The biblical story of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt is also a historical tale of reparations after enslavement.
Famine was a constant threat during biblical times. The authors of the Old Testament used it to explain God's wrath, but also as a narrative device.
Evangelical "purity culture," which aims to repress sex outside of heterosexual marriage, is an important factor in the shootings at three Atlanta massage parlours.
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.
Complementarianism became central to evangelical belief in response to the feminist movement of the 1970s when many Christians came to champion women's equality.
A pilot project is training Black church leaders in how to better help domestic abuse victims in their congregations.
Easter celebrates the Christian belief that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. And for centuries, this resurrection was seen as a guarantee that our own bodies would do the same.
The expression to "wash one's hands of responsibility" comes from Christian scripture and has been part of a toxic legacy of blaming Jews for Jesus's death.
Despite opposition from the early church, dance was an integral part of Christian devotion for many centuries before falling out of favor.
A revisionist reading of reality, in which social and political events are only understood by a chosen few, is the basis of the QAnon gospel.
The ethics of idleness have been debated for thousands of years.
The pontiff visited war-torn areas of the north and gave a major address at the home of the main monotheistic religions.
As a PBS documentary explores the history of the Black Church, a scholar looks at how African American congregations in Philadelphia weathered crises over 200 years.
The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
If you still haven't seen this movie about a jazz pianist whose soul goes on a great adventure, it's about time you did.
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don't know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
She was a radical and revolutionary figure who is just as important to the story of Christmas as her son.
Australians have always preferred to keep their faith private, and politics "out" of religion. But the two are intrinsically entwined, and always have been.
Recent archaeological studies suggest that early Christians were identifying important sites as little as a century after the last of the gospels.
A peace deal brokered by Russia ended the war on Nov. 9, but the rich architectural heritage of the region is still at risk.