Not quite, writes an expert on Christian worship. Chatbots do not have human experience of love – and, above all, they lack a soul.
Gratitude and praise are not only some of the most common themes in Christian music, but also some of the oldest.
Relics often provided a way to bring more pilgrims into a church – and therefore, more offerings.
Temples are often open to the public for a period after construction or renovation, but only church members may enter once religious ceremonies begin.
Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, on this day.
Mei’s family run a temple to their ancestors in Toronto, depicting a rich and important tradition in Chinese culture.
Athletes and spectators were lured to Olympia by a longing for contact with their compatriots and their gods.
A pilot project is training Black church leaders in how to better help domestic abuse victims in their congregations.
A team of scholars have been documenting the sound of worship for six years. Since the lockdown, they have heard a different form of religious expression.
The idea of organized satanic witchcraft was invented in 15th-century Europe by church and state authorities, who at first had a hard time convincing regular folks it was real.
To keep congregations safe, religious services must take a different approach.
Justices have lent weight to state officials who want churches to remain closed until the public health crisis is over. But not every place of worship is following the rules.
Trump recently tweeted about prayer rugs being left along the border. Many may not know the role and history of Muslim prayer rugs and why they are not likely to be left behind.
Despite the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, passed by the US Congress 40 years ago, Native Americans still struggle to protect public lands where they practice their religions.