Pope Francis’ papacy is anchored on what he calls a “revolution of tenderness”.
Several members were killed March 9, 2023, in Germany. Many people hold stereotypes about Jehovah’s Witnesses but are unfamiliar with their beliefs.
‘I see the church as a field hospital,’ Pope Francis once said – not a place where superficial solutions will do much good.
Where once religion was a dominant force in society, now many more people reserve their faith for sport. But could the church use this to build a new following?
Perhaps the combination of religious rhetoric and secular laws is a winning electoral strategy.
Much of what we know about the life of the sixth century monk, St David, comes from medieval texts written several centuries later.
A roundup of The Conversation’s articles about this holy Christian season and its history.
Pancake Day isn’t just about pancakes.
We might expect that accounts of earthquakes from the medieval period have been lost to history, but some have survived.
This is far from the first time alternative words for God have been discussed.
Millions of enslaved Africans were forcefully converted to the Christian faith. The Black church came about when African Americans began to establish their own congregations.
He will have a joyful welcome but a difficult task - to challenge negative values while enabling a more African Catholic church.
It was in the 1990s that the idea of Christian environmental stewardship disappeared from the rhetoric of the religious right, paving the way for the anti-environmental position it holds today.
A specialist in Catholic liturgy and rituals explains that while several popes have been canonized, it is a long process that may take several years to examine and uncover any hidden flaws.
Mzala’s distinctive intellectual contribution combined a sophisticated grasp of revolutionary theory with the reality of ethnic nationalism.
African Catholics are growing in number. They are also reinventing and reinterpreting Christianity.
Support for strong gun ownership rights is often associated with conservative Christian views, but religion and self-defense have a much longer history in the United States.
Pentecostals agree on the importance of the Holy Spirit – but not necessarily on what it empowers them to do.
In the history of Western thought, notions of human identity were more fluid and unstable than many realise. And for a long time, the souls of men and women were seen as identical.
The Christmas story is about Jesus coming to mankind. As holiday decorations show, Christians around the world often picture him in their own cultures.