Nov 26, 2013 — Pope Francis also says in a new treatise that he begs God "to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor!"
Nov 14, 2013 — The Canadian province has proposed a "secularism charter" that would ban government workers from wearing religious symbols. Supporters say it would preserve gender equality and the separation of church and state. Critics say the measure curbs religious freedom. The issue has echoes of a debate that's played out in France twice in the past decade.
Nov 3, 2013 — What do ancient Sumerians, Paulaner monks, Arthur Guinness and a whole bunch of party-hardy millennials have in common? Pairing beer with God.
Oct 4, 2013 — Kuma's Corner, a Chicago eatery, says the dish is in honor of a Swedish heavy metal band that dresses in religious robes. Critics say it makes a mockery of something that is holy to Catholics and many other Christians.
Sep 18, 2013 — A magistrate last month ordered a different name because she said only Jesus Christ had "earned" the title.
Sep 9, 2013 — Why can't believers and nonbelievers have civil conversations about their disagreements? Commentator Tania Lombrozo calls for creating charitable ground, space where supporters of both science and religion can talk openly about their beliefs without fear of recrimination.
Sep 5, 2013 — The two communities in Bavaria belonging to the Twelve Tribes sect were raided by authorities who said they had evidence that children were being harmed.
Aug 12, 2013 — Religion offers existential and emotional benefits that science can't seem to match. According to Commentator Tania Lombrozo, there's a tension in nature and science between beauty and bleakness. Can a scientific, naturalistic worldview be as fulfilling as religious belief?
Jul 10, 2013 — When members of a choir sing, their heart rates quickly become synchronized, beating in the same rhythm. Researchers think this may be why singing together is a key part of religious rituals around the world, and such a joy for the singers.
May 16, 2013 — Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said anyone using social media sites — and especially Twitter — "has lost this world and his afterlife." Many Saudis have turned to social media sites for news and to discuss issues they might otherwise not be able to bring up.