Several members were killed March 9, 2023, in Germany. Many people hold stereotypes about Jehovah’s Witnesses but are unfamiliar with their beliefs.
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.
The Utah holiday is a reflection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ slowly changing identity, a historian of Mormonism and migration writes.
Religion has been a laughing matter since the middle ages.
St. Bernadette’s visions of the Virgin Mary in the 19th century inspired the pilgrimage site millions of Catholics flock to each year.
The Lunar New Year celebrations that start on Feb. 1 will go on for a week. It is the year of the tiger, considered in Chinese culture as the foremost among all beasts.
Did Pope Joan exist? Probably not. But the legend had important resonances for the Catholic Church.
When a shipload of puritan colonisers set sail for the New World, maritime science and navigation were fairly unsophisticated.
In medieval Europe Passover was a touchpoint for violence and libel against Jews.
The age-old practice of priestly celibacy is now under fire, with the suggestion that the rules should be relaxed.
A historian connects the $100 billion reportedly at the church’s disposal with the rocky start Mormons got in finance in the 1830s.
Wherever and whenever ghost stories materialise, they tend to tap into the things we fear most.
Protestant fundamentalism was officially born in the United States in 1919, fueling a culture war that continues today.
In medieval England using magic was a bit like drug use today: against the law and seen as immoral, but still widespread across society.
Margaret Atwood’s handmaid has become a symbol of the subjugation of women. Anchorites were the medieval equivalent: women who were literally bricked up to keep them chaste.
God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
The story of the Waco siege is a story of how the media and the government can work in concert to shape a narrative and dehumanize victims.
President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says, it’s more complicated.
Historical accounts of Martin Luther skew or ignore debates about religion and make him hardly recognizable as a pastor and preacher. But his theology changed Europe.
President Trump gave a speech at the Prayer Breakfast that pledged to be “tougher” in international dealings and protect religious liberty. How does it compare with past Presidents?