Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox Christians recognize the authority of the ‘fathers’ to guide teaching on doctrinal issues.
On the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek massacre, a Sikh scholar writes that there is little understanding of the Sikh faith in the U.S.
Historians of American religious history explain why the Supreme Court’s recent religious liberty rulings are an example of America’s long struggle to define religious freedom.
The pandemic has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
Pauli Murray, the first Black woman to be ordained by the Episcopal Church, was an advocate for women’s rights and racial justice.
Father Damien’s legacy has inspired health providers and humanitarians for over a century.
Women’s contributions to global Christianity are immense, but scholars’ understanding is hampered by limited data.
Green burial is not a new concept, but it is gaining interest among consumers, and some religious groups are leading the way. A theologian explains what’s involved and who natural burials appeal to.
Responses to COVID-19 health guidelines have been polarized, including in churches. But religious communities have a long history of involvement in public health.
Our research investigates the connections among mental health, holistic well-being and relational virtues – ideas that many people think of as ethical or religious.
As anxiety over the climate and environmental degradation rises, a scholar argues that teachings from religion and spirituality need to inform discussions on sustainability.
Three female academics discuss how women are forging new pathways in faith leadership throughout religions that traditionally have been patriarchal.
‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’ is one of the most famous American poems. But who wrote it?
So-called Spiritualists split off from Martin Luther’s Reformation 500 years ago, but some of their ideas carry on.
Joe Biden may be only the country’s second Catholic president, but a long line of U.S. leaders have met with popes over the years.
Witch trials relied on a medieval text called the “Malleus Maleficarum” – a book this reference librarian can hold in her hands.
Surrogacy can be exploitative, but a theologian writes how it can also remind individuals that family is not just biological but also social and relational.
COVID-19 has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
Rebalancing labor relations so that workers are empowered would be an effective way to address racial wealth disparities and atone for the legacy of slavery, a scholar argues.