At one of the places I visited I the cashier called me by my first name, despite the fact that I had never met her in my entire life.
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Thousands of animals were ritualistically killed outside the city of Birgunj in November.
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Which is tricky when the only clothes the Lord has offered them for the best part of 20 years are frumpy black tunics.
Turns out it's as good a place as any to cleanse your soul of evil spirits.
For a lot of American Muslims, conversations with their kids about the perils of interacting with police or security officers came up in the wake of 9/11—and have resurfaced after the murders in Chapel Hill.
Metalheads and rockers congregate here to worship Jesus Christ, who is reimagined on the church's pamphlets as riding a Harley.
I never felt quite like my family and I belonged in our Mormon community until we met a man who claimed he was ushering in the end of the world, and that we could help him.
In the documentary Looking for Jesus (2012—....), artist Katarzyna Kozyra speaks with men exhibiting symptoms of Jerusalem Syndrome, a condition that makes people believe they're the messiah.
They bent steel and smashed concrete with their skulls while preaching the word of Christ to massive audiences. Two decades later, the group was bankrupt. What happened?
After floating their intentions in January, a group of pagans in Iceland earlier this week announced that they would break ground on a new temple to the old Nordic gods within the month.
In Joel Osteen's world, God is an exclamation point, a dubstep bass drop. God is steroids, God is your hype man, He is Cialis, He is the boombox you are holding outside her window.
I hung out with Obi Canuel while he waited to see if the Canadian government would let him wear a colander on his head in his driver's license photo.
It seems that the socioeconomic factors of religious groups may be much more important to acceptance of sexuality than religion itself.
Community groups were promised $13 million from the government to develop de-radicalisation programs. They're still yet to see that money.
Doug Pruden is a consummate performer and holds several world records for his pushup prowess. We walked up and down Edmonton's Whyte street to see how he makes his money.
The better the world gets, the less it needs religion—and in the Western world, at least, religion is going out with a whimper, not a bang.
Also this week: A woman freaked out because she thought she saw a pentagram in a school bus brake light.
Dr. Taj Hargey is waging his own private jihad by attempting to turn Muslim teaching away from the stodgy conservatism of most clerics.
We generally notice them huddled outside abortion clinics holding signs and images of aborted foetuses, but is there more to the story?
While a werewolf Bar Mitzvah might be a joke on 30 Rock, it's also apparently a real thing that just happened in South America.
In 2011, two English standup comedians were driving to Bath when they got to talking about an idea: What if there were a church for people who didn't believe in God?
This year the LDS church released a series of essays that quietly acknowledged some of the more sordid bits of Mormon history, including the religion's founder's polygamy.