Mother figures from faith traditions around the world reflect many different ways of thinking about the divine.
The use of AI and robotic technology in worship is raising profound questions about its long-term consequences. Will it lead to the betterment of society or replace practitioners?
Two social scientists explain how caste-identities are pervasive in not just Hinduism but other South Asian faith groups as well.
Inviting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh – notorious for its role in violent conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in India – could help kickstart a global movement of improved interfaith relations.
Rosaries are meant to be used wherever, whenever – and each one tells a story.
Retailers run the risk of cultural appropriation when they commodify festivals from minority groups without acknowledging the religious context.
Leena Manimekalai’s film Kaali has drawn controversy and criticism, but like her other films, it highlights the inequalities and discrimination many continue to face.
Scholars explain why many see abortion access as a religious freedom issue and what the views of different faiths are on ‘ensoulment,’ the point at which the soul is believed to enter the fetus.
Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.
Using machine learning, we analysed meaning and feeling in different translations of an ancient Hindu holy text.
Several US universities now recognize caste as part of nondiscrimination policies. Two scholars of South Asian studies explain how caste-based violence isn’t limited to Hinduism, or to India.
Kamadeva, also known as Madana, is the Hindu god of love, desire and infatuation.
Dying in Varanasi is everyday. That’s not to say dying is ordinary. On the contrary, it is a sacred art form, a spiritual passage that is part of the daily practice of living.
Unless there are safety reasons for outdoor weddings, it would be far better for local authorities to focus resources on making more slots available
Many Australians believe in the existence of the soul. Here is a brief guide to how the five major world religions imagine the soul’s origin and journey.
Hindu gods are not attractive images to be worn thoughtlessly.
Many Indian Americans will be celebrating the festival of Diwali this week. A scholar explains what this festival of lights means – especially in chaotic times.
Hindu philosophy believes the soul to be immortal. Death is considered to be the end of only physical incarnation, as the soul continues its journey of multiple births until its final liberation.
An ancient Indian greeting is replacing the handshake. An expert explains its roots and why it affirms our inter-connectedness with one another.
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.