In China, many Buddhists hope for birth in a buddha-land so they can complete their path under a buddha’s direct supervision.
The pandemic has inspired new forms of pilgrimages – some do-it-yourself, in which people are walking in their backyards or nearby spaces and finding meaning.
Some medieval Christian women locked themselves away in the name of their faith. Here are their insights into self-isolation.
Two precious manuscripts hidden in a bank vault survived the Allied bombing of Dresden, but one wound up in Soviet hands — until it was smuggled home.
Nuns offer a unique insight into how work is divided between the sexes and rewarded accordingly.