Pakistan, created during the 1947 partition, comprised two geographical areas, separated by over a thousand miles. The fault lines between the two regions resulted in the birth of Bangladesh.
In early Christianity, soldiers could be baptized only if they refused to kill other human beings. While this changed over the years, tensions linger over Christian goals.
Donald Trump didn't make a triumphant return on Jan. 20 and is unlikely to on March 4. How a 19th-century religion dealt with a similar disappointment may give clues on how QAnon supporters may react.
Student protesters in Turkey recently used this mythical figure to express their queer identity. An art historian explains the significance.
The New York Times' 1619 project and Donald Trump's 1776 Commission had very different interpretations of US history. Similarly, the Bible has more than one narrative.
Some economists have defended price gouging, saying it helps increase supply and prevent against hoarding. An ethicist suggests this might be missing the point.
In the 19th century, Purim became an occasion to hold fancy dress parties, the proceeds from which were given to charities. These parties helped American Jews gain a standing among the elite.
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.
The pandemic has made many of us acutely aware of the daily risks we need to take. The ancient Greeks often did not leave risky choices up to individuals alone.
The term was first used in 1917 for a political agitation that Mahatma Gandhi launched against the British, on behalf of farmers.
Younger and older American men tend to identify more with being religious 'nones' than women of the same age, but between 35 and 45 the rates merge. A data and religion expert probes why.
India's farmers have been protesting for months. An expert on India's agricultural sector explains why governments in the past have paid heed to their demands.
US Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia may have expressed regrets over controversial comments and social media postings. But not to the public, and not in a way that would mitigate harm.
The roots of Buddhist nationalism in Myanmar go back to colonial days. Those behind the military coup are seeking to harness it to legitimize the seizure of power.
New guidelines take a broad definition of who can apply for a religious exemption to vaccinations. A lot will hinge on what constitutes 'undue hardship' to the employer.
Muslim women say the practice of wearing masks has given them more confidence to wear face coverings in public.
For many of us, the popular film, 'Groundhog Day' may bring up fond memories of a classic comedy. But a scholar argues there's more to the film – it's a lesson in mindfulness.
India's most populous state has brought in a law to police interreligious marriages, known as the 'love jihad' law. Here is what that means.
The number of self-described evangelicals as a share of US population has held steady for the past decade. What is different is that they appear to identify less with church and more with politics.