Scent and magic have been entwined in our imaginations for centuries – right up to today’s witch-inspired perfumes.
While public libraries and faith-based organizations may not be able to solve the issue of social stigma, looking at how they provide spaces for homeless people is a good place to start.
Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process called a “synod on synodality” for the Catholic Church on Oct. 10.
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.
Exploring many contemporary cases of radical behaviour showed they had one thing in common: how the risk of radicalisation may be linked to fractured relationships.
The underlying behaviour in the former doctor’s near-poisoning of his partner is more common than might be assumed.
Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
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.
Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.
Fewer than half of Americans report knowing someone who is Muslim. Here we explain Islam, its diversity and its long history in the United States.
Interest in Wicca and witchcraft appears to be increasing, but what exactly is Wicca in the first place?
Not only is much of the language associated with job-seeking religious but so are the ways in which people approach success and failure in the process.
To put an end to discriminatory laws and practices, more fundamental reforms are needed.
The FDA has largely lost its ability to regulate the myriad pills, powders and potions that promise to grow muscle, shed body fat and improve your focus.
President Xi Jinping’s nationalist agenda includes supporting traditional Chinese religious beliefs and practices – as long as their leaders support the Chinese Communist Party.
For conservationists and the government, religion and culture could serve to discourage the overharvesting of bushmeat from the wild
An article that used geolocation data to place a priest at gay bars raises questions over journalistic ethics, and shines a light on the Catholic media landscape.
Where did the Taliban come from and what do its members believe?
Although Ghana has not been affected by religious conflict, the ways youth from the Muslim minority relate to their nation is an important question.