From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony to the 'awe' and 'restraint' of the early Christian world, the meaning of 'religion' has gone through a long journey.
Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.
The idea that western values are 'Judeo-Christian' has been co-opted by the radical right to advance their anti-Islamic agenda.
Australians have always preferred to keep their faith private, and politics "out" of religion. But the two are intrinsically entwined, and always have been.
Historically, Muslim scholars have coupled their study of nature to their understanding of Allah. Today, young Muslim women are leading change through an Islamic eco-consciousness with grit.
Biblical texts contain many references to food, reflecting the complex symbolism in the preparation and sharing of food.
Educators walk an fine line when it comes to marking religious holidays. But in so doing, are they missing an opportunity for teachable moments on faith issues?
Clergy often possess the rhetorical skills and community ties that can launch political careers. Yet traditionally, few have held elective office. Could that be starting to change?
It will always be too early, depending on who you ask, so put up your decorations whenever you want if it makes you happy.
Attacks on houses of worship are increasing, as part of a trend of growing global violence. The aftermath of these attacks often includes interfaith dialogue and community support.
Is the distinction between insanity and religion a mere semantic quibble?
What the largest study of diversity attitudes found from a survey of 11,000 adults in England and Wales in 2020.
Hope and religion can be important coping resources for people during strict lockdowns - but also a source of struggle.
Between 30% and 50% of the population believes in ghosts – literature, philosophy and anthropology can explain why.
Despite Trump's moral failings, his support among white religious voters has only slipped marginally. One reason is his anti-immigration stance, which is becoming more important to evangelical voters.
Polls show that a majority of evangelicals back Trump. But that hides a growing divide between enthusiasts of the president and those who question his fitness for office, argues a moral theologian.
Once an atheist, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban embraced Christianity on his way to power – and has used it to consolidate his position since.
The Christian tradition says the Antichrist will come before the end of the world as we know it. So it's good to know some background on him ... or her ... or them.
If successful, Barrett would become the seventh current Supreme Court justice to be raised a Catholic, but more importantly the sixth conservative Christian.
The need for security agencies and the media to view and present Islam and Muslims as constant potential threats feeds into a dangerously violent and deadly Islamophobia.