Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some eight million or so – is of Egypt’s Copts. Here's their story.
In the early 19th century Catholics were persecuted for refusing to participate in Protestant Bible reading in schools. In many schools, those opting out of Bible classes are harassed, even today.
Here's what DNA analysis of relics purported to be from Jesus or his family can actually tell us.
A scholar explains how mercy could be a simple act of opening oneself to those with opposing views.
Faith, religious institutions and spirituality are all part and parcel of American life. But they are often misunderstood. Our new section casts light on these topics from scholars across the U.S.
A scholar quotes Biblical passages to show how the text affirms – strongly and unequivocally – the obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.
Jesus wasn't the only son of a god in ancient times. And, as you'd expect, divine offspring tended to be high achievers.
The nativity offers an enticing opportunity to discover how words and interpretations have shaped the story and our understanding of it.
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Want to know why Hillary isn't president? Just turn to the Bible.
Younger evangelicals have a very different view of their faith.Their perspective on issues such as immigration and economic inequality differs widely from that of the religious right.
Humans have invented many technologies to survive better – spears, pots, calculators, even language. With language, however, the raw material used to fashion the technology is the human body itself.
A lot of people thought America's religious right was losing its mojo – but it's still got the wherewithal to build a $172m ark.
We need to change our outlook if we are going to improve international relations.
The popular TV series encourages us to question how we understand identity and community in light of religion.
How do you bring someone back from the dead?
Has it really always been an absolute no no?
Jesus' faithful companion is often cast as reformed sinner, but she may have been anything but.
Many biblical women have suffered from centuries of bad press. So what were they really like?
Judas has had a 2,000-year raw deal. Here's why it's time for a rethink.