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 term was first used in 1917 for a political agitation that Mahatma Gandhi launched against the British, on behalf of farmers.
A scholar explains the popular use of the label 'cult,' and what makes it problematic.
The Baha'i faith originated in Iran and today has 100,000 communities across the globe, including the United States. Here is their history.
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