A Kenyan investigator at a mass gravesite in Shakahola in April 2023.
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The media attention, public backlash and judgement of the dead in the cult saga have made processing the loss difficult for families.
The latest Australian census shows a decrease in affiliation with Pentecostal churches, despite the ‘boom’ narrative. Women seem to be leaving: gender inequality and abuses of power are having an impact.
Those who exclude any groups of people from God’s kingdom choose to ignore the teaching of Jesus.
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In a country where Christians are a minority, understanding how religious groups use traditional arts and music to convey their faith and identity is important to preserve their cultural legacy.
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The monarch is the head of the Church of England but as Britain has become more diverse so has the approach to religion in jubilees.
Ethiopian Orthodox pilgrims at Lalibela, Ethiopia.
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Ethiopia’s main religions need to take an emotional distance from politics and find a neutral space so they can get moral clarity.
The public often assumes that scientists are atheists. The reality, however, is more complex.
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Two sociologists conducted interviews with atheist scientists and found that their views on religion are not as strident as the public perceives. Some even go to church.
Tents and other structures are seen in an aerial view at a homeless encampment at Strathcona Park in April, 2021.
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While public libraries and faith-based organizations may not be able to solve the issue of social stigma, looking at how they provide spaces for homeless people is a good place to start.
Orange flags fly representing children who died while attending Indian residential schools in Canada, at Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, on July 1, 2021.
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Variations on the myth of “good intentions” are invoked as a tool against the truth that the legacy of the IRS tells. Here’s why that needs to stop.
Firefighters walk past the remains of a Catholic church that was on fire, in Morinville, Alta. in June 2021.
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Secret burials are the stuff of gothic fiction, but these gothic events actually happened to Indigenous children.
Young evangelical Christians are facing a dilemma whether to follow in the footsteps of their parents or pursue other choices.
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Disaffected young evangelicals and those who left the church describe an out-of-touch institution not in line with their political beliefs, a scholar found
Members of the Tsuut'ina Nation take part in a silent march in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found in Kamloops.
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Acts of genocide were strategically implemented by church and the Canadian government to remove Indigenous people from their land and, in turn, their culture.
TB Joshua was one of Africa’s most revered preachers.
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TB Joshua came from nothing, but he redefined African Pentecostalism in many ways.
Residents and church members gather at the main gate of the Synagogue Church of All Nations headquarters in Lagos to mourn the death of pastor TB Joshua.
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Nigeria’s TB Joshua wasn’t just known for his evangelism and controversies. He was also a beloved philanthropist.
People across Canada, including this scene in Edmonton, have left shoes and candles at public displays in recognition of the discovery of children’s remains at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
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Ground-penetrating radar located the remains of 215 First Nations children in a mass unmarked grave, revealing a macabre part of Canada’s hidden history.
Pandemic skepticism has given struggling churches a much needed financial boost.
Despite outbreaks, some church leaders in Alberta have continued to downplay the severity of COVID-19. Choosing to double down on pandemic skepticism.
A masquerade during the celebration of an Igbo ritual.
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Over the past 15 years there’s been a revival of young people - mostly Christians - participating in traditional masquerades, despite these being branded as pagan.
A form of ‘canceling’ was common among Baptists in America.
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Excommunicating a church member, like ‘canceling’ someone on social media, serves to cleanse the body politic of behavior deemed damaging, suggests a scholar of political theology.
A pilot project is training Black church leaders in how to better help domestic abuse victims in their congregations.
Nigeria’s religious leaders should play greater roles in climate change
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Nigeria’s religious leaders can shape the environmental worldviews and behaviour of their congregations