Born Farrokh Bulsara, Mercury came from a Parsi family that practiced Zoroastrianism, a religion that influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Québec is pushing to ban public servants from wearing religious garb even as the crucifix hangs in its legislature. It's ironic and hypocritical for a province that prides itself on secularism.
The Uniting Church has been grappling with questions of faith and sexuality for decades - and its openness has led to relatively smooth changes to doctrine and practice.
President Trump has promised to protect religious liberty. But there was a time when evangelicals believed that a religion that needed protection from government had no reason to exist at all.
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali's project of reconciliation can be greatly helped by the Orthodox Church.
Pope Francis has said that death penalty violates the dignity of a person. But, this might just deepen the debate among Christians, who for a long time have been divided over the issue.
Some 'celebrity' atheists espouse the very doctrines of violence that they accuse organised religon of.
A new book by a Christian thinker is challenging what it means to be an evangelical in Donald Trump's America.
While some other churches are losing attendees, Pentecostal membership is growing. Good branding may be the key to their success.
How medieval scientists grappled with the conflicting 'truths' of creationism and the eternity of the world.
The Crusades have been stereotyped, creating a narrative that supports both Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments in the West, as well as "Westophobia" and paranoia in the Muslim world.
Africa is a deeply divided continent along ideological, ethnic and territorial lines. Religion and football can produce consensus.
There is a long line of well-armed American preachers -- both real and fictional -- in US history and culture, confirming perhaps the view that true justice cannot be enforced by institutions alone.
With Pope Francis recently elevating a Pakistani archbishop as cardinal, a scholar traces the history of persecution of the 2.5 million Christians of Pakistan.
Americans have debated what it means to be Christian in politics throughout their history. Those debates continue today.
Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
Bilocation is a popular Christian myth but also one that is known to modern physics.
The American Bible Society, with an annual revenue of nearly $370 million, is one of the largest religious nonprofits, and a highly influential one.
With almost 30 percent of South Koreans either Protestant or Catholic, faith plays a big role in how people think about relations with the North.
Some Australian Christians claim to be persecuted – this is not only wrong, it is an insult to thousands around the world who are at risk because of their religion.