some of the most common themes in Christian music, but also some of the oldest.
The Pilgrims who started the first Thanksgiving tradition after they landed in Plymouth were following the customs they had grown up with, originating in medieval times.
The genre of contemporary Christian music has been around for decades, but the line between CCM and secular pop music has always been blurry.
Latina women hold few top leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but their contributions help keep congregations going.
From the earliest years of Christianity, some people have been recognised as having lived exceptionally holy lives.
Christian nationalist ideas are about more than simply being religious and patriotic. They form a worldview about how the nation should be structured and who belongs there.
Religious belief in the devil may have declined, but western demons are alive and well in popular culture and contemporary politics.
Rosaries are meant to be used wherever, whenever – and each one tells a story.
Politics in Ghana is heavily influenced by the Christian majority of the population.
If you think of Latino voters as left-leaning Catholics, think again.
Many Republicans have wrestled with whether to embrace Donald Trump and his brash political style. Latter-day Saints are an especially telling example.
In a series of discussions with journalist Sean O'Hagan, we meet an older, reflective theologically-probing musician, drawn to the Christian qualities of mercy, atonement and forgiveness.
College can be a time to interact with people with different worldviews, but meaningful exchanges often require intent.