Every president since Jimmy Carter has recognized Hanukkah with a special menorah lighting ceremony.
The Jewish festival of Hanukkah, which in 2021 began on Nov. 28, focuses on the story of the Maccabees. But women are also heroes in stories about that era, including Judith and Hannah.
Should countries require COVID-19 vaccination for entry while vaccines remain globally scarce?
Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
A scholar of Christian spirituality argues that prayers are meant to bring together a faith community – something apps aren’t likely to achieve.
Race, politics and religion have a long and tangled history in the US. And it all comes together each week in sermons across the country.
Cultures around the world say ‘thank yous’ in many different ways. Two communication scholars explain what these expressions can reveal to us.
Zakat, or charity, is a fundamental practice within the Islamic faith.
Alton Levy may not be a household name today, but his court-martial put a spotlight on unequal treatment in the military.
A scholar on South Asian affairs traces the growth of Hindu nationalism, started by an atheist anti-colonial revolutionary, to the one adopted under Modi’s government.
Muslims also gave more to causes tied to relief from economic and health problems that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A scholar of religion in film explains the varied representation of Catholicism in horror. In some films, it is used in the fight against evil, while others show the Church itself as evil.
For some military members, a hillside in California embodies the sacrifices of serving.
Hiding the suffering and deaths of some from public view while showing others implies that certain lives are more valuable.
Two sociologists conducted interviews with atheist scientists and found that their views on religion are not as strident as the public perceives. Some even go to church.
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
When death is looming, the warmth of a held hand can communicate deeply where words fail.
Congregations can help bridge gaps left by government programs, especially for many immigrants and others who are not eligible for SNAP benefits.
To qualify as a Catholic ‘saint,’ someone must have two miracles credited to them. But how does the church define a miracle in the first place?
A Mexican-American scholar writes that in the 1700s, Day of the Dead generated the largest annual market in Mexico City.